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Abra holds 1st Provincial IPMR summit

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-Abra held the First Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) summit in the province on October 24.
The IPMR summit is part of the celebration of the 21st IP month. Abra Provincial IPMR Romero Daoaten led the conduct of the activity.

IPMR not based on marginalization — NCIP-CAR

BAGUIO CITY — The National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) in the Cordillera clarified that existence of the indigenous peoples mandatory representative (IPMR) in the legislative bodies of local government units is not based on the perceived “marginalization” of IPs.

Court grants injunction against Baguio IPMR

BAGUIO CITY — Following the issuance of a temporary restraining order, the regional trial court of Baguio City granted the petition for injunction and has barred Roger Sinot, Sr., the selected indigenous people’s mandatory representative (IPMR) to the Baguio city council on February 6, from performing his duties as councilor.

RTC issues TRO vs Baguio IPMR

BAGUIO CITY — Roger Sinot, who took oath as indigenous people’s mandatory representative (IPMR) to the Baguio city council last week was not able to assume as indigenous people’s mandatory representative to the Baguio City council after the regional trial court issued a a temporary restraining order (TRO).

From Under This Hat: Mythical hydra bares its ugly heads in City Hall

The Hydra in Greek mythology was one of Hercules’ labors given by the evil King Eurystheus and Greek goddess Hera. It is said to be a monstrous serpent with eight or nine heads that guards the gates of the mythical under world, of hell or a representation of what is bad. The story says Hercules and his cousin vanquished the monster that pillaged and terrorized the countryside.

Contested Baguio IPMR takes oath

BAGUIO CITY — After over a year of fighting for the affirmation of his selection for the position and a seat in the city council, Roger Sinot took oath of office before Councilor Faustino Olowan on January 16 as the indigenous people’s mandatory representative (IPMR).

From Under This Hat: A free press and indigenous peoples of Baguio

The free-est press in Asia is said to be the Philippines’ but it has been also on the top list of the world’s deadliest country for journalists for most part of this decade, second only to the war torn Iran. The recent treatment of the bigger news outfits of mainstream media of their writers and media workers as mass lay-off even a hundred at one time, simply adds more truth in the gross and growing numbers of the unemployed in the country as against the claim of government spokespersons that the national economy is improving.

CPA welcomes first IP rep to Baguio Council

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) welcomed the historic selection of the first representative of the Ibalois, the original inhabitants of Kafagway (now Baguio City), to the City Council.