Benguet folk gather to list self-determination sites

Gateway to the Cordillera – Benguet elders recall sites in Baguio and Benguet that contribute to the Cordilleran struggle for self-determination. Being the Southern-most province of the Cordillera, Benguet has a history of resistance against Spanish colonial forces. BAGUIO CITY – Benguet elders from the academe, local government units, civil society organizations, tourism groups, and… Read more »

CAR RDC Committee on Indigenous Concerns tackles textbooks with erroneous info on CAR

The issue on the erroneous information on the Cordillera Region published in various textbooks was discussed by the Committee on Indigenous Peoples’ Concerns (CIPC) of the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) during its third quarter meeting on August 15 in Baguio City. This surfaced after the Banaue Rice Terraces, located in Ifugao, was reportedly erroneously… Read more »

Mountain Province State Polytechnic College initiates International Forum on Indigenous Peoples

Regenerating Knowledge – The forum gathered academics, civil service organizations, regional line agencies and government officials from all over the country to share innovations on indigenous knowledge, systems, and practices. The forum also included researchers from Indonesia and Taiwan. BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE – During the peak of celebrations for the 14th Lang-Ay Festival, the Mountain… Read more »

Researchers keep indigenous knowledge alive and relevant

Sharing Ideas – The international forum was a venue to share papers on the ways indigenous knowledge and practices in areas of disaster risk reduction, enterprise and education adapt to change. BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE – Delegates from over 20 institutions all over the country met in the 1st International Forum on Innovations for Indigenous Peoples’… Read more »

RDC endorses 3 resolutions pushing for stronger IP rights

The Cordillera Regional Development Council Executive Committee, during its meeting on September 28, endorsed three resolutions for the welfare of indigenous peoples (IPs) in CAR. These resolutions push for: (1) the inclusion of more benefits for IP communities hosting energy generating facilities; (2)    including lands covered by Certificate of Ancestral Domain Claims (CADCs) in the… Read more »

RDC Committee bares IP month activities

October is Indigenous Peoples Month,  and the Cordillera Region, the only IP-dominated region in the country, has a series of activities lined up for this year’s celebration with the theme “IPs’ Empowerment towards Peace, Unity and Development”. NCIP-CAR Director Roland Calde, during the Kapihan on the State of Regional Development held on Sept. 27, 2016,… Read more »