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Pagkilos at paglaban: Tugon ng mga progresibo sa panunupil sa Ilocos

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.

UCCP pastor, red-tagged by the military, fears for life and family

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 NGO decries harassment, red-tagging

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.

Youth group questions “discriminatory” provisions in student handbook

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.

RTC judge killed in La Union ambush

Gunmen ambushed and killed Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez of RTC Branch 25 in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, late afternoon of November 5 on his way home in Brgy. Mameltac, San Fernando City, La Union.

NPA denies attack on Abra CAFGU detachment

The Agustin Begnalen Command-NPA Abra said it has nothing to do with the early morning gun battle that left two CAFGU members dead in a patrol base in Sallapadan town and attributed the incident to infighting among the government forces.

Military intrudes farmer’s group meeting in Ilocos Sur

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 leaders, farmers to military: Hands off our members

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 slam PIA official, police for red-tagging

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.

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ILOCOS REGION

Church leads HR day commemoration in Pangasinan

The Promotion for Church People’s Response led the commemoration of the International Human Righths Day in Pangasinan with a mass and forum that tackled the people’s moral and spiritual responsibility to expose and act against social injustice.

CORDILLERA REGION

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.

CAGAYAN VALLEY REGION

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.