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Sandugo pickets Philippine Mining Conference

MANILA — Police officers and security guards of a high class hotel in Pasay were not able to stop more than 300 Igorots, other indigenous peoples and Moros who stormed the Philippine Mining conference on September 6 to condemn the unhampered plunder of their ancestral lands by mining companies.

Magsasaka nanawagang itaas ang presyo ng tabako

MANILA — Naglunsad ng kilos protesta ang halos 100 magsasaka ng tabako mula sa rehiyon ng Ilocos sa pangunguna ng Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) noong Setyembre 6 sa National Tobacco Administration central office sa Quezon City kung saan nagaganap ang National Tobacco Tripartite Consultative Conference (NTTCC).

Three years still no justice for Lacub

BAGUIO CITY — Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) mourns and protests the prevailing injustice to the Lacub martyrs, as it marked the third year of the willful killings of seven members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) and the extrajudicial killings of two civilians in a military operation, September 4, in Lacub, Abra that clearly violated international humanitarian law (IHL).

Mushroom workers union prepares for strike

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Workers of a mushroom plantation here are currently on a deadlock status over their 6th Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) prompting them to file a Notice of Strike (NOS) with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Cordillera in August.

Tongtongan co-sponsors forum on Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — Tongtongan ti Umili co-sponsored by the Saint Louis Center Alumni Association held a forum on people’s issues and prospects in celebration of Baguio City’s 108th charter anniversary at the Saint Louis Center Social Hall, Assumption Road last September 1, 2017.

Makan a la Pinoy: Basi Revolt

Ti basi (bá.si) ket arak nga aramid dagiti Ilokano manipud iti bennal (sugarcane juice) ti unas. Mailambong daytoy kakuyog ti lomboy wenno aniaman a mailaok a prutas wenno ubbak/ukis ti kayo a pampabanglo ken tapno agmaris kayumanggi, malaokan iti bubod ken mayadi iti burnay. Kadawyan maikali ti burnay iti daga nga apag-tangwa ti ngarab ken kalubna.

Burburtia Krokis

1 kagyat, sa sandaling (Ilok)
7 nasobrahan, lubhang nahirapan (Ilok)
15 kaugnay kay Aaron (Eng)

Editorial: Just when the going was good

Though it looked pretty obvious that the president had already made a sharp turn to the right and could no longer support ‘his friends’ in the left. It still hurts (the masa who voted for him) that he did not support Ka Paeng and Judy at the Commission on Appointees.

As The Bamboos Sway: Change not possible within government

If there is anything positive about President Rodrigo Duterte’s regime, it is that it is the most glaring proof that change emanating from within the government is not possible. It should now be more apparent that those who advocate for the complete overhaul of the system had been correct all through the past years of their struggle.