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.
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.
PASAY CITY — Lumahok ang mga katutubong Ifugao mula sa Didipio, Kasibu probinsya ng Nueva Vizcaya upang irehistro ang kanilang paglaban sa expansion at operation ng Australian mining company na OceanaGold Philippines Inc. (OGPI).
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).
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.
BAGUIO CITY — Councilor Arthur Allad-iw joined “patriotic and genuine” public servants nationwide hit the rejection of Judy Taguiwalo’s appointment to head the social welfare portfolio by the Commission of Appointments (CA), August 17.
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.
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 — An elder of the Butbut tribe Ama Banag Sinumlag in an interview questioned the process of how a tribe came into existence and was called Minanga.
BAGUIO CITY — A petition opposing the City Council’s plan to put up a parking lot on a huge chunk of Burnham Park has gathered support online and on the ground.
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.
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.