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Baguio artists declare support for Panday Sining

Baguio artist groups, Sulong Likha and Pedantic Pedestrians, expressed support for Panday Sining, noting that the arrest of its members and persona non grata declaration “…tends to put art in a passive position in relation to history and society”.
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Activists open Ilocos office for search and inspection

Activists affiliated with Bayan Ilocos invited barangay officials and the Commission on Human Rights to search and inspect their Vigan City office to prove that they are not keeping any weapons or anything illegal.

Magalong pronouncement on safety of activists welcomed

Activists welcomed the pronouncement of Mayor Benjamin Magalong assuring they are "safe and secure' in his city and recommended steps the he can immediately implement to ensure unhampered exercise of their democratic rights.

NUSP welcomes progress on Baguio ordinance against red-tagging

NUSP Cordillera welcomed the decision of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Baguio City to refer the proposed measure to protect human rights advocates from red-tagging titled Human Rights Defenders Ordinance, to the Committee on Laws, Human Rights, and Justice chaired by Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda.

UCCP pastor, red-tagged by the military, fears for life and family

A UCCP pastor active in environmental and human rights issues in Ilocos expressed fear for his security and family members after receiving information that a member of the military asked for their address, including sketch of their residence.

Magalong assures Baguio activists are safe

Mayor Benjamin Magalong told the media during the joint Regional Peace and Order Council and Regional Development Council meeting on Friday that activists are "safe and secure" in Baguio City.

On the occasion of the 16-day campaign to end gender-based violence

Cases of state-perpetrated violence has also increased and intensified. The government, in its view of the Cordilleras as a resource base for exploitation at the expense of the welfare of the umili, has allowed the rapid entry of various development aggression projects in the region.

Tignay Ilocos! Makibaka, huwag matakot!

Katulad ni Bonifacio, ipagtagumpay natin ang uring inaapi laban sa anumang uri ng pananakop, pagtatraydor at pandarahas. Gawin nating inspirasyon si Bonifacio, na kahit gaano kahirap, tayo ay mananaig at magtatagumpay. Sa panahong binabalot tayo ng kadiliman, higit kailanmang kailangang manindigan at kumilos para makamit ang magandang kinabukasan.

Kami si Bonifacio, makabayan at nakikibaka

MAKABAYAN, MAKIBAKA! Transport and youth groups led the commemorative march for the 156th birth anniversary of Katipunan leader Gat Andres Bonifacio. The marchers carried banners and placards condemning the intensified attacks against people's rights. They also urged the public to follow the footsteps of Bonifacio and continue the fight of Katipunan against foreign domination and genuine democracy for the Filipino people.

Ilocos NGO decries harassment, red-tagging

Ilocos Center for Research, Empowerment, and Development, a non-government organization providing disaster response to communities in Ilocos, decried the harassment of its staff and partner organization by the Philippine National Police in Agoo, La Union.

Gate-crashing general booed out of forum by his red-baiting victims

“This is a forum organized by MAT…Gen. Parlade has every platform that he can get, including mass media to spill his twisted lies. He is not welcome here…If he can be so kind and act like a gentleman and step out of this hall,” Bayan Chairperson Carol Araullo said.

2019 Baguio Pride March

By KIMBERLIE QUITASOLwww.nordis.net LOUD AND PROUD. The LGBTQ+ community marched the streets of Baguio to demand equal rights and end of discrimination....

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ILOCOS REGION

Church workers, farmers unite vs state attacks on HR day

Church and farmers organization led the educational discussion and protest action to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Ilocos.

CORDILLERA REGION

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.

CAGAYAN VALLEY REGION

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.