Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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Group assails “rigged” Congressional inquiry on OceanaGold

Kalikasan PNE condemned the Congressional Inquiry on the rights violations committed by OceanaGold initiated by the Committee on Indegenous Cultural Community and Indigenous Peoples for its biased towards the Autralian mining giant.

Church reaffirms support to close Didipio mine, dismayed over House inquiry

The head of the Ecology Desk of the Diocese of Bayombong expressed dismay on the House of Representative inquiry on the rights violations committed by OceanaGold where the church reaffirmed its support for the closure of the company’s Didipio mine.

Communities unite against Nickel Asia subsidiary

More than 300 participants attended the Aywanan Environment and Mining Summit held on August 24 at the St. Mary's School Gym in Sagada, Mountain Province where they made a united stand and plan of action against the mining applications of the Cordillera Exploration Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation, covering more than 60,000 hectares in the Cordillera and Ilocos Sur province.

Weaving narratives on the defense of ancestral land, from Lamnamkok to Chico River

The lessons from the courageous narratives of Lamnamkok and Chico are an inspiration not only to indigenous peoples but also the younger generations of rights defenders around the world who believe that, in a way or another, we can change the world.

Baguio discourages would-be buyers of city lot assigned to GSIS

No business enterprise would have its name smeared for having destroyed Baguio’s pine forest beside the Baguio Convention Center for the sake of profit. This emerging view may yet save the man-made pinestand amidst renewed apprehension of city residents and visitors over the refusal of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to sell the lot to the city so that it be preserved for posterity.

Usok ken panagkayo idiay Mt. Province, puersado nga iparit

Ni NORWIN GONZALES www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Nagballaag ti Leonardo Pacsi Command – New People’s Army Mt. Province (LPC-NPA) kasilpo ti pangta ti gobierno a panangipaserra...

Ocden Warns Crackdown vs Illegal Mining and Logging

By GWEN GAONGEN www.nordis.net SAGADA, Mountain Province  – Provincial constituents and public officials were warned by Allen Sumeg-ang Ocden, Mountain Province PNP Director on a crackdown...

IPRA failed to protect IPs

BAGUIO CITY — An Ibaloi and indigenous people’s leader here said that the Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA) failed to protect the rights of indigenous peoples over their ancestral land and right to self-determination.

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.

Greenies submit NL envi report to DENR Asec

BAGUIO CITY — Green Groups in North Luzon presented their researches to DENR Assistant secretary Juan Miguel Cuna in the 1st Cordillera Environment Summit of the Environment Management Bureau at the Crown Legacy Hotel in Baguio City last Wednesday, July 27.

Aywanan Ti Masakbayan: Reasons why the National Greening Program needs an overhaul

We Filipinos are suckers for ranks and being on the top spot of all the listings in the world from beauty contests to tourist spots. Do you know that in 2011, Conservation International placed Philippines as 4th among the world’s top 10 most threatened forest hot spots?

Envi group calls on people to unite vs plunder of envi

VIGAN CITY — The Ilocos Network for the Environment (Defend Ilocos) calls on the people of the region to unite against corporate greed and environmental plunder. According to Defend Ilocos, only the people can expose and fight policies that provide freedom for corporations to exploit and plunder nature for profit.



Hard life for the poor, tougher under lockdown

The poor are bearing most of the brunt of the COVID-19 health crisis. Without sufficient economic and social support, their hard life is becoming tougher each day under the lockdown.