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events in the Cordillera

NPA raids police station in Abra

BAGUIO CITY — The New People’s Army (NPA) acknowledged raiding a police station in Abra province on Sunday, March 12, in compliance with a national directive from its central committee.

NPA hit military operations in Abra

BAGUIO CITY — The Agustin Begnalen Command of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Abra condemned the ongoing military operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Malibcong, Abra province pointing out that the military are making the civilian population suffer.

Youth group urges suspension of military operations in Abra

BAGUIO CITY — Anakbayan Cordillera urged the government forces to suspend their “intensified pursuit operations” against the New People’s Army (NPA) in Malibcong, Abra to give way for the resumption of classes and the immediate delivery of goods and services to affected residents.

Editorial: Tora, tora!

“Tora, tora,” a term used and made popular from 2nd World War stories that translates to “Tiger, tiger” and is said to have been a Japanese miltary call code then for “attack”. World War II ended more than half a century ago but the term is still used by many Filipinos especially in the countryside where they are targets of airstrikes or airplane bomb attacks of the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

Statements: Stop State terrorism

Today, March 16, 2017, 4 fighter jets of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) indiscriminately bombed Malibcong, Abra as part of the military combat operations of the 24th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army under the 7th Infantry Division otherwise known as the notorious “Palparan Division”. The bombs razed the forested part of Barangay Lat-ey in Bangilo and affected the uma or swidden farms, grazelands and rice fields of the Tingguians belonging to the Mabaka, Banao and Gubang tribes. Since this morning, around 14 huge explosions were reported by residents in the area.

Suspect in rape of minor faces trial

BAGUIO CITY — The man that angry Sagada women dragged from his house to the police station last year, faced trial for the first time on March 9 for raping four minors – one of them as young as nine years old.

New Kabataan Partylist chapter in Abra to advance IP youth rights

MALIBCONG, Abra — With the theme “Papigsaen ti Pangkaykaysa dagiti Agtutubo a Nailian a Minorya para iti Panangitandudo ti Karbengan ti Edukasyon ken Pangkabiagan”, different groups of students and youth formed the local chapter of youth-sectoral party Kabataan Partylist in the 1st Malibcong Municipal Youth Assembly held last February 25 at Brgy. Umnap.

Benguet Corp gets more fines for river pollution

BAGUIO CITY — The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Cordillera has recommended to the Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB) additional fines for Benguet Corporation (BC) for uncontained tailings leak last October that polluted the Liang, Ambalanga and Agno rivers.

Gov’t forces sow terror in Ifugao

BAGUIO CITY — The Nona del Rosario command of the New People’s Army (NPA)in Ifugao accused government forces of terrorizing Asipulo communities in their implementation of the recently declared all-out-war policy of the Duterte administration in the province of Ifugao.

Naballigi a naibangon organisasyon ti mannalon iti Balbalan

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — Naballigi a naibangon ti Timpuyog dagiti Mannalon ti Kalinga – Sinnaranay dagiti Biktima iti Panawen ti Didigra ken Kalamidad wenno TMK-SINNARANAY Balbalan Chapter idi February 10-12, 2017 nga inatendaran ti nasurok 50 representatibo dagiti organisasyon masa iti nadumaduma a barangay idiay Barangay Maling, Balbalan, Kalinga babaen ti panangsangaili ti Maling Community Pappango Organization (MCPO) katinnulog ti Barangay Council iti nasao a barangay.