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Water system bring relief to a community in Abra

BAGUIO CITY — “It is a big relief for us residents of Manapnap that the rehabilitation of the water system has done; our children will no longer go to the river to take a bath before going to school and we do not need to go far to fetch water”. This is from a mother who worries every time her child goes to the river.

Dapilan a proyekto dagiti agtutubo ti Balbalan

BALBALAN, Kalinga Province — Dagiti agtutubo ti barangay Gawaan ket nakagatang da iti maysa unit nga dapilan a paandaren ti makina ken maysa met a silyasi babaen iti naurnong da nga pondo tapnu makatulong da iti panagdur-as iti komunidad babaen iti produksyon ti muscovado.

BSU TOSP to enroll law

LA TRINIDAD — With an aim to empower the citizenry in the locality specially the youth, newly crowned Top Outstanding Student of the Philippines (TOSP), Apolinario ‘Apoli’ Bagano, a graduate of Development Communications of Benguet State University (BSU), vows to continue what he has started while he intends to conquer yet another feat outside the walls of the University – Law School.

Ayyew-Ubbo-Vermiculture: Indigenous women’s augment mechanism

The intensifying whip of poverty among urban poor women and their families in Baguio City, necessitates a self-driven and sustainable model for economic augment that blends viable indigenous practices and an appropriate technology. This model is called ayyew-ubbo-vermiculture that evolved from a joint conceptualizing of SAMAKANA, organizations of urban poor women in Baguio and the Cordillera Women’s Education Action Research Center (CWEARC).


Editorial: Celebrating International Day for Indigenous Peoples

Armed with high powered weapons, they raided a village. From one house to another, they forced their entry, lined up the males, either hitting them with their hands or the butt of their rifles. They found three men, tied their hands, hit them and only stopped when they claimed the three were the subject of their mission.


Letters: Bauko had electricity already in the 80’s

I had to clarify that actually, Bauko had electricity already back in the 1980’s. It was through the efforts and hard work of my brother in law, the late Cong. Victor S. Dominguez (who was an Assemblyman then), that accomplished this. In fact, Mountain Province had electricity ahead of the province of Benguet which was geographically closer to Baguio City.


Statements: No recourse but Struggle for Self-Determination

Thirty four years ago since the successful opposition of the Bontoc and Kalinga peoples to the World Bank-funded Chico Dams, this challenge penned in the words of Macliing Dulag, one of the many elders who led our people in asserting right to land and life, remains true, current, and inspirational as we join fellow indigenous peoples in celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9. Indeed, the story of the Chico struggle is a timeless example of self-determining indigenous communities.


Weekly Reflections: The Church as a sanctuary of peace

On July 23, 2015, our HARAN Mission House in Davao City was raided by Police forces together with a paramilitary group called ALAMARA, by orders coming from Rep. Nancy Catamco of the 2nd District of North Cotabato, who was in charge of the House of Representatives Committee on Indigenous Peoples. The raid was meant to force the Ata-Manobos who took refuge at our mission house compound from the hinterlands of Davao del Norte and Bukidnon provinces, to return to their own respective communities. Following is an excerpt from the Statement of the UCCP Council of Bishops, headed by the UCCP General Secretary, Bishop Reuel Norman O. Marigza.


Ilocos enumerates PNoy’s 5 sins

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — Instead of listening to President Benigno S. Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), two hundred individuals coming from different organizations in Ilocos Region opted to hold their own People’s SONA in front of the Provincial Capitol of Ilocos Norte on July 27 where they enumerated the five sins Aquino committed against the Ilokanos.


Baguio holds people’s SONA

BAGUIO CITY — In the last State of the Nation’s Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III (PNoy), the people of Baguio joined the rest of the Filipinos in expressing their dismay over PNoy’s continuous refusal to accept responsibility for the deteriorated conditions of the masses while being consistent with his childish attitude of blaming the previous administration.


Groups hit Baguio dad for meaningless SOCA

BAGUIO CITY — The economic growth and development announced by Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan in his delivery of his last State of the City Address (SOCA) on July 20 is not felt at all by the poor people of Baguio.

Int’l conference tackles Benguet mining woes

BAGUIO CITY — The problems that arise from large-scale mining must be addressed at the international level, according to Graciela Romero of the War on Want based in the United Kingdom.

Youth groups call to stop K12 program

BAGUIO CITY – Youth groups called to stop K12 program during the Rise for Education Summit held at Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) auditorium last July 25.


Metro Baguio rises for education

BAGUIO CITY — A day before the last State of the Nation’s Address of BS Aquino, educators, students, administrators, parents and even local government officials gathered to build unities within the education sector in the city.

Baguio urged to pay overdue rentals to Tuba land owners

NANGALISAN, Tuba, Benguet — The residents of Tadiangan and Nangalisan of this town urged the local government of Baguio City to comply with their compromised agreement by paying rentals to their lands affected by the city’s Asin Hydro Power Plant.

Ifugao goes to court to stop parking building

BAGUIO CITY — In Banaue town of Ifugao where the world known rice terraces are found, the residents filed a case in court to stop the construction of a P55 million worth medium rise building which will be used for parking vehicles.

Pre-nuptial photo-ops desecrates MP burial grounds

SAGADA, Mountain Province — Local officials and local folk here condemned the pre-nuptial picture taking of couples inside the Lumiang Cave a desecration of their sacred burial ground, where their ancestors’ were laid to eternal rest

Danum para kadagiti manalon

“Napigsa ti danum” kuna ni Jhonny Pinatang, maysa a Barangay Kagawad iti Alunogan, Natonin, Mountain Province idi mai-turn-over iti organisasyon ti mannalon ti nalpas a community water system.

Cordillera economy at its lowest in 2014

BAGUIO CITY — Days after the delivery of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) where President Benigno Aquino III said that the Philippine economy is far better than that of the previous administrations, the Regional Statistical Services Office – Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA RSSO) Cordillera announces the economic deceleration of the region in 2014.


Umuna nga Ilokano book fair ken lecture iti Vigan, naangay

VIGAN CITY – Naangay ti kaunaan nga Ilokano Book Fair ditoy Siudad ti Vigan iti auditorium ti University of Northern Philippines iti dua nga aldaw, Hulyo 30-31, 2015 babaen kadagiti isponsor a Gunglo dagiti Mannurat nga Ilokano (GUMIL) Filipinas, University of Northern Philippines (UNP) Center for Ilokano Studies, National Book Development Board (NBDB) ken Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF).


Makan a la Pinoy: Sweet-sour nga ikan

Naumakayo kadin iti simple a pinirito nga ikan wenno lames? Mabalin a pagbalinen a kasla ispesyal no ikkan ti bassit a sarsa ken sumagmamano a barayuboy a natnateng. Mabalin nga ipirito dagiti ikan/lames ken ipenpen iti freezer tapno dayta laeng mangipapudoten ti aramiden kadagiti panawen nga agap-apura iti panangisagana ti taraon. Ipapudot iti pariok ti napirito nga ikan ken sarsa.