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Statements: Enact a new mining law that will prioritize evironmental protection, people’s rights

The Scrap the Mining Act Network welcomes the latest declaration of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to close 23 and suspend 5 mining operations. All government agencies should cooperate and ensure the implementation of this order. The Scrap Mining Act Network encourages Sec. Gina Lopez to remain firm on her decision amidst the taunts of the big businesses and elite politicians and cabinet members.

PNP arrests Cordillera activist

BAGUIO CITY — The police has not provided details about the arrest of Sarah Abellon-Alikes, a member of the board of directors of the Regional Development Center-Kattinulong dagiti Umili ti Amianan (RDC-Kaduami), who is under the custody of the Pacdal station of the Baguio City Police Office.

Close Benguet Corp! — IIBA

BAGUIO CITY — The Itogon Inter-Barangay Alliance (IIBA) welcomes the pronouncement of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez that Loakan, Antamok in Itogon, Benguet be a pilot Minahang Bayan area in the region as they reiterated their demand for the closure of Benguet Corporation mines and for its mining claims to be returned to the domain of the rightful indigenous people of Itogon.

Ilocos typhoon victims troop to DSWD anew

SAN FERNANDO CITY — One hundred days after typhoon Lawin wrought havoc to Ilocos region, more than 130 victims of the calamity trooped to the Department of Social Welfare and Development office again to follow-up their petition regarding the assistance the office has promised them.

400 pamilya iti Kalinga naikkan tulong pangkabiagan

TABUK CITY — Adda 400 a pamilya iti Upper Kalinga ti naikkan ti tulong babaen ti early recovery livelihood assistance ti CARE Philippines iti panangfacilitar ti Timpuyog ti Mannalon iti Kalinga (TMK) ken Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services, Inc. (CorDisRDS, Inc.) idi Enero 17-21, 2017.

No more trading fees at BAPTC

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — After going back to the drawing board, the trading fee that was proposed to be collected from farmers who will use the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center is now removed.

UP Baguio opens Museo Kordilyera

BAGUIO CITY — On January 31, a pig was butchered and Ibaloi elders led the prayer for the opening program of the University of the Philippines Baguio’s Museo Kordilyera.

GRP violation cost CPP-NPA ceasefire — Anakbayan-Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — Youth group Anakbayan Cordillera denounced the “utter insincerity” of the Philippine government (GRP) to fulfill its commitments to the peace negotiations, saying this resulted in the termination of the self-imposed unilateral ceasefire of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA).

Burburtia Krokis

ACROSS
2 nahaluan, nakatali (Eng)
7 bayan sa Agusan del Norte na kaharap ng Butuan Bay
14 organisasyon ng mga dating lasenggero (Eng abbrev)
16 ahensyang pangkalawakan ng US (Eng abbrev)