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NPA burns mine equipment

NPA burns mine equipment

By NADET DOLIPAS-CAPUYAN www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — PSI Sosimo P. Reyes, Quirino chief of police in a phone interview said unidentified armed men burned the drilling equipment of the PDEP Inc. formerly Phelps Dodge (PD) stationed at Brgy. Patiacan, Quirino, Ilocos Sur before dawn of April 11. In a statement emailed to the media, Armando
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Sagada residents order soldiers to leave them

Sagada residents order soldiers to leave them

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The residents of Pidlisan and Aguid, both northern barangays of Sagada, Mountain Province, achieved a short victory when they achieved the pull-out of the troops of the 50th Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, who arrived allegedly to secure the area from the New People’s Army after
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Lacub children traumatized by soldiers’ presence

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net LACUB, Abra — Children in the municipality of Lacub, here have difficulty going to school as they deeply fear having to walk by the vicinity of the camp of the 41st Infantry Battalion Philippine Army (IBPA) because of what they or 9 of their schoolmates experienced. One of the parents of
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Clan members demand military pull-out

By DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net LICUAN BAAY, Abra — The clan to which the victims of the gruesome massacre in this town belong to demanded the pull-out of the 41st Infantry battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) from their village to allay the fears of the victims’ family and to pave way for the impartial investigation
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Barangay official fears for life

By DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net LICUAN, BA-AY, Abra — Barangay kagawad Arsenio Gaboy of Sitio Sucao disclosed that he is under threat from the 41st infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) during the tribute program for the massacred Ligiw father and sons as part of the National Solidarity Mission (NSM) spearheaded by Cordillera Human Rights
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Probe on rights abuses by 41st IBPA urged

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BANGUED, Abra — Human rights advocates, members of various organizations and individuals find the presence of the elements of the 41st Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army (IBPA) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the comunity places the indigenous people (IP) of Barangay Domenglay in an environment of insecurity and
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Will a Sapata bring justice to victims of rights violations?

By NADET DOLIPAS-CAPUYAN www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY – 2nd Lt. Mark Delos Santos, the Commanding Officer of the Bravo Coy of the 41st IB of the Philippine Army (PA) wanted to settle the Ligiw massacre case immediately through the sapata, in a community meeting held at Sitio Sucao, Brgy. Domenglay, Licuan-Baay, Abra last April 6. The
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Stress debriefing iti benneg ti tignayan ti umili

Ni NADET DOLIPAS-CAPUYAN www.nordis.net (Pakauna ti nagsurat: Daytoy nga artikulo ket nakabasar iti kapadasan ti Community Health Education, Services in the Cordillera Region (CHESTCORE), maysa nga NGO a mangipagpagna iti Community Based Health Programs tapno matulungan dagiti il-ili, kaspangarigan dagiti nadidigra ken na-trauma iti epekto ti militarisasyon. Nakapatang met laeng dagiti nadumaduma a mental health
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Supreme Court declares RH law constitutional

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY – The Supreme Court unanimously declared here Tuesday, April 8 that Republic Act No. 10354, known as the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, as constitutional. It however declared in the same session several provisions as unconstitutional. Signed into law by Pres. Benigno Aquino III on
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Mountain Province youth cultural workshop

By LEANNE KIRSTEN NARVASA www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Artists from the Dap-ayan ti Kultura iti Kordilyera (DKK), an alliance of different Cordilleran cultural organizations and individuals facilitated an arts workshop participated by in about 50 high school and college students in Sagada, Mountain Province on April 7 to 12. DKK is an organization that promotes
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Karapatan sa Lupa, iginiit ng mga taga-Matusalem

Ni CITA MANAGUELOD www.nordis.net ECHAGUE, Isabela — Muling iginiit ng mga magsasaka, manggagawang bukid at mararalitang settler ang karapatan nila sa lupang sinasaka at kintitirikan ng kanilang mga bahay sa Matusalem, Roxas, Isabela sa isang dayalogo na ginanap sa Isabela State University (ISU)-Echague nitong Marso 26. Iginiit din nila sa nasabing dayalogo na ang kanilang
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Editorial: Time to reflect, repent and for renewal

Editorial: Time to reflect, repent and for renewal

www.nordis.net Holy Week is a traditional long holiday and vacation time for the whole family among the Filipinos. From Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday, besides influence of the Filipinized churches and the Catholic church over the government, these days are usually declared nationwide as non-working days in observance of the Holy week. This year it
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From Under This Hat: A vision for a clean and livable City

From Under This Hat: A vision for a clean and livable City

By KATHLEEN T. OKUBO www.nordis.net Last Monday, a workshop-forum called to talk about the Basura of Baguio this time focused on what they really wanted to happen to the basura of the City and how they could help the city get rid of it properly and economically; and giving prime consideration to the people’s health,
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Labor Watch: How thick are their faces?

