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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.

Thousands of the faithful lay Fr. Ventura to rest

In his homily, Utleg said the perpetrators are a product of a social system that forces people into killing because of poverty. He also challenged all the clergy to persevere in performing their duties in serving the poor.

Sagada council petitions DOJ to drop IPs from terror list

In a resolution passed on April 16 and transmitted to the DOJ on April 17, ths Sagada town council asked DOJ to drop from the list Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur for IPs; Joan Carling, Co-convener of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group on Sustainable Development of the United Nations; Beverly Longid, Global Coordinator of the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation; Atty. Jose Molintas Human Rights Lawyer and a former member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Windel Bolinget, Joanna Cariño and Jeanette Ribaya-Cawiding, leaders of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance.

KMU says EO 51 useless

As thousands of workers marched on the streets all over the country demanding for an end to contractualization, wage hike and security of tenure; President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 51 that prohibits illegal contracting and sub-contracting last May 1.

Aglipayans demand justice for murdered Catholic priest

The head of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) led the Aglipayan community in condemning and demanding justice for the murder of a young priest in Cagayan province. He blamed the administration’s failure to “concretely address the issue” and for ignoring “extrajudicial killings and human rights violations.”

Pooled Editorial: Sawen ti kinapudno iti bileg, bantayan ti turay

Dagiti atake iti wayawaya iti press ket panangtagibassit saan laeng nga iti news media. Daytoy ket panangpakapsut iti kapasidad ti news media tapno pagtalinaeden ti nawaya a sinnukat iti kapanunotan maipanggep kadagiti isyu publiko. Ti sarado a kapanunotan ti presidente iti kritisismo ket naigameren nga aspeto ti panangidaulo ni Duterte. Bayat a saan laeng nga isuna ti chief executive a nagbalin a sensitibo iti kritisismo ti press, insigurado ni Duterte a maawatan ti tunggal maysa nga agmalas ken adda maaramid a dakes kadagiti kritikona.

Statements: Pagkondena sa brutal na pagpaslang kay Fr. Mark Ventura

Mariing kinukundena ng Karapatan Cagayan Valley ang brutal na pagpaslang kay Fr.Mark Ventura noong ika-29 ng Abril taong kasalukuyan sa Barangay Mabuno, Gattaran sa Probinsiya ng Cagayan. Siya ay nakatalaga sa Migrant’s desk ng Diocese of Tuguegarao at Indigenous Peoples Advocacy. Isa rin siya sa mga tagapagtanggol ng kalikasan.

Methodist church supports IP’s rejection of NIA project

The congregation said that their action is anchored on their purpose to “seek to remain responsive to the call of God to love Him and to love other people.” They emphasized that the government is responsible to ensure the “just and peaceful sharing” of the natural resources, and development “must be for everyone” and “respect basic human rights.”

Gapu iti Harabas, tulong kiddaw ti mannalon

“Rinibribu a mannalon ti sibuyas ti apektado iti intero a Pangasinan gapu iti panagatake ti Harabas. Adu kanyami ti awan ti nagmaayan ti halos uppat a bulan a nagbanbanugan ken tinartaripatomi a sibuyas,” kuna ni Roberto Fernandez ti Namnama iti Filipino.

MAT Cordillera launched on Cordillera Day

As part of the 34th Cordillera Day celebrations at Pacday Quinio Elementary School here in Baguio City; Igorot elders, martial law survivors, local officials, teachers and youth among others representing the six provinces and two cities of the Cordillera signed a declaration of unity to resist tyranny and uphold democracy.