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Underground religious group slams attack on church sector

The Christians for National Liberation (CNL), an underground organization of church workers under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) slammed the Duterte government for not sparing members of the religious community to its “nefarious scheme.”

Lawmaker eyes “Super Region” status for Northern Luzon

Abra representative Joseph “JB” Bernos said that as the new chairperson of the Special Committee on North Luzon Growth Quadrangle, he would give importance on the continued economic growth and delivery of social services to make Northern Luzon a super-region.

RICE TRADE LIBERALIZATION | PH never learns from its mistakes

The passage of the Rice Liberalization Act (RA 11203) to resolve the looming rice supply crisis and inflation, as claimed by the economic managers of the Duterte administration, showed that the government never learned from the economic tragedies brought by more than three decades of globalization policies (liberalization, deregulation, and privatization) in the Philippines.

WHAT THE PUBLIC MISSED | Reportage on the recent clashes in Mountain Province

Most reports provided the basic information about the clashes, enough to inform the readers of what transpired. However, straight news that dwells only on the firefight and the casualties tends to create further division among the people. It leaves a data gap on the circumstances that caused the events and the reasons why the war in the countryside continue to rage.

MILLIONAIRES’ GAME | How rich are the incumbent governors of Northern Luzon?

Based on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) filed in 2018 acquired from the office of the Ombudsman for Luzon, provincial chief executives in Northern Luzon belong to the elite community of landlords, capitalists and luxury car riders with millions in their bank accounts, the richest of who has a net worth of more than a hundred million.

Rice Tariffication Law troubles farmers, retailers

Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) said the Rice Tariffication Law, like other policies that deregulated trade and industry, will lead to higher prices and ruin local production.

Peace consultant murdered in his sleep

Assailants murdered Randy Malayao, a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) while sleeping on a bus, parked for a break on the trip near the CCQ restaurant at Aritao in Nueva Vizcaya, at 2:30 am on January 30.

Stories of struggle: The 2018 Nordis reportage

In closing the year, Northern Dispatch provided stories on organized forces, events and policies that shaped the economic and political landscape of Northern Luzon, from the standpoint of the marginalized and oppressed.

Northern Luzon commemorates Human Rights Day

Human rights groups and people’s organizations led different and separate protest actions in the regional urban centers of Cagayan, Ilocos and Cordillera on December 10, International Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.