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Diaries From The Field: Basuram, iyawidmo

Idi napankami nagpasiar idiay Hundred Islands, apaman a simmangpetkami iti Lucap Wharf iti Barangay Lucap, Alaminos City, kasapulan nga agrehistro iti opisina ti Hundred Islands National Park (HINP). Nagbayad kami ti environmental ken entrance fee, ken nagdeposito ti P200 para iti dua supot a pagikkan ti basura.

Editorial: Department of (In)Justice aka DOJ

the DOJ filed a petition to declare some 600 individuals as terrorists, among those included were priests, United Nations experts, lawyers, environmental activists, human rights defenders, indigenous peoples’ leaders and others. This drew outrage from various groups, statesmen and individuals in the country and abroad who continue to call and demand for the dropping of the DOJ charges, pointing out that the list bearing over 600 names is terribly faulty, unverified and untrue.

Letters: Warning to the people of Mountain Province against syndicated extortion

The Leonardo Pacsi Command (LPC) NPA – Mountain Province warns the people of Mountain Province of extortionists posing as representatives of LPC victimizing business people, professionals, government officials and even students. In particular, reports of extortion with grave threats were received from Natonin, Bontoc, Bauko and Sagada. One extortionist is using the name Ka Elmer.

Two SHS students add to suicide cases in CV

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Senior high school students Ronnel Sergia of St. Philomene Academy in Alcala town and Jennifer Lagajet of FL Vargas College here, were reported to have committed suicide last March 14, Wednesday and 20, Tuesday, respectively.

Mangangalap nalugi gapu iti fishkill

SAN VICENTE, Ilocos Sur — Leddaang ti narikna ni Romeo Rabe, 46 ken residente ti Sitio Nagtupacan, Pudoc iti parbangon ti Pebrero 27 idi maimatanganna nga agtatapawen dagiti pupokna a tilapia. Namnamaenna nga agapit koma iti 1,400 a kilo ti tilapia nga agbalor ti P140,000.

My first time at community broadcasting

SAGADA, Mountain Province — Among the 42 participants I, finished the one day training on Community Broadcasting for Radyo Sagada Broadcasters. This was held at St. Joseph, Sagada on March 14, 2018 with the objective of enhancing skills of local broadcasters and preparing soon-to-be broadcasters.

Women march against Train Law

BAGUIO CITY — On International Working Women’s Day (IWWD), women from all over the Cordilleras unite in Baguio City to challenge the “macho-fascist” rule of President Rodrigo Duterte. They are led by Innabuyog and its provincial chapters.

Pagpapalawig ng pagmimina ng Oceanagold, pipigilan

SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya — Nagpahayag ng pagtutol ang ilang opisyal sa probinsya ng Nueva Vizcaya at mga maka-kalikasang grupo sa tangkang pagpapalawig ng permit para magmina ang Australian mining company na Oceanagold Philippines Inc. (OGPI).

Isabela, Cagayan mediamen form local NUJP chapters

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela  —  Journalists in Isabela and Cagayan provinces organize local chapters of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) here and in Tuguegarao City this March 7 and 8, respectively.