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PNP arrests suspect in Abra bombing

BAGUIO CITY — The Abra police has arrested a suspect in the January 25, 2018 grenade blast that killed two policemen and injured 26 people, including Abra Rep. Joseph Bernos and his wife, La Paz Mayor Menchie Bernos during a public gathering.

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.

Baguilat condemns killing of Fr. Nilo, demands justice

BAGUIO CITY — In a press statement, Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat condemned the brutal murder of Fr. Richmond V. Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan and called on the Duterte administration to swiftly bring the killers to justice.

Statements: Hold the CPLA accountable for crimes against the Cordillera people!

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance is one with the Benguet Peace and Order Council (PPOC) in denouncing the deceitful recruitment activities by the mercenary group Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army-Cordillera Bodong Administration (CPLA-CBA) in the province. CPLA is known for its notorious track record of human rights violations in the region.

Benguet PPOC oppose CPLA

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The Benguet Provincial Peace and Order Council wants alleged members of the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army-Cordillera Bodong Administration (CPLA-CBD) to stop the recruitment and other activities in the province.

Former La Union Solon, three others killed

BAGUIO CITY – Former Representative Eufranio “Franny” Eriguel of the Second Congressional District of La Union, was shot and killed. Spot report filed by Agoo Police head Chief Inspector Alfredo Padilla, Jr. said the incident happened at 7:13 pm on Saturday, May 12 in Barangay Capas, Agoo town.

Thousands of the faithful lay Fr. Ventura to rest

In his homily, Utleg said the perpetrators are a product of a social system that forces people into killing because of poverty. He also challenged all the clergy to persevere in performing their duties in serving the poor.

Aglipayans demand justice for murdered Catholic priest

The head of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) led the Aglipayan community in condemning and demanding justice for the murder of a young priest in Cagayan province. He blamed the administration’s failure to “concretely address the issue” and for ignoring “extrajudicial killings and human rights violations.”

Statements: Pagkondena sa brutal na pagpaslang kay Fr. Mark Ventura

Mariing kinukundena ng Karapatan Cagayan Valley ang brutal na pagpaslang kay Fr.Mark Ventura noong ika-29 ng Abril taong kasalukuyan sa Barangay Mabuno, Gattaran sa Probinsiya ng Cagayan. Siya ay nakatalaga sa Migrant’s desk ng Diocese of Tuguegarao at Indigenous Peoples Advocacy. Isa rin siya sa mga tagapagtanggol ng kalikasan.

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.