The Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC) urged the government to channel sufficient funds and efforts to rehabilitate and improve the “age-old and traditional” communal irrigation systems in the region. It also called authorities to develop and implement “water resource and irrigation policy and program guided by the principles of equity and social justice.”
Iconic and charismatic are just some of the words to describe Leticia Bula-at, 70, of Dupag, Tabuk, Kalinga.
Residents from the hotspring village of Tuba are asking the local town officials to take action on the renewed tension between the City of Baguio and the former occupants of the Asin Hotspring Complex.
Balligi ti naisayangkat nga innadal maipanggep iti sustainable agriculture kadagiti mannalon iti Pinukpuk, Kalinga nga inpaay ti Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC Inc.) babaen ti panakikoordina ti Alyansa ti Pesante ti Taeng-Kordilyera (APIT-TAKO).
Director Faye Apil of MGB-CAR said the assessment on the viability of the area picked by Itogon is nearly complete and will be out within the week.
Some 150 farmers marched through the streets of Cauayan City, Isabela to protest the Duterte administration’s policies that inflicted ‘Kagutuman’, ‘Kahirapan’, and ‘Karahasan’ to the people.
What is the most precious thing to man? Life! If life is threatened, what ought a man do?Fight! This he must do, otherwise he is dishonored. That will be worse than death. If we do not fight and the dams push through, we die anyway. If we fight, we die honorably. Thus I exhort you all, kayaw (struggle)! –Macliing Dulag, Kalinga
37 years ago since the successful opposition of the Bontoc and Kalinga peoples to the World Bank-funded Chico Dams, this challenge penned in the words of Macliing Dulag, one of the many elders who led our people in asserting right to land and life, remains true, current, and inspirational as we join fellow indigenous peoples in celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9. Indeed, the story of the Chico struggle is a timeless example of self-determining indigenous communities. It is remarkable how much this struggle is rather reknown to indigenous peoples and advocates in other countries. It should mean much more to us here in the Cordillera and in the Philippines.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — To restrain Puguis illegal settlers from destroying the communal forest, the Municipal Legal Officer, Bartolome Baldas, Jr. proposed the filing for the issuance of Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) and Permanent Environmental Protection Order (PEPO) against all occupants of the Puguis Communal Forest.
Ni RODERICK DERIC www.nordis.net TUGUEGARAO CTY—Muling kinalampag ng mga magsasaka ang ahensya ng Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) at Department of Environment …
BAGUIO CITY – The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 7455, authored by Rep. Mark Go, granting another period to file manifestation to validate titles issued under Civil Reservation Case No. 1, GLRO, Record No. 211, pursuant to Republic Act 931, as amended, and as provided under P.D. 1271, amended.
BAGUIO CITY – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Cordillera blames local governments for incursions in forest reserves and protected areas.
By GWEN GAONGEN www.nordis.net SAGADA, Mountain Province – Provincial constituents and public officials were warned by Allen Sumeg-ang Ocden, Mountain Province PNP …