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PMA: Instructors negligence led to drowning of plebe

Investigation conducted by PMA officials revealed that the negligence of the swimming instructors led to the death of Cadet Maria Telan, Jr.

UP FOR GRAB | IP land and resources taken for gov’t...

State laws and programs are making indigenous peoples’ lands and resources up for grabs by local and foreign corporations according to the Philippine Task Forces for Indigenous Peoples Rights report in the recent Regional Consultation on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Bangkok, Thailand.

Gov’t urged to resolve growing number of non-readers

Alarmed of the growing number of non-readers even in high school, concerned residents in Tabuk City launched a signature campaign to call the attention of the government on what they call “reading crisis.”

PH 5th worst in providing justice for journalists

Since 2008, the Philippines remained among the top five countries around the world where killings of journalists are unsolved based on the World Impunity Index published annually by the freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists.

Lawmaker eyes “Super Region” status for Northern Luzon

Abra representative Joseph “JB” Bernos said that as the new chairperson of the Special Committee on North Luzon Growth Quadrangle, he would give importance on the continued economic growth and delivery of social services to make Northern Luzon a super-region.

Cagayanos want blacksand mining disguised as “dredging” stopped

The Provincial Board of Cagayan backed the people’s call asking the president to stop immediately the dredging operation in the Cagayan River, which they believe is magnetite mining. Governor Manuel Mamba sanctioned the dredging through a memorandum of agreement that did not pass the provincial board and in the absence of permit from the DPWH, as required by law.




Church workers, farmers unite vs state attacks on HR day

Church and farmers organization led the educational discussion and protest action to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Ilocos.


DPWH not part of planning for RTF-ELCAC road projects

The Cordillera regional office of the DPWH said they were not part of the planning for the road projects that the anti-insurgency task force is insisting on them to implement.


Groups demand accountability for rights violations in Cagayan Valley

Members of progressive groups in Cagayan Valley called for government accountability for its neglect of basic services and widespread rights violations on December 10, International Human Rights Day.