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Statements: Resist the fascist acts of the 81st IB

The statement of Lt. Col. Julio Osias, commander of the 81st Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army in the Youth Leadership Summit held last week that Candon has been infiltrated by left-leaning organizations is irresponsible, malicious and a mark of a fascist. Although he did not name the organizations, he said that if this will remain, the economic growth of the city will be affected as the peace and order becomes unstable.

Progressives march against fascism

BAGUIO CITY — Progressive groups chanting “Pasismo Lansagin, Duterte Panagutin” marched down Session Road to Magsaysay Avenue and back late afternoon of November 30 as they called for unity and conserted action against the continuing state of fascism and impunity.

Church must not lose hope, push for peace talks

BAGUIO CITY — Padi Rex Reyes, secretary general of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) called on everyone, especially church people not to lose hope and instead push for the continuation of the Peace Talks as President Rodrigo Duterte unilaterally dismisses the Peace Talks.

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.

Statements: On Duterte’s ‘shoot NPAs’ order

CPA strongly condemns the president’s order to shoot NPAs as this is a violation of due process and rule of law. We must not forget that the peace talks is not yet officially terminated if there is no official notice by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDPF). Hence, the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) should be respected.

Bandillo: Proclamation 360

Now it can be told. Since August, GRP and NDFP Panel members, have been holding informal back-channel meetings to salvage the stalled peace talks. No media releases. No fanfare.

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.

Doble-bira ng NPA-BAMPIS laban sa AFP

BAGUIO CITY — Ayon sa isang press release na pinadala sa email sa local media, “Magkasunod na aksyon-militar ang inilunsad ng Antonio Licawen Command (ALC) – NPA BAMPIS sa mga tropa ng 81st Infantry Battalion (81st IB) at 71st Division Reconnaissance Company (71st DRC) sa kabundukan ng Saligid, Tubo, Abra, ala una ng hapon ng Nobyembre 12.