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All That Fits: In Black on Friday

In Baguio City, there is a public invitation to attend the Black Friday Protest (BFP) on July 6, 13 and 20. The BFP is organised by Tongtongan ti Umili-Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Anakbayan Metro Baguio. The event intends to shed light on the worsening plight of human rights, with the unabated facsist attacks of the regime against the people. I believe the expected outcome is to motivate the public into action against the many injustices in the present: economically, politically—and the most striking is the state of human rights.

Ilocanos say ‘No to Dam’ in Salcedo

By JEMIMAH CRESENCIA and PAOLA ESPIRITU SALCEDO, Ilocos Sur — For the third time, officials from the National Irrigation Administration swallowed …

Statements: Stop the attacks against environmental advocates

Revd. Fr. Randy Manicap, lead convener of the People’s Solidarity Against Large-Scale Mining in Ilocos Norte (PSALM-IN) and member of the Council of Leaders of Ilocos Network for the Environment (Defend Ilocos) received death threat last June 24, after delivering the Sunday mass. He is assigned at the Santa Anna Parish in Piddig, Ilocos Norte under the Diocese of Laoag of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente.

Protesta laban sa mahigpit na CSU entrance exam

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Nanawagan para sa karapatan sa edukasyon ang mga examinees at magulang, kasama ang mga progresibong organisasyon ng kabataan, sa isang kilos-protesta na isinagawa sa Cagayan State University (CSU) Andrews Campus nitong June 18. Hinamon nila ang CSU Administration na ipatupad ang mandato nitong ibahagi ang libreng edukasyon bilang nag-iisang pampublikong pamantasan sa buong probinsiya.

Oplan Rody in full swing In IS

VIGAN CITY — Police forces in Ilocos Sur wasted no time responding to the directive of President Duterte to round up loiterers (istambay), coming up with “Oplan Rody” or Rid the streets Of Drunkards and Youth. Officers from the different municipal police office took to the streets and social media to show their support and implementation of the order.

Editorial: Drug tests, a band aid solution

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency proposed a mandatory drug test on grade 4 to grade 12 students and their teachers because they were “able to rescue” a 10 year old from illegal drugs.

Weekly Reflections: Theological Education for Humanization

I would like to say at the outset that the basic aim of education in general, and theological education in particular, is not just to accumulate knowledge and information, but to make human beings more human. Education is one of the most powerful instruments for humanization, for enhancing what is truly human in us and among us. A truly educated person is a humane person.

Biktima ng bagyong Lawin muling nagpiket sa DSWD Region 2

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Muling naglunsad ng piket-dialogue ang mga biktima ng bagyong Lawin sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 2 noong Hulyo 11 dahil dismayado ang mga ito sa naging resulta ng validation process ng ahensya.