The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) condemns the harassment and red-baiting tactics being waged by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) to 600 Filipino activists and development workers, including Beverly Longid, one of CPDE co-chairs, and coordinator of International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation.
We oppose the construction of the coal-fired power plants in Luna, La Union, and in Sual, Pangasinan, and the utilization of coal in all parts of the country. The 1,200 MW coal-fired plant of Team Energy in Barangay Pangascasan, Sual, the biggest in the country, is more than the people and environment of Ilocos can handle. We say, enough with the pollution, enough with the health risk, and enough with corporate greed!
The Kaigorotan Youth Week (KYW) has been a significant and historical milestone in the Cordillera peoples’ movement. In 1993, the Baguio City Council even passed an ordinance declaring March 1 to 5 as the KYW to annually honor and commemorate the brave young Igorots of 1980s who strongly stood against the Chico dam project and the Cellophil logging concession along with the heightened militarization in the region. Since then, KYW has been a platform for the Igorot youth to continuously nourish the legacy and long history of resistance of the Cordillera people.
Land is life for indigenous peoples. Land does not only mean the ground where they build houses, hunt and do agricultural work. The ancestral domain includes rivers and all the resources and creatures that thrive therein. Large dams that are planned to be built by this administration pose serious threats to the rivers and ancestral land of indigenous peoples.
Nahaharap ngayon sa malalaking hamon ang kababaihan. Inaatake ang ating pagkababae at pagkamamamayan. Inaatake ang ating kabuhayan at karapatan sa ngalan ng mga maka-dayuhan at anti-mamamayang polisiyang neoliberal ng rehimeng US-Duterte.
We condemn and demand a stop to the continuing attack against Sherwin de Vera, an editorial staff member of the Northern Dispatch Weekly.
We, representatives of indigenous peoples’ organizations from various countries in Asia participating in the Asia Preparatory Meeting on UN Mechanisms and Procedures Relating to Indigenous Peoples held from February 28 to March 3, 2018, express alarm over the worsening attacks against indigenous peoples in the Philippines under President Duterte’s tyrannical regime.
February 24, the anniversary of the EDSA Revolution where Baguio City’s people power had a role 32 years ago, coincided with the Panagbenga Flower Festival parade this year. Let’s talk of grand display of creativity and Baguio’s flower power. Let’s talk about a monumental irony – that jarring spectacle of the Marcos siblings Bongbong and Imee flaunting their presence and political agenda.
Malinaw ang paglabag ng Philippine National Police, Crime Investigation and Detection Group, at Intelligence Service Unit- Philippine Army sa batas ng digma sa ilalim ng International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Sina Victorino Tesorio at Lolito Rasa, mga retiradong NPA at nagpapagaling sa medikal na karamdaman ay tinortyur at pinaslang ng walang kalaban-laban.
Kinukondena ng Karapatan – Cagayan Valley ang isa nanamang kaso ng pamamaslang na batbat ng paglabag sa International Humanitarian Law (IHL) na nangyari sa dalawa umano’y mataas na lider ng NPA sa Hilagang Silangang Luzon. Madaling araw ng Enero 24 nang masawi sina Victor Tesorio, 76 taong gulang at si Lolito Rasa, 58 taong gulang mula sa pinapalabas na engkwentro habang ipinipresenta ng mga elemento ng PNP, CIDG, at ISU PA ang kanilang mga warrant of arrest sa bahay na tinutuluyan nila sa Brgy. San Miguel, San Manuel, Tarlac.
Dalawang magkasunod na taktikal na opensiba (TO) ang isinagawa ng mga pulang madirigma ng Lejo Cawilan Command (LCC) – NPA Kalinga nito lamang huling linggo ng Enero. Enero 18, 6:30 ng umaga ay hinaras ng isang yunit ng LCC ang CAA detatsment sa Brgy. Allaguia, Pinukpuk. Enero 24, bandang alas-10 ng umaga, inambush ng LCC ang mga nagpapatrolyang tropa ng 50IB sa Turod Bongod, boundary ng Brgy. Dao-angan, Balbalan at Brgy. Baay, Pinukpuk kung saan tatlo ang kumpirmadong nasawi habang dalawa ang sugatan sa panig ng militar habang walang ano mang kaswalti ang NPA.
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) denounces the Duterte government’s Charter change supposedly “to pave way to federalism.” It is a deceptive and dangerous draconian measure leading to a fascist dictatorship and the complete sell out of Philippine economy and patrimony to foreign corporations, which will only worsen the plight of the Filipino masses, especially the marginalized indigenous peoples.