[Press Release] COMELEC lauded for speedy Baguio & Comval response, urged to allow “live-streamed manual counting” for “special cases” -SANLAKAS

COMELEC lauded for speedy Baguio & Comval response, urged to allow “live-streamed manual counting” for “special cases” Multisectoral partylist group Sanlakas lauded the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) for a “speedy response” to the ballot switching in Baguio and Compostela Valley and urged the commission to allow for “special cases” of poll failure “live-streamed manual counting”…

[In the news] Sagada demands recognition and documentation of customary land laws -www.nordis.net

Sagada demands recognition and documentation of customary land laws. By ALMA B. SINUMLAG, http://www.nordis.net May 27, 2012 BAGUIO CITY — Due to the threat of the state’s land-related policies on the traditional concept of land ownership in the municipality of Sagada, Mt Province, a forum-workshop was held entitled “Empowering indigenous peoples on traditional customary institutions”…

[From the web] Reclaim our Rights to Land, Resources and Ecological Sustainability – Jill Carino

BAGUIO DECLARATION Reclaim our Rights to Land, Resources and Ecological Sustainability Jill Carino “Protecting the rights of the poor should take precedence over corporate greed. Genuine development must prioritize the need to ensure ecological sustainability over market profitability. We must never sacrifice people and the environment for short-term benefit of the few.” – Fr. Edwin…

[In the news] Protesters ‘occupy’ SM Megamall -RAPPLER.com

Protesters ‘occupy’ SM Megamall. BY VOLTAIRE TUPAZ April 13, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — The protest movement to save the trees that will be cut in the summer capital of the Philippines has reached Metro Manila, the country’s capital. Protesters held a lightning rally in SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City on Friday night, April 13, in…

[In the news] Kababaihan Festival activities bared | Sun.Star

Kababaihan Festival activities bared | Sun.Star. By JM Agreda March 8, 2012 SEVERAL activities are slated this month in celebration of Women’s Month. Jeth Junio of the City Social Welfare and Development Officer III said women’s concerns, issues and achievements will take the center stage this month through different activities that include forums, a trade…

[In the news] Legal suit filed vs SM Investments Corporation over planned mall expansion | Sun.Star

Legal suit filed vs SM Investments Corporation over planned mall expansion | Sun.Star. By JM Agreda February 29, 2012 AFTER weeks of preparation, oppositors to SM City Baguio’s planned mall expansion unleashed their complaint before the court at the Justice Hall Tuesday. Some 132 individual complainants and group representatives against the mall expansion filed the…

[Press Release] 284 CSOs attend 4th General Assembly; bewail SM’s impending massacre of Baguio City’s trees -PMPI

284 CSOs attend 4th General Assembly; bewail SM’s impending massacre of Baguio City’s trees Baguio City – 284 members of the Philippine-Misereor Partnership, Inc (PMPI) will gather in Baguio city to meet for its 4th General Assembly on February 27 to March 1, 2012 with the theme “Harnessing Faith, Culture and Integrity of Creation towards…

[In the news] Ifugao lawmaker Teodoro Baguilat opposes cutting and earth-balling of pine trees in Baguio City | Sun.Star

Ifugao lawmaker Teodoro Baguilat opposes cutting and earth-balling of pine trees in Baguio City | Sun.Star. By JM Agreda February 7, 2012 IFUGAO Representative Teodoro Baguilat Jr. joined groups opposing the planned cutting and earth-balling of pines trees along the Luneta Hill in Baguio City to give way to the SM Baguio mall expansion. Baguilat,…