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Baguio joins nationwide protest against tyranny

BAGUIO CITY — The afternoon rain did not stop Baguio protesters from staging a march rally in response to the call for a national day of protest against extrajudicial killings, martial law and tyranny on September 21, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the country.

Sandugo pickets Philippine Mining Conference

MANILA — Police officers and security guards of a high class hotel in Pasay were not able to stop more than 300 Igorots, other indigenous peoples and Moros who stormed the Philippine Mining conference on September 6 to condemn the unhampered plunder of their ancestral lands by mining companies.

Magsasaka nanawagang itaas ang presyo ng tabako

MANILA — Naglunsad ng kilos protesta ang halos 100 magsasaka ng tabako mula sa rehiyon ng Ilocos sa pangunguna ng Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) noong Setyembre 6 sa National Tobacco Administration central office sa Quezon City kung saan nagaganap ang National Tobacco Tripartite Consultative Conference (NTTCC).

Kalingas support unity declaration against dams

TABUK CITY — About a hundred participants from different affected communities, youth and advocates signed the declaration of unities to oppose two proposed hydro-electric projects in the province during a forum on hydro-dams held at Tamcpo Inn and Training Center, Appas, Tabuk City last August 12, 2017.

Cagayan youth group decry rights violations

TUGUEGARAO CITY — A solidarity program for human rights was held last August 14 at Cagayan State University Andrews campus. In the program, regional youth formation Masakbayan, called for vigilance on the looming campus militarization due to the mandatory drug test policy implemented by the CSU administration.

Cordi celebrates World IP Day

BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous folk in the Cordilleras marked the tenth (10th) year of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (IDWIP), August 9, as a “day of struggle and celebration” in a move to push for the right to self-determination.

Tabuk City dads hold hearing on hydro power project

TABUK CITY — The City Legislative body conducted a probe on the proposed Upper Tabuk Hydro Power Project (UTHP) after their regular session last July 31, 2017 (Monday) at Councilor Alunday’s Farm, Talama hills, Bulanao, Tabuk in audience with the proponent groups and oppositionists.

Cagayan Valley advocates walk for peace

SANTIAGO CITY — Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), with the United Church of Christ Philippines (UCCP), Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP), Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) Cagayan Valley, headed the Walk for Peace cum Peace Summit last July 26 at Reina Mercedes, Isabela. They demanded for the government to continue the negotiations for peace and to end martial law in Mindanao.