Taxation is part of the government’s exercise of its authority. However, this authority comes with the responsibility to use the fund to improve the lives of its citizens. But under the current social conditions, proposals to raise taxes only serves those in power. The current state of our taxation and distribution system only sustains bureaucratic corruption, political dynasties and patronage politics.
Groups in Ilocos region hailed the November 9 Sandigan Bayan ruling convicting Ilocos Norte second district representative Imelda Marcos for graft and called on the government to affect her immediate arrest.
Environmental advocate and writer Sherwin De Vera filed a motion to exclude his name from the Department of Justice’s proscription petition to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army as terrorist organizations.
Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson shared his plan to issue a directive making the installation of fire alarms and sprinklers a standard safety measures in schools.
Daytoy ket resulta iti kinakurang ti naananay a konsultasion ken konsiderasion iti naparnuay a tarabay a napanday iti mano a tawen babaen kadagiti indibidwal nga adda iti benneg ti literatura, mass media, institusion ti gobierno ken pagadalan. Ladawan daytoy ti galad ti gobiernotayo a nairuam a mangipatpatungapal kadagiti pagannurutan nga awan ti panangikonsidera ti kasasaad ken rikna dagiti maseknan.
The Province of Ilocos Sur is still recovering from the destruction brought by Typhoon Ompong. Despite this situation, the provincial leadership assured the populace of the local government’s readiness for Typhoon Rosita (International name: Yutu).
The Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) recognized the statements made by Bernard Vicente, national president of the National Tobacco Farmers Association and Cooperatives, Inc. (NAFTAC), noting that “inappropriate use of billions of tobacco funds are obvious.”
This coming midterm elections, voters and non-voters in the province are up for a live and more exciting ‘Clash of Clans’, without the need for an internet connection.
The National Irrigation Administration canceled the P3.4 billion Gen. Gregorio del Pilar Impounding Project (GGDPIP) in Salcedo, Ilocos Sur province, one of the flagship dam project of the administration’s Build, Build, Build program due to strong opposition from affected communities and local officials.
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.