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Scientists, green group condemn continuing detention of colleague

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Scientists and an environmental institution condemned the continuing detention of their colleague arrested by the police in Cagayan in October 2018 for trumped-up criminal charges.

Residents, green groups’ foils attempt to dismantle barricade against OceanaGold

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Residents in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya, along with groups against OceanaGold's mining operations, foiled an attempt by the mining firm and its alleged supporters to dismantle the people's barricade against mining operations in Didipio village.

Military surfaces missing teen, claims arrest of “child warrior”

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A teen from Echague, Isabela, who was forcibly taken by soldiers according to Karapatan-Cagayan Valley, was reported by the military as a “child warrior” captured during their operation.

Didipio residents prevent fuel delivery for OceanaGold’s operation

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The people’s barricade against OceanaGold in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya successfully prevented an attempt by the company to bring fuel for their operation with the help of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and the police.

Nueva Vizcaya stands by checkpoints, barricade against OceanaGold

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The local government and people of Nueva Vizcaya would continue the checkpoints and barricade against OceanoGold despite the DILG’s order to dismantle them.

Groups demand accountability for rights violations in Cagayan Valley

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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.

Severe flooding hits Cagayan, Isabela anew

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Rains brought by the Northeast Monsoon and tail end of a cold front, caused severe flooding in 28 towns and three cities in Cagayan and Isabela provinces who are still recovering from the flood and damages from Typhoon Quiel last month.

Kabataan Party-list files petition against mandatory ROTC

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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.

Vizcaya folk bring protest against OGPI in NCR

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

Two Northern Luzon provinces in state of calamity

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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.

Groups slam arrests of peasant organizers on Peasant Month

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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 say Villar insensitive to the sufferings brought by RTL

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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.

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2019 TOP STORY | Intensified attacks against democratic dissent

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Stories of attacks against activists and people’s organizations ranging from red-tagging, filing of trumped-up charges, arrests, and murder filled our news site in 2019, demonstrating the worsening human rights situation in Northern Luzon.

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Global Action Against War with Iran in Baguio City

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Baguio activists led the Global Action Against War with Iraq in the Philippines' Summer Capital to condemn the US war of aggression in Iran and other parts of the world. The group also called on the Philippine government not to get involved with the matter and pursue an independent foreign policy.

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