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Greenies submit NL envi report to DENR Asec

BAGUIO CITY — Green Groups in North Luzon presented their researches to DENR Assistant secretary Juan Miguel Cuna in the 1st Cordillera Environment Summit of the Environment Management Bureau at the Crown Legacy Hotel in Baguio City last Wednesday, July 27.

CPA tells Pres. Duterte to prioritize IP agenda

BAGUIO CITY — A progressive indigenous people’s organization here called on President Rodrigo R. Duterte to prioritize the indigenous people’s agenda in the quest for just and lasting peace as they welcomed his declaration of unilateral ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) in his first State of Nation Address (SONA) last June 25

NPA razes cyanide plant in Quirino, Ilocos Sur

QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur — At dawn of Saturday, 23 July 2016, some 35 men and women belonging to the Antonio Licawen Front Operational Command of the New People’s Army laid siege to a small-scale ore processing plant in Sitio Nacawcawa, Barangay Patiacan, and razed it.

Peace Talks still depends on the people

BAGUIO CITY — Members of people’s organizations and various churches joined the Peace forum and Ecumenical service initiated by the ecumenical community in the city to support the resumption of the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPh) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Fabricated cases threaten Malauegs of Zinundungan

RIZAL, Cagayan — Two Malauegs from San Juan, Zinundungan Valley still fear for their safety due to trumped up charges state soldiers filed against them in 2015

Future ‘molders of the world’ learn fron int’l film on mining

BAGUIO CITY — Around 250 engineering and architecture students attended the film screening of an international film on mining at the University of the Cordilleras (UC) auditorium last July 22.

Framing the political prisoners in Ifugao

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo celebrated the Supreme Court decision dismissing the plunder suit against her. Meanwhile political prisoners across the country are jailed for their political beliefs.

Kastan facilitates medical mission in Abra

BANGUED, Abra — Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan-Cordillera People’s Alliance Abra (Kastan CPA-Abra) and the Community Health Education Services and Training in the Cordillera Region (Chestcore) conducted a medical mission in the municipality of San Juan, in this province.

Benguet town is community resiliency model

Traversing the major streets in the city, one would notice big tarp materials on the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month. But what does it mean to be disaster conscious? The small town of Tublay may have the answer.

Lamut offer ESL site to serve other towns

BAGUIO CITY — Lamut town in Ifugao province offered to share their proposed area for an engineered sanitary landfill facility to serve five adjacent towns.

MP women ensure proper garbage disposal

BAGUIO CITY — While some Bontoc women help maintain peace and order, others help in ensuring proper waste disposal in this capital town of Mountain Province. They call themselves the Bontoc green police.

Baguio dads hit POSD for arresting vendors

BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio City council criticized the personnel of the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) for arresting two taho (bean curd) vendors in one of the barangays in the city recently.

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ILOCOS REGION

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.

CORDILLERA REGION

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.

CAGAYAN VALLEY REGION

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.