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Dakami Ti Umili: Dagiti bannuar ti umili

Nabaknang ti rehiyon ti Kordilyera saan laeng nga iti rekurso, kasta met iti pakasaritaan ti panagtignay ti umili para iti panagdepensa iti daga, biag ken kinabaknang. Manipud pay idi pre-colonial, kolonyal a gobyerno ken iti agdama a gimong, adu nga umili ti Kordilyera manipud iti nadumaduma a komunidad ken tribu ti nagbalin a bannuar.

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Statements: Concerned over the continued militarization of Ifugao

The Ifugao Peasant Movement (IPM) is concerned with the continuing militarization of Tinoc and Asipulo communities which endangers the lives of the Ifugao indigenous people . IPM local chapters reported the continuous use of barangay halls as military barracks of the 54th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army (IBPA) in Barangays Gumhang and Binablayan while some were stationed in Barangay Poblacion and in Sitio Mansuyusoy on the boundary of Tinoc, Ifugao and Buguias, Benguet making Tinoc look like a military garrison.

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Weekly Reflections: “As a thief comes at night”

“As a thief comes at night,” this is how some described the Marcos burial held recently. I was in Ilocos Norte conducting continuing theological education for church workers when one of the participants mentioned that Marcos’ remains were already buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. We were, indeed, caught by surprise for we knew that the Marcoses and their followers were still conducting novenas at that time.

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Women’s Front: Break the culture of silence towards social justice & peace

As the world observes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW), we call on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his administration to take and implement all necessary measures for the protection of women and children from any form of abuse, to end human rights violations, and pursue peace based on justice.

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Black Friday Protest #MarcosNoHero #MarcosBurial (Baguio City)

Students, teachers, survivors and other groups and sectors in here participated in the nationwide demonstration of rage and condemnation for the underhanded burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, at Skyworld Session Road, Baguio City this November 25, 2016.

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Pooled Editorial: We will never forget

The furtive burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is a heinous addition to the long list of crimes of the Marcoses against the Filipino people. The Supreme Court decision dismissing the petition against the Marcos burial has yet to become final and executory, but the Marcos heirs nevertheless went ahead with the burial.

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Dictator’s burial fuels outrage

BAGUIO CITY — Despite protests nationwide, late dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been buried in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB), November 18, in an interment shrouded in secrecy. Peoples’ and youth organizations held an indignation rally hours after Marcos’ body was secretly flown into the heroes’ cemetery at around noon for his burial.

EMB fines Benguet Corp P24M

BAGUIO CITY — The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Cordillera recommended Benguet Corporation an initial P24 million fine for polluting the Liang, Ambalanga and Agno rivers.

Responsible mining a myth

BAGUIO CITY — A regional people’s organization here slammed the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA)’s claims on responsible mining in the Cordilleras.

DSWD hopes to release shelter assistance before Christmas

BAGUIO CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) hopes to finish distributing the partial emergency shelter assistance (ESA) to survivors of typhoon Lawin before Christmas, according to DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo.