KANNAWIDAN PARA ITI KAPPIA

#KANNAWIDAN | OUR CALL: FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS! GENERAL UNCONDITIONAL AMNESTY NOW!

Nine (9) political prisoners continue to languish in jail. The latest victim was an ailing 72-year old Marcos Aggalao of Balbalan, Kalinga. Three prisoners Eduardo Esteban from Jaro, Iloilo, Virgilio Corpuz and Rene Boy Abiva both from Cagayan Valley never set foot in the Cordillera but are now facing murder and frustrated murder charges in relation to NPA-AFP armed clashes. All are now on their third year of incarceration.

The Duterte administration has also been holding the peace process at hostage with the non-release of political prisoners. Recently, Duterte has rejected the plea to free more than 130+ political prisoners. His non-committal stance on the issue grounds on the fact that it negates prior agreements it signed with the NDFP — the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).

As we commemorate the 67th year of the UN-declared International Human Rights Day, we re-affirm our right as Filipino people to resist national oppression, imperialism, bureaucrat capitalism and monopoly landlordism. We re-affirm our right as indigenous peoples to defend our ancestral lands and territory. We re-affirm our calls: Itigil ang Pasistang Atake sa Mamamayan! Makibaka para sa Kapayapaan!; Hustisya Para sa Biktima ng Diktadurang US-Marcos!; Panagutin si Aquino III at Lahat ng Nagdaang Rehimen sa Kanilang Paglabag sa Karapatan Pantao!

Join us as we commemorate the 67th International Human Rights Day and promote a just and lasting peace in the country!

Invite your friends! KANNAWIDAN PARA ITI KAPPIA event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1865737073656977/?active_tab=about

Artwork by NDFP Consultant on Cordillera and Minority Affairs, Kennedy Bangibang, a former political detainee in Kalinga.

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#KANNAWIDAN | UPDATES

Watch out for the following activities hosted by Innabuyog-Gabriela Cordiller on December 10 for Kannawidan para iti Kappia!

ONE BILLION RISING | 10:30 AM – 03:00 PM
STORYTELLING FOR CHILDREN | 10:30 AM – 03:00 PM
FACEPAINTING | 10:30 AM – 03:00 PM

Join us as we commemorate the 67th International Human Rights Day and continue the fight for a just and lasting peace in the country!

Invite your friends! Event page here:https://www.facebook.com/events/1865737073656977/?active_tab=discussion

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KANNAWIDAN PARA ITI KAPPIA

OUR CALL: Surface James Balao, Stop Enforced Disappearances!

It has been 3,004 days since.

James Balao was abducted by elements of the Military Intelligence Group and Intelligence Security Unit in collaboration with local military and police units. James is an active member of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance, a legal and legitimate organization persecuted by the Philippine government’s counter insurgency operations.

As we commemorate the 67th year of the UN-declared International Human Rights Day, we re-affirm our right as Filipino people to resist national oppression, imperialism, bureaucrat capitalism and monopoly landlordism. We re-affirm our right as indigenous peoples to defend our ancestral lands and territory. We re-affirm our calls: Itigil ang Pasistang Atake sa Mamamayan! Makibaka para sa Kapayapaan!; Hustisya Para sa Biktima ng Diktadurang US-Marcos!; Panagutin si Aquino III at Lahat ng Nagdaang Rehimen sa Kanilang Paglabag sa Karapatan Pantao!

Join us as we commemorate the 67th International Human Rights Day and promote a just and lasting peace in the country!

Invite your friends! KANNAWIDAN PARA ITI KAPPIA event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1865737073656977/?active_tab=about

#JustPeace
#StopEnforcedDisappearances
#SurfaceJamesBalao
#EndImpunity
#EndStateFascism

 

Uphold the True Filipino Heroes: Stop Historical Revisionism!

Tongtongan Ti Umili-CPA is one with the workers and Filipino people in commemorating the birth of the revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio.

Bonifacio was a true hero of the Filipino people who dedicated his life to fight for freedom and independence. We also honor on this day all the true heroes of our country who gave their lives fighting for freedom, justice and democracy.

We continue to express anger and dismay on the Supreme Court’s ruling and of President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to allow the transfer of the remains of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

Marcos is no hero. He will never be recognized as a hero of the Filipino people, no matter where his remains may lie.  There are no actions made by Marcos that is worthy of emulation. To the contrary, what he did during his reign as a dictator must be prevented by every Filipino from ever happening again. It was under his regime that foreign debt ballooned, Labor Export policy was enacted, education was commercialized, and corruption grew rampant, and human rights violations became unbridled.

The actions of President Duterte and the Supreme Court is an insult to the victims of torture, illegal detention, killings, disappearances during the Marcos regime. The burial of Marcos at the LNMB also disregards the heroes of the 1986 EDSA revolution who ousted him and his corrupt regime. This is a clear revision of our country’s history where fascists and dictators are granted a hero’s burial and title, while justice for thousands of victims of human rights violations remain elusive.

The burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the LNMB is only the first step of the Marcos family to reclaim Malacanang. We must remain vigilant and prevent the same people who have used our country’s wealth for their own interests regain power. Their sins to the Filipino people must not go unpunished.

We call on all Filipino people, especially the youth to recognize, uphold and emulate the true heroes of our country. We urge our country’s Millennials to be educated about the true history of the Filipino people and become true heroes of this generation.

 

Justice for the Victims of Martial Law!

Never Again, Never Forget!

 

Reference:

Tracy Dumalo

Secretary General

TTU-CPA welcomes Baguio’s first IPMR

img_0016Baguio City—Tongtongan Ti Umili- Cordillera Peoples Alliance (TTU-CPA) welcomes the selection of Mr. Roger Sinot as the first Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) in the Baguio City Council last November 4. He needs to submit all the necessary requirements needed by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples before being formalized as a member of the city council.

“We welcome the selection of Baguio city’s first IPMR and hope that he will truly represent the interests of the Ibalois and all the indigenous peoples in the city.”

TTU-CPA expressed that it is important that indigenous peoples and their interests are well-represented in the local government since they comprise the majority of the city’s population.

“As the first IPMR of the city, we are hoping that Mr. Sinot will be most willing to listen to the various issues faced by indigenous peoples in the city. We challenge him to actively bring these into the city council and truly represent the indigenous peoples” ended Dumalo.

 

Reference:

Tracy Dumalo

Secretary-General

 

War on Drugs should uphold due process

Baguio City— Tongtongan Ti Umili-Cordillera Peoples Alliance expresses concern over the recent “drug-related killings” in the city. Last September 22, manicurist Chona Mapili was shot dead at Hangar Market while doing her job by an unidentified gunmen, after recently surrendering to the PNP.  Prior this, an alleged pusher was also shot dead last September 9 near his residence by unidentified gunmen.

“We are alarmed by the killings in the city. We reiterate that people should not be killed, whether they are drug pushers or not. Due process must be followed” stated Tracy Anne Dumalo, secretary general of TTU-CPA.

The group is calling on the local government of Baguio to protect the lives of its citizens and conduct necessary steps to put a stop to these killings. Up to present, there are already 13 alleged drug pushers killed in the city, following the Oplan Tokhang and Oplan Double Barrel of the PNP. According to TTU-CPA, the war on drug of the government must not be used to justify the killings in the country and the city.

“Being a drug pusher or user does not warrant death as a punishment. There is no longer a difference if a suspect surrenders to the authorities or not since they are killed all the same. Drug lords should be actively investigated, and not just the small pushers that they employ. The local government must do its duty to protect the lives of ALL its citizens, investigate killings and put a stop to it. We reiterate that every citizen deserves due process” ended Dumalo.###