Wednesday, February 19, 2020


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Reds say Kalinga encounter “fake news”

The Lejo Cawilan Command-New People’s Army Kalinga said military report regarding an encounter in the boundary of Buaya and Mabaca, Balbalan town on Mar 20 is “fake news."

Surveillance on shot Cordillera journalist continues

The Cordillera Human Rights Alliance reported that military personnel who introduced himself as George Malidow from Camp Henry Allen went to the hospital where Brandon Lee is being treated and asked for details of his situation.

Spare trees when burning marijuana plantations — DENR to PDEA

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Cordillera (DENR) appealed to anti-illegal drug operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Arm to ensure the safety of trees before setting fire to marijuana plantations.

Ifugao dislodges Benguet for highest altitude in Philippine highways

Travelers in search for memorable photo at the highest section in the Philippine highway system now have to travel to Ifugao after the original stop for the title at Barangay Cattubo, Atok, Benguet along the Halsema Highway was dislodged.

Itogon relocation site assessment out soon

Director Faye Apil of MGB-CAR said the assessment on the viability of the area picked by Itogon is nearly complete and will be out within the week.

Tornado, landslides hit Abra

The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) of Bucloc, Abra rescued six families on August 10 after a tornado destroyed their homes at Barangay Labaan in the afternoon.

NPA denies attack on Abra CAFGU detachment

The Agustin Begnalen Command-NPA Abra said it has nothing to do with the early morning gun battle that left two CAFGU members dead in a patrol base in Sallapadan town and attributed the incident to infighting among the government forces.

Kalinga police to serve as election tellers

BAGUIO CITY— In Mabongtot village in Lubuagan town of Kalinga province, six police officers will act as Board of Election Tellers (BET) due to security issues that stems from an ongoing tribal war in the area.

Sitel workers fear possible lay-off after Sears’ closure

Workers of a business process outsourcing (BPO) firms in the city expressed their concern on the possibility of becoming unemployed after the company confirmed the account closure of one of its oldest client.

Petitioners against UTHPP hit NCIP Kalinga

Signatories of the petition against the Upper Tabuk Hydroelectric Power Project criticized the NCIP office in Kalinga for considering only the Taloctoc and Malbong tribes for the validation process of the concerns raised in the petition, saying that several members of the Minanga, Naneng, Dallac and other tribes also signed the document.

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.

Baguio groups ask city to protect activists

Progressive groups asked the Office of Mayor Benjamin Magalong to issue an executive order to protect human rights defenders, journalists, and government critics from the "vilification and red-tagging by state forces and institutions.”



Kabataang Makabayan: The youth of yesterday and today

Author and First Quarter Storm activist Rudy Liporada shares his introduction to, and experiences as a member of, Kabataang Makabayan in the Martial Law era, as he parallels their motivations with the current political climate in the Philippines.



Groups call for justice on NDFP consultant’s 1st death anniversary

Progressive groups in Cagayan Valley and Baguio City commemorated the first death anniversary of slain National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Randy Malayao.

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