GAMU, Isabela — Nagtipon ang iba’t-ibang organisasyong magsasaka sa Isabela at siyentista mula sa Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng agrikultura (Masipag) upang pag-usapan ang bantang field testing sa 200 ektarya ng kontrobersyal na binhi na Golden Rice sa San Mateo, probinsya ng Isabela.
I am dedicating my column for this issue to the Lakbayanis, to the Igorots of the Cordillera. They, who endured the hot and bustling atmosphere of the National Capital Region, away from the cold and green environment they are accustomed to. As the song goes – bannog, puyat ken bisin… tudo, pudot ken lamin… they have withstood all, to deliver the message of resistance against national oppression, tyranny and plunder.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines demands that Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa immediately rescind what is clearly an illegal order to withhold spot reports from media.
QUEZON CITY – Naglunsad ng kilos-protesta ang Masakbayan Cagayan Valley sa tanggapan ng Commission on Higher Education (CHED) kasama ang Progressive Igorots for Social Action (PISA), League of Filipino Students (LFS), National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) at Kabataan Partylist para irehistro ang pagtutol sa mandatory drug test policy sa loob ng mga hayskul at pamantasan.
BATAC, Ilocos Norte — Mahigit 2,000 na estudyante ng Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) ang tumindig para sa libreng edukasyon sa magkakahiwalay na forum sa mga MMSU campus sa Batac, Laoag at Currimao noong Agosto 22-24, 2017.
BAGUIO CITY — ACT Teachers’ Partylist raised alarm over Department of Education (DepEd) Order 40 directing random drug testing of junior and senior high school students, saying it may lead to more “tokhang” victims.
TUGUEGARAO CITY — A solidarity program for human rights was held last August 14 at Cagayan State University Andrews campus. In the program, regional youth formation Masakbayan, called for vigilance on the looming campus militarization due to the mandatory drug test policy implemented by the CSU administration.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso said that the bird flu infection in Pampanga has slightly affected the Benguet farmers because it is the main source of the supply of chicken dung which vegetable farmers here need as organic fertilizer for their vegetable gardens.
TUGUEGARAO CITY — Binawi ng administrasyon ng Cagayan State University ang ipinatupad na polisiyang kailangang magpasa ng drug test result ang mga estudyante para sila ay makapag-enrol. Dahil sa ipinatupad na polisiya, malaking bilang ng estudyante ang hindi pa naka-enrol sa kasalukuyan. Ang Mandatory Drug Test Policy ay umani ng batikos mula sa mga estudyante at magulang dahil sa kawalang impormasyon at konsultasyon sa bagong polisiya para sa enrolment.
BAGUIO CITY — The UP Baguio University Student Council and other progressive organizations led the local protest, last August 3, against the resumption of tuition fees collection in the university.
The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights (TFIP) upholds the rights of indigenous peoples to culturally appropriate and relevant education.
One of the most disturbing parts of the State of the Nation Address of President Duterte was his threat to bomb Lumad schools. This was due to the information presumably coming from the military establishment that these schools are communist schools. His threatening statement generated varied reactions from various sectors of our society. But the most heart-moving came from the Lumad themselves.