CANDON CITY — Women human rights and environmental activists posted bail, February 9, for “fabricated” charges before the Municipal Trial Court (MTC) here.
CANDON CITY — Farmers from Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur continue to bear the diamond back moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella (L.) outbreak that destroyed hectares of cabbage and cauliflower, the main cash crop in the municipality. The infestation of the insect, locally known as “Tarzan” was reported in December 2017. Occurrence of the pest in the municipality has been recorded every other year.
I am devoting my column for this issue to express my deepest appreciation and thanks to all those who, in one way or another, stood against injustice by providing their support for my safety and temporary release.
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.