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FPIC violations by government agencies and private corporations, and NCIP’s questionable conduct in the implementation of its own FPIC guidelines were among last year’s top stories.
The Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (CRPIP) was among the top stories of 2019. Northern Dispatch (Nordis) covered the controversies and protests surrounding the China-funded flagship project under the Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration.
An international coalition of small crop producers and non-government organizations criticized the Philippine government for allowing the direct use of Golden Rice for food, animal feed and processing. The group also raised the possibility that China railroaded the approval, noting that ChemChina-Syngenta is the owner of the crop’s patent.
A decade has indeed passed but the conditions that led to the Ampatuan massacre remain: political dynasties and patronage are still alive, paramilitary groups have not been dismantled, and the Ampatuans’ collusion with the administration — Arroyo then and Duterte now — still persists.
www.nordis.net 71ST YEAR COMMEMORATION. Members of progressive groups and rights advocates in Northern Luzon marked the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights today,...
Katulad ni Bonifacio, ipagtagumpay natin ang uring inaapi laban sa anumang uri ng pananakop, pagtatraydor at pandarahas. Gawin nating inspirasyon si Bonifacio, na kahit gaano kahirap, tayo ay mananaig at magtatagumpay. Sa panahong binabalot tayo ng kadiliman, higit kailanmang kailangang manindigan at kumilos para makamit ang magandang kinabukasan.
Daytoy a pammadakes iti TMK ken Oxfam ket paset ti programa ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte iti panangliplipit ken panangiparmek kadagiti organisasyon nga agtigtignay para kadagiti karbengan ken interes dagiti demokratiko a sektor iti gimong.
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