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Kalingas rally anew against Karayan dam project

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TABUK CITY — About 300 folks from the affected communities up and downstream the Chico marched in indignation on May 21, 2017 against the proposed 52 megawatt hydro power project known as Karayan Dam by the San Lorenzo Ruiz Builders and Developers Group (SLRB) along the Chico River within the ancestral domain of the Dallac tribe in Barangay Lucog, here.

Benguet LGU, Luzon Hydro forge tax swap

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (Jan. 31) — The Benguet provincial government and Bakun municipal government waived collection of real property taxes and other fees from...

Yangot creates hydros mgt body

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BAGUIO CITY (Dec. 20) — Administrative Order 202-2006 dated December 15 created the Ad Hoc Management Committee for the Asin Hydro-electric Plants. Initially stalled...

Indigenous peoples lobby against dams

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QUEZON CITY — While other indigenous peoples celebrate their small victories in their communities in commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the IPs in dam-affected communities travel to the Metro to forward their position against dam projects being imposed in their communities.

Statements: Sagada-Besao windfarm: Giant profits for Philcarbon

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By APIT MONTANYOSA The Sagada-Besao windfarm is nothing but another business venture that is designed to rake in giant profits for the investors at the...

Envi groups build defense vs corporate greed

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BAGUIO CITY — The people cannot live without the natural resources and countless gifts the environment is providing them. Thus, they have all the reasons to defend and nurture it at all costs, as their forefathers have done, for their survival and for the future generations.

CBAO keeps 7,000 houses unenergized — Beneco

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By MANNY LOSTE www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Beneco’s General Manager Gerardo Verzosa, in last Wednesday’s edition of Kapihan sa Baguio, lambasted the City Building and Architectural...

Revisiting the Oil Deregulation Law: Higher prices higher cost of living and low wages

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By SHERWIN DE VERA www.nordis.net Click here for fisrt part Click here for second part LAST OF THREE PARTS Petroleum is an economic and socially sensitive consumer good. To...

CBAO nod, important for Beneco connections

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BAGUIO CITY (May 9) — Validation of the Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection (CFEI) from the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) is now...

Ayangan Tribe decries FPIC violations on Alimit Dam project

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LAGAWE, Ifugao — The Ayangan Tribe affected by SN Aboitiz’ 380 MW hydroelectric power project decries violations of the Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process during a fora held on July 4 and 5, 2015 in Lagawe and Lamut municipalities of the province.

Groups deny benefits from coal plants

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BAGUIO CITY — Environmental groups in Ilocos rebuked the claims of economic benefits by coal-fired power plant proponents. The Ilocos Network for the Environment (Defend Ilocos) and Save Sual Movement (SSM), in a separate statement, argued that health and environmental cost out weights the promise of jobs and royalties from the coal-fired plants.

Proyektong bioethanol sa Isabela, prinotestahan

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Ni GIL CORPUZ www.nordis.net SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela — Muling bumuhos sa kalsada ang mahigit dalawang daang nagpoprotestang magsasaka at manggagawang bukid, lalo na ang mga kababaihan...

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Tugon ng inaapi at gutom na mamamayan, #ProtestFromHome sa Lambak ng Cagayan

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Tumugon ang Cagayan Valley sa pambansang panawagan na #ProtestFromHome at sa gitna ng malawakang lockdown ay pinatunayan ng ilang mamamayan na maraming paraan upang iparating ang mga hinaing at makatarungang kahilingan sa pamahalaan.

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