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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.

PHOTO ESSAY | Let the river flow, let peace roll down like the river

The establishment of Salween Peace Park, a 5,200 square kilometer forest park in Hpapun District, Karen State, as “a space of peace, self-determination, environmental integrity, and cultural survival,” is largely attributed to Karen people’s struggle to protect their community and uplift the lives of their people.

Women rise against abuse and violence in Baguio City

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.

Communities protest Ifugao hydro project

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.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS | The spirit of EDSA

“If one of you wants to be great, you must be the servant of the rest; and if one of you wants to be first, you must be the slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served; he came to serve and to give his life to redeem many people.” – Mark 10:43-45

“Disastrous” loan agreement with China hit

Former Bayan Muna Representative and Makabayan senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares said the loan agreement between the government and the People’s Republic of China for the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in the Cordillera is not only “onerous” but also “disastrous” for the country.

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.