Baguio 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.
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) opposes the burial of the late Dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNB) this coming September. In fact, the burial of Marcos at the LNB is an insult to Martial Law victims in the region and in the country. It is a serious crime of historical revisionism, […]
via No to the burial of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayan — CPA Philippines
Despite the heavy downpour of rain, indigenous peoples and advocates march to the main thoroughfare of Baguio City to highlight and call for the advancement of peoples agenda for genuine change. #IPDay2016 #IPAgenda2016
via In pictures: Indigenous Peoples Day in Baguio City — CPA Philippines
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) is pleased to invite the public to a simple program celebrating our identity and culture as indigenous peoples of the Cordillera on August 9, 2016 from 9AM to 12 NN at the Igorot Park. The event is part of the global commemoration of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, […]
via World Indigenous Peoples Day in Baguio City — CPA Philippines
June 28, 2016
Baguio City– Tongtongan Ti Umili-Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance will be conducting a public kapihan on June 29, a day before the inauguration of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. The kapihan aims to discuss the challenges of the people of Cordillera and Baguio City to the incoming national and local administrations.
“We want to challenge the government to act on the pressing issues and concerns of the people. We have become victims of government neglect under the Aquino administration and we challenge the Duterte administration to take a different path and prove that change is truly coming” stated Tracy Dumalo, secretary-general of Tongtongan Ti Umili-CPA.
The kapihan will also tackle the promise of Duterte to resume Peace Talks and the release of political prisoners once he takes oath as president.
“We welcome Duterte’s announcement that he will push for the resumption of Peace Talks in the country once he is inaugurated since this will greatly help in the advancement of the interests of the people. The resumption of peace talks is not simply about the ceasefire between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the New People’s Army, but other concerns of the people as well, particularly the release of political prisoners and undertaking socio-economic reforms. We invite everyone to join us in discussing the prospects for our country and unite towards a just and lasting peace” ended Dumalo.
The kapihan will be held on Igorot Park, from 11 in the morning to 1:00 in the afternoon.
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) are enraged over the maligning and insinuation that CPA is behind the abduction of its very own pioneer, James Balao. In three media reports written by Tetch Torres-Tupas of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) dated June 22, 2016; Ina Reformina of ABS CBN […]
via The Side of Truth is Always the Side of Justice. — CPA Philippines