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Greenies OK new mining moratorium

BAGUIO CITY — An alliance of environment groups here in Northern Luzon welcomes the new mining moratorium order of the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

IP rights recognized under agreements — NDFP

BAGUIO CITY — In a forum last July 13, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) political consultant Randy Felix Malayao stressed that national minorities and indigenous peoples’ (IP) rights would not be ignored in the ongoing peace negotiations between the NDFP and the Philippine government (GPh).

Forum tackles resumption of GPh-NDPF peace talks

BAGUIO CITY — From the cause of the continuing civil war to the aims of the peace negotiations, Prof. Jose Maria Sison along with guest panelists discussed how lasting peace and justice in the country may be attained, at a student forum last July 13.

Iindigenous youth workshop promotes respect for IP culture

“We conduct these kinds of events to bring our genuine culture closer to the others, as the nature of culture nowadays is commercialized, our cultural identity might get lost in the profit-oriented exploitation of our ethnicity,” says Justeene Karen Dammay, BIBAK-UC chairperson.

Soldiers kill a hunter in Kalinga

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — The Justice and Peace Advocates in Kalinga (JPAK) condemns the killing of a civilian hunter from Se-et, Mabaka, Tanudan, Kalinga by unidentified elements of the 50th IB of the Philippine Army on July 9.

Benguet to strengthen waste management

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — “Waste is something we cannot run away from and we should try to do what we can to ease the burden of the next generation.”

Cordillera one of the least malnourished regions

BAGUIO CITY — According to the regional nutrition program coordinator of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) here, the Cordillera compared to other regions in the country has one of the lowest number of malnourished or undernourished persons.

Benguet prosecutor files case against Montalban bikers

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The complaint filed against members of the Montalban Riders Association (MRA) for forest destruction was elevated to the courts last July 11.

Abra municipal officials, employees negative of drugs

DOLORES, Abra — Municipal officials and employees were all negative in their drug test results.

Ang buhay ng mangingisda sa Isabela

Si Lina at ang asawa niyang si Noel ay mangingisda ng Dinapigue, Isabela. Si Lina ay Agta/Dumagat, si Noel ay “puti” o ang katawagan nila sa di Dumagat.

PhilAm Homes, a model for an environmentally friendly barangay

Barangay PhilAm Homes is remarkable for being one of the pioneering and growing number of communities in the country that understand the wisdom of adapting a barangay-based, cost-effective ecological solid waste management program.

Makan a la Pinoy: Binagol

Ti binagol ket maysa a delicacy iti Makindaya a Visayas, partikular sadiay ili ti Dagami iti Leyte. Naadaw ti naganna a binagol manipud iti “bagol,” a kayat na a sawen ket sabot wenno coconut shell iti pagsasaoda a Waray.




ACT condemns Tokhang-style killing of teacher in La Union

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers condemned the Tokhang-style killing of a Bacnotan, La Union, high school TLE teacher facing drug charges, calling for an "immediate, impartial" probe on the murder.


Benguet farmers, traders send veggies to Taal folks

Benguet vegetable farmers and traders donated tons of vegetables for the residents affected by the explosion of Taal volcano in Batangas.


Scientists, green group condemn continuing detention of colleague

Scientists and an environmental institution condemned the continuing detention of their colleague arrested by the police in Cagayan in October 2018 for trumped-up criminal charges.