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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.

Military fibs about encounter with NPA

BAGUIO CITY — The leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in the Ilocos and Cordillera provinces said the 5th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines “distorted [the] news” on the firefight that ensued between the rebels and soldiers of the 50th Infantry Battalion on August 30 in Mainit, Bontoc.

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.

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.

Chico Once More: Legacy of Resistance in the Cordillera

An environmentalist and human rights defender from the Center for Research and Advocacy – Manipur and a member of Meitei people of Manipur, India writes his perspective of the issues shared by indigenous peoples communities during the International Solidarity Mission (ISM) in the Cordillera.

Cordillera IP leader says defense of land, rights is not terrorism

Leaders of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance with members of progressive groups and their supporters staged a mass action in front of the Manila City Hall, simultaneous with the court hearing on their motion to delist them from the DOJ’s terrorist proscription petition against the CPP-NPA.

BREAKING NEWS| Rights group condemns soldiers’ rampage in Abra

Abra Human Rights Movement (AHRM) condemned the relentless violation of people’s rights and International Humanitarian Law by members of the 24th Infantry Battalion and the local government led by Governor Joy Bernos for colluding with AFP to imposed a de facto martial law in the province.