Ex-Cordillera exec says commercial eroding native culture
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The government’s open-door policy for big business, like commercial production of vegetables and large-scale mining, are fast eroding the Cordillera’s traditional practices that should instead be tapped to preserve indigenous life systems, a former Cordillera official said. "Indigenous peoples continue to be victims of institutionalized greed, a big business, and sadly even by their own governments," said Thomas Killip, a former Cabinet officer for Cordillera development. Killip also cited the rapid disappearance of the "dojo" (Japanese eel or loach) and other insects that are also food sources for the household.
Cariño, D. (2010, October 12). Ex-Cordillera exec says commercial eroding native culture. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A8.
- Philippine Daily Inquirer