“If our justice system will continue to serve as a tool of repression that has made environmentalists into an ‘endangered species,’ then it leaves us no other recourse but to seek justice in higher venues of struggle.”
“Your father was no doubt Abra’s man. There is so much Abra in him and Abra has so much of him. When the time comes when you get to visit the place, hug the people tight — they loved your father in a way no one among us can love him. They loved him because he was one of them, fought for them, lived his life like them so they could change their lives for the better.”
“She lived out her Christian faith, showing preference for the poor.”
Arnold “AJ” Jaramillo was the iconic “astig” father: he was a New People’s Army leader.
The amazing lives of the “Lacub martyrs” give their loved ones the courage, hope and inspiration to seek justice.
Families of the “Lacub martyrs” went to Manila to redress their grievance against the “war crimes” committed by the military in its operations in Abra in September.
“The military positioned themselves among us civilians. We did not want them to join us, but they insisted. We did not want to go to with them back to the Poblacion but they forced us.” – A Lacub resident interviewed by the National Solidarity Mission to Abra
By JOAN GARCIA
Their history of resistance against the plunder of their resources is as rich as their mountains.
Sidebar: Cordillera elders form pact against mining, militarization
A fourth year student of Easter College Inc. in Baguio City discovered, during a school immersion program, how an indigenous group in Ilocos Sur called the I-Lamag implements its own forest utilization, management, protection and ownership system. BY NARCISO ADDAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com I witnessed during our immersion with fellow students from the…