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Chico Pump Irrigation feasibility and sustainability questioned

Cordillera People’s Alliance said in a statement issued on Thursday, March 7 that the planners of the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project “did not take into account the overall development plan of the Chico River and the province of Kalinga, such as the building of many hydropower, geothermal and mining projects.”

Communities protest Ifugao hydro project

Residents from Ifugao villages asked the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) to stop the implementation of the proposed Alimit hydro-electric power complex of SN Aboitiz in the province.

“Disastrous” loan agreement with China hit

Former Bayan Muna Representative and Makabayan senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares said the loan agreement between the government and the People’s Republic of China for the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in the Cordillera is not only “onerous” but also “disastrous” for the country.

Rice Tariffication Law troubles farmers, retailers

Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) said the Rice Tariffication Law, like other policies that deregulated trade and industry, will lead to higher prices and ruin local production.

Isnag tribe rejects hydropower project in Apayao

Isnag tribal elders rejected the proposed construction of a hydro power plant with in their ancestral domain and signed a resolution of no consent during the consensus building meeting facilitated by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) in Poblacion village, Kabugao town Apayao province on February 4.

Enough roses despite February chills

A farmer from the Bahong village in La Trinidad town, the rose capital of Benguet province, said there will be enough roses for Valentines despite the dipping temperature this February.

Hidit unites community after energy project divided them

More than 200 Kalanguyas from the community of Barangay Eheb attended the Hidit which sought to unite the community after it was divided over differing opinions on the proposed Santa Clara and Quadriver mini hydro project on January 16, 2019.