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Ilocos dad, NGO bat for investigation of FPIC process

VIGAN CITY — A member of the Sangguniang Panlunsod of Ilocos Sur called on his colleagues to investigate the National Commission on Indigenous People’s (NCIP) conduct of Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

Cervantes tuloy ti laban kontra minas

CANDON CITY — Inpeksa dagiti kameng ti Cervantes Ipateg, Salakniban Movement! (CISM) karaman dagiti mano nga opisyal ti ili ken abogado ti pangngeddengda a lumaban kontra ti eksplorasyon ti Cordillera Exploration Corporation, Inc. (CEXCI). Kasta met ti pannakadismayada iti National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP). Ilanadda dagitoy a sentimyento iti naangay a konsultasyon idiay Saint Agnes School idi Pebrero 25.

Igorot miners hit DENR crackdown

BAGUIO CITY — Pocket miners operating the tunnels below the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) that were shut down by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) last February 10 said that their main source of livelihood was taken away.

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.

Lepanto dumps waste near community

BAGUIO CITY — Residents of Gravel Pits, Sapid, Mankayan, Benguet demand attention to the release of mining wastes by the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co.

Mankayan folk oppose Lepanto pipe installation

BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous residents of Paco village in Mankayan town of Benguet Province are firm on their position that the installation of mine tailings drain pipes of the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMC) would cause more harm to their community and its environs than good.