Before the controversial Chico River Pump Irrigation Project of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), there was the Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project (now Banaoang Pump Irrigation System or BPIS) in Ilocos Sur. A facility funded and built by the Chinese government that can provide added and solid ground why people should be concerned of the CRPIP loan agreement.
Barely holding back his tears, 98 years old Tuacan Barian of Province of Benguet recalled how they gallantly stood their ground against the Japanese Imperial Army in the name of freedom and dignity during the commemoration of the 77th year of the “Araw ng Kagitingan” in Baguio City.
Kabataan pary-list urged the Commission on Election and the Commission on Human Rights in Region 1 for a dialogue on the red-tagging incidents against them perpetrated by the Philippine National Police.
Fires again destroyed forests in Benguet province last night, March 10, burning an estimated 15 hectares of mountain lands.
The country’s human rights situation has again hit a new low according to human rights groups after the Duterte administration, through the National Security Council, filed a complain to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, tagging groups like Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, Mindanao Interfaith Service Foundation, Incorporated, IBON Foundation and KARAPATAN as fronts f the armed revolutionary movement.
Groups say the Rice Competitiveness and Enhancement Fund mandated under the newly signed Rice Tariffication Law will only serve as another “milking cow” for authorities.
No less than Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio confirmed that her party is backing the reelection bid of Ilocos Sur governor Ryan Luis Singson and his father, former governor and incumbent councilor Luis Chavit Singson in his mayoral run in Narvacan during the party’s Feb 18 campaign caravan in Vigan City.
Two unidentified gunmen killed Roberto “Bobby” Mejia, 49, leader of Ulopan na Umbaley ed (Peoples Association in) Camp Gregg Military Reservation at around 11:10 PM in Barangay Sangcagulis according to the police. He is the 182nd peasant killed under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte.
Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) said the Rice Tariffication Law, like other policies that deregulated trade and industry, will lead to higher prices and ruin local production.
Makabayan Ilocos said the passage of Rice Tariffication Law puts our farmers in a disadvantageous position and discourages them to plant the crop.
The incumbent Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, who is now running for senator, failed to declare in her 2017 Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) her son, Matthew Manotoc and first cousin, Mariano Marcos II in the list of family members who are holding public offices.
This May 13 midterm elections, it will be a walk in the park for 19 aspirants for the mayoral seat and 26 vice mayoral candidates in Region 1. Running unopposed, they only need to cast their vote to take the seat in their local governments.