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Militant film launched on Human Rights Day commemoration

Tignayan Productions, a local alternative media outfit in Ilocos launched a film inspired by true events that led to the upsurge of the revolutionary movement in the region early evening on December 10, as part of this year’s International Human Rights Day commemoration.

Group protests jeepney phase-out anew

Jeepney drivers and small operators in the city staged another protest on Wedsnesday, December 5, against the impending phase-out of jeepneys under the public utility vehicles modernization program of the government. The activity was part of the nationally-coordinated action initiated by Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operaytor Nationwide (PISTON).

USOK: Small Scale Miners’ Livelihood in Peril

On September 17, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu issued a ban on pocket mining in the Cordillera. The directive is Cimatu’s response after a massive landslide hit the mining town of Itogon at the height of Typhoon Ompong. More than a month after, thousands of families continue to look for alternative livelihood, with some already burried in debts. Small scale miners explain why the uplanned DENR order to close their operations is not fair and worst than the disaster brought by Typhoon Ompong.

Dandanac

Video by RAMON BALAN-EG www.nordis.net

International Women’s Day (Baguio City)

On International Working Women’s Day (IWWD), women from all over the Cordilleras unite in Baguio City to challenge the “macho-fascist” rule of President Rodrigo Duterte. They are led by Innabuyog and its provincial chapters.

CDPC, PEF press con

Excerpts of the press con of Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC), representative of the Province of East Flanders of Belgium and Solidagro. February 22, 2018. City Lights Hotel, Baguio City, Philippines.

OBR in Baguio on Heart’s Day

Cordillera women’s groups and other sectors gathered at the University of the Philippines – Baguio parking lot for the annual ‘One Billion Rising’ event. This year’s theme is “Solidarity.” The organizers urged the public to fight against the ‘tyranny’ and ‘fascism’ of the Duterte regime.

Opposing the Alimit Dam project

Residents of Barangay Dulao, Lagawe, Ifugao are in opposition to the Alimit Hydropower Complex, a giant energy project that will ‘destroy the river and their livelihood.’