Farmers from several municipalities in Cagayan province scored an initial victory against usurious loans after traders agreed in principle to forego loan interest during calamities and disasters in a dialogue attended by local officials of this town and more than 800 farmers.
To commemorate the International Women’s Day, different government agencies and Innabuyog – Alliance of Women’s Organizations in the Cordillera joined the world-wide call to end violence against women during the 1 Billion Rising at the People’s Park in Baguio City.
Inaprubaran ni Pres. Duterte ti joint resolution ti Kongreso maipapan iti extension iti kinabalido ti pondo para kadagiti biktima ti panaglabsing iti karbengan tao idi panawen ti Martial Law. Pinirmaanna ti Joint Resolution 04 idi Pebrero 22.
Residents from Ifugao villages asked the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) to stop the implementation of the proposed Alimit hydro-electric power complex of SN Aboitiz in the province.
Whether it is red scare or red tagging in the Philippines, they mean be afraid of communists. However, one of them is scarier for one who is being tagged. While to be scared means just that, be scared; to be tagged could virtually mean be sentenced to death not only as being red but also being a terrorist defined out of context of a real terrorist.
The country’s human rights situation has again hit a new low according to human rights groups after the Duterte administration, through the National Security Council, filed a complain to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, tagging groups like Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, Mindanao Interfaith Service Foundation, Incorporated, IBON Foundation and KARAPATAN as fronts f the armed revolutionary movement.
Regional Director Exequiel Guzman admits that they have only 15 to 16 labor inspectors all over the region that are supposed to be ensuring that labor laws like the occupational health and safety standards are being followed by companies and employers.
Two unidentified gunmen killed Roberto “Bobby” Mejia, 49, leader of Ulopan na Umbaley ed (Peoples Association in) Camp Gregg Military Reservation at around 11:10 PM in Barangay Sangcagulis according to the police. He is the 182nd peasant killed under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte.
People from this city joined the worldwide One Billion Rising (OBR) on Valentine’s Day with around 100 women, men and youth gathered at People’s Park to dance and call for unity against tyranny and promotion of “solidarity for good governance and politics of change”.
Isnag tribal elders rejected the proposed construction of a hydro power plant with in their ancestral domain and signed a resolution of no consent during the consensus building meeting facilitated by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) in Poblacion village, Kabugao town Apayao province on February 4.
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) in the Cordillera vowed to continue their fight against “continuing PNP harassments” while seeking reconsideration for the appellate court’s dismissal of their petition to nullify the police memorandum ordering the profiling of their members.
Religious groups advocating social justice and peace said the killing of National Democratic Front consultant Randy Malayao is a blow to the peace negotiations.