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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.

Editorial: Are we truly an independent nation?

The former President Diosdado Macapagal on May 12, 1962, declared June 12 a Philippine public holiday, to commemorate the “people’s declaration of their inherent and inalienable right to freedom and independence,” and in 1964 he proclaimed June 12 as the Philippine Independence Day.

Retain VAT excemptions for senior citizens, PWDs

BANGUED, Abra — The Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (Kastan), the Cordillera Peoples Alliance chapter in the Province of Abra, calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to retain the Value-Added Tax exemption for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Benguet town oks “forced evacuation plan”

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The municipal council of Kapangan, Benguet passed an ordinance on the implementation of forced evacuation as a “last resort” during disasters while penalizing violators.

MP signs MOA with PRC for water sanitation project

BONTOC, Mountain Province — The Philippine Red Cross-Mountain Province Chapter, through its OIC Administrator Veronica T. Tactay, and the Local Government Unit of Paracelis, Mountain Province, through its Mayor Avelino C. Amangyen, entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the implementation of School-Based Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Wash) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Program.

P750 daily wage is just — KMU

BAGUIO CITY — In an interview with Vicente Dilem, Kilusang Mayo Uno (May Day Movement) Cordillera Spokesperson said they are marking Labor day, on May 1, 2016, with the call for a nationwide, across-the-board increase of the minimum wage to P750. He said that the different regional minimum wages in the country are not enough to sustain the needs of the average family of five.

Teachers dismayed over SSL4

BAGUIO CITY — Participants of the 2016 National Leadership Training and Seminar of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) marched down Session Road to air their demand for just and decent pay and benefits for teachers, February 21.

Senior citizens nagpiket sa SSS Santiago City

SANTIAGO CITY – Kinalampag muli ng mga senior citizens ang pamahalaang Aquino para ipagkaloob na ang hinihiling na dagdag sa Social Security System (SSS) Pension na nakapaloob sa panukalang batas ni Rep. Neri Colmenares ng Bayan Muna Party List.

Fight for pension hike continues

VIGAN CITY — “Our Lolos and Lolas not minding their physical limitations who waited for hours to attend the plenary session of the House of Congress and were only disappointed and outraged when suddenly the presiding officer announced the session adjourned will our inspiration in not giving up their fight,” said Bayan Muna (BM) Party List Representative Carlos Zarate during a forum with members of the Federated Senior Citizens Association of the Province of Ilocos Sur.

Abra group condemns House leadersship for override failure

BANGUED, Abra — Abra-based group Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (Kastan CPA-Abra) condemned today the House of Representatives (HOR) and President Benigno Aquino III for deliberately depriving senior citizens the Php2,000 pension increase.