Sunday, December 15, 2019

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Kabataan Party-list Cagayan Valley filed a petition in the House of Representatives opposing the mandatory implementation of the Reserve Officers Training Corps.
Nueva Vizcaya residents and environmental groups brought their call to the president to reject the FTAA renewal of OceanaGold to the nation’s capital.
The provinces of Apayao and Cagayan in Northern Luzon were put under the state of calamity following the extreme flooding and landslides brought by Typhoon Quiel (international name ‘Nakri’) over the week.
Progressive groups slammed the police and military for arresting five peasant organizers in Cagayan Valley this October while farmers across the country commemorate the National Peasant Month.
Farmers called Senator Cynthia Villar “insensitive” to the sufferings of farmers caused by the Rice Tariffication Law for the senator’s “fake news” statement regarding the P8-10 palay prices.
Police operatives apprehended three individuals they alleged as high-ranking officers of the New People’s Army in Cagayan who are facing multiple criminal charges.
Martial law victims from Cagayan and Isabela gathered in this city to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law and renew their call for justice and recognition.
The Provincial Board of Cagayan backed the people’s call asking the president to stop immediately the dredging operation in the Cagayan River, which they believe is magnetite mining. Governor Manuel Mamba sanctioned the dredging through a memorandum of agreement that did not pass the provincial board and in the absence of permit from the DPWH, as required by law.
Local campaign coordinators of the Makabayan bloc received death threats through text messages and letters before the casting of ballots for the 2019 midterm elections.
A thousand farmers joined the Anakpawis provincial assembly in Cagayan province and renewed their pledge to support the pro-poor and pro-farmer platform of the party-list in defiance of the intensified police and military red-baiting against the group.
Farmers of Baggao town in Cagayan province successfully closed a deal with traders in the municipality to forego the interest of their debt during calamities and disasters.
Kinundena ng grupong Anakpawis Cagayan ang sapilitang pagpapasuko ni Provincial Governor Manuel Mamba kasama ang Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Philippine National Police (PNP) sa isang libong myembro diumano ng nasabing organisasyon.




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.


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.