Monday, November 11th, 2013
By GINA DIZON Northern Dispatch SAGADA, Mountain Province – Local residents here are opposing the construction of a communications tower for Globe Telecom on the Calvary hill. Through a petition sent to the telecommunications company and appeals for support to the vestry of the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin (CSMV) and the Episcopal Diocese
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
The resources gathered from contributions may serve only a small per cent of 8,000 families still displaced, “But this would not stop us from doing what we can to help the victims and let everyone know the...
Monday, October 21st, 2013
Dismissing the case against the accused murderers of Juvy Capion and her sons, Pops and John, "was a go-signal for military and paramilitary groups to continue killing civilians opposed to big mines and other destructive projects." –...
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
“As families and friends commemorate the death of Juvy Capion and her two sons, the decision comes as an insult to the family and to all the victims of human rights violations and also shows the weakness...
Monday, October 14th, 2013
“This award is for the indigenous peoples, this is for the people we write about, like the Mangyans who strive to educate themselves despite countless limitations.”- Marya Salamat
Friday, October 11th, 2013
“One hundred ten years of operations of Benguet Corporation, 77 years of Lepanto Mining Corporation and 57 years of Philex Mining Corporation did not bring development to the people of Cordillera.” – Beverly Longid, Katribu Partylist
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
A 17-year-old told Human Rights Watch that Philippine soldiers beat him up to force him to admit he was a rebel fighter. He said he eventually lied and said he was with the MNLF so that the...
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Zambo evacuees recount the "politeness" of MNLF members, and the "oddness" of the state military burning houses of civilians as a strategy.
Monday, September 2nd, 2013
“The air strikes and strafing in Sagada, Mt. Province have affected the livelihood source of the people – the forest, water sources and farms. The security of the people as well was endangered with their manner...
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Against the 156 processed Certificate of Ancestral Domain Titles, of which only 37 were registered, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples issued a total of 320 certifications allowing mining operations.
Sunday, August 25th, 2013
A known anti-mining activist has been missing since August 21. The victim was last seen being forced into a police patrol car but authorities denied having custody of him.