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DARANUDOR TI ILOCANDIA | Paabante ti turong ti tignayan

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.

Sual residents say no to coal anew

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.

Solon condemns killing of Pangsinan councilor

Kabataan partylist representative Sarah Elago condemned the “cold blooded murder” incumbent Councilor Benjamin Oculto, Jr, a vice-mayoral candidate for the 2019 poll, in Sto. Tomas town, calling it a “manifestation of election-related violence furled by the intensified fascism in the country.”

Ilocos activists picket regional government offices

Progressive groups trooped to several regional government offices in San Fernando City, La Union on December 10, the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to demand the stop of attacks against people’s rights, and government assistance and social services.

Militant film launched on Human Rights Day commemoration

Tignayan Productions, a local alternative media outfit in Ilocos launched a film inspired by true events that led to the upsurge of the revolutionary movement in the region early evening on December 10, as part of this year’s International Human Rights Day commemoration.

Tobacco farmers ask probe into LGU tobacco excise tax use

Tobacco farmers are asking President Rodrigo Duterte and lawmakers to probe into how millions of the tobacco excise tax shares of their local governments were spent. For nearly three decades now, benefits from tobacco excise tax shares of local government units have remained a tobacco farmer’s illusion.

La Union fisherfolk hold district summit

In commemoration of the World Fisheries Day, the provincial federation of fisherfolk in La Union led the conduct of the Fisherfolk Leaders Summit on November 28 in the second congressional district of the province.

Ilocos Sur rebel leader, among 2018 Bantayog honorees

One of this year’s seven Bantayog ng mga Bayani honorees, Alfredo Celi Cezar, Jr., an ordained deacon and teacher, did more than joining the parliament of the streets. The namesake of the New People’s Army’s provincial command in Ilocos Sur, joined the list of Martial Law heroes and martyrs in the Wall of Memorial.

UNITY AGAINST MINING

Organizations and communities in Ilocos reaffirmed their commitment to oppose destructive mining and plunderous projects in the region during the 3rd Ilocos Mining Summit.

The shrinking domain of Ilocos’ “green gold”

Despite the aggressive campaign of the National Tobacco Administration (NTA), local government units (LGU) and companies, tobacco farmers and production are losing numbers. Roadside farms, used to be the domain of tobacco are now occupied by corn and peanuts. While in some villages, tomatoes are now cultivated on the lands where the region’s “green gold” once flourished. The plant that transformed the Ilocos provinces and some of its towns, that were suffering from scarcity of funds, into first income class LGUs, is now struggling to survive.