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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 …

Sagada council petitions DOJ to drop IPs from terror list

In a resolution passed on April 16 and transmitted to the DOJ on April 17, ths Sagada town council asked DOJ to drop from the list Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur for IPs; Joan Carling, Co-convener of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group on Sustainable Development of the United Nations; Beverly Longid, Global Coordinator of the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation; Atty. Jose Molintas Human Rights Lawyer and a former member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Windel Bolinget, Joanna Cariño and Jeanette Ribaya-Cawiding, leaders of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance.

People’s orgs, NGO, gov’t agencies push for peace talks

Representatives of people’s organization (PO), non-government organization (NGO), local government units and the Office of the Presidential Adviser of the Peace Process (OPAPP) agreed that a continued peace negotiation is key to the resolution of the armed conflict in the country during a peace and development forum last May 2.

Refusal to IPMR assumption is tyranny

“The mayor’s refusal for the selected Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) to assume his duty is tyranny, a denial of the IPs right to participate and be represented in the city council,” said Windel Bolinget, chairperson of Cordillera Peoples Alliance.

Youth speak: Nurture and defend

By LIZA OCHAMA K. LABBAGAN “Let me share a little poetic story in the fields of pay-yew where the heart of …

Youth speak: Igorotak latta!

Cordillera Day celebration taught me that indigenous culture survives as part of the Igorots’ long history of protecting ancestral lands. Back then, I wasn’t exactly proud of being Igorot, but I didn’t deny it either. With all that I have learned, I came to embrace my ethnicity.

Methodist church supports IP’s rejection of NIA project

The congregation said that their action is anchored on their purpose to “seek to remain responsive to the call of God to love Him and to love other people.” They emphasized that the government is responsible to ensure the “just and peaceful sharing” of the natural resources, and development “must be for everyone” and “respect basic human rights.”

Statements: Takder kasilpo iti listaan ti terorista ti Department of Justice

Kayatmi nga ipawaswas ti proscription petition ti Department of Justice (DOJ) a nakairamanan dagiti pito a lider ti Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) a da Beverly Longid, Windel Bolinget, Joan Carling, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz , mismo a taga-Montañosa, ken da Joanna Cariño, Atty. Jose Molintas, Jeanette Ribaya-Cawiding a taga-Benguet. Kasta met ni Sherwin De Vera, taga-Ilocos Sur ken kameng ti Save the Abra River Movement a nangipaay ti serbisyo kadagiti komunidad nga apektado ti makadadael a panagminas ditoy Cordillera.