Cordillera Administrative Region
TUBA, Benguet – Indigenous peoples in this town gave their free and prior informed consent (FPIC) for the establishment of four mini-hydro power plants in two barangays.
The plants will maximize the potential of available water resources to produce additional renewable power for the Luzon grid.
The consent of the Tuba indigenous peoples to the renewable power projects was made official in a memorandum of agreement signed between their representatives and Goldlink Global Energy Corporation, a local hydro power developer based in the municipality.
Three of the mini-hydro power pla
TFIP Statement on the Occasion of International Day of Action for Rivers
Rivers are an essential part of indigenous peoples’ lives and communities, and have been integral to their holistic development. Rivers form part of the territories of many indigenous peoples and serve as good sources of food and water for household and agricultural uses. Rivers also play a major role in the spirituality and belief systems of many indigenous groups.
March 14 is International Day of Action against Dams, for Rivers, Water, and Life.
The Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) and the Ifugao Peasant Movement (IPM) raise our strong concern over the heightened political vilification against community organizers, members and leaders of people’s organizations by suspected State security forces in Ifugao province. Pictures of active members of people’s organizations and community organizers are being circulated in certain social media groups in Ifugao that are labeled with malicious, baseless and libelous statements that these people are members and sympathizers of the New People’s Army.
LISTED Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co.
“With the continuous mining in our communities, the indigenous women and the whole community continue to fight.”
MANILA – Indigenous women led by Bai Indigenous Women Network (BAI) protested at the Chino Roces Bridge (former Mendiola Bridge) on Thursday, Nov.
Residents of Tinoc, Ifugao who withdrew their consent for the construction of a mini-hydro power plant at Barangay Eheb are prepared to seek court intervention if the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples will not issue an order directing the contractor to stop from proceeding with its project.
Lawyer Maria Lulu Reyes, a trustee of Igorota Foundation Inc., said under the law, if the free, prior and informed consent process was issued without properly informing the community of the pros and cons of a project, there is basis to rescind their memorandum of agreement.
“This is not just
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) is greatly honored as the recipient of the Eco Water Awards 2014 Gaia Prize presented by the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM)/Friends of Earth Korea, Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea. CPA received the award through its Secretary General, Ms.
“Instead of protecting the indigenous peoples, the NCIP served as a bridge for the entry of destructive projects.”
BAGUIO CITY — Cordillera indigenous peoples called for the abolition of the National Commission of Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) saying that the agency betrayed their interests.
In a protest action in front of the NCIP regional office, Oct.
LAMUT, IFUGAO – Can a Department of Energy-approved hydro-power contract be valid without the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the affected indigenous communities?
This is one of the questions that representatives of the six villages of Lagawe and two villages of this town raised when they gathered in a forum that tackled the plan to build a hydro-electric power dam at Alimit River that traverses various towns of the province.
Recently, the DOE approved and signed the renewable energy service contract with SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP) for an integrated hydropower complex c
Justice for Engr. Delle Salvador!
Hold the 41st IB Accountable!
Joint Statement of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Cordillera Human Rights Alliance
11 September 2014
We cry out for justice for Engr. Fidela “Delle” Salvador, staff of activist NGOs CDPC and CORDIS – an engineer of the people, a woman and a mother, who was killed by troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in a Northern Luzon Command-led military operation in Lacub, Abra participated in mainly by the 41st Infantry Battalion deployed in the area.
Aside from Engr.