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Camote disease threatens food security in Ifugao

BAGUIO CITY — A soil-borne disease that infests camote (sweet potato) plants in Ifugao villages has resulted to a food crisis, according to Alyansa dagiti Pesante iti Taeng Kordilyera (Apit-Tako), a regional alliance of peasants in the Cordillera.

BGHMC notes increase in HIV cases

BAGUIO CITY — The increasing number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) has diagnosed maybe shocking news but it also is a good indicator that more and more people are now aware enough to seek medical assistance.

Aywanan Ti Masakbayan: Easy recipe to fool the people

“Niloko kami ng kumpanya” has been the chorus lament of people all over the country suffering the effects of large-scale mining in their communities. Fool’s day, it seems, is not only on April for these people, but in every day of their lives.

Aywanan Ti Masakbayan: Water more precious than gold

Northern Luzon is the home of 10 watersheds in the Cordillera Mountains, Sierra Madre and Caraballo mountains. Significant portions of Regions 1, 2 and 3 derive their water supply from these sources to use for agricultural, domestic, power generation and industrial needs.

Statements: Hinggil sa ekstensyon ng aplikasyon ng mga biktima ng HR sa Claims Board

Sa gitna ng panawagan ng mamamayan para sa pagbibitiw ni BS Aquino sa pwesto , ang mga biktima ng Martial Law ay nananawagan para sa mas mabilis na pagbibigay ng bayad-pinsala (reparation) at pagkilala (recognition) sa paglabag ng kanilang karapatang pantao. Masyadong abala ang pangulo sa pagtatakip at paglilinis ng kanyang pangalan sa mga kapalpakan ng kanyang pamumuno kung kaya’t noon lamang Pebrero 17 niya pinirmahan ang ekstensyon.

NL groups demand repeal of Mining Act

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL BAGUIO CITY — Amianan Salakniban, the Northern Luzon Mine Watch and Human Rights Network, will join the protest …

Farmers protest CARP, pushes for GARB

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL BAGUIO CITY — Farmers under the banner of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), the national alliance of …

Crossroads: Massacre of trees

By MARY LOU MARIGZA Last week, another tree cutting incident was brought to the public and media’s attention at Mt. Sto …

NCIP defends performance

By NADET DOLIPAS-CAPUYAN BAGUIO CITY — National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Executive Director Marlea Munez defended her agency against Cordillera …

Statements: Put an end to foreign-dominated, large-scale and destructive mining

The howling of mining machines, destruction of resources and echoes of gunfire continue to torment the people of Northern Luzon.

Receding shoreline, eroded river sand dunes and river banks, disturbed or destroyed marine ecosystems, vanishing fishery resources, flooded homes and farms are the what magnetite mining brought to Ilocos and Cagayan. In the Cordilleras, big and foreign mining firms continue to strip the forests, level mountains and pollute rivers.