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WHAT WENT BEFORE | The people’s resistance against SM Baguio expansion

After seven years, a bitter-sweet victory for those who stood against the cutting and earth-balling of trees for the expansion of SM Baguio after the Supreme Court, on April 10, ordered the mall chain to cease from cutting more trees and secure another environmental compliance certificate before it can continue.

BWD: Water issue not only for election campaign

Baguio Water District General Manager Salvador Royeca reminded politicians to be mindful of the water issue in the city not only during the campaign period but as part of their governance agenda when elected.

Office of progressives in Abra ransacked

he staff of Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (KASTAN), the Abra chapter of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance, came back from community work on March 20 to find their office forcibly opened, with office files and belongings in disarray.

PHOTO ESSAY | Let the river flow, let peace roll down like the river

The establishment of Salween Peace Park, a 5,200 square kilometer forest park in Hpapun District, Karen State, as “a space of peace, self-determination, environmental integrity, and cultural survival,” is largely attributed to Karen people’s struggle to protect their community and uplift the lives of their people.

Alternative media picket DICT for cyber-attacks inaction

Members of alternative media, digital rights activists, and artists picketed the National Computer Emergency Response Team (NCERT) of the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) office to protest the negligence of the office to respond the cyber-attacks against groups critical to the Duterte administration.

Spate of forest blaze alarms Cordillera fire bureau

Senior Supt. Maria Sofia Mendoza of the Bureau of Fire Protection Cordillera said the number of incidents recorded in the first two months this year is alarming given the El Nino warning of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA).

Bushfires scorch Cordillera forests

Forest fires that struck the woodland near Philex Mines in Benguet on Feb. 21 and blazes that consumed forest areas in Mountain Province were among the disastrous fires recorded this February.