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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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).
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.
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.