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Ilocos Reds hail successful peace talks

VIGAN CITY — Revolutionary forces in Ilocos commended the Negotiating Panel of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) for “achieving significant advancement in the peace process”.

Kalinga woman leader threatened

BAGUIO CITY — The most atrocious situation for a village leader is to feel unsafe in her own ancestral territory. During the height of tribal wars in Kalinga, a tribe member is safest in the ili (village). It is then infuriating that state armed forces are threatening the security of village leaders in their own land.

Elders workshop on regional autonomy slated

BAGUIO CITY — With the undying issues of regional autonomy and the current state of indigenous socio political structures in the region, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) in collaboration with the Cordillera Administrative Region Association of State Universities and Colleges (CARASUC), University of the Philippines Baguio, and the Regional Development Council through the National Economic Development Authority-CAR collaborated on two major activities to tackle these issues.

Benguet capital wants control over communal forests

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The town council of this capital town approved on August 23 a resolution asking the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to devolve to the local government the management of the town’s four communal forests.

Lumads forge pact vs big logging, mining

KORONADAL CITY – More than 5,000 lumad from South Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, General Santos City, North Cotabato, and Davao del Sur converged on Monday for a weeklong campout in this city to demand for the stop of the operations of logging concession of Consunji and large-scale mining of Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI) and support the ongoing peace talks between the Duterte administration and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Diaries From The Field: Sharing the dreams with the Lumad children

In Mindanao, there are schools put up by the Lumads and their partners to provide free and alternative education for their children. As a teacher and advocate of indigenous peoples rights, education and culture, I am honestly impressed with these schools.

West Philippine Sea forum held in Vigan

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur — August 20, 2016, Kabataan Partylist Ilocos, along with the Central Board of Students Divine Word College of Vigan, victoriously held the “What Is To Be Done”, A forum on updates on the West Philippine Sea Dispute, with Kabataan Partylist Congresswoman Sarah Elago as speaker.

Kabataan-Ilocos urges SB member to fulfill promises

VIGAN, Ilcos Sur — Kabataan Partylist Ilocos urges Ilocos Sur Board member Mika Mendoza to fulfill her vow of uniting with the organization for the implementation of youth activities and campaigns in the province.

Naangay ti Ilokano Book Fair 2016

Naangay ti Libro Ilokano 2016: 2nd Ilokano Book Fair idi Agosto 26-27, 2016 sadiay University of the Philippines Baguio. Tampok ditoy ti pannakailako dagiti libro nga Ilokano nga impablaak ti Gunglo dagiti Mannurat nga Ilokano (GUMIL) Fiilipinas ken dadduma pay nga independent publishers.

Remembering the Cordillera heroes

The lives of the Cordillera heroes and martyrs are a testament to the rich history of resistance and defiance of the region against colonization and the incursion of multinational corporations into the territories of the Igorots.

Support peace talks for just and lasting peace — TTU

BAGUIO CITY — Tongtongan Ti Umili-CPA welcomes the formal resumption of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) which started this 22nd of August at Oslo, Norway.

Benguet town dads ask DENR to open temporary garbage area

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The municipal council of La Trinidad, the capital town of Benguet province passed a resolution asking the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to open a temporary residual containment area while waiting for the completion of their engineered sanitary landfill.

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ILOCOS REGION

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.

CORDILLERA REGION

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.

CAGAYAN VALLEY REGION

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.