The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, Highlighting the festivities will be the colorful parade in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Artistic Baguio. Museum visitors and students looks at the artistic works of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts students. BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Spring Fest 2020. The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, The Traditional Chinese Dragon dance will be among the highlights in colorful parade set in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book,

Galant Police. Baguio City officials headed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Congressman Mark Go awards citation to Patrolman Julius Walang for his gallantry in apprehending a taxi driver who tried to speed away and almost ramming the police. Similar citation was also awarded to rider Jaazerdallas Bandonil Chommog who assisted Walang in the incident. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera Athletic Meet. Officials from the Department of Education and the City Government of Baguio and other key stakeholders affirms their commitment of support, as they launched the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2020 in a Kapihan media Forum at the Baguio City Hall, Wednesday. Around 6,000 student athletes and school officials are expected to join the regional athletic meet setin February 16 to 21. (Carlito Dar//PIA CAR)

Members of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts showcases the theme song, specifically prepared for the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) that is set to be hosted by Baguio City on February 16 to 21 with over 6,000 student athletes and school officials participating.

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book, "Igorotak". BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

NCIP holds ELCAC action planning with Cordillera IPs

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 10 (PIA) - - The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples gathered leaders of the indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples (ICCs/IPs) and government stakeholders in the Cordillera region for a three-day event to draw issues and concerns from the lens of  the IPs on the Whole-of-Nation Approach program of the government to end local communist armed conflict (ELCAC).

 

The Cordillera region is the seventh leg of the NCIP –led activity across regions to gather issues and concerns affecting the IPs in line with Executive Order 70 otherwise known as the Whole-of-Nation Approach to end the armed conflict.

Executive Director of the National Task Force – ELCAC and NCIP Commissioner Allen Capuyan said the ICCs/IPs are the ones mostly affected when it comes to the issue on insurgency.

He said the output of  the activity from the lens of the ICCs/IPs, the NCIP and the other agencies will form part of the nationalaction plan which will be for adoption at the national level.

Executive Director of the National Task Force – ELCAC and National Commission of the Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Commissioner Allen Capuyan underscores the importance of drawing issues and concerns from the lens of the Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples on the government's program to end local communist armed conflict. (SCA-PIA-CAR)

The NCIP masterplan will be operationalized by the NTF-ELCAC action plan which is all about governance, said Capuyan.  

Issues and concerns were drawn based on the four bundles of rights namely rights to ancestral domain, social justice, self-governance, and cultural sensitivity. These are  anchored on the 12 clusters identified under the National Task Force (NTF)-ELCAC program.

Capuyan said the issues and concerns will be directed to different agencies which will lead to a series of formal and informal agreements with each NCIP in the region, in the province and national office agreements among the concerned agencies that will guide them on how to address these through interventions.  

He hopes that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA)will realize that there is a formula to end insurgency.

He cited two points in rectifying the wrong done  in the past which affected the delivery of basic services- to correct structural defects and policy gaps in the laws and policies being issued . These are not only for the IPs but also for the farmers, laborers and other sectors.

A university student, Noemi Pal-og,  appreciated the conduct of the event which she believes would make an impact to the IP youth and the elders as it would change one’s perspective. “It is a stepping stone in learning culture and more about IP rights,”she said.

She hopes there will be continuing educational activities such as this to address issues and concerns in the IP communities.

“As youth, we are the voices of our communities. Mayat koma nga mainvolve kami kadagiti programs iti communities tapnu diay naadal mi ket maishare mi iti dadduma nga kakadwa mi karkaro tatta nga adda kakadwa mi nga haan da naikkanti opportunity.” (We hope to be involved in community programs so we could share what we have learned especially to  those who were not given the opportunity), Pal-og said.

Norberto Pacio, president of the Itogon Indigenous Peoples Organization, said the Whole-Nation-Approach program of the government is just timely. He learned a lot from the event such as the 12 clusters where issues and concerns were anchored with the corresponding interventions.

Pacio said he  will advocate in his community the IP rights which he perceives people still lack awareness and understanding of. He also said he will support the government’s program on ending insurgency.

