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Nurses National Day of Unity and Protest

Nurses across the country demonstrated their united demand for the government to implement the Supreme Court ruling for them to receive basic pays equivalent to Salary Grade 15 (about P30,000) which the government denied from their sector for 17 years. They also called for the regularization of all nurses and their benefits, and better working conditions.

Journalist Brandon Lee receives warm welcome in the US

American journalist and activist Brandon Lee, who survived a murder attempt, is now in the United States. Family, friends, officials, and supporters in San Francisco warmly welcomed the Sunset District native.

Women’s Summit on Human Rights held

Women leaders in the Cordillera strengthened their resolve to fight for their land, life, and resources at the Regional Women’s Human Rights Summit held on October 25 at UP Baguio.

Groups commemorate 47th Martial Law Anniversary

Different groups pledged to unite against all forms of tyranny and attacks against people's democratic rights as they remembered the declaration of Martial Law during the Cordillera Human Rights Summit held at UP Baguio on September 20. A march protest followed the summit to score the intensified attacks against activists and government critics.

Communities unite against Nickel Asia subsidiary

More than 300 participants attended the Aywanan Environment and Mining Summit held on August 24 at the St. Mary's School Gym in Sagada, Mountain Province where they made a united stand and plan of action against the mining applications of the Cordillera Exploration Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation, covering more than 60,000 hectares in the Cordillera and Ilocos Sur province.

Brandon Lee: State agents have the motive to harm IPM

In an interview in 2018, during the International Solidarity Mission in Ifugao, Bandon Lee made it clear that state agents and their minions are the only ones that have the motive to inflict harm to him and members of the Ifugao Peasant Movement. Meanwhile, the 5th Infantry Division and its 54th Infantry Division have recently made a statement calling the accusations of Brandon Lee’s colleagues on the military's involvement in the shooting as “devoid of logic and factual basis”. Here is part of that interview.

Groups condemn attack on journalist and rights defender in Ifugao

Different groups in Baguio City held indignation rally for the shooting of journalist and human rights defender Brandon Lee by still unidentified gunmen on August 6 in front of their house in Lagawwe, Ifugao.

Official Nordis Statement on the Attempted Murder of Brandon Lee

Kimberlie Ngabit Quitasol, editor-in-chief of Northern Dispatch, delivers our statement on the attempt on Brandon Lee's life during the protest in Baguio City on August 7 at the People's Park to condemn the attack and demand justice.

Jeepney phase-out opposed by Baguio-Benguet transport groups

Members of the Baguio-Benguet Coalition Against Jeepney Phase-out underscored that the government is merely using the PUV modernization program to pave the way for big business to monopolize the service on July 30 during their protest at the Modern PUV Caravan at the Baguio City Hall.

GABRIELA in the house of Gabriela

Gabriela Women's Partylist Representative Arlene Brosas took her Oath of Office at the ancestral house of women revolutionary Doña Maria Josefa Gabriela Cariño Silang, better known as Gabriela Silang. The local government of Candon City restored the place and converted it to a museum. This is where Gabriela and husband Diego planned their revolt against the Spanish colonizers with the aid of the British forces.

The Great Wall

The Municipality of Bauko in Mountain Province is building a concrete wall along its boundary with Hungduan, Ifugao at Mt. Kalawitan to prevent forest fires and land conversion of forest lands into vegetable gardens.

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ILOCOS REGION

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.

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.