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Chico Pump Irrigation feasibility and sustainability questioned

Cordillera People’s Alliance said in a statement issued on Thursday, March 7 that the planners of the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project “did not take into account the overall development plan of the Chico River and the province of Kalinga, such as the building of many hydropower, geothermal and mining projects.”

Abra mayor, vice mayor suspended anew

A second suspension order was issued by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Abra against Lagayan town Mayor Jendricks Luna and his wife Vice Mayor Joy Chrisna in connection with the construction of the Collago-Lucgay Road.

Tobacco farmers ask probe into LGU tobacco excise tax use

Tobacco farmers are asking President Rodrigo Duterte and lawmakers to probe into how millions of the tobacco excise tax shares of their local governments were spent. For nearly three decades now, benefits from tobacco excise tax shares of local government units have remained a tobacco farmer’s illusion.

Double standard on Imelda’s arrest slammed

Human rights and famers’ group on Tuesday, November 13, slammed the statement made by National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde and the Sandiganbayan’s deferment of the former first lady’s warrant of arrest over the conviction of Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos.

DPWH engineer suspended for alleged extortion

Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said, Lorna Ricardo, a district engineer assigned in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) who was caught on camera allegedly asking for “grease money” from a contractor for a 100 million peso road project in Ifugao is now on preventive suspension.

Marcos’ guilty verdict hailed

Groups in Ilocos region hailed the November 9 Sandigan Bayan ruling convicting Ilocos Norte second district representative Imelda Marcos for graft and called on the government to affect her immediate arrest.

Farmers back claims on tobacco tax share misuse

The Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) recognized the statements made by Bernard Vicente, national president of the National Tobacco Farmers Association and Cooperatives, Inc. (NAFTAC), noting that “inappropriate use of billions of tobacco funds are obvious.”

DOTr sacks CAR officials

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) dismissed Atty. Jesus Eduardo Natividad, Regional Director in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOTr-CAR), and Datu Mohammad Abbas, Assistant Regional Director of the DOTr-CAR, after being found guilty of administrative offenses and corruption charges.