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Live out the courage of Kalinga heroes

The Cordillera peoples mass movement led by the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) unveils the heroes and martyrs’ marker on April 23, 2017 in Bugnay, Tinglayan, Kalinga despite the blatant moves of the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) to sabotage the installation. Leaders of the community and relatives of the heroes namely, Macliing Dulag, Lumbaya Gayudan, and Pedro Dungoc Sr. stood their ground and constructed the long awaited monument to commemorate the three warriors.

The people’s Cordillera Day strives for genuine regional autonomy

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) takes this occasion as an opportunity to impart anew the People’s Cordillera Day, which CPA organized annually without fail for the past 33 years every April 24, with the active participation and solidarity of at least 4,000 to 6,000 indigenous peoples and advocates from the Cordillera provinces, other Philippine regions and overseas.

CPLA remains a State culpability

The CPLA story, past and present, is a notable example of government ignorance and opportunism in dealing with Cordillera indigenous people’s politics and issues, as well as in addressing civil war in this part of the country.

What we, the people, mean by peace

Oplan Kapayapaan (Operation Plan Peace) by the Duterte government has sown terror in the Cordillera region, as with the rest of the country. Peace has become more elusive with Oplan Kapayapaan, which is essentially a continuation of Oplan Bayanihan and other national internal security programs in the past.

Pamangkin ng Pangat*

Dalawang alamat;
Ang una ay kay Berberoca, ang malignong higante sa mga kuwento ng mga Tingguian,
Pangalawa ay kay Evangeline Dulag, pamangkin ni Macli-ing, ang pangat ng Tingalayan (at pinuno ng mga lumalaban sa Chico River Dams Project).

Editorial: Cordillera Day

For 33 years, Cordillera Day was annually observed by progressive indigenous peoples organizations led by the Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance (CPA). Cordi Day, in short, begun from the Macli-ing Memorial commemorating the day the Pangat was treacherously killed by soldiers of the State. It initially was a day to remember the honorable warrior’s lifeworks and selfless sacrifice but it also has grown to be an annual venue to share the collective actions of groups and communities in their common struggle to defend the ancestral domain, of building their unities to advance their community, to share their triumphs at determining their future as indigenous peoples, and many more.

Bandillo: Leonardo Manahan, banwar ti umili

In honor of a beloved friend, faithful revolutionary, and genuine servant of the Filipino people, I am accommodating in Bandillo this week the tribute of the NDFP to Leonardo “Ka Zola” Manahan. We were together in the youth and students movement, and at one time or another, as peace consultant, I have been in coordination with him relative to advancing the GRP-NDFP peace process.

Unveiling the marker for heroes of the Chico River struggle

The first part of the 2017 Cordillera Day commemoration is the unveiling of the marker dedicated to the heroes of the Chico River Struggle in the 1970s, such as Macliing Dulag, Lumbaya Gayudan and Pedro Dungoc, Sr. on April 23 at Sitio Iker, Tinglayan, Kalinga.

Weekly Reflections: Indigeous peoples and the new evangelization

I was invited onetime to give a lecture presentation on evangelization in an international consultation workshop held in Geneva, Switzerland. Before my presentation, five case studies on the relationship of popular religion and the Gospel were shared from the various contexts of indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Youthspeak: Vilifying peoples orgs in the ROTC

Part of the military training given to cadets of the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is being abreast to concerns to national security, and in turn knowing the enemies of the state. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its respective political and armed wing – the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) – is an established adversary of the government’s Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The two parties has been at war for 48 years and counting, with neither camp showing signs of defeat.