Most reports provided the basic information about the clashes, enough to inform the readers of what transpired. However, straight news that dwells only on the firefight and the casualties tends to create further division among the people. It leaves a data gap on the circumstances that caused the events and the reasons why the war in the countryside continue to rage.
Based on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) filed in 2018 acquired from the office of the Ombudsman for Luzon, provincial chief executives in Northern Luzon belong to the elite community of landlords, capitalists and luxury car riders with millions in their bank accounts, the richest of who has a net worth of more than a hundred million.
Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) said the Rice Tariffication Law, like other policies that deregulated trade and industry, will lead to higher prices and ruin local production.
By SHERWIN DE VERA www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — They are all millionaires, but the mayor of Santiago City in Isabela province is …
Assailants murdered Randy Malayao, a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) while sleeping on a bus, parked for a break on the trip near the CCQ restaurant at Aritao in Nueva Vizcaya, at 2:30 am on January 30.
In closing the year, Northern Dispatch provided stories on organized forces, events and policies that shaped the economic and political landscape of Northern Luzon, from the standpoint of the marginalized and oppressed.
Human rights groups and people’s organizations led different and separate protest actions in the regional urban centers of Cagayan, Ilocos and Cordillera on December 10, International Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Local chief executives suspended classes in at least three provinces in Northern Luzon in preparation and as a precaution to adverse effects of Typhoon Rosita (International name: Yutu).
VIGAN CITY — Four regions North of Manila, ravaged by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), was declared by Malacañang under state of calamity on Tuesday, September 25 citing “widespread destruction, substantial damage and deaths”.
Environmentalist and scientist here and abroad agree that WtE thermal technologies such as pyrolysis and gasification, while called by many names, in principle are all incinerators that burn materials and release pollutants in the environment.
The Communist Party of the Philippines and members of the revolutionary movement in Northern Luzon dismissed the government’s call for ‘localized’ peace negotiations.
BAGUIO CITY – Malacañang has appointed Attorney Raul Lambino as the new Presidential Adviser for Northern Luzon on June 6. The office is directly under the President and equivalent to the rank of a cabinet member.