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Progressives hit terror attacks, Martial Law in Mindanao

BAGUIO CITY — Progressive groups in the Cordillera, Ilocos and Cagayan Valley regions condemned the terrorist attacks by the Maute group and called for the lifting of Martial Law in Mindanao.

Nabusisi a proseso ti claims iti Martial Law

BAGUIO CITY — Nakaad-adu ti saludsod iti Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) manipud kadagiti biktima ti martial law. Nairuaren ti umuna a sangkapaset ti listaan ti 4,000 a claimants ngem nakaad-adu ti nabusisi unay sakbay nga ited ti HRVCB ti cash cards babaen ti Land Bank.

CAR wage hike not enough

BAGUIO CITY — Anakpawis Cordillera maintains that the P15 to P25 daily wage increase for all minimum wage earners in the private sector that Regional Tripartite Wage Productivity Board (RTWPB) Cordillera recently issued is a far cry from what workers need.

Ilocos farmers rebuke NTA’s achievements

BAGUIO CITY — In a statement posted on the National Tobacco Administration’s Facebook account on May 23, NTA Administrator Dr. Robert Seares wrote that in his first 100 days he went straight to do what he needed to deliver. In the said post, the agency chief drew attention to his effort to make the crop “sustainable, lucrative and mutually beneficial” especially for the farmers.

Kalingas rally anew against Karayan dam project

TABUK CITY — About 300 folks from the affected communities up and downstream the Chico marched in indignation on May 21, 2017 against the proposed 52 megawatt hydro power project known as Karayan Dam by the San Lorenzo Ruiz Builders and Developers Group (SLRB) along the Chico River within the ancestral domain of the Dallac tribe in Barangay Lucog, here.

Marcos’ victims remind Duterte that Martial Law was never good

MANILA — “How can martial law be ‘very good,’ Pres. Duterte? Are the arrests, detention, torture, killings during martial law good? The mindset of the military from Marcos and up to now remains the same, that anybody who they consider an enemy of the state may be targetted. What is good with that?”

Fisherfolks remain poorest

BAGUIO CITY — Filipino fisher folk remain to be among the poorest farmers in the country, Dr. Fabian Dayrit, president of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST) said at the regional scientific meeting Luzon cluster held here on May 15 and 16.

Baguio bar owners will not pay any fees to Filscap

BAGUIO CITY — According to Baguio City Association of Bars and Entertainers (Babes) President Allan Bandoy, they will never pay any intellectual property rights (IPR) fees to the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. (Filscap) as they question its authority to do such.

Makan a la Pinoy: Eat ‘til you drop in Baler

Maysa kadagiti kangrunaan nga ammuen iti panagbiahe iti sabali a lugar ket no sadino ti naimas ken nalaka a panganan.

Burburtia Krokis

ACROSS 1 Kabiserang bayan ng Marinduque 4 malaking isyu ni Gina Lopez sa DENR (Tag) 7 maigsi (Ilok) 11 adenosine triphospate (abbrev)

Editorial: MARTIAL LAW

This week’s Nordis is about people’s indignation against the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao for the violent skirmishes instigated by the said Maute or Isis terrorist groups in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on May 23, and the threat to declare martial law all over the country.

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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.