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Statements: All-out war is ethnocide

In the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Katribu again calls for the resumption of peace talks and a stop to the all out war by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). KATRIBU condemns the AFP for its maniacal rampage in the countryside against indigenous communities.

Weekly Reflections: A woman named Maria

March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is time for us to remember the more than a hundred women who were burned to death in New York City many years ago and to promise that never again women would be treated this way. Women were hired to work in a garment factory in that American city and the owner had to padlock them inside the factory for fear that they might steal. Unfortunately, there was a fire and the women workers inside were mercilessly turned into ashes.

Progressives call to enact People’s Mining Bill

BAGUIO CITY — In a press conference last March 3 given by the Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance (CPA) as part of their continuing campaign against the Mining Act of 1995 and destructive mining, and in support of Gina Lopez’s move to close erring corporate mines.

Gov’t all-out-war policy terrorizes Quirino folk

MADDELA, QUIRINO — “Binalot ng takot ang mga mamamayan ng Quirino dahil sa pagdating ng 86th Infantry Battalion ng Philippine Army (IBPA).” (Terror engulfed the people of Quirino when 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army arrived.)

Solon calls for pull out from WTO

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Anakpawis Party-list Representative Ariel Casilao called for a pull-out from the World Trade Organization – Agreement on Agriculture (WTO-AoA), during the first public hearing on the impact of the implementation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade-WTO.

New Kabataan Partylist chapter in Abra to advance IP youth rights

MALIBCONG, Abra — With the theme “Papigsaen ti Pangkaykaysa dagiti Agtutubo a Nailian a Minorya para iti Panangitandudo ti Karbengan ti Edukasyon ken Pangkabiagan”, different groups of students and youth formed the local chapter of youth-sectoral party Kabataan Partylist in the 1st Malibcong Municipal Youth Assembly held last February 25 at Brgy. Umnap.

Water security symposium on March 9

BAGUIO CITY — A two-day discussion and workshop on the impacts of the water crisis in Baguio and the role of women in its solution is slated for March 9-10, at the Bishop’s Residence Compound.