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Env’t NGO ask authorities to ban toxic cosmetics in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — An environmental group asked the city authorities to curb the sale of beauty products containing toxic metals. On September 3, the EcoWaste Coalition emailed Mayor Mauricio Domogan to report that cosmetic products laden with lead and mercury are sold in some establishments in the city.

Diaries from the Field: Martial Law na ba sa Jones Isabela?

Ika-30 ng Agosto ang aming pagdating sa isang komunidad sa Jones, Isabela. Mahirapan ang tahak sa kalsada patungo dito ngunit hinarap parin ito ng aming grupo. Bukod sa kaalamang mahirap ang buhay sa nayon, naipaabot sa amin ang mala-Martial Law na pag-kampo ng mga sundalo sa lugar. Sa pangunguna ng human rights advocate at paralegal group Karapatan Cagayan Valley, nagsanib pwersa ang iba pang organisasyon tulad ng Philippine Network for Food Securities Programs (PNFSP), National Council of Chruches in the Philippines (NCCP), ilang mga development workers, media man, at mga kabataan.

DOTr sacks CAR officials

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) dismissed Atty. Jesus Eduardo Natividad, Regional Director in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOTr-CAR), and Datu Mohammad Abbas, Assistant Regional Director of the DOTr-CAR, after being found guilty of administrative offenses and corruption charges.

Federalism a major threat to the environment

BAGUIO CITY — The Duterte administration’s push for a federal form of government is seen as among the major threats to the environment by green groups who spoke about mines, giant dams and forests at the State of Nature Assessment 2018 on August 20.

Tsuper, operators sa Ilocos dumalo sa konsultasyon kontra jeepney phaseout

VIGAN CITY — Halos isang daang mga tsuper at jeepney operators mula sa tatlong probinsiya ng rehiyon ng Ilocos ang dumalo sa magkakahiwalay na pulong-konsultasyon kaugnay ng programang jeepney phase-out. Ginanap ito sa La Union, Ilocos Sur at Ilocos Norte noong Agosto 20,21 at 23 sa pangunguna ng Anakbayan Ilocos at Kilusang Mayo Uno-Cordillera.

Military encampment worsens economic state of Dandanac

SAN FERNANDO CITY — Residents of Sitio Dandanac in Brgy. Tambaoan, Mt. Province fear not only for their safety and lives but the worsening economic conditions midst the continuous military operations and encampments in their barrio.

Cordis, TMK train groups on emergency preparedness

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — Members of peoples organizations in Kalinga province were trained to identify the disaster risks in their communities and draw up plans to mitigate these in a disaster preparedness workshop by the Cordillerra Disaster Response and Development Services (CorDis RDS) and its provincial partner Timpuyog dagiti Mannalon ti Kalinga (TMK) on August 11 to 12 here in the City.

Makan a la Pinoy: Bistek Tagalog

Ti Bistek Tagalog ket maibilang a tradisional a luto a Filipino nga impluensia ti Español manipud iti saoda a bistec wenno steak iti English.

Ilocos students hit SUCs’ implem of Free Education Law

LAOAG CITY — Students from State Universities and Colleges across the Ilocos Region still paid various school and department fees ranging from Php50 – P1150 upon enrollment for the school year 2018-2019. This, despite the implementation of the Free Education Law.