Local chief executives suspended classes in at least three provinces in Northern Luzon in preparation and as a precaution to adverse effects of Typhoon Rosita (International name: Yutu).
Speaking in mixed Ilokano and English, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan pointed out the PMRB’s advisory on the issuance of temporary permit released on October 18 negates the purpose of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to allow the processing of ore.
Still reeling from the destructive impact of Habagat (monsoon) and Typhoon Ompong, the knee-jerk decision to close small scale mines in the region and insufficient government assistance aggravated the dire situation of disaster victims in the Cordillera.
Matagumpay na naisagawa ang relief distribution operation para sa mga nasalanta ng Bagyong Ompong sa bayan ng Santo Nino, Cagayan sa ilalim ng Operation Paglingap na pinangunahan ng National Council of Churches of the Philippines katuwang ang Cagayan Valley Regional Ecumenical Assembly.
The damage to the environment is the price we have to pay for the mining profits of these corporations. Some of our countrymen and women pay with their lives.
Among these patients, there is a small but significant subset of patients who consulted the traditional hilots and took concoctions of herbs, and spices and whatever the land can provide for them.
After a month of operation stoppage that caused hardships and uncertainty, small-scale mining, one of the traditional livelihood in the Cordillera, is back on track and here to stay after DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered the immediate processing and opening of People’s Small-Scale Mining Area in Itogon, Benguet.
The National Irrigation Administration canceled the P3.4 billion Gen. Gregorio del Pilar Impounding Project (GGDPIP) in Salcedo, Ilocos Sur province, one of the flagship dam project of the administration’s Build, Build, Build program due to strong opposition from affected communities and local officials.
Mental Health has become a top concern in many parts of the world at present and that increase in mental health problems have been observed even in third-world countries like the Philippines.
In a span of one week, a smear campaign using printed materials and online memes were circulated by suspected military agents and the police. Members of partylists, human rights advocates, including media practitioners in Northern Luzon are being tagged as New People’s Army (NPA) members and recruiters.
Typhoon Ompong victims from the Oggayam-Ysneg-Yapayao tribe in Pagudpud received relief assistance from the Ilocos Center for Research Empowerment and Development (ICRED) and Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC). The project supported by the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe benefited 300 households that received relief packs.
Gutigotenmi dagiti opisyales iti lokal a gobyerno iti intero a rehiyon Ilocos nga agbalin kuma nga agresibo (aggressive) nga agaramid iti addang tapno maipaay ti umannatup a tulong kadagiti nakaru a nadidigraan iti masakupanda.