Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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On Valentine’s Day, Piston calls gov’t heartless for jeepney phase-out

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Members of Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide slam the government over the jeepney modernization act, calling them "heartless" on a Valentine's Day protest in Baguio's Kilometer Zero marker.

How the legal system is used to attack political dissenters

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"The police and military have mastered the art of preparing false documents to justify the filing of fabricated charges."

Sagada folk oppose Ayala, corporate ventures from outsiders

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Residents of tourist town Sagada in Mountain Province declared opposition against the entry of Ayala corporation and other big businesses in their town following the municipal council's resolution affirming the established cultural rule that prohibits the sale of land to outsiders.

Teacher solon files Magna Carta for private school teachers

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Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers Representative France Castro filed House Bill 5783 or the Magna Carta for Private School Teachers that seeks to provide the same protection to private school teachers in terms of salaries, benefits, and working conditions like what has been provided to public school teachers.

NUSP welcomes progress on Baguio ordinance against red-tagging

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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.

FPIC etiquette on IKSP

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If IKSP is collective ownership, the better part of prudence is to consult the IPs as a single unit. Yes, this is a little bit tedious and burdensome, wherein it presupposes the conduct of consultations involving the entirety of IPs dwelling inside an Ancestral Domain. This process recognizes that IKSPs of the IPs exist to this day because of their collective efforts protected and nurtured their systems and traditions despite centuries of subjugation.

The greater good and the NPAs

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Once again, the CPP-NPA will be blamed for causing the social and economic ills of the Philippines. The government will brush away that the precipitating reason this time is that there were those in the government who evolved the Rice Tariffication Law.

Kabataan Party-list files petition against mandatory ROTC

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Kabataan Party-list Cagayan Valley filed a petition in the House of Representatives opposing the mandatory implementation of the Reserve Officers Training Corps.

Kalinga farmers say RTLA will kill rice industry

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Members of Timpuyog dagiti Mannalon ti Kalinga (TMK or Farmers Unity in Kalinga) called for the repeal of Republic Act No. 11203 or the Rice Trade Liberalization Act (RTLA), emphasizing the law will eventually kill the rice industry.

Farmers say Villar insensitive to the sufferings brought by RTL

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Farmers called Senator Cynthia Villar “insensitive” to the sufferings of farmers caused by the Rice Tariffication Law for the senator’s “fake news” statement regarding the P8-10 palay prices.
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Igorot inmates at New Bilibid Prison fear for safety

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Igorots imprisoned at the New Bilibid Prison expressed concern for their security following the demotion of “kubols” inside the maximum-security compound led by BuCor chief Gerald Bantag, according to their relatives.

Legislators stop tree-cutting operation in Ilocos Sur

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The Provincial Board of Ilocos Sur compelled the DPWH and PENRO to stop the tree-cutting operation along the Manila North Road after discovering some procedural lapses. PENRO issued a special tree-cutting permit to DPWH to cut at least 1,165 trees, some of which are century-old acacia to implement the directive of Secretary Mark Villar to remove all obstructions along the 20-meter highway road right-of-way before the end of 2019.

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Kabataang Makabayan: The youth of yesterday and today

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Author and First Quarter Storm activist Rudy Liporada shares his introduction to, and experiences as a member of, Kabataang Makabayan in the Martial Law era, as he parallels their motivations with the current political climate in the Philippines.

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Groups call for justice on NDFP consultant’s 1st death anniversary

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Progressive groups in Cagayan Valley and Baguio City commemorated the first death anniversary of slain National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Randy Malayao.

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