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Women’s Front: Who defends human rights defenders?

New year supposedly means fresh start and newly gained energy for most of us but for the women human rights defenders who continue to suffer unabated attacks from state security forces, the year started with escalated stress and anxiety. There is no greater suffering than to start a year facing continuous threats to your life and security and be treated like criminals when all you do is exhaust your energy to serve the under-served and work for a truly free and democratic society......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2018Related News

From Under This Hat: Choo choo TRAIN

When I read a story about Digong’s TRAIN (Tax reform acceleration and inclusion) the Beatles’ song Taxman of the early 70’s run thru my head: “Let me tell you how it will be There’s one for you, nineteen for me ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don’t take it all ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman ...”.....»»

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As The Bamboos Sway: My first dance after Seminary life

As our Saint Louis University Boys High School (SLUBHS) Class ’68 Golden Reunion is approaching this January 26-28, 2018 in Baguio City, my mind is surging with many recollections that I find myself smiling with the thoughts even as I am typing this story......»»

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Burburtia Krokis

ACROSS 1 bayan sa Basilan karatig ng Al Barka (2 salita) 7 sa halip (Sp > Pil) 12 ilipat sa gilid o iligpit (Tag) 13 buhol, tulad ng sa punong-kahoy (Eng).....»»

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Ani ng pakikibaka

Isang mainit na tanghali noong Oktubre. Naglalakad kami sa sumisingaw na aspalto na kalsada ng Tuguegarao City patungo sa opisina ng DSWD at DENR para idulog muli ang hinaing ng mga magsasaka at katutubo na inagawan ng lupa ng National Greening Program (NGP) ng DENR at ang paggigiit sa karapatan sa tulong pinansyal ng mga nasalanta ng bagyong Lawin......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2018Related News

Makabayan asks Supreme Court to void TRAIN

BAGUIO CITY — ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio, Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate and Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao petitioned the Supreme Court to “void” the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2018Related News

Weekly Reflections: Making images of God

January 9 is the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Year after year devotees from various places and from all walks of life flock to Quiapo Church to join in the celebration. They say this is their panata (vow) before God for the miraculous healing and other blessings they received. Since God answered their prayers and gave them what they wanted, they ought to fulfill their panata (vow) not only to thank God but in order to receive more blessings from God......»»

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From Under This Hat: Cordillera news writers

Most of my life was spent with the local press and even if the members of the local press were so superlatively drunk and opinionated, they are the members of my community. This is except for those who claim to be press but are paid hacks and intel stooges......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 7th, 2018Related News

As The Bamboos Sway: A conversation with my Mom

“Bakit sa Africa kayo pupunta (Why do you have to go to Africa)?” My mother was so concerned. “Nakakatakot doon (It is scary out there).” She was so apprehensive and adamant to give her blessings when we broke the news to her that my wife and I will be going overseas to work in Zambia, Africa and we would be shuttling our four children, ages 8, 6, 4, and 3 along with us. “And why do you have to go abroad when we (with your dad), could help you with your daily needs?” This was in late 1981 in Baguio City......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 7th, 2018Related News

Editorial: Stand still traffic in Baguio City

With the growing demand among Filipinos to own a car, vehicles on the streets and public thoroughfares are invading without respect for the pedestrians’ rightful space or road right of way. Nowadays, as the vehicle population grows almost uncontrollable, our managers and supervisors in the seat of government (aside from looking at the funds that vehicle sales and traffic fines generate) must also remember something has to be done to balance the use (everyday), safety and respect of legit or proper space for both pedestrians and vehicles......»»

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Burburtia Krokis

ACROSS 1 sanhi, motibo (Tag) 7 palayaw nina Maximo at Maximiano 10 ‘sakada’ na taga-Oklahoma (Eng slang).....»»

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Greed reigns over employees’ safety — Baguio BPO employees

BAGUIO CITY — BPO workers in Baguio said the death of call center agents of the Survey Sampling International (SSI) in Davao only shows how vulnerable the BPO workers are under employers who give priority to profit over employees’ safety as they lit candles for the victims last January 3......»»

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NGO sponsors indigenous communities exchange

By LEVY MANGILI www.nordis.net ITOGON, Benguet — An indigenous community exchange was made on December 15, 2017 in the barangays Dalupirip and Ucab here in this town. The said exchange was participated in by 20 community representatives from Kalinga, Ifugao, Abra and Mountain Province and members of the Cordillera Disaster ….....»»

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Activist-writer pleads not guilty

BANGUED, Abra — Sherwin De Vera, the activist and writer who was illegally arrested last December 12, pleaded not guilty for the rebellion charge against him on January 3 at the Bangued regional trial court (RTC)......»»

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Weekly Reflections: A Christmas and year-end message 2017

Year 2018 has come! Whenever another year comes, we always consider it a new year. And so, we greet each other, “Happy New Year!” But as we end one year after another it seems that the word new remains an unfulfilled dream. Things remain the same or even worse. The lives of ordinary people are not getting better, despite claims to the contrary. Prices of basic commodities are going up, while the value of human life is going down......»»

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Statements: What the NCIP should be calling out for

Cordillera Peoples Alliance strongly condemns the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in its ploy to yet again inflict human rights violations among indigenous peoples (IPs) by planning to tap IPs versus the New Peoples Army (NPA), as stated in a news article published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on December 19, 2017. The article specifically mentions that “300 lumad or IPs would be sent to their communities in Southern Mindanao to guard their ancestral domains from communist insurgents”. This move will only heighten the fascist attacks to the people, indigenous peoples especially. There is already a nationwide mass murder of indigenous peoples with the reign of terror of this US-Duterte regime, and the AFP is highly accountable......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsDec 31st, 2017Related News

From Under This Hat: Peace man!

It does not hurt to dream and look forward to the new year with high hopes but it does when we have to mourn the loss of a loved one or a friend. My late mother’s youngest sister, Rebecca or Ebek has decided to go last Friday evening, and it broke my heart because I knew very well I already missed her very much that angst may last a lifetime......»»

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Bandillo: People’s War vs Martial Law

“Not one single NPA (New People’s Army) unit in Mindanao was wiped out”, announced the Joaquin Jacinto, the spokesperson of National DEmocratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in Mindanao in his message to the 49th Anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)......»»

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As The Bamboos Sway: SLUBHS Class ‘68 Reunion

One of the events I am looking forward to early this 2018 is our Golden Jubilee Reunion of Saint Louis University Boys’ High School (SLUBHS) Reunion this coming January 26-28 in Baguio City, Philippines......»»

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Editorial: Resume peace talks

The year 2017 ends today on a roller coaster of seemingly karmic events. The Davao mall inferno and a major vehicular accident in La Union with huge casualties followed the disastrous typhoons Urduja and Vinta with epic effects respectively in Biliran and in Lanao. The human life disastrous war on drugs has further divided the nation. And instability within government is marked by endless corruption charges now even involving the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsDec 31st, 2017Related News