Small-scale mining activities may soon resume in the gold-rich town of Itogon in this province after the Provincial Mining and Regulatory Board (PMRB) signed the declaration of a Minahang Bayan (People’s Small-scale Mining Area) in a Tuesday evening (Jan. 15) meeting at the Capitol here.
Under the Comelec declared gun ban that begun on the 13th of January, the first violator caught in the Cordillera region was in Abra.
Women’s group in the Cordillera condemned President Rodrigo Duterte for his recent remarks on rape.
Groups whose leaders and members were named in the original proscription petition filed by the Department of Justice to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations said the mere existence of the document remains a threat to activists and government critics in the country.
For alleged dishonesty and grave misconduct, the Abra provincial council suspended the mayor of Lagayan town for the third time.
The secretary general of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) received a death threat during a press conference on the profiling of teachers being conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP) this afternoon, January 11 at Teachers Camp here.
The 600 individuals listed as “terrorists,” have been taken off an amended court petition filed on Jan. 7 by the Department of Justice to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing New People’s Army as terror groups.
Two of the Baguio residents working with the United Nations who were named in the terrorist list included in the proscription petition of the Department of Justice (DOJ) against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) appeared before the city council on Monday, January 7 to express their gratitude to the local officials for supporting their bid to clear their names.
The principal of Pinsao Elementary School received a letter from the Philippine National Police (PNP) asking her to provide the police an inventory of teachers who are aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) in her school.
Baguio City is over developed as it had been locally and internationally pointed out by scientists especially immediately after the “killer earthquake”. Presently it needs a place to dispose its garbage, its sewage, its “overflowing migrant population”, it needs more water, more energy and power, more food, more market for its imported surplus, more land to sell, etc. Just everything more as a result of the fast creeping urbanization. But not at its neighbors’ expense(?)
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and Kabataan Partylist in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) denounced the “Oplan Tokhang” style order of the Philippine National Police to make a profile of ACT members in Manila and Zambales province.
Anakbayan Ilocos and Kabataan Partylist Cordillera in separate statements scored National Youth Commission (NYC) chairman Ronald Gian Caderma for his statement associating youth groups criticizing the administration with the communist rebels.