Despite the intensified threats, red-tagging and vilification against progressive groups and activists, youth groups in Baguio City are not deterred, and are finding ways to fight back.
But I guess for the AFP, the Philippine National Anthem is just a song full of emotions signifying nothing. In the first place, the AFP was not created to defend the motherland. Story be told, it was created to defend the rulers of the Philippines.
The Cordillera for Women’s Education, Action Research Center, Inc. (CWEARC) welcomed the research findings of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) that accounted the monetary value of “unpaid work” of women in the country.
Bumaba ang Haring Sauron sa kanyang trono
at kanyang hinarap si Tano sa isang duwelo;
una’y nagsalpukan nang anong lakas ang kanilang kamao
dahilan upang halos mayanig ang buong isla sa gitna ng mundo.
The Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPDF) accused the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) of lying when they alleged the New People’s Army (NPA) used an unmanned improvised explosive device (IED) in their April 2 clash that killed a policeman and wounded nine others at Cabunagan, Poblacion, Tadian, Mountain Province.
The Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) said that former National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Kalinga provincial officer Natividad Sugguiyao is the one misinforming the people and not the report published by Inquirer.net by correspondent Kimberlie Quitasol.
(Updated Apr 04, 8:00 pm) Government troops have incurred 12 casualties and three villages have been ordered to evacuate in Bauko town after a series of clashes between the authorities and the New People’s Army erupted in the municipality and bordering forest area with Tadian.
Another clash between troops from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion of the Police Regional Office Cordillera and communist rebels occurred in Mountain Province on Sunday.
The Makabayan block is preparing a case to question the constitutionality of the loan agreement between China and the government for the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (CRPIP) at the Supreme Court.
The coordinator of the Ecumenical Bishops’ Forum in Northern Luzon and head of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in the region said the current justice system where the poor gets less from the law, those from the poor sectors of society will definitely the ones to suffer if the death penalty is reinstated.
It should be borne in mind that the same is just a directive of the executive through the President and should not rise above the Republic Act 8371 giving due rights to IPs to FPIC. The latter being an act of congress should not bow down to the whims of the former.
“She shall be called woman because she was taken out of man” – Genesis 2:23