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PISTON supports bill vs oil price hikes

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By ADELA DEYAEN WAYAS www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The alarming oil price increases would now be resolved in the long-term if the House Bill that would...

Baguio dad urges IP representation in City Council

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BAGUIO CITY — Citing the provisions of the body created under the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) on the representation of indigenous peoples (IP) in the local legislative functions, one of the councilors urged the support for an ordinance providing for IP mandatory representatives in the Baguio City Council and in qualified barangays.

Baguio commends Igorot activist, UN lifetime awardee

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The resolution mentioned that Joan Carling won the award "for her work as one of the world’s most prominent defenders of environmental and indigenous rights".

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.

Congress to probe SM permit lapses

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By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Rep. Raymond V. Palatino appeared at the regular session of the City Council here on Monday where he...

Rice Tariffication Law troubles farmers, retailers

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Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) said the Rice Tariffication Law, like other policies that deregulated trade and industry, will lead to higher prices and ruin local production.

Ifugao solon to harmonize 4 gov’t land agencies

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By ALMA B. SINUMLAG www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — In order to solve the lingering problem relative to Indigenous Peoples (IP) land issues, congressman Teodoro Brawner Baguilat...

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.

Confusion between JAO and Baguio City ordinance cleared

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By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Representatives from the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) clears out matters regarding...

Bayan Muna urges passage of decriminalization of libel bill

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By BAYAN MUNA (PR) QUEZON CITY — Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares urged yesterday the speedy approval of HB 1009 filed by Bayan Muna...

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.

Mining companies want review of EO 79

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BAGUIO CITY — Representatives from the three large scale mining companies operating in the Cordillera want a review of former President Benigno Aquino III’s Executive Order 79, saying that it hampered the growth of the mining industry.

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Tugon ng inaapi at gutom na mamamayan, #ProtestFromHome sa Lambak ng Cagayan

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Tumugon ang Cagayan Valley sa pambansang panawagan na #ProtestFromHome at sa gitna ng malawakang lockdown ay pinatunayan ng ilang mamamayan na maraming paraan upang iparating ang mga hinaing at makatarungang kahilingan sa pamahalaan.

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