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OFWs in Hong Kong to celebrate Cordillera Day 2017

| April 21, 2017

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Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong will be celebrating the Cordillera Day on 23 April 2017 at the Chater Road, Central, HK. This is a significant event that affirms the strong solidarity and unity of migrant workers from the provinces of Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Kalinga, and Abra.

The event is jointly organized by the Abra Tinguian Ilocano Society (ATIS), Cordillera Alliance (CORALL) and the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE)

In keeping with tradition, the occasion showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Cordillera people. More importantly, it presents the realities on the struggles of the indigenous peoples and the strengthening of the Cordilleran migrants’ movement along with other migrants in Hong Kong.

The celebration of Cordillera Day is a significant event in uplifting our social and political consciousness as Cordilleran migrants, especially as indigenous peoples, in our struggle against political repression, militarization, commercialization of our culture and other injustices committed against national minorities.

This year’s Theme: Cordilleran Migrants Unite! Intensify the Struggle in Defense of Land, Life and Honor to Achieve Just and Lasting Peace!

We are proud to have Ms. Joanna K. Carino, an indigenous Ibaloi woman from Baguio City as our guest speaker.

On this year’s Cordillera Day in Hong Kong, each province will focus on a particular issue of concern of the people in each specific place of origin to perform in a cultural presentation such as impacts of mining, militarization, quest for just peace, access to social services, employment and just wages.

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