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Inilunsad ng mga progresibong grupo ang Tignay Ilocos!, isang kampanyang naglalayong igiit ang “kabuhayan, karapatan at kapayapaan” sa gitna ng tumitinding pandarahas at panunupil sa rehiyon.
A UCCP pastor active in environmental and human rights issues in Ilocos expressed fear for his security and family members after receiving information that a member of the military asked for their address, including sketch of their residence.
Ilocos Center for Research, Empowerment, and Development, a non-government organization providing disaster response to communities in Ilocos, decried the harassment of its staff and partner organization by the Philippine National Police in Agoo, La Union.
The youth group YANAT-Ilocos questioned the new edition of the DMMMSU student handbook, saying some of the provisions constitute to student repression and discrimination.
Barely a week after Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson facilitated a dialogue where leaders of Timpuyog ti Umili iti Karayan Buaya (People's Unity in the Buaya River) told the military to stop visiting them, army personnel intruded in their meeting.
Church and peasant leaders told the military to stop harassing their members and tagging their organizations as communist-rebel fronts during a dialogue facilitated by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur.
Youth groups in Ilocos slammed an official of the Philippine Information Agency Region 1 and members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for red-tagging organizations and party-lists groups critical to the government.