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National minorities storm US embassy

MANILA — ‘Lakbayanis’ from north to south trooped to the United States (US) Embassy, Friday, September 15 to slam the US-led war on terror against Muslims, and its intervention in the country’s military and political affairs.

Indigenous youth vs the war on drugs

BAGUIO CITY — “Duterte’s wars has brought nothing but disturbance, displacement and violence to the youth and indigenous communities because of selfish economic interests,” says Casselle Jannica Ton from the Progressive Igorots for Social Action (PIGSA), a youth organization here.

Cordillera IP network still calls to abolish NCIP

BAGUIO CITY — The widest alliance of indigenous peoples (IPs) organization in the Cordillera reiterates its call to abolish the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) amidst the allocation of P1,000 budget for 2018 by the House of Congress.

Editorial: Need a courageous and faithful CHR

Notwithstanding the demand of stakeholders for better services two, no three national governtment commissions were deprived of their budget for next year by the House of Congress and were appropriated only a measly P1,000 each for 2018.

Bandillo: Makabayan 7

“Kinsa ang imong giboto sa katapusan nga eleksyon sa presidente (Whom did you vote in the last presidential election?)” I asked some Lumad youth who are staying at the Sandugo Kampuhan since August.

Sandugo pickets Philippine Mining Conference

MANILA — Police officers and security guards of a high class hotel in Pasay were not able to stop more than 300 Igorots, other indigenous peoples and Moros who stormed the Philippine Mining conference on September 6 to condemn the unhampered plunder of their ancestral lands by mining companies.

Editorial: Just when the going was good

Though it looked pretty obvious that the president had already made a sharp turn to the right and could no longer support ‘his friends’ in the left. It still hurts (the masa who voted for him) that he did not support Ka Paeng and Judy at the Commission on Appointees.

Sandugo pickets Philippine Mining Conference

Igorots, other indigenous peoples and Moros stormed the Philippine Mining Conference on September 6, 2017 to condemn the unhampered plunder of their ancestral lands by mining companies.