BAGUIO CITY — In a breaking news, initial data gathered today, Sunday September 16, on the aftermath of yesterdy’s weather disturbance that battered thru northern Luzon, typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) left 54 dead in the Cordillera, 49 missing and 33 injured.
CANDON CITY — Three hunters who were reported missing by their kin and villagemates for three days surfaced after government troops turned them over to a local police office in Ilocos Sur.
VIGAN CITY — Public school teachers in Ilocos region expressed concern over the series of suicides among their colleagues, widely believed to be driven by work-related stress.
BAGUIO CITY — Bishop Emeritus Juan Marigza of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP), a vocal critic of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and staunch human rights defender, was laid to rest on September 12 in his hometown Aringay, in La Union province.
BAGUIO CITY — The head of the NDFP negotiating panel expressed their openness to study the proposal made by the head of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) of how to utilize the local peace talks to advance the over-all peace negotiations.
VIGAN CITY — Government troops figured in a 30-minute clash with New People’s Army guerrillas just before noon of September 8 in the town of Gregorio Del Pilar in Ilocos Sur.
TABUK CITY, Kalinga — Fourteen passengers, most of them senior citizens, were killed and 25 others were injured when the brakes of the jeepney they were riding on failed and they fell into an 80-meter ravine in Barangay Dao-angan at Balbalan town here in Kalinga on Tuesday afternoon, September 11.
BAGUIO CITY — Guava is known to be a rich source of vitamin C and a potent antiseptic. Patani on the other hand is rich in protein. But what is not known to many, extracts from these plants were also among those used for mummification in ancient Cordillera.
BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio Filipino-Chinese Community and the Baguio Museum will hold the 1st Baguio Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 22, 5-9 p.m. at the Baguio Museum, Gov. Pack Road.
“This is our land, we lived here, we will die here”
Nandirito na naman
Ang pagbugso’y marahas
Nilulunod ang malawak
Disaster is briefly defined as a calamity, or a catastrophe, even described as a misfortune. And it seems to be happening too often in the Filipino life nowadays. Here north of the country, Benguet Province farmers were just recovering from too much inundation from almost three months of rain and then Typhoon Ompong rages thru. When farmers have recovered from a devastation like this on their own, it is said to be due to the resilience of the people or simply the ability to bounce back.