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Greens push EMB to charge LGUs violating Solid Waste Management law

VIGAN CITY — The Ilocos Network for the Environment (Defend Ilocos) challenged the officials of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Region 1 to file appropriate charges against local governments who continue to violate the law on Solid Waste Management (RA 9003).

Soldiers abduct four Tingguians

BANGUED, Abra — The Abra Human Rights Movement (AHRM) and Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (KASTAN CPA-Abra) condemns the abduction of four Tingguians from the municipality of Malibcong, Abra by unnamed elements of the 27th infantry battalion, led by Col. Thomas Baluga on June 25.

Education caucus matagumpay na nailunsad sa Ilocos

VIGAN CITY — Nagsama-sama ang iba’t ibang sektor ng edukasyon kabilang na ang mga magulang ng mga estudyante upang pag-usapan ang mga kinakaharap na mga problema at mga kinakailangang hakbang sa usapin ng edukasyon.

Bontoc women still man the night watch

BONTOC, Mountain Province — On June 27, some six elderly women gathered at a waiting shed in Samoki village of Bontoc with their flashlights in tow. As soon as their police escorts arrived, the night’s round started.

Student round up a forum on the peace process

BAGUIO CITY — The Political Science Society of the University of the Cordilleras (PSS-UC) will hold a forum on the re-opened peace negotiations between the Philippine government (GPh) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on July 6 from 1:00PM until 5:00PM at the UC Auditorium.

TTU-CPA discuss societal issues and peace talks

BAGUIO CITY — Tongtongan Ti Umili - Cordillera People’s Alliance (TTU-CPA) organized a public kapihan last June 29, 2016, a day before the inauguration of President-elect Duterte; to discuss various issues in Baguio, Cordillera, and in the country which then served as challenges made to the incoming local and national administrations.

Comelec averts Mayaen-Luis from governor’s seat

BAGUIO CITY — Lawyer Kathy Jyll Mayaen-Luis can not assume the gubernatorial post of Mountain Province even after taking oath as governor last June 28 because of a Commission on Election (Comelec) injunction order.

International film on Didipio goes back to community

BAGUIO CITY — Around 70 residents of Brgy. Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya attended the launching of an international documentary film featuring the Didipio’s indigenous peoples struggle against Australian mining giant, Oceana Gold, last June 19.

Oceana Gold stops drilling in Didipio

BAGUIO CITY — It is an initial victory for the local people that Oceana Gold Philippines Inc. pulled out their drilling operations in Sitio Camgat, Brgy. Didipio, Kasibu Nueva Vizcaya last Saturday, June 18, three days after anti-mining residents barricaded the entrance to the drilling site.

Envi network welcomes Lopez’s DENR appointment

VIGAN CITY — An environmental network in the region expressed support to the appointment of Gina Lopez as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Ethnographic museum opens in UP Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — Visitors of the City may look forward to experiencing Cordillera culture with the construction of the Museo Kordilyera, an ethnographic museum in the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB).

Badjao beggars back in the City of Pines

BAGUIO CITY — The City Council discussed the Anti-Mendicancy Campaign in their last session, June 27, to address the again increasing number of Badjao beggars in the city as confirmed by the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO).

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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.