Labor Watch: How thick are their faces?

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net “Arrogance is a creature. It does not have senses. It has only a sharp tongue and the pointing finger.” — Toba Beta Days ago, the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS) released its “so intelligent” analysis that because of the minimum wage law being implemented here in the Philippines, the number
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Pokus: The graduates of 2014

Pokus: The graduates of 2014

By DELIA BAGNI and NATHAN SALVADOR www.nordis.net After the months of March and May thousands of fresh graduates will again outdo each other applying for jobs in different companies and government agencies hoping to land the best employment position, and they naturally would add to the rising number of the unemployed. All the unemployed need
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Statements: Addang-addang a gun-oden ti umno ken nainkalintegan a presyo ti tabako

Statements: Addang-addang a gun-oden ti umno ken nainkalintegan a presyo ti tabako

Pablaak ti SOLIDARITY OF PEASANTS TO STOP EXPLOITATION (STOP EXPLOITATION) Idi 2009, inadal ti Regional Council of Leaders (RCOL) ti STOP Exploitation dagiti datos kasilpo ti panagpatanor ti tabako a Virginia ket rimmuar iti panagadal a ti umno a presyo a sukat ti pigsa’t tegged, bannug, sakripisyo ken gastos ti mannalon ket P128 kada kilo
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Statements: Obama not welcome!

Statements: Obama not welcome!

By INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF PEOPLES STRUGGLE The International League of Peoples’ Struggle Commission One calls on the people of the world to protest the upcoming Asia visit of United States imperialist chieftain Barack Obama in April 2014. The imminent visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines are in line with the US strategic
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Weekly Reflections: Bearing witness God’s new reality (3/5)

Weekly Reflections: Bearing witness God’s new reality (3/5)

By REV. LUNA DINGAYAN www.nordis.net THIRD OF 5 PARTS click here for the first part Click here for the second part After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and preached the Good News from God. “The right time has come,” he said, “and the Kingdom of God is near! Turn away
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Women’s Front: Towards resurrection and justice on political killings

Women’s Front: Towards resurrection and justice on political killings

By INNABUYOG-GABRIELA www.nordis.net Lilibeth Bugatti observed her birthday on April 8, 2014, the first without William, her husband of more than 20 years. Lilibeth lost William on March 25, 2014 when William was shot aboard his motorcycle along the Ifugao highway in Bolog, Kiangan, on his way home from his office in Lagawe. He spent
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Mallaka: a Tulgao support mechanism

Mallaka: a Tulgao support mechanism

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG www.nordis.net TINGLAYAN, Kalinga – Despite the lack of government social services, the Tulgao tribe has persisted at maintaining their traditional lifestyle from food production, socio cultural values and management to their defense of resources. These traditional systems maintained their variety of food and food sources throughout the generations. Rice which always
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3 Malweg pinaslang ng militar

Ni MARY LOU MARIGZA www.nordis.net TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan — Marso 26 nang walang awang pinatay ang pangatlong katutubong Malaweg na si Ronald Beran sa Sityo Calawegan, Barangay Mazi, Rizal, Cagayan ng mga hinihinalang sundalo ng 21st IB na noon ay nag-ooperasyon sa lugar. Bago nito, pinatay din umano ng mga nag-ooperasyong sundalo ang mag-asawang Rey
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Police faces blank wall on Ifugao activist slay

Police faces blank wall on Ifugao activist slay

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The police is still facing a blank wall in the murder of an activist in Kiangan, Ifugao. Police Superintendent John Colinio, provincial police director of Ifugao in a text message said that as of the moment no witness has surfaced yet and that they have not gathered any
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Human rights defenders raise support for Ligiw family

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Over 80 human rights defenders all over the country trooped to Abra to show solidarity and help the Ligiw family in their fight for justice for the brutal killing of their kin and to other victims of reported cases of human rights violations allegedly perpetrated by government soldiers
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