Dionisio Chungalan, IP Mandatory Representative of Barlig,Mountain Province hopes that there will be a sort of open forum among council of tribal elders in their place employing the traditional way of sharing what they have learned about NTF-ELCAC. (JDP/SCA-PIA-CAR)

By Susan C. Aro

 

Baguio

  • Phase 2 of Baguio-Benguet college sports league resumes

    BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League (BBEAL) will resume its second phase of games after the city’s hosting of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet that ends on February 21.

  • Filipino – Chinese community, Baguio LGU launch Spring Fest 2020

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) - - Strong community ties and partnership  is  showcased again by the Filipino – Chinese community and the City Government of Baguio  as they launched the Lunar or Spring Festival 2020 at the regular flag raising ceremony at the City Hall grounds Monday morning.

  • CHSO reminds parents on importance of child vaccination

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The City Health Services Office( CHSO) stressed the importance  of child vaccination  and  reminded  parents to check the vaccination records of their  children to assure  their  protection from vaccine preventable diseases.

  • UC, Cauayan HS win Cordillera, Region 2 NBTC plums

    BAGUIO CITY – The University of the Cordilleras (UC) survived on Friday a gritty University of Baguio High School (UBHS) then went on to stop Tabuk City, 78-62, to win the National Basketball Training Camp (NBTC) regional finals for Cordillera and Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) at the UB gym.

  • TIEZA funds rehabilitation of Burnham Park, Banaue Hotel

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority(TIEZA)   is  set  to  fund  the rehabilitation works at the  Burnham Park here and the Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel in Ifugao  in line with its mandate to ensure sustainable tourism infrastructure development.

Benguet

  • Cordillera cops urged to have sense of right and wrong

    CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Police in the Cordillera Administrative Region are reminded to get in the habit of doing good deeds daily, an integral part of the Philippine National Police's internal cleansing program.

  • CAR farmers appeal to Mayor Isko on Divisoria closure this weekend

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 15(PIA) -- Vegetable farmers and traders from the Cordillera region are appealing to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso to allow them to deliver and sell their produce amidst the planned three-day closure of the roads going to the Divisioria Market this weekend.

  • La Trinidad flood study underway

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The local government is undertaking an evaluation  of  the flood situation of this  capital town as an initial step for a full-blown study that would address the perennial flooding problem in the valley.

  • Mayor Isko allows highland vegies in Divisoria during Sto Nino feast

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 17(PIA) -- Cordillera farmers may be allowed to deliver and sell their produce at the Divisoria Market during the Feast of the Santo Niño de Tondo this weekend.

  • Kibungan LGU crafts FOI measure

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 8 (PIA)  - - The local government of Kibungan crafted its Freedom of Information (FOI) measure in recognition of the importance of people’s right to government information.

Mt. Province

  • Healthiest places in Mt. Province recognized

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 20 (PIA) -- The provincial government recently recognized winners of the 2019 Provincial Search for the Healthiest Places.

  • 11 CTGs surrender in Mountain Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 17(PIA) -- At least 11 members of the communist terrorist group(CTG)  who surrendered to government forces were presented on Wednesday(Jan. 15 ) at the Camp Montes here.

  • Poblacion Bontoc is outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 10(PIA) – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the provincial government extol the lupong tagapamayapa in their crucial role in conflict resolution in the barangays as they awarded recently the barangay justice committee of Poblacion of this capital town as the outstanding   in the province.

  • Solar-powered rice insect trap leads winners in RICE 2019

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 22 (PIA) - - A solar-powered light trap for rice insect created by three students from Camalog National High School of Pinukpuk, Kalinga wins the SIBOL Award – Student Creative Research for High School category of the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) held  on November 19 – 20 here.

  • DOST brings Reg’l S&T roadshow to the people of Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 21 (PIA) - - In line with its  goal of bringing science for the people, the Department of Science and Technology(DOST),  holds the annual Regional S&T Week here that generally aims to promote science, technology and innovation as a driver of development especially in the countryside.

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