Benguet prepares for AFTA

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet farmers and traders tossed a giant bowl of vegetable salad at the La Trinidad trading post last July 13 as part of a campaign to promote local produce as they face the unfair competition brought by the free entry of imported produce imposed by the full implementation of the neo-liberal ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA).

NPA Ifugao belies AFP claims

IFUGAO — The local Nona del Rosario Command (NDRC) of the New People’s Army (NPA) belied claims by the 54th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army (IBPA) on a skirmish in Tinoc town, July 10.

74-year old Kalinga political prisoner now in ICU

BAGUIO CITY — Barely a year after the military arrested and detained, Marcos Aggalao, an elderly who is now 74, is now confined at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Kalinga Provincial Hospital after suffering from a stroke.

Camp 7 residents redeem public land

BAGUIO CITY — After a series of petitions, the residents of Purok West, Camp 7 succeeded in redeeming a parcel of land from the “Talaveras”.

Makan a la Pinoy: Biko

Ti biko wenno inkiwar/linatikan ket kankanen a diket a kadawyan a maisagsagana kadagiti panagkasangay. Nalaokan ti getta ti niog ket ladek.

Burburtia Krokis

ACROSS
1 bayan sa silangang Masbate
9 taga-Denmark (Eng)
13 akala (Pang)
14 kanyon laban sa eroplano (Eng abbrev)

Editorial: Foundation day of Cordillera region

It is a misnomer for the government to declare July 15 as Cordillera Day even as its foundation day because the recognition of the Cordillera region was already provided for by the 1987 Constitution. The late President Corazon Aquino’s Executive Order 220 is a concession given to the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) of the late Conrado Balweg, et.al.; it created the Cordillera Regional Assembly (CRA) and the Cordillera Executive Board (CEB), and the integration of the CPLA into the Philippine military and the police forces.