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Letters: Liham hinggil sa kalagayan ng magsasaka sa Jones, Isabela

Kami ay nababahala sa aming nakita at naranasan sa dalawang araw na pakikisalamuha sa mga magsasaka sa komunidad. Balisa sila dahil hindi pa nakakabawi sa malalalang pananalasa ng bagyong Ompong. Nasira ang 70% hanggang 100% ng kanilang pananim na mais na tangi nilang ikinabubuhay.

All that Fits: Free Rachel Mariano

For those who may not know yet, Rakel is a Cordillera activist, an Ibaloi-Kankanaey from Itogon, Benguet. She hails from Ucab—a community that fiercely and successfully resisted the open pit mining of Benguet Corporation. Rakel worked closely with Cordillera communities for their right to health as the Health Program Desk Coordinator of the Community Health, Education, Services and Training in the Cordillera (CHESTCORE) in Baguio City, since 2004.

Group slams fake mass surrenders in Ilocos Sur

Reports said that nine members of Kabataang Makabayan (KM) from Barangay Legazpi, Galimuyod surrendered to the Community Support Program of the 81st IB. Another group from Barangay Bugnay, composed of ten KM and 17 Samahang Magsasaka members also yielded to the military.

President’s admission will be taken seriously – solons

ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro lambasted the lame excuse of the Duterte administration saying that the admission of President Duterte on extrajudicial killings should not be taken seriously. The solons said that this is an issue concerning people’s lives and should not be taken as a joke. Both solons also said that the President blatantly admitted that he is guilty of extrajudicial killings and he will be accountable for his crimes against the Filipino people.

Statements: The Déjà vu of government-backed conspiracies

Using the spectre of communism to scare the Filipino people into quiet submission is a harrowingly similar tactic used by Marcos and the AFP to quell dissent and spread fear. Ferdinand Marcos raised the ‘Red’ scare to prop up his authoritarian rule which was suffering cracks, akin to Duterte’s use of this so-called Red October. Even the protest movement then was rising as the Filipino people called for fundamental change.

Court hears activist’s motion to dismiss DOJ petition

BAGUIO CITY– Cordillera Peoples Alliance chairperson Windel Bolinget, accompanied by his lawyer Atty. Jose Molintas, attended today a hearing at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 19 on the motion Bolinget filed last August 31 seeking for the removal of his name from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) terrorist proscription list and for the dismissal of the DOJ petition to proscribe the CPP and NPA as terrorist organizations.

Hunters detained by military in operation

CANDON CITY  — Three hunters who were reported missing by their kin and villagemates for three days surfaced after government troops turned them over to a local police office in Ilocos Sur.

All That Fits: Surface James Balao

A few days from this writing (September 11) we are already counting 10 years since the abduction of Cordillera activist James Balao on September 17, 2008. We are also counting 10 years of injustice for James, his family, his clan, the Cordillera communities he served and his organisation, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance, of which he was a pioneer.