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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 »

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 rebs start giving up guns

The Cordillera police on Friday began an inventory of firearms owned by a militia formed by slain rebel priest Conrado Balweg, in preparation for a gradual disarmament process that is dictated by its July 4, 2011, closure agreement with the government.

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in Headlines,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 »

Cordillera leaders defy gov’t deal with Balweg militia


BAGUIO CITY—Cordillera leaders are defying a Malacañang decision to end the peace accord forged by the late President Corazon Aquino and former rebel priest Conrado Balweg in Mt. Data in Bauko, Mt. Province, in 1986. The leaders are reacting to the decision made on July 4 when President Aquino and Teresita Deles, presidential adviser on […]

Posted: August 15th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »