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Water for the People

“Yes! Addan naan-anay a danum para kanya mi nga umili. Masolbaren ti umanay a pagririan mi nga partuaten ti kinakurang ti danum”. (Yes! Finally there is adequate water for us in the community. As well as solving whatever misunderstandings amongst...

IFAGPI STANDS FIRM AGAINST MINING EXPLORATION

Overview: Kalinga as one of the provinces in the Cordillera region is rich with natural resources in which throughout the years these had been preserved and protected by the Kalinga people. History has it that this peoples had shown their...

Remembering the 30th Cordillera Day

“Cordillera Day itself is a struggle.” This sentence echoed inside me the way the gongs and chants reverberated in the vast mountains of Pasil, Kalinga. Even up to now, I can still feel how it was said during the 30thCordillera Day celebration in...

Abra folk barred from services

Baguio City – Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera strongly condemns the vilification and harassment done to its interns and staff by members of the PNP and LGU of Daguioman, Abra during their press conference this May 23, 2014 at...

Close Encounters: The Defamation of Development Workers

"Sad to say you are members of the NPA"* We've heard a lot of 'red-tagging' and all sorts of political vilifications from the social media, news on television, and in the newspapers but usually we shrug it off, thinking of it as something we just...

The 30th Cordillera Day Celebration

The Continuing Struggle of the Cordillera Peoples Joshua Angelo Bata | Maria Sheena Betito | Paula Bianca Luna According to Mao Tse Tung, the people, and the people alone, are the motive force in making the world history. This was translated in the...