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Marcos bust in Ilocos Norte defaced

By SHERWIN DE VERA www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The Kabataang Makabayan (KM) in Ilocos proved that dismay and defiance against the historical …

Gruesome and Cruel: 11 massacres under Duterte (2/2)

Human rights group Karapatan said the police and military usually justify the indiscriminate killing of civilians, whether women, children or elderly, by tagging them as members of the New People’s Army (NPA). The group blamed Duterte’s absolution of the “burchers in the government” for the worsening “state
of impunity” that “made it possible for these massacres to continue.”

Rights defenders raise alarm on PNP dossier vs activists

BAGUIO CITY — Human rights defenders raised alarm over a ‘confidential memorandum’ of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to its intelligence group to submit a dossier of individuals the police labeled as New People’s Army (NPA) leaders.

PNP arrests suspect in Abra bombing

BAGUIO CITY — The Abra police has arrested a suspect in the January 25, 2018 grenade blast that killed two policemen and injured 26 people, including Abra Rep. Joseph Bernos and his wife, La Paz Mayor Menchie Bernos during a public gathering.

Cagayan Gov, nagmura sa harap ng kapitolyo

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan — “Kung magnanakaw ako magnanakaw tayong lahat!” Ito ang mga salitang binigkas ni Cagayan Provincial Governor Manuel Mamba sa harap ng mga empleyado ng Provincial Capitol noong ika-3 ng September, Lunes dito sa gitna ng flag ceremony.

Chico Once More: Legacy of Resistance in the Cordillera (2/3)

The aggressive development push in Cordillera involves extensive scale of violation of indigenous peoples’ rights over their land and primarily their right to free, prior and informed consent. Villagers of Huhlukan Barangay in Ifugao complaint on the real FPIC process prescribed by NCIP was not followed for proposed hydro electric projects as information was denied to them by Santa Clara Company for the proposed dam in Tinoc. Villagers are rather misinformed that villagers will have roads, electricity, and employment with the dam construction.

Editorial: Sowing fear is what terrorists do

Sowing fear is basically also what bullies do to their victims to get what they want. Some may remember the bullies in their school days who were hungry for recognition. It was important for them to control the class so they bully their classmates with threats of a fist fight, name calling, constant harassment and even run away with their victims’ “baon”.

All That Fits: Narratives of encouragement and hope

What keeps you going? I think this was among the constant questions asked from on Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (IPHRD) Network to another during Defending the Defenders: New Alliances for Protecting Indigenous Peoples Rights that happened this week here in Copenhagen. Congratulations to our friends at the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) for successfully organising and hosting the affair, the timing was never better.

As The Bamboos Sway: Putang-Burgis

Wow! I am able to use the word ‘puta’ without hesitation as I write this column, courtesy of President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte who has culturized the Filipino language to have the word acceptable in speeches. Deng! Those who believe in him or his captive audiences even applaud him whenever he utters the word. If they could, at every opportune time, they would even give him a standing ovulation or a standing ejaculation.

Choiced Cuts: Where to with alternative medicine

A medical center practicing alternative medicine was enacted with a closure order by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), on the premise of prescribing and selling concoctions/medicines that are not FDA approved. The said concoctions are in the market since the early 1980’s and it has run into three generations of development, Bostons A thru C. Its efficacy is claimed to come from the coconut oil which is the primary base of the concoction. Acetic Acid as claimed acts as a detoxifying agent and teaches the immune system to battle cancer cells. From their website, they published an article from St. Luke’s Medical Center attesting its therapeutic claims in vitro. Laboratory outcomes are yet to be corroborated by in vivo or live subject studies or research, lest the testimonies of course are from their social media page and website.