It is both disappointing and frustrating that the Duterte regime has unilaterally cancelled the scheduled start of the stand-down ceasefire on June 21 and the resumption of formal talks in the peace negotiations in Oslo a week later on June 28.
We welcome the recent announcement of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on the resumption of the formal peace negotiations before the end of June. Both panels also deserve recognition for their fortitude to iron-out issues stalling the negotiations during the back-channel talks.
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance is one with the Benguet Peace and Order Council (PPOC) in denouncing the deceitful recruitment activities by the mercenary group Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army-Cordillera Bodong Administration (CPLA-CBA) in the province. CPLA is known for its notorious track record of human rights violations in the region.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemns the brazen murder of Dennis Denora, publisher and columnist of the community paper Trends and Times and an officer of the Davao Region Multi-media Group, who was shot dead by still unidentified killers near the wet market of Panabo City, Davao del Norte.
The AFP makes it appear that they are mere passive actors and bystanders in the armed conflict when they say that they doubt the CPP-NPA’s ability to stand down and stop offensive operations. For peace advocates and human rights groups, the bigger concern right now – a major hindrance to peace – is the intensifying AFP operations against civilians. Communities continue to be militarized. Civilians are being rounded up and forced to “surrender” as NPA combatants. Activists are being arrested and slapped with trumped-up charges. Just recently, long-time union organizer Juan Alexander “Bob” Reyes was arrested in Quezon City for trumped-up charges filed in Agusan.
“Strongmen” like Rodrigo Duterte exercise power through State terror and violence with impunity, couched in populist language that misleads the public and trains the guns of his armed forces and police on his perceived enemies – the people.
Mariing kinukundena ng Karapatan Cagayan Valley ang brutal na pagpaslang kay Fr.Mark Ventura noong ika-29 ng Abril taong kasalukuyan sa Barangay Mabuno, Gattaran sa Probinsiya ng Cagayan. Siya ay nakatalaga sa Migrant’s desk ng Diocese of Tuguegarao at Indigenous Peoples Advocacy. Isa rin siya sa mga tagapagtanggol ng kalikasan.
By CORDILLERA MOVEMENT AGAINST TYRANNY www.nordis.net Today, April 24, 2018, as we commemorate the 34th Cordillera Day, we remember events that breathed …
Kayatmi nga ipawaswas ti proscription petition ti Department of Justice (DOJ) a nakairamanan dagiti pito a lider ti Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) a da Beverly Longid, Windel Bolinget, Joan Carling, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz , mismo a taga-Montañosa, ken da Joanna Cariño, Atty. Jose Molintas, Jeanette Ribaya-Cawiding a taga-Benguet. Kasta met ni Sherwin De Vera, taga-Ilocos Sur ken kameng ti Save the Abra River Movement a nangipaay ti serbisyo kadagiti komunidad nga apektado ti makadadael a panagminas ditoy Cordillera.
Ang mga kabataan at mamamayan ng La Union ay nagkakaisa sa pagsuporta at pananawagan na ipagpatuloy ang usapang pangkapayapaan sa pagitan ng Gobyerno ng Pilipinas at ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) at sa seryosong pagsagot sa ugat ng armadong labanan sa ating bayan.
The fascist State marked the 4th year of the extrajudicial killing of William Bugatti with the killing of IPM activist Ricardo Mayumi who was shot dead on March 2, 2018. Both Bugatti and Mayumi had been severely persecuted by the State security forces. They were red-tagged as NPA (New People’s Army) supporters, placed under heavy surveillance, and were recipients of death threats prior to their death.
Panawen manen ti tabako. Iti agdama ket kapigsa ti panaggatud, panagpugon ken panaglako. Panawen tapno dagiti mannalon ket lak-amenda kuma ti bunga ti ling-et, bannog ken sakripisyo a nangpartuat ti produktoda a tabako. Ngem ti kinapudnona, saan a dagiti mannalon ti ad-adda a maragsakan tunggal panawen ti panagtatabako nu di ket dagiti middlemen ken trading centers kas iti Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation, Universal Leaf Philippines, Inc., Trans Manila, Inc. ken dadduma pay a kompanya ti tabako. Malaksid iti nababa a presyo a paggatang manipud kadagiti mannalon, dagitoy a trading centers ken middlemen ket ar-aramiden da pay ti naduma-duma a panangswitik kadagiti mannalon tapno agakopda iti dadakkel a ganansya kas ti downgrading, under-weighing, ken stop buying wenno Semana santa syndrome.