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Of typhoons, farms, tailings dams and Lepanto mines

BAGUIO CITY — Farmers tilling lands along the Abra River in Quirino town of Ilocos Sur knew that the heavy rains that came with typhoon Ompong would again wash out their ricefields. Experience taught them this.

Groups hold BCI accountable for Itogon landslides

BAGUIO CITY – The number of groups calling to hold Benguet Corporation, Incorporated (BCI) also responsible increases as the body count rises in Itogon, Benguet province from land slides when Typhoon Ompong hit the region.

Saan to pulosen! pukkaw dagiti progresibo a grupo

BAGUIO CITY – “Saan to manen! Saan to pulosen iti Martial Law!” pukkaw dagiti nagmartsa ken nagrali idi Setiembre 21 manipud iti nadumaduma a sektor ditoy Siudad ti Baguio kas pananglagip iti maika-46 nga anibersario iti deklarasion iti Martial Law.

Court hears activist’s motion to dismiss DOJ petition

BAGUIO CITY– Cordillera Peoples Alliance chairperson Windel Bolinget, accompanied by his lawyer Atty. Jose Molintas, attended today a hearing at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 19 on the motion Bolinget filed last August 31 seeking for the removal of his name from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) terrorist proscription list and for the dismissal of the DOJ petition to proscribe the CPP and NPA as terrorist organizations.

Billions ravaged crops, properties in Ilocos

Violent winds and heavy rains of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) damaged billions worth of properties and placed three provinces under state of calamity as of today, September 20, in Region 1.

DENR Sec. Cimatu issues ban on small scale mining in Cordillera

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Thousands of families depending on small scale mining will have to look for other sources of livelihood because Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)Secretary Roy Cimatu issued a ban on pocket mining in Cordillera last Septemver 17.

NGOs commit to post-Ompong rehab work

By DAVID VILLEGAS www.nordis.net TUGUEGARAO CITY — Cagayan Valley Disaster Response Center (CVDRC), with various other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), conducted its rapid …

Panimulang tagumpay sa hustisya, patuloy na pakikibaka laban sa tiranya

BAGUIO CITY – Sa ika-46 taon ng Martial Law, inihayag ng Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto – Northern Luzon (SELDA-NL) ang pagtatasa kaugnay ng implementasyon ng Republic Act 10368 o pagkilala at reparasyon sa mga biktima ng Martial Law. Nagpapasalamat ang SELDA sa nga naging bahagi at tumulong sa kampanya para sa pagkilala at reparasyon.

Poetry: Ang Pitong Tausug

ni Rene Boy Abiva www.nordis.net Noong araw na inaasahang tatama ang mata ni Ompong sa lupa ay s’ya namang araw kung saan …