Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bloody Demolition in Kalinga

Rizal Mayor Marcelo de la Cruz implements Municipal Ordinance #2005-005 that prohibits land squatting in Rizal town.Sending Demolition crew with police escorts at Barangay San Pascual Rizal Kalinga which resulted to the death of 9 people and wounding of 10 police officers. the gunmen were ordered to surrender but refused and kept firing at the government forces, resulting in sporadic gunbattles that lasted throughout the day.
The squatters dug foxholes and refused to vacate the area, armed with automatic rifles they begun firing at the demolition team in which the police are forced to return fire.

The policemen immediately called on reinforcements from the Kalinga Provincial Police Office and Regional Mobile Group and the Army’s 21st Infantry Battalion.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Tabuk is now a city

Tabuk on became a city on Sunday after a successful plebiscite.

With the plebiscite, Tabuk became the only component city in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Baguio City, the other city in the region, has been a chartered city since 1909.

According to figures released by the Commission on Elections in Cordillera, 17,060 approved the proposal while 2,333 objected against the move to declare Tabuk a city.

Tabuk has 44,128 registered voters. Velasco claimed only 44 percent went out to participate in the historic plebiscite.

Comelec regional director Armand Velasco said that the canvassing ended Sunday


Saturday, June 23, 2007

Suspect in Vice Gov. Killing surrendered to the NBI

The suspect who allegedly shot a gubernatorial candidate in Kalinga in April surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).the suspect Joel Agagon Melod, 24, a resident of Magnao, Tabuk, Kalinga, surrendered to the NBI Cagayan Valley Regional Office (CAVRO) headed by regional director Constantino P. Joson.
The suspect confesses that it was a vengeance for the death of Judge Milnar Lammawin clearing the Name of Wacnang as one of the possible suspect master minding the death of Diasen.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Climbers bring School Supplies to the Poor

67 Manila Based Mountain Climbers headed by Jhoana Pimentel, a Manila-based marketing assistant for a US law firm distributed school supplies to the students of Lubo Elementary School.the volunteer ambassadors of the “Big Brother, Big Sister” outreach program bring education to the country’s backwoods.
The climbers completed their 18 hour footmarch with the guidance of Mrs. Marlyn Tombali the adviser of The Kalinga Mountaineering Club..


Friday, June 8, 2007


(Indonesian Cuties with Kalinga Artist Alex Tumapang(L) and Charles Wandag (R) During the international Folk Song Festival- China

Charles Wandag popularly known as "Badjao" Bob marley of the ekalingas will be releasing his latest album which includes "KALINGA DREADLOCK RASTAMAN".
since the album is on limited production, you may contact the artist to reserve some copies. 2 of the song included can be played at kalingatambayan.com "Rastaman and Tampuhan"

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you may also want to visit Badjao's on multiply here