The race for the House of Representatives in the First Congressional District of Ilocos Sur heats up with allegations and denials flying from the opposing camps as the campaign period draws near.
The reduction of the minimum age for criminal liability may curb the use of children by criminal groups in their activities according to the top official of Ilocos Sur
As the House of Representatives Committee on Justice approved the draft of the proposed legislation to lower the age for criminal liability Monday, Jan. 21, more groups advocating children and youth welfare in Northern Luzon expressed condemnation and calls on the government to pursue cases and jail corrupt officials and violators of human rights instead.
Reacting on the recent Philippine National Police pronouncement that students and youth are being “forced” to join the New People’s Army, a progressive youth group said that individuals joining the armed revolution make their own choices.
Maituturing na paglilihis sa tunay na mga usapin sa lipunan ang pahayag ng hepe ng Philippine National Police na pilit naguugnay sa “immersion program” o pakikipamusay sa mga komunidad sa pagrerekluta ng New People’s Army ayun sa isang grupo ng kabataan sa Ilocos.
Week after the Department of Education assured the protection of personal information of Alliance of Concerned Teachers members in accordance with the Data Privacy Act, incidents of policemen asking for records and whereabouts of ACT members continue to surface, now with specific individuals being targeted.
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.
Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army- Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-CPDF)- Mountain Province was held with the local civilian communities from the sectors of youth, women and farmers in recognition of the five decades of organized service of the CPP-NPA-CPDF in the country particularly in Mountain Province.
Organizations in Ilocos decried a series of text messages (SMS) received by its leaders last December 31 and called on the people to gather their resolve and brace for the intensified attacks against people’s rights in 2019.
Somewhere in the Cordillera mountains, members of different revolutionary organizations of peasants, workers, youth and other sectors affiliated with the Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPDF) joined a company of the New People’s Army (NPA) to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
Iti iseserrek ti 2019, dakdakkel a karit ti sangoen ti umili ti rehion. Manamnama nga adadda ti panagirteng ti kinaranggas nga ipaay ti gobierno kadagiti kritiko, aglalo kadagiti progresibo nga akakusaran ti rehimen a sumupsuporta ti rebolusyunario a tignayan. Napateg nga ikkan atension ken pagsaganaan dagiti lider ken kameng dagiti organisasion ti pangta ni Presidente Duterte a panangiraman dagiti ligal nga organisasion a paksiaten ti armado a pwersa ti gobierno. Iti panagsasango dagiti dadaakel a politiko ken dinastia iti umay nga eleksion, sigurado nga umirteng ti krisis iti lokal politika, karaman ti panangaramat dagiti kandidato ti ranggas ken pirak tapno maisigurado ti panangabak wenno panagtalinaedda iti bileg ken turay.
Residents and groups opposing the construction of the coal-fired plant in Sual town in Pangasinan reiterated their position on why the facility should not be allowed to push through.