Vibrant ecumenism at packed concert in the Cathedral

BONTOC, Mountain Province — Musical arts are alive in the central Cordillera towns of Sagada and Bontoc with concerts during the recent All Souls holidays. There was the “Concert in the Clouds” in Sagada with national performing artists on October 28-29. And November 3rd was the “Concert in the Cathedral “ of about forty singing Priests and Bishops of the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches at All Saints Cathedral in Bontoc. This one for the books ecumenical endeavor, was with the leadership of Most Rev Valentin Dimoc of the Roman Catholic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe, and Rt. Rev Harry Brent Alawas of the Anglican Church Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines.

MP folk resolve dispute the traditional way

BONTOC, Mountain Province — Once again, the people of Barangays Saclit and Bikigan in the Municipality of Sadanga and Barangays Poblacion and Kayan in the municipality of Tadian prove that issues can be effectively resolved immediately in the traditional way.

History of land transport in the Philippines (4/4)

The infamous Marcos era from 1966 to 1986, including the 14 years of fascist dictatorship, saw the further worsening of semi-colonial and semi-feudal system despite superficial indicators of economic growth. Viewed as factors for changes in the transportation system, the overall trends established in the past period continued. These include a fast-growing population and chaotic urbanization, the dominance of export-oriented production amid the exhaustion of frontiers, deepening semi-feudalism, and rural stagnation devoid of real industrialization.

Burburtia Krokis

ACROSS
1 sumandok ng kanin (Ilok)
5 pagtanggi, pagbaliktad (Eng)
14 ibulgar, itsismis (Eng)
15 magbigay ng donasyon (Eng)

Editorial: The ASEAN and indigenous peoples

But who really benefits from this liberalized trade and investments and multiple infrastructure projects being planned and implemented all over the ASEAN region? Clearly it is the rich private corporations with money to invest that are reaping the profits of ASEAN economic integration.

As The Bamboos Sway: AFP is against revolutionary gov’t?

On November 8, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured Vice President Leni Robredo that the military will not support any move placing the country under a revolutionary government.

From Under This Hat: Let the people “sing our (their) own song”

“Sing our own song”, was the title of a short video documentary in the early 80’s that featured the late Ka Pepe Diokno (Senator Jose Diokno) that helped very much in the projection of the atrocities of the Martial law and the projection of the struggle of the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera.