Tuesday, April 7, 2020


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Major infrastructure projects in Northern Luzon or in the country that may impact the region.

Public urged to oppose Baguio Market rehab under private corporations

Tongtongan ti Umili urged the public to oppose the rehabilitation of the Baguio City Market by private corporations, saying that the development of public facilities under the Public-Private Partnership has more consequences than positive effects.

Ifugao leaders affirm opposition against SN Aboitiz’s hydropower complex

Leaders from the communities in Lamut and Lagawe towns in Ifugao affected by SN Aboitiz’s Alimit Hydropower Complex submitted a resolution affirming the earlier petitions they forwarded to the office strongly opposing the project.

2019 TOP STORY | FPIC violations and doubts on NCIP’s impartiality

FPIC violations by government agencies and private corporations, and NCIP’s questionable conduct in the implementation of its own FPIC guidelines were among last year’s top stories.

2019 TOP STORY | The Chico River Pump Irrigation Project

The Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (CRPIP) was among the top stories of 2019. Northern Dispatch (Nordis) covered the controversies and protests surrounding the China-funded flagship project under the Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration.

La Trinidad, Aboitiz Power ink agreement for hydropower plant

La Trinidad, the capital town of Benguet province, inked a Memorandum of Agreement with Aboitiz Power for the construction of a 20 Megawatt Hydroelectric Power Plant, which is expected to rise on March 2020.

Ifugao folk reiterate opposition to Alimit hydro

Representatives from barangays in Lagawe and Lamut, Ifugao, troop to the NCIP to reiterate their opposition to the Alimit hydropower project, and follow up on a February 2019 petition to halt the construction of the said project.

‘Whose land is this? Constructing counter-narratives through maps’

In just under six months of fieldwork, we saw the extreme and terrifying change of landscape in the affected areas: hundreds of trees were felled, creeks dried, and mountains flattened; this, despite claims from the Philippine government that New Clark City is “environment-friendly.”

Kalinga tribe rejects UTHPP, questions irregularities

The Taloctoc tribe in the municipality of Tanudan rejected the Upper Tabuk Hydroelectric Power Project. They also questioned the impartiality and adherence to the guidelines of NCIP provincial officials on the conduct of the FPIC process.

Petitioners against UTHPP hit NCIP Kalinga

Signatories of the petition against the Upper Tabuk Hydroelectric Power Project criticized the NCIP office in Kalinga for considering only the Taloctoc and Malbong tribes for the validation process of the concerns raised in the petition, saying that several members of the Minanga, Naneng, Dallac and other tribes also signed the document.

UTHPP reignites Kalinga’s valiant resistance against large dams

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.

Trolls and Duterte’s Promise of bringing OFWs Home

With the GDP of the Philippines steadily plummeting but the remittances increasing every year, one wonders who else the OFWs are providing for. One has to wonder how Digong could afford a jet that is worth billions – without any visible improvement in income generating industries in the Philippines.

NIA to minimize work in Ifugao irrigation facility

he National Irrigation Administration Cordillera Administrative Region (NIA-CAR) will minimize its construction work in the Alfonso Lista Pump Irrigation Project in response to the request of the regional National Commission on Indigenous Peoples to suspend its activities pending the issuance of the Certification Precondition for the project.



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.