Many are surprised about the extent of the drug problem in our country today. We never thought that the problem of illegal drugs is that serious since government authorities are not giving serious attention to it in previous years. The seriousness of this problem could be seen now in the number of people surrendering voluntarily to the authorities as well as the number of killings of drug personalities almost every day in various parts of the country either by government authorities or vigilante groups.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte won by a landslide for one obvious reason, the Filipino voters chose one who is different from previous Presidents and from his contenders. His campaign line for Change was a ray of hope for many Filipinos who got tired of unfulfilled promises by previous Presidents.
BAGUIO CITY — An activist working in a Cordillera province known for it’s unabated political killings was threatened for being “matulungin” (helpful) days before Pres. Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA).
BAGUIO CITY — An alliance of environment groups here in Northern Luzon welcomes the new mining moratorium order of the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
BAGUIO CITY — In a forum last July 13, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) political consultant Randy Felix Malayao stressed that national minorities and indigenous peoples’ (IP) rights would not be ignored in the ongoing peace negotiations between the NDFP and the Philippine government (GPh).
BAGUIO CITY — From the cause of the continuing civil war to the aims of the peace negotiations, Prof. Jose Maria Sison along with guest panelists discussed how lasting peace and justice in the country may be attained, at a student forum last July 13.
“We conduct these kinds of events to bring our genuine culture closer to the others, as the nature of culture nowadays is commercialized, our cultural identity might get lost in the profit-oriented exploitation of our ethnicity,” says Justeene Karen Dammay, BIBAK-UC chairperson.