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Aside from the non-remittance of taxes, there has been alleged proliferation of prostitution and sex trafficking in connection with the POGO industry. Sex dens were recently raided by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) with POGO workers reportedly serving as the clientele.
Tongtongan ti Umili scoffed at PNP Chief Archie Gamboa’s plan to create a guideline on tagging activist groups and institutions, stressing that the only order the PNP should release is for its personnel to cease red-tagging.
Authorities closed Mt. Pulag to visitors due to the forest fire that hit the country’s second-highest peak. Wildfires also hit other towns in the province, gutting hectares of forest lands.
Bayan Muna solon urged the government to augment the firefighters in Benguet fighting the forest fires and called for additional budget to provide adequate and better equipment for them.
PREACHING DANGEROUSLY | Clergies under threat for advocating human rights and environmental protection
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.
Youth and student groups called the Police Regional Office Codillera “shameless” for denying its policy to red-tag activists and their organizations despite several cases of police admitting orders to distribute malicious flyers and apologizing for their baseless accusations.
The NPA and revolutionary women's group Makibaka condemned the 54th IB for condoning one of its soldier who raped a minor twice in Ifugao province.
Tongtongan ti Umili urged the public to oppose the rehabilitation of the Baguio City Market by private corporations, saying that the development of public facilities under the Public-Private Partnership has more consequences than positive effects.
Saanko a maikompara ti black burger ti Blaqk Street Bistro ta awan pay met ti sabali a naramanak a black burger. Ngem segun iti naramanak, naimas ti burger-da. Iti amin a naramanak a burger, daytoy laeng ti husto kaniak ti timpla ti patty-na, saan a naapgad.
During the founding assembly of One Faith, One Nation, One Voice Cordillera in Baguio City, Anglican Bishop Rex Reyes underlined the important role of the church in pursuing peace based on justice amid the heightened attacks against the people and hostilities between the revolutionary forces and the government.
The University of the Philippines Baguio presented the Second edition of the “CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art.” The activity coincided with the art exhibit titled "Kaledjo Shiyay 2," featuring works by the alumni and current students of Certificate in Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts.