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events in the Cordillera

Minahang Bayan opens in Benguet

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.

DOJ amended proscription sans names of activists, remains a threat

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.

ACT official gets death threat during PNP profiling presscon

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.

DOJ amends terror list proscription petition

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.

Red-tagged UN personalities thank Baguio council for support

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.

Police asks Baguio school to name ACT members

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.

EDITORIAL | What BLISTT Development?

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(?)

TOKHANG IN SCHOOLS | Profiling of ACT members denounced

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.