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September 30, 2014

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Published by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

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The Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance Friends Abroad (CPA Friends Abroad) is a broad international network composed of individuals and groups in different countries who are supportive of CPA’s program for the promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights and welfare.




President Aquino heckled by indigenous peoples in NY

Accented by their traditional garbs, the indigenous peoples from Igorot and Lumad tribes staged a rally in New York over the President’s ‘ineptness and criminal negligence’.



CPA Intervention at the UN WCIP Round Table 2: Implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples at the national and local level

It is a fact that our collective rights as indigenous peoples especially at the national and local level have been historically violated up to the present in spite of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Rights (UNDRIP) and other international standards.



CPA Intervention at UN WCIP Round Table 3: Indigenous Peoplesí Lands, Territories and Resources

We express our utmost concern on the WCIP Outcome Document having made no explicit mention of indigenous peoples’ self-determination.



CPA co-organizes series of activities during UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and UN Climate Summit

From September 19-24 in New York, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance, joint with the international Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL), Land is Life, Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network (APIYN), International League of Peoples Struggles (ILPS), and BAYAN-USA organized various activities during the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) and UN Climate Summit.



Cordillera Peoples Alliance calls for immediate pull out of AFP troops in Abra at the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

The military operations in Abra must immediately stop and the AFP units in the area pulled out. The Comprehensive Agreement to the Respect of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) and other international humanitarian instruments must likewise be implemented in order that human rights is respected.



CDPC-DEFEND! Statement: Justice for Engr. Fidela Salvador

The Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC) and its member NGO’s condemn and hold accountable the 41st Infantry Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the extrajudicial killing of our friend, co-worker and comrade Engr. Fidela Bugarin Salvador



CORDIS Statement: Engr. Fidela B. Salvador: Wife, Mother and Engineer of the People

The ongoing military operations are putting many more lives in danger. We call for the withdrawal of military troops in the region and the resumption of peace talks between the Philippine government and revolutionary forces towards arriving at a just and lasting solution to the civil war going on in the country.



CPA-CHRA Statement: Justice for Engr. Delle Salvador! Hold the 41st Infantry Battalion Accountable!

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.




Cordillera Day 2014: From Chico to Chevron

Just before the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to the Philippines, the main celebration of the 30th Cordillera Day in Guinaang, Pasil, Kalinga was held on April 23-25, 2014 with some 4,000 local and international delegates participating. As a fitting tribute to the martyrdom of Macliing Dulag, Pedro Dungoc and other heroes of the Cordilleras, a historic Unity Pact is forged by present-day tribal elders and leaders to resist imperialist plunder of their land and resources. It was the World Bank Chico River Dam project before, now there's Makilala Mining, a subsidiary of U.S. company Phelps-Dodge, and the Chevron Geothermal project.

Toxic Gold

Produced by the Tan-aw Multimedia Collective, Health Action Information Network (HAIN), the Save the Abra River Movement (STARM), Montañosa Relief and Rehabilitation Services (MRRS), and Cordillera Peoples Alliance, Toxic Gold presents the effects and impacts of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation’s bulk mining operations to the Abra River and the indigenous and peasant communities by the river. Apart from the environmental, social and agricultural impacts, the documentary presents the plight of Lepanto’s underground mine workers. It runs for 24 minutes.


Produced by Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Southern Tagalog Exposure in 2002. The documentary delves on the importance of the Agno River to the people of Itogon, Benguet and Pangasinan and how the San Roque Dam Project will take away the right to land and livelihood of the people. The people’s struggle against the government flagship project rages despite the impoundment of water in the dam.

Excerpt from That the Mountains May Chant the Truth from Cordillera Human Rights Alliance

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