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Ilocandia Rumblings:Schools are tool for State repression

I can’t help but to compare how former University of Northern Philippines (UNP) Vice President and Campus Security Director Jimmy Soria relate with progressive youth groups with how the current Director, Nolito Ragunjan, relates with these groups.

From Under This Hat: IPMR, journalists, human rights

So the regional director of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in the Cordillera has inhibited himself from an official function of issuing the certificate of affirmation to the selected Baguio Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative to the City Council.

Statements: Crackdown, labanan!

Mariing kinukundena ng Anakbayan Cordillera ang tangkang “crackdown” ng rehimeng US-Duterte laban sa mga lehitimo at progresibong organisasyon ng mga mamamayan sa ilalim ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan o BAYAN. Ipinakikita ng hakbanging ito na may layuning busalan ang mga kritiko ang kahayukan ni Duterte sa kapangyarihan at sukdulang pantasyang sundan ang yapak ng iniidolo niyang si Marcos at ipasailalim ang bansa sa isa na namang diktadurya.

Apat na bilangong pulitikal sa Nueva Vizcaya, nakalaya

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela — Nakalaya ang apat (4) sa limang (5) bilanggong pulitikal na tinaguriang KASIBU5 sa Nueva Vizcaya noong ika-13 ng Nobyembre 2017. Ibinasura ng prosekusyon ang gawa-gawang kasong Illegal Possession of Explosives at Ammunitions na isinampa ng PNP Bambang laban sa apat na bilanggo dahil sa “insufficiency of evidence to establish probable cause” ayon sa resolusyon mula sa Office of the Provincial Prosecution.

Advocates launch Rise for Education and Just Peace network

ECHAGUE, Isabela — More than a hundred delegates joined the Rise for Education and Just Peace Summit at the De Venecia Hall, Isabela State University – Echague on November 17, 2017. It was a historic event that gathered students, teachers and school administrators from all over the province who strengthened the call for every Filipino citizen’s right to education as well as the further defense of human rights.

Dinukot na magsasaka sa Isabela, pinalaya na

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela – Pinalaya na ang magsasakang sina Oliver Molina at Robert Dalupang ng 86th IB kahapon, Nobyembre 18, bandang ala-una ng hapon sa may Sityo Balabal, Barangay Uno, Bayan ng Jones, Probinsya ng Isabela.

Ilocos, Cordi demand pull out of gov’t troops from villages

STA. CRUZ, Ilocos Sur — Community folks together with human rights defenders staged a protest action along the Sta. Cruz highway in Ilocos Sur calling for the pull out of troops deployed in Cordillera and Ilocos villages as they condemned the attacks against them by state security forces under the 7th Division of the Philippine Army.

Statements: The military are the terrorists

During the past few months, the 24th Infantry Battalion of the 7th Infantry Division, Philippine Army has been waging a smear campaign against Kakailian Salakniban Ta’y Amin A Nagtaudan (KASTAN) and threatening its leaders and staff with lawsuits.

Statements: Stop the attacks on women and IP activists in the Cordillera

The Ubbon di Binabai ad Ifugao (UBI), Ifugao Peasant Movement (IPM) and Pun-oohaan di Nungkanomnoman ad Ifugao (PNI), strongly condemn the recent attacks on six women activists in the Cordillera region by the 7th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command and to all human rights defenders across the country.

Itigil ang pagkitil sa karapatan ng mamamayan

BANGUED, Abra — Ang mga mamamyan at KASTAN na organisasyong masa sa Abra ay seryosong nalalagay sa panganib ang buhay ng mga membro at mga leader dahil sa tuloy tuloy na kasinungalingan at pagdadawit ng militar sa pangunguna ni Lt.Col Baluga ng 24th Infantry Battalion na sila ay mga terorista.

Women’s Front: Supporting women human rights defenders

In light of the recent waves of attacks against women human rights defenders in the Cordillera by the 7th Infantry Division (ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command, we, in Innabuyog, together with the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance and the Cordillera Peoples Alliance are urgently appealing to our fellow kakailyan and other peace loving citizens in the region and the entire Philippines to support the campaign, “Women Against Tyranny.”

CPA chair and vice-chair held at PNP checkpoint

BAGUIO CITY – Without explanation the chairman of the largest indigenous peoples organization in northern Luzon, with the vice chairman and two others were stopped and held at a PNP checkpoint at Banayoyo San Emilio, Tirad Pass, Quirino sometime at 10:00, 28 October 2017.