Ilocos activist harassed by state agents

BAGUIO CITY — The Ilocos Network for the Environment (Defend Ilocos) condemns and calls for a stop to the harassment and surveillance of one of its leaders by suspected state security agents.

Kagimungan kinondena ang panghaharas ng militar

BAGGAO, Cagayan — Mariing tinutulan ng mga magsasaka ng Baggao, Cagayan ang pagmamanman at pananakot ng mga militar sa mga lider magsasaka na lumalaban sa National Greening Program (NGP) ng gobyerno at Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

IP youth vs Martial Law in Mindanao

BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous youth leaders across the country called on President Rodrigo Duterte to lift Martial Law in Mindanao and to stop development aggression and militarization of their communities.

Baguio-Benguet drivers, operators against PUJ phaseout

BAGUIO CITY — “Yes to rehabilitation, No to fake modernization!” clamored by the Baguio-Benguet jeepney drivers and operators as they marched from the Convention Center to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) office, last July 17, in support to the nationally coordinated action against the government’s modernization program of public utility jeepneys (PUJ).

Ilocos farmers to stage protest at Batasan; call for full investigation of LGU excise tax share

BAGUIO CITY — Ilocos farmers led by the Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) are set to hold a protest in the National Capital Region on July 25. The action at the Batasang Pambansa will coincide with the House of Representatives’ Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability inquiry on the anomalous transaction of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.

Youth situation presented for Duterte’s SONA

BAGUIO CITY — As the second state of the nation address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte draws near, people are still asking if there was really any change. With this, youth groups readily presented their assessment on the first year of the so-called “first left-leaning” president.

Sitel workers face anti-labor tactics

BAGUIO CITY — Continuosly facing harassment and anti-labor employment scheme by the management, members of Sitel Philippines Association of Rank and File Workers (Spark) expressed frustration over the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)’s limp involvement in the case during a conference, July 3, attended by representatives from the parties at stake.