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Groups demand justice for victims of Ampatuan Massacre

Members of the Baguio City media community together with local writers and artists demanded the conviction of the suspects for the Ampatuan Massacre during the 10th anniversary commemoration of the single deadliest attack against journalists in the world.

PMA: Instructors negligence led to drowning of plebe

Investigation conducted by PMA officials revealed that the negligence of the swimming instructors led to the death of Cadet Maria Telan, Jr.

Kabataan Party-list files petition against mandatory ROTC

Kabataan Party-list Cagayan Valley filed a petition in the House of Representatives opposing the mandatory implementation of the Reserve Officers Training Corps.

Baguio declares Cabanatuan judge persona non grata

Baguio City declared a Cabanatuan MTC judge persona non grata after he summoned the traffic enforcers who gave him citations for violating two traffic regulations in the city.

Vizcaya folk bring protest against OGPI in NCR

Nueva Vizcaya residents and environmental groups brought their call to the president to reject the FTAA renewal of OceanaGold to the nation’s capital.

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.

Kalinga tribe rejects UTHPP, questions irregularities

The Taloctoc tribe in the municipality of Tanudan rejected the Upper Tabuk Hydroelectric Power Project. They also questioned the impartiality and adherence to the guidelines of NCIP provincial officials on the conduct of the FPIC process.

Gov’t urged to resolve growing number of non-readers

Alarmed of the growing number of non-readers even in high school, concerned residents in Tabuk City launched a signature campaign to call the attention of the government on what they call “reading crisis.”

PNP, NPA exchange “fake news” accusations

The propaganda war between the Regional Police Office Cordillera (PROCor) and the New People’s Army (NPA) command operating in the region intensify following their exchange of claims and denials on surrendering rebels.

Worldwide lawyers’ group supports charges vs Duterte in int’l courts

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers resolved to back plans to file potential cases against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for “violations of international human rights law" during its council meeting in Belgium on November 2019.

Death of Judge Bañez should inspire fight for justice – family

The family of murdered RTC Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez said his death should encourage more people to pursue truth and justice despite the risks.

CORDILLERAN PRIDE | Igorot lass at SEA Games

Cordillerans have one more reason to watch this year’s Southeast Asian Games, with the entry of Realis Lorena Dawiguey Tabiando of Baguio City, the first Igorot female to compete for the Taekwondo Gyeorugi (sparring) events.




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.


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.


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.