cedula fever

Posted by cybermagic | 8/25/2006 11:22:00 AM

Region 3 leaders’ meeting sought on ‘cedula’ issue
by : Ariel Avendano, from Manila Bulletin online
BALER, Aurora – Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo said yesterday that she will request Nueva Ecija Gov. Tomas Joson III, chairman of the regional peace and order council (RPOC), to convene an urgent meeting by top leaders in Central Luzon to determine and clarify the issue over alleged imposition of "silent martial law" in the region.
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Military denies harassing rural folk
by : Bernadette E. Tamayo from journal online
BALER, Aurora • The military leadership here has dismissed reports of alleged harassment being committed by government forces against residents in the course of their operation against the communist insurgency, including the controversial requirement for residents to obtain a “cedula” or community tax certificate.

Meanwhile, Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo said he would seek an explanation from the military on why teenagers as young as 13 years old should get a cedula. She had earlier received reports that teenage males were rushing Friday to secure one after word spread that soldiers were coming to their town
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