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China-funded water, energy infra to displace more communities

QUEZON CITY — Business projects oblivious to human communities are a trademark of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other globalization platforms, advocacy groups said Monday. Shortly after the conclusion of the 31st ASEAN Summit, indigenous peoples, and water and energy rights advocates slammed China-funded water and energy projects under President Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” economy, which are projected to displace thousands of families.

Sandugo condemns Duterte admin

MANILA — In the 2nd assembly of Sandugo, national minorities (NMs), or Indigenous peoples and moros from all over the country condemned the Duterte administration for turning its back on his campaign promises and unleashing fascist attacks on their communities.

Kalingas support unity declaration against dams

TABUK CITY — About a hundred participants from different affected communities, youth and advocates signed the declaration of unities to oppose two proposed hydro-electric projects in the province during a forum on hydro-dams held at Tamcpo Inn and Training Center, Appas, Tabuk City last August 12, 2017.

Tabuk City dads hold hearing on hydro power project

TABUK CITY — The City Legislative body conducted a probe on the proposed Upper Tabuk Hydro Power Project (UTHP) after their regular session last July 31, 2017 (Monday) at Councilor Alunday’s Farm, Talama hills, Bulanao, Tabuk in audience with the proponent groups and oppositionists.

Kalinga farmers reaffirm opposition to hydro power project

TABUK CITY — The Timpuyog ti Mannalon ti Kalinga (TMK) a federation of farmers submitted their position paper and petition to the Sangguniang Panlungsod last July 17, 2017 against the revival of the Upper Tabuk Hydro Power Project (UTHP) along the Tanudan River within the ancestral domain of the Minanga Tribe in Barangay Dupag, here.

IP youth vs Martial Law in Mindanao

BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous youth leaders across the country called on President Rodrigo Duterte to lift Martial Law in Mindanao and to stop development aggression and militarization of their communities.

Baguio not ready for prepaid electric metring

BAGUIO CITY — Majority of Baguio residents are not keen to the idea of having a prepaid electric metering system as shown in the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) recent survey.

Kalingas rally anew against Karayan dam project

TABUK CITY — About 300 folks from the affected communities up and downstream the Chico marched in indignation on May 21, 2017 against the proposed 52 megawatt hydro power project known as Karayan Dam by the San Lorenzo Ruiz Builders and Developers Group (SLRB) along the Chico River within the ancestral domain of the Dallac tribe in Barangay Lucog, here.

5 a dam supsupiaten ti Kalinga

TABUK CITY ― Ibutbutaktak ken supsupiaten dagiti umili ti gandat manen a panagsubli dagiti kampanya ti gobyerno iti panangipatakder iti hydro-power project dam iti Karayan Chico, Tanudan, Pasil ken Saltan.

A journey for self-determination and just peace

QUEZON CITY — On October 13, more than 3,000 national minorities that include indigenous peoples and Moro from Luzon, Vizayas and Mindanao gathered at Morayta in Manila City and marched to Mendiola as part of their national caravan for self-determination and just peace.

SN Aboitiz hit over hydro project in Ifugao

TAGUIG CITY — Cordilleran tribes took to the streets of Bonifacio Global City, October 13, to decry SN Aboitiz Power Group (Snap)’s 350-MW hydroelectric project in Ifugao.