Tuesday, April 7, 2020


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Wearing two hats: The mayor who refused relief

"What can be ascertained here, based on pronouncement alone, what the good mayor did is what you expect from typical politician but not from a tribal leader/elder inside an IP community."

Kalusugan at politika: Ang usapin ng buhay at kamatayan sa panahon ng COVID-19

"Sa mga solusyon na naisip ng gobyerno, hindi nila naisip ang mga maralita. Dahil wala pang laganap na testing, walang paraan ang karaniwang mamamayan na malaman kung nakuha na ba nila ang sakit. Maaari tayong mamatay nang hindi natin alam kung ano ang dahilan."

Public urged to oppose Baguio Market rehab under private corporations

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.

Cabinet, Baguio officials to meet for Baguio rehab

Top cabinet members of the Duterte government are set to meet with Baguio City officials to discuss the rehabilitation of the country’s Summer Capital and Pine City. Amid the looming restoration project, progressives reminded the city government to ensure that rights are respected, and measures address the people’s needs.

Campaign to increase tobacco harvest gains ground in Ilocos Sur

The campaign of the local governments in Ilocos Sur and NTA to convince farmers to return to tobacco cultivation to increase the volume of production and their RA 7171 share seems to be gaining ground.

Pilipinas, saan a nagnakem manipud kadagiti kamali

Saan a nagnakem dagiti opisial ti pagilian kasilpo iti epekto dagiti napalabas a paggannurutan ken linteg a naipatungpal para iti liberalisasion ti agrikultura.

NCIP warns Sadanga officials on denying IPMR seat

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples in the Cordillera warned the local government of Sadanga, Mountain Province that it would not hesitate to file administrative, civil and criminal charges if the officials continue to deny the selected indigenous peoples’ mandatory representative to assume office.

“Thinning democratic space” alarms CHR

The Commission on Human Rights head in the Cordillera expressed alarm over the “thinning democratic space” aggravated by the institutionalized red-tagging of human rights defenders by the government.

The cost of incineration

Clearly, it will take a while for behavior modification among the citizens of Baguio to practice a lifestyle void of waste. But for what it is worth, a clean environment for the cool city of Pines already aggravated by construction and traffic congestion, it is a cost I am most willing to pay.

Gov’t urged to allocate sufficient resources for communal irrigation

The Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC) urged the government to channel sufficient funds and efforts to rehabilitate and improve the “age-old and traditional” communal irrigation systems in the region. It also called authorities to develop and implement “water resource and irrigation policy and program guided by the principles of equity and social justice.”

Officials urged to use billions of excise tax share to alleviate the poor

The Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) urged local government officials in the Ilocos region to utilize their share from the tobacco excise tax to alleviate the economic standing of their poor constituents.

COA questions university investment in stocks

State auditors flagged a P2.53 million stock investment of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) in Vigan City for violating the General Provisions of the General Appropriations Acts of 2007 and 2008 in their 2018 Annual Audit Report.



Hard life for the poor, tougher under lockdown

The poor are bearing most of the brunt of the COVID-19 health crisis. Without sufficient economic and social support, their hard life is becoming tougher each day under the lockdown.