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agrarian, indigenous, and other land issues

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.

Magsasakang sinampahan ng gawa-gawang kaso, nakalaya

SANTIAGO CITY — Nakalaya na si Jimmy Sibayan, magsasakang taga Caquilingan, Cordon, Isabela nitong ika-13 ng Oktubre, matapos ang pitong buwang pagkapiit sa BJMP, Batal, Santiago City dulot ng gawa-gawang kasong arson na isinampa laban sa kanya ng panginoong maylupang si Fe Paulina Roque.

Bandillo: Struggle for agrarian reform

“Kaasi pay ni mannalon, awan latta’t daga na!” (Woe to the farmers, they remain landless!) This sums up the dire situation of the peasantry in the country after five decades of the government’s land reform program. The toiling farmers remain exploited and landless.

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.

Igorots, Moros, Lumads seek to abolish NCIP

QUEZON CITY — Igorots with other indigenous peoples and Moros trooped to the House of Representatives today, September 5 to ask congress representatives to disapprove the budget for and abolish the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

Demolition at dairy farm pushes through

BAGUIO CITY — Department of Agriculture (DA) Cordillera Regional Exuecutive Director Lorenzo Caranguian revealed that they received a letter signed by an official from Malacañang ordering the agency to stop the on-going demolition of illegal structures within the 94-hectare property of DA at Dontogan Barangay of Baguio City at Mt. Sto. Tomas.

MP ask DENR to cancel titles over forestlands

BAGUIO CITY — The mayor of Tadian, Mountain Province asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to cancel titles issued over a communal forest that has been invaded by vegetable farmers, despite a permanent environmental protection order (PEPO) issued in 2016 by a Regional Trial Court over what locals call their Sunnyside Watershed.

Kagimungan kinondena ang panghaharas ng militar

BAGGAO, Cagayan — Mariing tinutulan ng mga magsasaka ng Baggao, Cagayan ang pagmamanman at pananakot ng mga militar sa mga lider magsasaka na lumalaban sa National Greening Program (NGP) ng gobyerno at Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Camp 7 residents redeem public land

BAGUIO CITY — After a series of petitions, the residents of Purok West, Camp 7 succeeded in redeeming a parcel of land from the “Talaveras”.

Suspend NCIP, DENR exploration permits in ancestral lands

BAGUIO CITY — In its regular session held on July 3, the city council approved a resolution appealing to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to suspend the issuance of certificates by National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) allowing operation of extractive industries and mineral explorations within ancestral lands.

Tagumpay ang barikada ng magsasaka sa Isabela

ALICIA, Isabela — Muling nahadlangan ng barikada ang demolisyon ng mga tahanan ng mga maralitang magsasaka sa Barangay Bagong Sikat, Alicia, Isabela noong Hunyo 12, 2017. Pangatlong banta na ito ng pagdemolis ng tirahan ng mahigit na 20 pamilyang magsasaka matapos ang desisyon ng korte noong 2016 pabor sa malaking panginoong maylupang si Aurelia Mapili.