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Red-tagging against progressives intensify

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.

Panning for a glitter of hope

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.

IP group in Pagudpud receives food aid

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.

Ompong washes out Quirino ricefields

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.

Group slams fake mass surrenders in Ilocos Sur

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.

Tulong naidanun kadagiti nadidigra iti Ilocos Norte

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.

Mayor, 2 others killed in La Union

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.