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IPs forward HR violations to UN Rapportuer

BAGUIO CITY — On May 16-17, 2018, Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KATRIBU) and Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights (TFIP) submitted cases of massacre, killings, displacement, attacks on schools, illegal detention and arrest of indigenous peoples (IPs) communities, leaders and members to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNSRRIP) Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

MP dads, bishops urge delisting of terror-tagged acivists

BAGUIO CITY— In separate statements, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Mountain Province (MP) and the Council of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) stood by the seven indigenous peoples who were wrongly tagged as terrorists by the Department of Justice in early March.

Kagawad in PDEA narcolist tops brgy council race

BAGUIO CITY— Jomarc Pabunan, one of the two barangay officials in Baguio City included in the “narcolist” of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA) as “Jumar” was number one in the barangay council race las May 14.

Mandatory Training for elected SK in Ilocos Sur starts

BAGUIO CITY – Elected Sangguniang Kabataan officers in Ilocos Sur will undertake the mandated training from May 16 to May 26 in separate venues in the province. The one-day mandatory training includes the discussions on Decentralization and Local Governance, SK History and Salient Features, Meetings and Resolutions, Planning and Budgeting, and Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards.

Former La Union Solon, three others killed

BAGUIO CITY – Former Representative Eufranio “Franny” Eriguel of the Second Congressional District of La Union, was shot and killed. Spot report filed by Agoo Police head Chief Inspector Alfredo Padilla, Jr. said the incident happened at 7:13 pm on Saturday, May 12 in Barangay Capas, Agoo town.

ACT monitors brgy elections, sets hotline

by Kimberlie Ngabit-Quitasol BAGUIO CITY–The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) expressed dismay that they have already received reports of violations to …

Customary law, consensus works for Abra folks

TUBO, ABRA — Abra may be identified as an election hotspot this barangay and SK elections, but one municipality shown that peaceful elections are possible by the respected customary practice of drawing consensus.

Kalinga police to serve as election tellers

BAGUIO CITY— In Mabongtot village in Lubuagan town of Kalinga province, six police officers will act as Board of Election Tellers (BET) due to security issues that stems from an ongoing tribal war in the area.

Agkurkurang dagiti kandidato ti SK

Ni Sherwin De Vera BAGUIO CITY — Iti umuna a panangipakat ti Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015, adu a …

Statements: Ifugao statement of Concern and Condemnation

On the early morning of April 21, 2018, black propaganda fliers were found from the Ibulao Bridge to the town center of Lagawe (written) by faceless and fake groups. The fliers contained sweeping accusations and branded legitimate farmers, women, and indigenous people’s organizations as NPAs and as terrorists. Contrary to law, it calls for violent actions and destruction of these groups and individuals which (it) does not distinguish (from) between armed elements and civilians (thus) violating their right to due process. The implication is that they should be destroyed by all means, fair or foul.