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Update reports and discussions on the current situation and issues of specific areas and sectors of NL; similar to “events” but more focused on the situation and issues themselves, not on specific activities.

Farmer leader shot dead in Pangasinan

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.

Rice Tariffication Law troubles farmers, retailers

Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) said the Rice Tariffication Law, like other policies that deregulated trade and industry, will lead to higher prices and ruin local production.

Baguio joins One Billion Rising

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 tribe rejects hydropower project in Apayao

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.

ACT to “assert rights,” appeal CA ruling

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.

Surveillance alarms IFI social action head

The head of the social action of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente Diocese of Laoag expressed urgent concern on his personal and family’s safety after unknown men tailed him.

Hidit unites community after energy project divided them

More than 200 Kalanguyas from the community of Barangay Eheb attended the Hidit which sought to unite the community after it was divided over differing opinions on the proposed Santa Clara and Quadriver mini hydro project on January 16, 2019.

Students, rights defenders light candles for slain NDFP consultant

Students of the University of the Philippines Baguio together with human rights defenders lit candles in an indignation rally at the university’s oblation ground to condemn and demand justice for the killing of National Democratic Front of the Philippines Consultant Randy Malayao.