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.
Nurses across the country took to the streets and social media their call for just and lawful salary, job security and better working conditions during their National Day of Unity and Protest prompted by the government’s reluctance to implement the Supreme Court ruling granting entry-level nurses Salary Grade 15.
Kalinga tribes along the Chico River line are again up in arms against the 17-megawatt Upper Tabuk Hydropower Dam Project of the DPJ Engineers and Consultancy, with the backing of several Minanga sub-tribe leaders.
Sa gitna ng tumitinding panunupil at pandarahas, tagumpay na naisagawa ang iba’t ibang anyo ng kilos protesta ng mga magsasaka ng Lambak ng Cagayan upang ipagdiwang ang Buwan ng Magbubukid.
Adu dagiti mabuybuya iti telebisyon nga itsura ti urban poor iti Manila ngem para ken ni Dandan daytoy ti umuna a gundaway a makakita ti balay dagiti pudpudno a nakukurapay nga umili iti syudad. Dagiti barung-barung a naaramid babaen iti pinagsisilpo a sim (yero), karkarton ken no ania pay ti mabalin nga isilpo tapno maaramid laeng a pagnaedan.
Ilocos farmers and tobacco have a long history but the things that keep them together despite the numerous difficulties are beyond sentimental. Farmers are chained to the crop by political and economic circumstances perpetuated by the deeply rooted social inequality in the Philippines.
Tobacco farmers were disappointed with the measly P1.00 increase on all types of tobacco, across the grades offered by traders during the tripartite conference held on September 25 in Quezon City, Philippines.
This famous mountain retreat is taking the challenge of preserving nature and teaching visitors to respect their culture, while increasing the town’s revenue from the tourism sector.
The plummeting prices of unhusked rice are convincing more and more farmers that safeguards in the Rice Trade Liberalization Law flaunted by the Duterte government like the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund are ineffective to cushion the destructive impact of trade liberalization in the agriculture sector.
Visita Iglesia is a popular term among Catholics who travel from one church to another to pray and pay respect to their patron saint especially during the Holy Week. Military personnel from the 7th Infantry Division are doing the same thing for their “community engagement program” under the Joint Campaign Plan (JCP) Kapanatagan, hopping from church to church in Ilocos, Northern Philippines, except for the part where they “pray and pay respect.”
The passage of the Rice Liberalization Act (RA 11203) to resolve the looming rice supply crisis and inflation, as claimed by the economic managers of the Duterte administration, showed that the government never learned from the economic tragedies brought by more than three decades of globalization policies (liberalization, deregulation, and privatization) in the Philippines.
For more than 30 years, the Center for Development Programs of the Cordillera strived and proved that an active and organized people’s participation is the key to achieving holistic development of communities. Importantly, the institution took this endeavor upholding the preferential service to the poor and disadvantaged, the respect of people’s rights and protection of the environment.