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People’s doctor Ma. Lourdes D. Tangco: Leaving the white coat for a higher cause

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Dr. Ma. Lourdes Dineros Tangco chose to take the path less traveled, helping the rural poor, She committed her life and profession for a higher cause, serving the peasants and national minorities in the countryside, and resisting the fascist onslaught of the Marcos dictatorship and the successive administrations. She gave the ultimate sacrifice, firm in her belief that the revolution would usher a better life for the poor and oppressed.

Rising above fear and repression for genuine agrarian reform

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For many peasant leaders like Manong Tony, the struggle for land rights, higher farmgate price, and appropriate services have also become a struggle to rise above state violence and fear.

OceanaGold pitting people against each other — Makabayan Cagayan Valley

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Makabayan-Cagayan Valley said that OceanaGold's handling of the congressional hearing regarding their Didipio operations is evidence of the mining firm dividing the province on the issue of mining.

Baguio journalists recognize Nordis editor

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Journalists in the City of Pines honored Kathleen T. Okubo, the editor-in-chief of Northern Dispatch (Nordis) Weekly, as one of the 12 Most Outstanding Senior Citizens of Baguio City and the Province of Benguet in the field of journalism.

Ilocos Sur rebel leader, among 2018 Bantayog honorees

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One of this year’s seven Bantayog ng mga Bayani honorees, Alfredo Celi Cezar, Jr., an ordained deacon and teacher, did more than joining the parliament of the streets. The namesake of the New People’s Army’s provincial command in Ilocos Sur, joined the list of Martial Law heroes and martyrs in the Wall of Memorial.

Baguio commends Igorot activist, UN lifetime awardee

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The resolution mentioned that Joan Carling won the award "for her work as one of the world’s most prominent defenders of environmental and indigenous rights".

UN hands lifetime award to Igorot woman activist

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BAGUIO CITY — An activist with an unwavering commitment to defend indigenous peoples’ rights who has been labelled by the Rodrigo Duterte administration as a terrorist, is given a lifetime achievement award by the United Nations.

UCCP bishop, human rights defender laid to rest

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BAGUIO CITY — Bishop Emeritus Juan Marigza of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP), a vocal critic of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and staunch human rights defender, was laid to rest on September 12 in his hometown Aringay, in La Union province.

Ibalois used plants to mummify

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BAGUIO CITY — Guava is known to be a rich source of vitamin C and a potent antiseptic. Patani on the other hand is rich in protein. But what is not known to many, extracts from these plants were also among those used for mummification in ancient Cordillera.

All That Fits: Surface James Balao

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A few days from this writing (September 11) we are already counting 10 years since the abduction of Cordillera activist James Balao on September 17, 2008. We are also counting 10 years of injustice for James, his family, his clan, the Cordillera communities he served and his organisation, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance, of which he was a pioneer.

Weekly Reflections: Bishop Juan A. Marigza, a good pastor and a true prophet of...

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Many of his children in the faith would fondly call him “Papa Bishop”, but I would like to remember him as a good pastor and a true prophet of God. The entire ecumenical world is deeply mourning the passing on of Bishop Emeritus Juan A. Marigza last September 6, 2018 at the age of 89. He had been in the Christian ministry for the past 61 years! But it is not just the long years he had been in the ministry that matters, but the kind of life that he lived to the full as a faithful servant of God.

Cagayan Gov, nagmura sa harap ng kapitolyo

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TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan — “Kung magnanakaw ako magnanakaw tayong lahat!” Ito ang mga salitang binigkas ni Cagayan Provincial Governor Manuel Mamba sa harap ng mga empleyado ng Provincial Capitol noong ika-3 ng September, Lunes dito sa gitna ng flag ceremony.

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Hard life for the poor, tougher under lockdown

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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.

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