Discourses On Cordillera Autonomy

AUTHOR/S:
Athena Lydia Casambre
DATE: 
2010

Description: 

More than two decades have passed since the start of the debate on autonomy for the Cordillera region of Northern Luzon, Philippines. To date, the Philippine Constitution’s mandate for regional autonomy in the Cordillera remains an unsettled issue. In view of recent developments—the resumption of talks on autonomy and its connection to moves for a Philippine federal state—it is important to recall the context of the demand for regional autonomy and the arguments raised by various sectors to support or dispute it. Published by the Cordillera Studies Center, this book by Dr. Athena Lydia Casambre is a response to this need. While Dr. Casambre’s methodology was interpretive and did not necessarily resolve the debate, what she has done—weaving together into a single fabric the various strands of contradictory discourses in the regional autonomy debate—is an accomplished work that will be essential to the understanding of the political dynamics between government and society in the Cordillera people’s pursuit of self-governance and self-determination.

Dr. Casambre was with the faculty of the University of the Philippines Baguio from 1968 until 2001 when she moved to the University of the Philippines Diliman where she is now professor of political science at the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy.

 

*Available for purchase at CSC Office. 108 pages, Book paper. Php 180.00

Of Gold, Spanish Conquistadors, And Ibaloi Generational Memory

AUTHOR/S:
Michael Armand P. Canilao
DATE: 
2011

Description:

Published with the assistance of the Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of Spain and Universities in the Philippines and the Pacific Islands.

This work identifies some important preliminary considerations towards an understanding of the early peopling of southern Benguet, and the role of the Ibaloi in the foundation of the earliest settlements in the area. The author argues that just as gold played a crucial role in the peopling of numerous highland areas in Southeast Asia, it could have played a similar role in the migration of the Ibaloi to the gold-rich mountain ridges of Benguet between the 14th and 15th century or even earlier.

 

*Available for purchase at CSC Office. 132 pages, Book paper. Php 250.00

Kalinga Sacrifice

 TITLE: 
Kalinga Sacrifice
AUTHOR/S:
Jules De Raedt
DATE: 
1989

Description:

The book presents data gathered in the mid-60s that traced the elaborate sacrifices in Buaya, one of the endogamous regions in Kalinga. The author gives a preliminary analysis of the more than two dozens complete performances of several kinds of sacrifice he attended in Buaya.

 

 

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