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agrarian, indigenous, and other land issues

House OKs another two years to validate titles in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 7455, authored by Rep. Mark Go, granting another period to file manifestation to validate titles issued under Civil Reservation Case No. 1, GLRO, Record No. 211, pursuant to Republic Act 931, as amended, and as provided under P.D. 1271, amended.

Mannalon ti Cabugao, nagpiket iti PARO Ilocos Sur

VIGAN CITY — Nagpiket ti nasurok 20 a kameng ti Alyansa dagiti Kumpang ti Cabugao (Alkumpac) iti Provincial Agrarian Reform Office (PARO) idi Pebrero 26. Dagiti mannalon ket naggapu iti Barangay Bato ken Lipit ili ti Cabugao ken benepisyaryo ti Certificate of Land Tranfer (CLT). Protprotestaranda ti nabuntog nga aksyon ti PARO iti indatagda a petisyon kasilpo iti riri iti daga a suksukayenda.

Editorial: Assault on IP rights, ancestral domain

The area blown up by military personnel under the National Task Force Mining Challenge (NTFMC) last February 14 may have been defined as within the municipal boundaries of Tuba, Benguet but, for the longest time, it is also being been claimed by Baguio City and specifically the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) has also been trying to ease out any private claims, legitimate or illegitimate, over this area.

From Under This Hat: Closing people’s mines

One great river used to run down near the area where a community of Ibaloy people identified in the genealogy line of my grandmother Biskey used to fallow. It is round about the area above the Kennon Road police check point, and goes down to the Camp 4 mining areas that news releases reported that the “dog holes” of the Ibaloy’s small scales mines were blown up (I prayed no one was inside the tunnels) by DENR personel and military raiders for reasons of implementing the goverment’s program to close illegal mines on allegations that these illegal mines were paying taxes to the New People’s Army.

Ipagtagumpay ang tunay na reporma sa lupa — Danggayan

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Nagsama-sama ang 300 magsasaka, noong Oktubre 22-23, mula sa iba’t-ibang organisasyon at probinsya ng Cagayan Valley para ipagdiwang ang Linggo ng Magsasaka. Tangan ang panawagang “Agkaykaysa! Iballigi ti Pudno a Reporma Iti Daga!”

Tuloy ang laban sa mataas na upa sa San Mateo

SAN MATEO, Isabela – Mariing tinututulan ng 26 pamilyang kasamak ang papatinding pagsasamantala sa kanila ng magkakapatid na panginoong maylupang ng angkan dela Cruz sa 29 ektaryang palayan sa Brgy. Villa Cruz, dito.

IPRA failed to protect IPs

BAGUIO CITY — An Ibaloi and indigenous people’s leader here said that the Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA) failed to protect the rights of indigenous peoples over their ancestral land and right to self-determination.