Nueva Vizcaya residents and environmental groups brought their call to the president to reject the FTAA renewal of OceanaGold to the nation’s capital.
State laws and programs are making indigenous peoples’ lands and resources up for grabs by local and foreign corporations according to the Philippine Task Forces for Indigenous Peoples Rights report in the recent Regional Consultation on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Bangkok, Thailand.
The youth group YANAT-Ilocos questioned the new edition of the DMMMSU student handbook, saying some of the provisions constitute to student repression and discrimination.
“Whether or not Robredo gets the administrative and budgetary support, it is apparent that the Duterte camp would want her to fail. If she succeeds, Duterte and his ilk will be put to shame.”
“The land is where indigenous peoples are rooted. It is where they were born and raised, and it will be that which will embrace them when they will die. … That is why indigenous peoples struggle so much to protect their ancestral lands.”
The Taloctoc tribe in the municipality of Tanudan rejected the Upper Tabuk Hydroelectric Power Project. They also questioned the impartiality and adherence to the guidelines of NCIP provincial officials on the conduct of the FPIC process.
Alarmed of the growing number of non-readers even in high school, concerned residents in Tabuk City launched a signature campaign to call the attention of the government on what they call “reading crisis.”
The propaganda war between the Regional Police Office Cordillera (PROCor) and the New People’s Army (NPA) command operating in the region intensify following their exchange of claims and denials on surrendering rebels.
The International Association of Democratic Lawyers resolved to back plans to file potential cases against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for “violations of international human rights law” during its council meeting in Belgium on November 2019.
The family of murdered RTC Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez said his death should encourage more people to pursue truth and justice despite the risks.
Cordillerans have one more reason to watch this year’s Southeast Asian Games, with the entry of Realis Lorena Dawiguey Tabiando of Baguio City, the first Igorot female to compete for the Taekwondo Gyeorugi (sparring) events.
Activists from development institutions and people’s organizations gave a tribute to Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez, who was assassinated last week, for his “impartiality and justness” in handling the case filed against their colleague.