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Reclaim history, end revisionism

BAGUIO CITY — More than four decades after Ferdinand Marcos’s martial law, students, teachers, advocates, and other sectors in the academe echoed the call to reclaim the history of the Filipino people and to end historical revisionism.

Martial Law spawned Cordi mass movement

BAGUIO CITY — The unbridled militarization and wanton human tights violations during martial law gave birth to a Cordillera mass movement for the defense of the ancestral homeland and respect of indigenous people’s right to self-determination.

Court dismisses libel suit vs student newspaper editor

BAGUIO CITY — A journalism professor of the University of the Philippines Baguio lost a libel case she filed against a student who was then the editor-in-chief of the university’s school paper.

NDFP consultant pushes IP agenda at peace talks

BAGUIO CITY — The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant for Cordillera Affairs pushes for a separate agenda for indigenous peoples (IP) and national minorities (NM) in the discussion of the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio Economic Reforms (CASER).

Matagumpay dayalogo ng LTFRB, mga tsuper at operaytor sa CV

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Matagumpay na naglunsad ng dayalogo sa tanggapan ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region 2 dito sa Tuguegarao City ang mga transport leaders sa pangunguna ng Piston-Cagayan Valley, Cagayan Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Associations (Cafjoda), Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers of Northeast Luzon - Isabela (Fejodanli) at Tsuffer Region 2 kasama si Ka George San Mateo, ang pambansang pangulo ng Piston noong Septyembre 13.

Martial Law victims, lawyers call for a stop to drug related killings

BAGUIO CITY — An organization of Martial Law victims and a lawyers’ group called for a stop to the illegal drug related killings as they called for the observance of due process and rule of law in the conduct of the Duterte administration’s anti-illegal drug campaign.

Farmers demand compensation for irrigation delay

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — Peasants in Kalinga are demanding for compensation due to the gross negligence of the contractor of the Upper Chico River Irrigation System (UCRIS) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

Forum dagiti agminminas nga umili iti Benguet, naisayangkat

ITOGON, Benguet — Naangay ti maysa aldaw a forum dagiti agminminas nga umili iti Benguet idiay Tuding, Itogon, Benguet idi Setyembre 17, 2016. Agarup 50 a lideres ken miyembro ti small scale miners manipud iti walo a munisipyo ti Benguet dagiti dimmar-ay.

50th IB defies Kalinga folk’s plea for pull out

BAGUIO CITY — Soldiers belonging to the Charlie Company of the 50th IB of the Philippine Army refused to leave Tanglag village in Lubuagan, Kalinga even after community folk asked them to leave on September 21.

Baguio solon vows to support youth agenda for change

BAGUIO CITY — In the spirit of advancing change for and with the people, Baguio City Congressman Mark Go pledged his support to the youth’s agenda for genuine change in a roundtable discussion last September 17 at the Baguio City Police Office Multi-purpose Hall.

Forum on the Peace Talks held at Ilocos university

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur — Politically Inclined Students (Polis) of the University of Northern Philippines and Anakbayan Ilocos held a forum on the updates on the peace process between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) last Wednesday, September 21.

Ifugaos unite to intensify work for peace

LAGAWE, Ifugao — “Peace is the message of Christianity, with the Pope and other religious leaders praying for world peace, yet why are there undercurrents of tension when we talk about peace in our own province of Ifugao? Should not all sectors be talking about peace in earnest?”

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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.

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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.

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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.