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Pooled Editorial: The Prez and the press

Regrettably, the conversation between President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the news media has turned sharp and shrill. All but lost in the noise is the two parties’ common duty in law and tradition to serve and to inform the Filipino people on issues, events and policies that affect their interest and welfare.

CV political detainees appeal to Duterte

BAGUIO CITY — Political detainees Virgilio Corpuz, of Piston Cagayan Valley and Reneboy Abiva, an organizer of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) appeal anew to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for freedom on just grounds.

Cordi farmers support free irrigation bid

TABUK CITY — The Alyansa dagiti Pesante iti Taeng Kordilyera (Apit Tako), the regional alliance of peasant organizations in the Cordillera, welcomes the pronouncement of the incoming secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to free farmers from irrigation service fees.

Lepanto resumes operation after paying P2 million bond

BAGUIO CITY — The Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company resumed mining operations in Barangay Suyoc, Mankayan town in Benguet province on June 17 after paying a P2 million bond to the courts, according to Joan Gatchelian the company’s information officer.

Workers, students condemns UP pres neoliberal policies

BAGUIO CITY — To condemn the neoliberal policies implemented in the state university, workers and students of University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) staged a protest action to hold UP President Alfredo E. Pascual (PAEP) accountable for promoting such policies.

UPB cum laudes speak, “Activism is education as well”

BAGUIO CITY — A common misconception regarding activists is that they don’t study well, ‘delinquents’ even. They are branded as ‘reklamo lang ng reklamo’, ‘maingay’, ‘nanggugulo’, ‘hindi naliligo’, and commonly, ‘hindi pumapasok.’

ACE-UP Baguio says no to contractualization

BAGUIO CITY — The Alliance of Contractual Employees – University of the Philippines (ACE-UP), a group working to stop contractualization and promoting the advancement of all workers, extends its calls here in UP Baguio.

Camote disease causes farmers to move into Mt. Pulag

BAGUIO CITY — A widespread fungus infestation of camote (sweet potato) farms in villages surrounding the Mt. Pulag National Park led to the clearing of a new portion of the park’s mossy forest for vegetable gardens along the Naubanan Road at the boundary of Buguias and Kabayan, according to the park supervisor.

DENR chief challenged to stop Oceana Gold

QUEZON CITY — Katribu Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas urges incoming Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary to support the Novo Vizcayano and indigenous peoples’ call to immediately stop the mining operations and cancel the permit  of Oceana Gold Philippine Inc. (OGPI) in Nueva Vizcaya.

DPWH school projects still ongoing

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is still in the process of completing school building projects in preparation for K12.

Baguio environment code needs more fixing

BAGUIO CITY — The draft of the city’s environment code faced more scrutiny from the local legislative body during the council session on June 20, 2016, amending loopholes targeted by the council members from the first reading.

Youth dance to victory and for freedom

BAGUIO CITY — In celebration of its 15th anniversary and the 155th birthday of national hero Jose Rizal, Kabataan Partylist Cordillera held a short program dancing for freedom and discussing the 8-point youth agenda which it will push in Congress and among its constituents, last June 19 at Rizal Park.




ACT condemns Tokhang-style killing of teacher in La Union

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers condemned the Tokhang-style killing of a Bacnotan, La Union, high school TLE teacher facing drug charges, calling for an "immediate, impartial" probe on the murder.


Benguet farmers, traders send veggies to Taal folks

Benguet vegetable farmers and traders donated tons of vegetables for the residents affected by the explosion of Taal volcano in Batangas.


Scientists, green group condemn continuing detention of colleague

Scientists and an environmental institution condemned the continuing detention of their colleague arrested by the police in Cagayan in October 2018 for trumped-up criminal charges.