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Chico Once More: Legacy of Resistance in the Cordillera

An environmentalist and human rights defender from the Center for Research and Advocacy – Manipur and a member of Meitei people of Manipur, India writes his perspective of the issues shared by indigenous peoples communities during the International Solidarity Mission (ISM) in the Cordillera.

Makan a la Pinoy: Crispy binartek a pasayan

Agbirbirokak ti tulingan idiay tiendaan ngem bangus, tilapia ken galunggong met laeng ti adda ken sumagmamano a sapsap. Nalabit a gapu kadagiti bagio ket bassit ti nagkalap iti taaw. Ngem adu ti lako a pasayan isu a napanunotko a gumatang kadagiti babassit nga aramiden a crunchy pulutan, malaksid a nalaklaka, P200 ti maysa a kilo kumpara iti dadakkel a pasayan a P400.

Phil. Army ‘capture’ 2 Dandanac farmers

SAGADA, Mountain Province, — On going military operations in the territories of Sagada, Besao and adjacent municipalities of Abra greatly threaten the local population and economy.

Localized peace talks, absurd and stupid — Joma

Jose Maria Sison, the chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on Monday, July 16, elaborated five reasons why the localized negotiations promoted by the Duterte government is “absurd and stupid”.

Ina Tannao, a Cordillera pangat and warrior

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL BONTOC, Mountain Province —Today, May 31, Petra “Ina Tannao” Macliing, a pioneering indigenous woman leader who stood against …

Pangasinan town opposes coal-fired plant

Officials of Labrador town expressed their opposition to the construction of the P47-Billion, 1000 MW plant in Barangay Baquioen, Sual. On April 23, the sangguniang bayan unanimously adopted Resolution No. 025-2018 and was immediately approved by Mayor Dominador Arenas the following day.

Continuing Cordi people’s struggle for self-determination (3/3)

The militant cordillera mass movement has almost fifty years of spontaneous and organized action, starting with the 1971 Cordillera Congress for National Liberation in Bontoc. And it has prevailed for more than thirty years led by the Cordillera Peoples Alliance since its establishment in 1984 also in Bontoc. The Cordillera people’s movement, with peak and low points, try to keep pace with developments in the national democratic mass movement.

Continuing Cordi people’s struggle for self-determination (1/3)

Our book launch today January 26th , Of Tyrants and Martyrs, is also a commemoration of the First Quarter Storm (FQS). Fascism was unleashed on January 26, 1970 in the violent dispersal of a peaceful rally in front of the Philippine congress, by the then nascent conjugal dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. Historic plunder and fascism by a full blown U.S. – Marcos Dictatorship would then afflict Philippine society, as memorialized in the book we launch today.