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Farmers hit by typhoon, drought ask for more assistance

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Farmers belonging to the Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) are urging the provincial governments to provide more assistance for farmers and fisherfolk hit by Super Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) and drought.

Pursuing self-reliance and socio-economic development in the Cordillera

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For more than 30 years, the Center for Development Programs of the Cordillera strived and proved that an active and organized people’s participation is the key to achieving holistic development of communities. Importantly, the institution took this endeavor upholding the preferential service to the poor and disadvantaged, the respect of people’s rights and protection of the environment.

University executives complain against SM

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School administrators of the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) and the University of the Cordilleras (UC) complained against the SM mall for disturbing classes, causing traffic jam and emitting foul smell during the Baguio City council session on November 26 saying that it disturbs their students.

Fire safety measures in schools eyed for Ilocos Sur

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Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson shared his plan to issue a directive making the installation of fire alarms and sprinklers a standard safety measures in schools.

IP group in Pagudpud receives food aid

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Typhoon Ompong victims from the Oggayam-Ysneg-Yapayao tribe in Pagudpud received relief assistance from the Ilocos Center for Research Empowerment and Development (ICRED) and Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC). The project supported by the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe benefited 300 households that received relief packs.

Women march against Train Law

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BAGUIO CITY — On International Working Women’s Day (IWWD), women from all over the Cordilleras unite in Baguio City to challenge the “macho-fascist” rule of President Rodrigo Duterte. They are led by Innabuyog and its provincial chapters.

Editorial: Are we truly an independent nation?

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The former President Diosdado Macapagal on May 12, 1962, declared June 12 a Philippine public holiday, to commemorate the “people’s declaration of their inherent and inalienable right to freedom and independence,” and in 1964 he proclaimed June 12 as the Philippine Independence Day.

Retain VAT excemptions for senior citizens, PWDs

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BANGUED, Abra — The Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (Kastan), the Cordillera Peoples Alliance chapter in the Province of Abra, calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to retain the Value-Added Tax exemption for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Benguet town oks “forced evacuation plan”

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The municipal council of Kapangan, Benguet passed an ordinance on the implementation of forced evacuation as a “last resort” during disasters while penalizing violators.

Letters: Securing food for the primary food producers and for the nation

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Change is coming. That change however will hardly happen for rural women and other main food producers - the peasants, indigenous peoples and fisherfolk, if land grabbing that is perpetrated by the state and corporations is not decisively stopped.

MP signs MOA with PRC for water sanitation project

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BONTOC, Mountain Province — The Philippine Red Cross-Mountain Province Chapter, through its OIC Administrator Veronica T. Tactay, and the Local Government Unit of Paracelis, Mountain Province, through its Mayor Avelino C. Amangyen, entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the implementation of School-Based Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Wash) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Program.

P750 daily wage is just — KMU

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BAGUIO CITY — In an interview with Vicente Dilem, Kilusang Mayo Uno (May Day Movement) Cordillera Spokesperson said they are marking Labor day, on May 1, 2016, with the call for a nationwide, across-the-board increase of the minimum wage to P750. He said that the different regional minimum wages in the country are not enough to sustain the needs of the average family of five.

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Bistro a nangpabaro iti burger ken mangimpleo iti PWDs

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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.

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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.