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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.