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Didipio IPs barricade Oceana Gold drilling explorations

BAGUIO CITY – Anti-mining residents launched a barricade on June 15 to call a stop to the drilling operations of Oceana Gold Philippines Inc. (OGPI) in Sitio Camgat, Brgy. Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya which started in the first week of June.

Annuroten ti NPA iti Eleksyon 2016

BAGUIO CITY – Imbinsa-binsa ti New People’s Army (NPA) dagiti annuroten na iti eleksyon kas panangsaluad iti integridad ken soberenya dagiti rebolusyonaryo a teritoryo na. Nailanad daytoy iti statement ti Chadli Molintas Command ti NPA Ilocos –Cordillera a naipatulod iti media babaen iti email.

NL tribes storm military headquarters

QUEZON CITY – Indigenous peoples, peasants and activists trooped to the national headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Aguinaldo to condemn the role of the state forces killing people as guards for corporate greed.

APEC to worsen plunder of natural resources

BAGUIO CITY — The Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will only worsen plunder of the country’s natural resources; displacement and rights violations of indigenous peoples to give way to foreign backed mining and energy projects, according to Amianan Salakniban (Defend the Nordth) Spokesperson Fernando Mangili.

Women’s group condemns attacks vs activist-writer

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Women’s Education Action Research Center (CWEARC) and Innabuyog in a joint statement condemned the recent attack against Alma Sinumlag, a woman activist and journalist and called for a stop of the government forces’ vilification campaign targeting activists, journalists and all other critics of anti-people government programs.

Soldiers abduct another Aggay

Update 2: BAGUIO CITY — Philippine Army soldiers abducted another Aggay in Barangay Masi, Rizal in the province of Cagayan.

Karapatan seeks justice for Cagayan farmers

CAGAYAN VALLEY – A fact finding mission led by Karapatan Cagayan Valley is on its way to San Juan, Rizal, Cagayan Valley. Its mission is to gather facts regarding recent incidents linked to the militarization of the area by the 17th IBPA. In particular, they seek to put to light the arrest of twenty nine people from San Juan who were taken in by the military and accused of kidnapping and homicide.

Mayor disagrees with presence of military in communities

CAGAYAN VALLEY – During the Fact Finding Mission (FFM) held at the San Juan, Rizal, Mayor Joel A. Ruma said he does not agree with the military being in San Juan. He said that the military presence sows fear in the communities, September 16.

Army abducts three Aggays in Cagayan

RIZAL, Cagayan — Karapatan-Cagayan Valley demanded the release of the three Aggays who were abducted by Philippine Army soldiers on July 20 and surfaced at the Cagayan police provincial office on July 23.