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Hydroelectric Power Project [Primer]
November 11, 2020
Free Betty Belen! Stop the attacks against human rights defenders!
October 25, 2020
Justice for Baby River and all victims of state terrorism!
October 15, 2020
PABLAAK KEN TAKDER TI BINODNGAN PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION (BPO) – KALINGA MAINAIG ITI MONUMENTO DA MACLI-ING DULAG, PEDRO DUNGNGOC, LUMBAYA GAYUDAN IDIAY BUGNAY, TINGLAYAN, KALINGA NGA IKKATEN DA BABAEN ITI DPWH
October 14, 2020
URGENT APPEAL: Stop the demolition of the monument of Macliing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc, Lumbaya Gayudan and other heroes of the Anti-Chico Dams Struggle
October 7, 2020
OPEN LETTER TO THE BUTBUT TRIBE OF KALINGA
October 7, 2020
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Urgent Appeal

On October 8, the the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Upper Kalinga District Engineering Office gave Cordillera Peoples Alliance seven (7) days to remove the monument of Macliing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc, Lumbaya Gayudan and other heroes of the Anti-Chico Dams Struggle!

We appeal for your urgent support to prevent the demolition of the monument of Macliing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc, Lumbaya Gayudan and other heroes of the historic Anti-Chico Dam Resistance!

The reason given for the demolition: the edge of the monument falls within the road right-of-way. But behind this threat is an attempt by the government to hide from the public eye the true history of the indigenous people’s heroic resistance against displacement and oppression.

Help save the Heroes’ Monument from destruction!

Sign and share the petition NOW. http://chng.it/gDr9Njgp7W

Please Sign! Appeal for Urgent Action on the Attacks Against the CPA and its Leaders

The threats, harassment, intimidation, red-tagging and political vilification against Windel Bolinget, Bestang Sarah Dekdeken, Santos Mero and others leaders and members of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) must immediately stop. Those responsible for these acts must be held accountable and prosecuted without impunity.

We believe that these attacks are aimed to not only discredit the long record of CPA and its leaders in serving the people but also to silence organizations and individuals from raising legitimate issues and concerns. These acts are in violation of the Philippine government’s obligations to human rights, international humanitarian law and international agreements, including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Stop the demolition of the monument of Macliing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc, Lumbaya Gayudan and other heroes of the Anti-Chico Dams Struggle

Strengthening Global Solidarity to Defend the Cordillera Against Plunder and State Terror!

Webinar 1: “Defend our land, life and resources”

Webinar 2 : Defend the Defenders!

Webinar 3 : Defend the People!

Bumangon Tay' Amin

"Only the race owns the land because the race lives forever" - Ama Macliing Dulag

Daga a Nagtaudan

That the Mountains May Chant the Truth

Defend Cordillera

Our Global Pact to Defend Cordillera

“Until our right to self-determination is recognized, the struggle will not end. Even if it means the
sacrifice of our lives to achieve freedom, so be it!”
- Rafael “Markus” Bangit, Kalinga peace pact holder killed for his defense of indigenous peoples rights and
human right

We, the undersigned indigenous peoples, civil society organisations, institutions, human rights defenders, and peace-loving peoples of the world, firmly express our enduring support for the defense of the Cordillera region in the Philippines—the people, their land, heritage, and right to self-determination.

On this day, the 12th of September 2020, we launch the global campaign Defend Cordillera PH. This worldwide endeavor takes inspiration from the just, moral, and historical basis for the struggle of the Cordillera people.

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Urgent Alert

Free Betty Belen! Stop the attacks against human rights defenders!

As the Miss Universe Philippines is loudly celebrated today, especially in the Cordillera where its events are being held, indigenous woman human rights defender Beatrice “Betty” Belen was arbitrarily arrested in her home in Uma, Lubuagan, Kalinga

At 4:00 this morning, a composite team from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Philippine National Police and the 503rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army bearing Search Warrants started to search the houses of Betty and ten other households in Western Uma and Lower Uma. Betty with her husband and two grandchildren were led outside the house when the search was conducted. After the search, Betty was arrested after the search team allegedly seized three firearms. She was brought to the Kalinga Police Provincial Office.

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Urgent Alert : Police wants monument of Macliing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc, Lumbaya Gayudan and other heroes and martyrs of the Anti-Chico Dams Struggle DEMOLISHED

The heroism of Macliing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc, Lumbaya Gayudan and other martyrs of the prominent Anti-Chico Dams Struggle from the Butbut tribe in Kalinga is bound to be dishonored by the police.

We have learned that the Provincial Advisory Council of the Kalinga Provincial Police Office requested the provincial government through the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Oversight to “enact a resolution to remove the monuments of Macliing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc and Lumbaya Gayudan built by the Cordillera Peoples Alliance on the road right of way of the national road in Bugnay, Tinglayan.” The Upper Kalinga District Engineering Office (UKDEO) said the construction of the monument is illegal as it is situated 4.10 meters from the centerline of the road and that the monument encroached on the national road.

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HAPIT

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The Cordillera Peoples Alliance comes out with a regular publication, HAPIT, published in both English and Ilokano, the regional lingua franca. “Hapit” is the rootword of the Ifugao term “hahapitan,” which means community dialogue.

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