BANGUED, Abra — Sherwin De Vera, the activist and writer who was illegally arrested last December 12, pleaded not guilty for the rebellion charge against him on January 3 at the Bangued regional trial court (RTC).
BANGUED, ABRA — For the first time, Sherwin de Vera spends his holidays as a political prisoner here, in jail.
CANDON CITY — Idinaos ang ika-limang kongreso ng Ilocos Human Rights Alliance-KARAPATAN noong ika-11 ng Disyembre, 2017 sa Stay Lite Candon Hotel na dinaluhan ng halos isang daang (100) katao mula sa iba’t ibang mga sector, organisasyon, simbahan, at mga bikitima ng Human Rights Violations (HRVs) bilang pakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng International Human Rights Day.
Who is Sherwin De Vera? What is his crime?
BAGUIO CITY — Human rights organizations, environmental groups and a local government official of Ilocos Sur called for the immediate release of Sherwin De Vera, an environmental activist and writer, illegally arrested yesterday, December 12, between 6-6:30 PM.
We, journalists in the Cordillera, condemn the unlawful arrest and illegal detention of Sherwin De Vera, and, most of all demand for his immediate release and freedom from detention now! And the dismissal of all trumped charges maliciously filed against him.
BAGUIO CITY — Activist Sherwin De Vera is now in the custody of the Criminal Investigation and Detention Group (CIDG) in Bangued, Abra.
CANDON CITY — All is set for the 5th Congress of the Ilocos Human Rights Alliance (IHRA) at the Stay Light Hotel, here on December 11. The theme of the congress is –“Strengthen and consolidate our alliance to advance the struggle for peoples’ rights and just peace! Stand up against state repression and the impending dictatorial regime!”
The statement of Lt. Col. Julio Osias, commander of the 81st Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army in the Youth Leadership Summit held last week that Candon has been infiltrated by left-leaning organizations is irresponsible, malicious and a mark of a fascist. Although he did not name the organizations, he said that if this will remain, the economic growth of the city will be affected as the peace and order becomes unstable.
VIGAN CITY — Sa kabila ng tumitinding atake sa mga progresibong organisasyon, matagumpay na naisagawa ang Ikalawang Rehiyunal na Kongreso ng Anakbayan nitong Nobyembre 30, sa Baluarte, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur na mayroong temang “Pasiglahin ang Kilusang Kabataan sa Rehiyon. Isulong ang pakikibaka para sa trabaho, lupa, edukasyon, at karapatan!”.
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union — Kas paset ti panagrambak ti World Fisheries Day, inrussuat dagiti lider-mangngalap ti Ilocos babaen ti panangidaulo ti Timek ken Namnama ti Mangangalap ti maysa a tignay protesta. Naiyaramid daytoy iti rehiyunal nga opisina ti Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ditoy San Fernando, La Union idi Nobiembre 21. Nakipaset iti aktibidad ti nasurok 60 a lider manganngalap manipud ti uppat a probinsya ti Ilocos.
Iti napalabas a dua nga aldaw idi Lunes ken Martes, nakiatendarak iti Summit dagiti Mangngalap ti Region 1. Adu dagiti arungaingda. Adu dagiti kaya da nga idatag kadagiti otoridad tapno lumung-awda met koma iti kinakurapay.