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2019 TOP STORY | FPIC violations and doubts on NCIP’s impartiality

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.

2019 TOP STORY | The Chico River Pump Irrigation Project

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.

Group hits biosafety permit for Golden Rice, says China railroaded approval

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.

December 19 and the quest for justice

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.

NL activists mark Human Rights Day with education drive, protests

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,...

Street art for human rights

By BRENDA DACPANO & RANDY EVANGELISTA www.nordis.net STREET ART FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. Baguio artists and human rights advocates readied Session Road for the International Human Rights...

Tignay Ilocos! Makibaka, huwag matakot!

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.

Kakabsat a mannalon, labanan ti pamutbuteng ken pammadakes dagiti pasista!

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.

Encouraging violence against the media has no room in a democratic...

We reiterate that encouraging violence against the media and to those exercising their rights, even on social media posts, should not become a norm and tolerated. Such actions have no room in a democratic society nor on our page.

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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.

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.