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  • Katribu Assails Attack vs Aggay Family

    Beverly Longid, president of the party-list group Katribu, in an interview, condemned the indiscriminate firing in February that killed an Aggay and injured two of his six companions.

    All the seven victims belonged to the Aggay, indigenous peoples of Cagayan Valley in the northernmost tip of Luzon Island.

    Longid was with the recently concluded fact-finding mission that looked into the circumstances surrounding the killing of Julito Rosal, married with five children, from barangay Padungsol, Gattaran, Cagayan.

    According to the fact-finding report that the Karapatan-Cagayan Valley relea ...

  • Soldiers Shoot at Aggay Family One Kille

    A seven-member family belonging to Aggay tribe were in the area only to gather bamboo shoots and rattan when two armed men believed to be members of the military fired at them. Julito Rosal died instantly and two others were injured.

    According to a report by Karapatan-Cagayan Valley, on Feb. 9, the Aggay family was on their way to Villa Cielo village in Gattaran, Cagayan when the two armed men fired at them.

    The first volley of fire hit Rosal on the forehead, back and hip and killed him instantly. Severely injured were his younger brother Elviz, single, and younger sister Clarita. Clarit ...

  • Cagayan Rejoices Over Mining Suspension

    Three towns of Cagayan – Aparri, Buguey and Lallo – are elated after Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) national office suspended the Minerals Processing and Sharing Agreement (MPSA) of mining companies which had been extracting black sand minerals in the area in the northeast of Luzon.

    Rosbin Martin, leader of Alliance for Buguey Committed for Development Association (ALBUCODA), one of the people’s organizations (PO) that spearheaded the fight against mining in Buguey, said in a telephone interview they are now celebrating.

    “Labis ang aming kasiyahan at sa loob ng ilang taon na ...