In a span of one week, a smear campaign using printed materials and online memes were circulated by suspected military agents and the police. Members of partylists, human rights advocates, including media practitioners in Northern Luzon are being tagged as New People’s Army (NPA) members and recruiters.
Gold panning is a traditional source of livelihood in indigenous communities in Norther Luzon. After the planting season, while waiting for their crops to be harvested, they line up along the river bank to try their luck for the gold carried by the river current down from the mountains.
Typhoon Ompong victims from the Oggayam-Ysneg-Yapayao tribe in Pagudpud received relief assistance from the Ilocos Center for Research Empowerment and Development (ICRED) and Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC). The project supported by the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe benefited 300 households that received relief packs.
Gutigotenmi dagiti opisyales iti lokal a gobyerno iti intero a rehiyon Ilocos nga agbalin kuma nga agresibo (aggressive) nga agaramid iti addang tapno maipaay ti umannatup a tulong kadagiti nakaru a nadidigraan iti masakupanda.
On September 15 typhoon Ompong battered Northern Luzon with heavy rains and strong winds, the Abra River swelled up through Quirino, Ilocos Sur carrying rocks and soil from the mountains. The ricefields along the way disappeared into the raging waters, destroying crops, irrigation systems and road pavement among others.
Reports said that nine members of Kabataang Makabayan (KM) from Barangay Legazpi, Galimuyod surrendered to the Community Support Program of the 81st IB. Another group from Barangay Bugnay, composed of ten KM and 17 Samahang Magsasaka members also yielded to the military.
Agdagup 250 a pamilia ti nakaawat ti relief packs a naidanun babaen iti pannakitinnulong ti Alyansa dagiti Mannalon iti Ilocos Norte (AMIN), a nagkamengan ti dandani amin a miembro ti tribu iti nasao a lugar.
A farmers’ group in Ilocos is calling for a payment moratorium and condonation of interest on their loans to cope with their losses from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).
UPDATED OCT.3, 7:16 A.M.
VIGAN CITY — Unidentified assailants ambushed the mayor of Sudipen, killing the official, his security detail, driver and wounding his wife at around 6:40 pm yesterday, October 1.
VIGAN CITY — Officials from Ilocos Sur and Ifugao are calling for more government and private assistance to cope with the destruction of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).
BAGUIO CITY — A farmers’ group in Ilocos urged local government in the region to provide cash incentive for tobacco farmers.
Oktobre ng nakaraang taon (2017), sinampahan ng mga gawa-gawang kaso ng murder, frustrated murder, at 4 counts ng attempted murder ang sampung indibidwal at inakusahan pa na kasapi ang mga ito ng New Peoples Army. Kabilang sa mga biktima ng gawa-gawang kasong ito ay ang sibilyang si Rachel Mariano.