Category: Tinig ng Bayan

President Duterte is guilty of national oppression

Today on the second Sandugo General Assembly, we, Kaigorotan (indigenous peoples of the Cordillera), join other indigenous peoples and the Moro people  nationwide in indicting  President Rodrigo Duterte as the main implementer of national oppression or the systematic violation of our right to self-determination by government or the State and big businesses  of the ruling […]

Kaigorotan, lumaban!

“What is the most precious thing to man? Life! If life is threatened, what ought a man do? Fight! This he must do, otherwise he is dishonoured. That will be worse than death. If we do not fight and the dams push through, we die anyway. If we fight, we die honourably. Thus I exhort […]

Años proclamation: an invitation to kill

We strongly condemn General Eduardo Año’s announcement of a P100,000 reward for the capture or killing of members of the NPA because it makes indigenous peoples open targets of more extrajudicial killings as our experience in the Cordillera shows. This is an outright license for the AFP and PNP to commit more extrajudicial killings among […]

NPA-Ifugao, pinabulaanan ang pahayag ng 54th IB

Mariing pinabulaanan ng Nona Del Rosario Command (NDRC) ang ipinapakalat na mga kasinungalingan ng 54th Infantry Battalion (IB) ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sa nangyaring armadong labanan sa Sitio Abaka, Brgy. Danggo, Tinoc, Ifugao noong July 10, 2017, alas tres ng madaling araw. Ang Brgy. Danggo, kagaya ng lahat ng mga baryo sa […]

Bonfires and cold hearts

When the Philippine Information Agency-Cordillera was first formed, it moved its office a lot of times, mostly in front of Baguio City Hall. When it moved to the area between Mansion House and the reflecting pool, even the local media thought it finally found its real home. It has a huge knoll surrounded by towering […]

Plano manen a dam iti Chico River, sinupalpalan ti CPA

SIUDAD TI TABUK – Supsupiaten dagiti umili ti gandat manen a panagsubli dagiti kampanya ti gobyerno iti panangipatakder iti hydro-power project dam iti Karayan Chico, Tanudan, Pasil ken Saltan. Naibingay dagiti update ti agdama a kasasaad iti naangay a miting ti Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance Kalinga Chapter idi Marso 11, 2017. Adda ti lima a proposal […]

Chamber of Mines on Minerals Industry Coordinating Council meeting

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines yesterday welcomed the move of the Minerals Industry Coordinating Council, led by Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, to “create a multi-stakeholder review and advise the DENR on the performance of existing mine operations in consultation with local government units.” “We thank the DOF secretary for this […]

CPA salutes DENR suspension, closure of mining firms

While it is long overdue, CPA welcomes the DENR announcement this week on the closure of 23 mining operations in several parts of the country, including Benguet Corporation (BC). While Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company is among those up for suspension, we are fervently pushing for the closure of this company for its historical accountability to […]

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