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IPs oppose CAFGU camps in villages

TABUK CITY — Village folk of Barangay Western Uma, in Lubuagan, Kalinga rejected the proposed setting up of a CAFGU detachment inside their village.

Stop the attacks on peoples orgs in the guise of the drug war

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) is seriously alarmed over the inclusion of two local leaders on the drug list in Tinoc, Ifugao. We fear that this inclusion of two community leaders on the drug list can lead to other forms of human rights violations against the victims. We call on the immediate delisting and to stop the attacks on peoples organizations in the guise of the drug war.

AFP, PNP violate ceasefire with arrest of elder

BAGUIO CITY — With the arrest of 73-year-old Marcos “Ka/Munroe” Aggalao in Kalinga, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) violated the ceasefire and the ongoing peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Defend Ilocos welcomes new policies of international bodies

VIGAN CITY — Environment watchdog, Ilocos Network for the Environment (Defend Ilocos), welcomes the landmark policies made by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and International Criminal Court (ICC) over the course of two weeks. The group said that these developments have far-reaching impact on environmental advocacy work and struggle.

Campaign vs myths of Martial Law launched

BAGUIO CITY — As the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) looms, human rights advocates from different groups and sectors organized an education campaign against historical revisionism of the country’s experience during Martial Law.

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Reclaiming Taloy Sur, a victory of the people

TUBA, Benguet — The return of the lands expropriated for the foiled Marcos Park to the Taloy folk in Tuba, Benguet was among the victories of the Cordillera people against the dictatorship.

Youth leaders push agenda for genuine change

BAGUIO CITY — In celebration of the 4th Baguio Students Day this September, youth leaders, groups, and organizations will forward a legislative agenda reflecting the pag-asa ng bayan’s collective aspiration for and action towards genuine change.

Match strong words with equal action

BANGUED, Abra — Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (Kastan CPA-Abra) welcomed the strong statement of President Rodrigo Duterte against the US military presence in Mindanao on September 12 and challenged him to make true his statements by abrogating the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and other unequal treaties between the government of the Philippines, the USA and other foreign countries.

Apit Tako urges gov’t to address farmer’s plight

BAGUIO CITY — The Alyansa dagiti Pesante iti Taeng Kordilyera (Apit Tako), the Cordillera chapter of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) urges government to take concrete actions in addressing the plight of vegetable farmers in the region.