Sunday, December 15, 2019


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Letters: Explanation of ‘No Vote’ to House Bill 6475

By REP. FRANCE CASTRO ACT TEACHERS PARTYLIST Ginoong Speaker, Ang kinatawan pong ito ay lubos na sumusuporta sa ating mga kapatid na Moro para sa kanilang...

Letters: Explanation of ‘No Vote’ sa HB 6475 (BBL)

By REP. CARLOS ZARATE BAYAN MUNA PARTYLIST Kinikilala at nakikiisa ang Bayan Muna sa daang taong pakikibaka ng mamamayang Moro para sa karapatan sa sariling pagpapasya....

Youth speak: Nurture and defend

By LIZA OCHAMA K. LABBAGAN "Let me share a little poetic story in the fields of pay-yew where the heart of umili. Nurturing the presence...

Youth speak: Igorotak latta!

Cordillera Day celebration taught me that indigenous culture survives as part of the Igorots’ long history of protecting ancestral lands. Back then, I wasn’t exactly proud of being Igorot, but I didn’t deny it either. With all that I have learned, I came to embrace my ethnicity.

Letter to the Editor: Defend mother earth against genetically modified organism!

By RENMIN CRISANTA VIZCONDE Executive Director Philippine Network for Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) The Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) is a broad network...

Letters: Stand up for the welfare of the people and the whole humanity

From April 2 to 5, Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) together with its partner NGO’s and CSO’s working collectively to stop the possible commercialization of golden rice (GR), gathered to share lessons and experiences. Participants from India, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Australia and Philippines assembled on said event with clear aim, to raise present concerns, issues and challenges that confront their respective country regarding Golden Rice project.

Letters: Warning to the people of Mountain Province against syndicated extortion

The Leonardo Pacsi Command (LPC) NPA - Mountain Province warns the people of Mountain Province of extortionists posing as representatives of LPC victimizing business people, professionals, government officials and even students. In particular, reports of extortion with grave threats were received from Natonin, Bontoc, Bauko and Sagada. One extortionist is using the name Ka Elmer.

Letters: Baguio traffic and the ASEAN summit

I was in Manila during the ASEAN Summit.The traffic solution in the Metropolis was to suspend classes and work, and it worked somehow for the traffic. However not totally a sound solution as Manila folks went up to Baguio and created horrendous increase in traffic and apparently not anticipated by the City Government.

Letters: Open letter of appeal

I am a farmer from the municipality of Benito Soliven in Isabela. I have seven (7) other siblings, all of them are farmers. Like many farmers here, we plant hybrid yellow corn to sell and raise chickens for food. And just like everyone else here, we are poor and hardly make both ends meet. Moreso, though I am a farmer, I do not own any piece of land. I am a mere tenant and so are some of my siblings. My two brothers occasionally hunt in the nearby forest to augment their income from farming.

Letters: Open letter to Coun. Edgar Avila

May I register my questions about the Suntrust construction along Gibraltar Road and my strong opposition to the “urban development” that it represents unfortunately.

Letters: Maysa a panagtraidor ti umili ti desisyon ti Korte Suprema maipangep ti Marcos...

Saanmi a kayat ti desisyon ti Korte Suprema a mangpalubos ti pannakaitabun ti bangkay ni Ferdinand Marcos iti Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

Letters: Inviting all government officials of Ifugao to actively support the peace process

The CPDF-Ifugao, in particular, places great expectations in the next phase of the peace talks as a comprehensive agreement for much-needed socio-economic reforms will be in its crux. We, thus, enjoin all local government officials in the province to take a more active role in the peace process by launching an education and information campaign regarding such reforms.




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.