Day: February 11, 2013

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — A 25-year-old charcoal maker in Lagangilang, Abra was taken and held by soldiers for nearly three days. According to the Abra Human Rights Movement (AHRM), Meymar Alcantara, a charcoal maker, went to a nearby forest of Kayapa village to gather firewood for charcoal on January 30 and…

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — The Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia which covers the province of Ilocos Sur led the Catholic faithful, other religious denominations, environmentalist groups and other organizations in a prayer rally against magnetite mining in the province of Ilocos Sur. Members and leaders of the Defend Ilocos Against Mining Plunder…