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Underground religious group slams attack on church sector

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The Christians for National Liberation (CNL), an underground organization of church workers under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) slammed the Duterte government for not sparing members of the religious community to its “nefarious scheme.”

Lawmaker eyes “Super Region” status for Northern Luzon

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Abra representative Joseph “JB” Bernos said that as the new chairperson of the Special Committee on North Luzon Growth Quadrangle, he would give importance on the continued economic growth and delivery of social services to make Northern Luzon a super-region.

SONA 2019 | Northern Luzon joins call for the assertion of sovereignty

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The assertion of sovereign rights against China's incursion in the West Philippine Sea and "debt-trap diplomacy" bonded the different groups to hold protests in the different provincial and urban centers in Northern Luzon on July 22, in time for the 4th State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte.

MILLIONAIRES’ GAME | How rich are the incumbent governors of Northern Luzon?

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Based on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) filed in 2018 acquired from the office of the Ombudsman for Luzon, provincial chief executives in Northern Luzon belong to the elite community of landlords, capitalists and luxury car riders with millions in their bank accounts, the richest of who has a net worth of more than a hundred million.

Tan is richest city mayor in Northern Luzon

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By SHERWIN DE VERA www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — They are all millionaires, but the mayor of Santiago City in Isabela province is the richest among the...

Peace consultant murdered in his sleep

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Assailants murdered Randy Malayao, a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) while sleeping on a bus, parked for a break on the trip near the CCQ restaurant at Aritao in Nueva Vizcaya, at 2:30 am on January 30.

Baguio journalists recognize Nordis editor

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Journalists in the City of Pines honored Kathleen T. Okubo, the editor-in-chief of Northern Dispatch (Nordis) Weekly, as one of the 12 Most Outstanding Senior Citizens of Baguio City and the Province of Benguet in the field of journalism.

Stories of struggle: The 2018 Nordis reportage

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In closing the year, Northern Dispatch provided stories on organized forces, events and policies that shaped the economic and political landscape of Northern Luzon, from the standpoint of the marginalized and oppressed.

LGUs suspend classes, work as Northern Luzon braces for ‘Rosita’

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Local chief executives suspended classes in at least three provinces in Northern Luzon in preparation and as a precaution to adverse effects of Typhoon Rosita (International name: Yutu).

Palace declares regions north of Manila under state of calamity

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VIGAN CITY — Four regions North of Manila, ravaged by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), was declared by Malacañang under state of calamity on Tuesday, September 25 citing “widespread destruction, substantial damage and deaths”.

Thermal waste-to-energy technology, unsafe and dirty

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Environmentalist and scientist here and abroad agree that WtE thermal technologies such as pyrolysis and gasification, while called by many names, in principle are all incinerators that burn materials and release pollutants in the environment.

Reds dismiss local negotiations, assert belligerent status

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The Communist Party of the Philippines and members of the revolutionary movement in Northern Luzon dismissed the government’s call for ‘localized’ peace negotiations.

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PREACHING DANGEROUSLY | Clergies under threat for advocating human rights and environmental protection

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In Northern Philippines,the red-tagging frenzy of the Duterte administration has transformed ordinary days into hellish experiences for members of the clergy advocating environmental protection and respect of human rights.

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Farmers say NTA, negligent and accountable for the low price of tobacco

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Tobacco farmers criticize the National Tobacco Administration for its negligence to ensure the early resolution of the price deadlock during the Tripartite Conference in September 2019. They said the agency should be held accountable for the consistently low price of dried tobacco leaves.