Sunday, December 15, 2019

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Activists welcomed the pronouncement of Mayor Benjamin Magalong assuring they are "safe and secure' in his city and recommended steps the he can immediately implement to ensure unhampered exercise of their democratic rights.
NUSP Cordillera welcomed the decision of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Baguio City to refer the proposed measure to protect human rights advocates from red-tagging titled Human Rights Defenders Ordinance, to the Committee on Laws, Human Rights, and Justice chaired by Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong told the media during the joint Regional Peace and Order Council and Regional Development Council meeting on Friday that activists are "safe and secure" in Baguio City.
The NPA command in Mountain Province said they will continue their revolutionary work in the province despite the persona non grata declarations and intensified military operations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Student leaders for various schools in Baguio and Benguet filed a petition urging CHED-CAR to recall a memorandum endorsing counter-insurgency campaign inside schools and universities.
UP Baguio student leaders and Youth Act Now Against Tyranny – Baguio-Benguet spokesperson Khim Abalos is again the subject of death threats through text messages.
The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in the Cordillera raised the daily minimum wage by P20-P30 effective November 18.

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