By LIZA OCHAMA K. LABBAGAN www.nordis.net “Let me share a little poetic story in the fields of pay-yew where the heart of …
The Igorot bloodline does not necessarily make one an Igorot leader
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.
By GWEN GAONGEN www.nordis.net SAGADA, Mountain Province – Provincial constituents and public officials were warned by Allen Sumeg-ang Ocden, Mountain Province PNP …
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.”
Candon City, Ilocos Sur – Hundreds of resident from different barangays of Salcedo joined the Ecumenical Service yesterday, April 26. The mass, …
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.
This year, Cordi day is being hosted by Baguio City through the local IP and NM organizations: the local chapter of CPA – the Tongtogan ti Umili, Baguio based tribal organizations of Cordi, thru the Metro-Baguio Tribal Elders & Leaders Assembly (MBTELA), the I-Bagiw early settlers of Baguio, the Office of the Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative of Baguio, and Ibaloys affiliated with the Aspulan, and other individuals.
BAGUIO CITY — On the theme, “Tignay Agtutubo: Living the tradition of courage and unity, advancing the struggle for land, life and resources!”, Kaigorotan Youth Week (KYW) was observed with a month-long series of activities this March. Cordilleran Youth Center (CYC), Progressive Igorot for Social Action (PIGSA) and BIBAK Federation led the KYW collaborating with different schools, indigenous youth organizations and the Baguio City Council’s Committee on Education, Culture and Historical Research headed by Hon. Peter Fianza.
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.
SADANGA, Mountain Province — “Amin a parikut iti nagbaetan dagiti umili nu matungtong babaen iti nainkappiaan ken nainhustisyaan a wagas ket masolbar.” (All conflict between communities, if settled in a peaceful and just manner, can be resolved.) This was the message of Pangat Abraham Battawang of the Movement for the Advancement of Inter-Tribal Unity and Development (MAITUD) in the Kinnabsatan held on December 9 in Saclit, Sadanga.
BONTOC, Mountain Province — Once again, the people of Barangays Saclit and Bikigan in the Municipality of Sadanga and Barangays Poblacion and Kayan in the municipality of Tadian prove that issues can be effectively resolved immediately in the traditional way.