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DEATH PENALTY | More death to the poor – bishop

The coordinator of the Ecumenical Bishops’ Forum in Northern Luzon and head of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in the region said the current justice system where the poor gets less from the law, those from the poor sectors of society will definitely the ones to suffer if the death penalty is reinstated.

China-funded Chico Pump Irrigation violates IP rights

Besides the onerous agreement that governs the financial loan for Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in Pinukpuk, Kalinga province, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance is also raising the violation of indigenous people (IPs) rights committed by the project proponents.

NPA marks 50th anniversary with offensive against PNP

Communist-rebels in Mountain Province marked the Golden Anniversary of the New People’s Army today, Mar 29, with an attack against operating troops from the Philippine National Police-Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) Cordillera at around 9:30 AM in Bauko municipality

Alternative media picket DICT for cyber-attacks inaction

Members of alternative media, digital rights activists, and artists picketed the National Computer Emergency Response Team (NCERT) of the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) office to protest the negligence of the office to respond the cyber-attacks against groups critical to the Duterte administration.

Chico Pump Irrigation feasibility and sustainability questioned

Cordillera People’s Alliance said in a statement issued on Thursday, March 7 that the planners of the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project “did not take into account the overall development plan of the Chico River and the province of Kalinga, such as the building of many hydropower, geothermal and mining projects.”

Makabayan names bets for an “independent senate”

Besides going all-out for its official senatorial candidate former Bayan Muna Representative, Makabayan proclaimed support for senate aspirants Bam Aquino, Nancy Binay, Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc, Florin Hilbay, Serge Osmeña, Grace Poe, and Erin Tañada.

Senatorial bets join Panagabenga street dance parade

There is no stopping senatorial bets from utilizing the Baguio City Flower Festival for instant public exposure despite the widespread criticism for the appearance of the Marcos siblings in last year’s Panagbenga and the ban against political campaigning in the festival parades.

PH red-tags organizations in UN submission

The country’s human rights situation has again hit a new low according to human rights groups after the Duterte administration, through the National Security Council, filed a complain to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, tagging groups like Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, Mindanao Interfaith Service Foundation, Incorporated, IBON Foundation and KARAPATAN as fronts f the armed revolutionary movement.