IFSU, CHR sign MOA to promote human rights
Lamut, Ifugao — The Ifugao State University (IFSU) and the Commission on Human Rights in the Cordillera Region in a Memorandum of Agreement signed by CHR-CAR OIC-Regional Director Harold Kub-aron, and IFSU President Dr. Serafin Ngohayon to promote CHR programs through Human Rights Education in the region.
IFSU is willing to become a Center for Human Rights Education – CAR to be able to assist CHR-CAR in its human rights education program and to empower the people through human rights education in support of the Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers, Inc. (PAEPI).
PAEPI has undertaken a project of facilitating the establishment of centers for human rights education in its institutional members composed of private and state colleges wherein IFSU one of its members.# Vency d Bulayongan/PIA-CAR
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CAR-RDC drafts inputs for proposed organic act
Baguio City – The Regional Development Council-CAR, in its en banc meeting held recently created a working committee to spearhead the drafting of inputs of the region in preparation for the drafting of a third Organic Act that will convene on September 3, 2010 at the Baguio City Multi-purpose Hall. Membership to said committee is open to all interested. For the local government units, provinces will select their own representatives to the committee.
City Mayor Mauricio Domogan was selected to chair the working committee. He said, any Filipino citizen or group is welcome to participate. They can submit their proposal and inputs for the working draft. This will also be used as document in the information-education campaigns on regional development and autonomy. # SC Aro /PIA-CARstrong>
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Abra mayors commit to peace building efforts
Bangued, Abra — The Abra League of Municipalities committed to the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army to cooperate in the tightened campaign of the national government to dismantle the Private Armed Groups (PAGs) in the province.
Chapter President and La Paz Mayor JB Bernos gave the league’s commitment during the visit of Gen. Gaudencio Pangilinan, Commanding Officer of the Northern Luzon Command of the Philippine Army to Abra last August 10.
Bersamin also advised the mayors to abide by rules and that they have to take the national government’s seriousness in resolving the problem of peace in the province. # Maritess Beñas
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5th ID tells IPs to safeguard ancestral domains
Lubuagan, Kalinga – The commanding general of the 5th ID called on all cultural communities in the province to protect their ancestral domains from violence and hostility.
Major General Rommel Gomez, Commanding General of the 5th Infantry Division (5ID), Philippine Army, in a press conference asked for cooperation and vigilance from indigenous communities to keep watch not only over their ancestral domains but for the safety of their children.
Gomez said communities play a vital role in ending the insurgency problems considering that the NPA could not survive without the food, shelter, recruits, information and protection they get from the people. He also asked local officials and the public to work together with the Philippine Army to stop the problems of insurgency saying that the army these days is directed in achieving lasting peace encouraging conducive environment for development and progress. # GG Dumallig/PIA-Kalinga