2013 Kaigorotan Youth Week: Politics of Change and Good Governance


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The Kaigorotan Youth Week (KGW) is a solidarity youth action in commemoration of the 1983 Cordillera Youth March against destructive projects in indigenous communities such as the Chico Dam and massive logging of Cellophil Resources Company. In 1993, Baguio City Sangguniang Kabataan Federation passed a resolution to the City Council declaring March 1-5 as the Kaigorotan Youth Week. Since then, KYW is held spearheaded by youth community leaders and organizations with a theme that refers to urgent challenges of the time.

This year’s commemoration is centered on Kaigorotan youth’s active participation in the politics of change and good governance for social transformation. The series of events from February 25-March 10, 2013 include the Search for Mr. & Ms. Kaigorotan, Slogan Poster Making and Quiz Bee on Cordillera History and Culture. The talent showcase reflects the youth’s answer in guarding people’s votes and ballots in the coming May 13 election among others. Activities included art workshops, competitions and talent showcase of indigenous dance and music as well as skits, poetry and speeches.

Held in People’s Park (Malcolm Square), the Kaigorotan Youth Week is also part of YtADEC (Youth Advocacy for the Defense of Environment and Culture), a campaign to bring together Cordillera indigenous youth in safeguarding cultural heritage and in defending land, life and resources for self-determination. In Cordillera, the term I-tadek means to dance thus, YtADEC also serves as unity in the form of dance.

The activity is a collaboration of Cordillera Youth Center, Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network, Puliwes-Apugan Youth Organization for our Heritage (PAYOH), Progressive Igorots for Social Action (PIGSA), Pinatud Anakbayan, Balennay-King’s College of the Philippines (Balennay), Bibak-University of Baguio, Katribu Partylist and Dap-ayan ti Kultura iti Kordilyera (DKK).

Below is the action’s rationale (Ilocano and Filipino) chanted in its commencement:

’93 nga nabigbig
Ti kaigorotan Youth Week
Isu ti mangpalagip
Agtutubo Nabileg

Ti enta’y panangselebrar
Adu enta’y naadal
Aglawlaw Salakniban
Ilaban Daga kinabaknang

Napintas a Kultura
Padur-asen ta Pumigsa
Isu ti pakabigbigan

Agtutubo Kaigorotan

Tarigagay nga otonomiya
Isu ti maysa nga porma
Bukod a Panagkeddeng
Karbengan ken rebbengen

Otonomiya ti kordilyera
Ipakaawat kadamaysa
Daytoy kuma ket agserbi
Panagdur-as ti umili

Panagdur-as ti kaamuan
Ti dinmar-ay a participants
Isu ti maysa tulong
KYW Commemoration

Karit iti Panawen
Eleksyon umadanin
Panag-adal kasapulan
Tapno umno ket botosan

Pulitika Panagbalbaliw
Isu ti enta’y Daniw
Isu ti Mangsigurado
Panagdur-as pagilyan tayo

Datayo nga Agtutubo
Pumigpigsa Umad-ado
Pilien ta’y ti Katribu
Ken ni Teddy Casiño

Pulitika Panagbalbaliw
Isu ti enta’y Daniw
Isu ti Mangsigurado
Panagdur-as pagilyan tayo

’93 nang nakilala
Linggo ng Kabataang Kaigorotan
Ito ang nagpapa-alala
Kabataan ay may kapangyarihan at magagawa

Sa ating  mga selebrasyon
Maraming aral na nakuha
Para Kalikasan ay alagaan
At ipaglaban: Lupa at likas na yaman

Magagandang Kultura
Paunlarin at palakasin
Ito ang  pagkakakilanlan
Kabataan ng Kaigorotan

Ang Hangad na Otonomiya
Ay isa lamang porma
Ng ating Sariling Pagpapasya
Ating Karapatan at Tungkulin

Otonomiya ng Kordilyera
Ipa-intindi sa bawat isa
Ito sana ay magsilbi
Pag-unlad ng nakakarami

Pag-unlad ng kaalaman
Ng mga dumalong participants
Ito ang isang tulong
Ng KYW commemoration

Hamon ng panahon
Palapit na ang eleksyon
Pag-aaral ay kailangan
Kung sino dapat ang iboto

Politika ng Pagbabago
Ito ang ating awit
Ito ang magtitiyak
Bansa nati’y uunlad

Tayong mga Kabataan
Lumalawak, lumalakas
Piliin natin ang Katribu
At si Teddy Casiño

Politika ng Pagbabago
Ito ang awit
Ito ang magtitiyak
Bansa nati’y uunlad

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