Currently browsing

Page 2

Groups warn of intensified militarization of IP lands, communities

The SANDUGO and Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) slammed the appointment of a former military official as the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) chairperson. The groups warned that indigenous peoples should brace for intensified military deployment in indigenous peoples’ lands with the appointment of Capuyan.

POETRY | Ang Wika at Panitikan

Rehiyunal man o Pambansang antas ay dapat tangkilikin
sikaping saliksikin, bungkalin at payabungin,
nang sa gayo’y mamulaklak at mahubog natin
ang matibay, tunay at buhay na nasyunalismo
na gaya sa isang makulay at puno ng buhay na hardin.

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | DomC and our ‘Orgasmic’ Writing

Apart from our being both staffers of the defunct Baguio City Gold Ore, a tabloid size weekly, DomC and I are fraternity brothers and were both in the soccer team of the University of the Philippines – Baguio. We were in the campus together during the Age of Aquarius, psychedelics, and raging of the First Quarter Storm of Philippine youth activism.

WEEKLY REFLECTION | God of freedom

“I have seen how cruelly my people are being treated in Egypt; I have heard them cry out to be rescued from their slave drivers.  I know their sufferings, and so I have come down to rescue them from the Egyptians and to bring them out of Egypt to a spacious land…” – Exodus 3:7-8

Ronalyn Olea: “The tyrants in cyberspace are shutting down critical and independent voices”

Ronalyn V. Olea is the managing editor of Bulatlat, Philippines’ top alternative online news site. Bulatlat covers politics, human rights, indigenous people and Filipino culture from a critical angle towards the regime of President Rodrigo Duterte. That position has labeled them “enemy of the state” by the Army. In collaboration with other targeted organizations, and supported by the forensic investigation of Qurium, Bulatlat filed a lawsuit against Suniway, the Philippine company who’s infrastructure enabled the cyber attacks.

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | On activist awardee Joanna Cariño

Joanna Patricia K. Cariño, an Igorot activist, red-tagged as a terrorist by President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte’s regime, is the first Filipino to be awarded the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights defense and democracy promotion from the Korean May 18 Memorial Foundation.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS | Spirit of unity

“Do your best to preserve the unity which the Spirit gives by means of the peace that binds you together. There is one body and one Spirit, just as there is one hope to which God has called you.” – Ephesians 4:3-4

KAPANATAGAN CORDILLERA | AFP, PNP see elimination of Cordillera rebels by 2022

The Police Regional Office Cordillera (PRO-COR) and the Northern Luzon Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (NOLCOM-AFP) bared the Joint Campaign Plan Kapanatagan on May 24 during the ceremonial signing held at Camp Bado Dangwa. The government expects the fast elimination of revolutionary movement in the Cordillera with the implementation of the regional counter-insurgency design.

MAKAN A LA PINOY | Kontekstualisasion iti taraon

“No agsurat maipanggep iti taraon, saantayo nga agbuteng a ramanan ti aniaman a maidasar kadatayo (If you write about food, don’t be afraid to taste whatever food is before you),” kinuna ni Prof. Anna Christie Torres