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Former CPLA men securing Ibaloy land claimants–PNP


Members of the defunct militia of slain rebel priest Conrado Balweg have been serving as security aides for some Ibaloy families who hold titles to their ancestral lands in Baguio City, a top Philippine National Police official said on Monday.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Do Cordillerans really want autonomy?


The quest for Cordillera autonomy is a decades-old struggle awash with the blood of martyrs, like Kalinga chieftain Macli-ing Dulag and nameless others who fought attempts by multinational corporations, private armies and the national government to seize control of our ancestral land and the natural resources.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rebel priest’s son now an Army soldier

JORDAN Balweg was a baby when his father, slain rebel priest Conrado Balweg, formed the militia, Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army. He has been integrated into the military this week. 

Jordan Balweg was an infant when his father, slain rebel priest Conrado Balweg, and his militia, the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA), negotiated peace with the late President Corazon Aquino in 1986.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Balweg group surrenders guns under terms of pact

Cordillera Administrative Region map

The militia formed by slain rebel priest Conrado Balweg was recently recognized as a nongovernmental organization (NGO) by the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) after the former rebel group began the process of disarmament.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera peace pact offers arms deal showcase

BAGUIO CITY—The Aquino administration wants a peace deal with slain rebel priest Conrado Balweg’s militia to work to use it as a showcase of the first voluntary disarmament of a rebel group in modern history, a top Palace official recently said. Undersecretary Maria Cleofe Sandoval, of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace [...]

Posted: November 1st, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Little-known facts about CPLA

TRIBAL elders at “sipat” took the place of Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) leaders still in hiding. The CPLA leadership still preferred anonymity at the time in 1986 when President Corazon Aquino was prepared to sign the sipat that would lead to peace talks. So tribal leaders led by Leonardo Bun-as, Mariano Agosto, Mario Yag-ao, [...]

Posted: July 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Never-ending story of ‘Balweg’s revolution’


TO BUILD what he called a “Cordillera Nation,” Fr. Conrado Balweg joined the communist New People’s Army during the final years of the Marcos dictatorship and then broke away to form the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) in March 1986. At least that’s how tales about the grand “Balweg revolution” is summed up today. The [...]

Posted: July 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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