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Anti-mines do not violate peace pact

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — “Karbengan da laeng ti inlaban na ket awan ti anyaman a nagbasulan na iti Bodong,” (He only fought for their rights and he did not violate any part of the peace pact. In a phone interview, Vicente Gannac of the Butbut Tribe said that Benedicto Balawag of the
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Only 79 Martial Law victims file claims in Baguio

Only 79 Martial Law victims file claims in Baguio

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — More than the reparation what survivors need is the recognition of their sacrifices especially those who laid down their lives in the struggle against martial rule, Joanna K. Cariño, chairperson of Samahan ng mga Ex-detainees at Aresto- Northern Luzon (Selda- NL) said. “More than the indemnification is the
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Gov’t employees call for P6,000 salary increase

Gov’t employees call for P6,000 salary increase

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY – Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (Courage) conducted a seminar-forum with Baguio government employees regarding the Salary Standardization Laws that was enforced way back 2012. In their statement, the Salary Standardization Laws only standardized starvation for the hundreds of thousands of rank and file government
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Hedcor-Sabangan builds mitigation measures

Hedcor-Sabangan builds mitigation measures

BY KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Hedcor-Sabangan started building the stone walls and disposal areas to address soil erosion and the pollution of the Chico River caused by the road construction in Napua village in Sabangan, Mountain Province as part of the mitigation measures they submitted to the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) last June.
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Baguio health workers voice out discontent

By ROCKY NGALOB and DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — As a build up activity to the nationally coordinated ‘SONA ng Bayan’ on the 28th, health workers and progressive groups here staged a ‘State of the Health Address’ (SOHA) then walked thru the business district streets handing out flyers to boost the people’s awareness on
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Tuba points out Baguio solon’s hand in road opening

Tuba points out Baguio solon’s hand in road opening

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net TUBA, Benguet — While there are no public documents to prove it local residents believe that Baguio Representative Nicasio Aliping, Jr. ordered the road opening near his property within the Sto. Tomas forest reservation at Mount Kabuyao, a local official here claimed. “It is common knowledge (that the road is Aliping’s).
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Women’s no-waste brigade invites more practitioners

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Women groups under the Cordillera Women’s Education Action and Research Center (CWEARC) practicing traditional ways of waste management at the household level wants other people to learn from their success stories and adopt them to help in solving the garbage problem that according to them haunts the people
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Bontoc prefers trash be left in old dump

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Hauling out the accumulated garbage at the closed Calutit open dump site of Bontoc, the capital town of Mountain Province poses a threat to the integrity of the Bontoc-Kalinga road, according to town officials. In a motion for partial reconsideration to a December 4, 2013 Court of Appeals
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Abra folk link top cop to PDAF misuse

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY— A former Cordillera police director is being linked to an alleged misspending of a priority development assistance fund (PDAF) appropriation from Abra Representative Maria Jocelyn Bernos in 2013. A certain Jerry Seares wrote Grace Pulido Tan, chairperson of the Commission on Audit (COA) to investigate the alleged misappropriation of
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Baguio rep blames DPWH road project for watershed pollution

Baguio rep blames DPWH road project for watershed pollution

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Baguio Representative Nicasio Aliping, Jr. pointed to a road project implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) at Mount Sto. Tomas to have polluted the Amliang Creek as he denied any connection to the controversial road opening near the property he claims in the area.
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POSD men charged with murder

POSD men charged with murder

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — “Ang gusto ko lang ay katarungan para sa sinapit ng asawa ko. Kung ako lang ang masusunod, gusto ko na magbayad sila at makulong, (What I only want is justice for my husband. I want them to pay and go to jail)” said the wife of the vendor
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Partnership is good but not happening — Domogan

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said that the City Government of Baguio and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) should always be partners especially when it comes to the development of Camp John Hay (CJH) reservation. Unfortunately, however, the latter is said to have not been
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Editorial: To account and be accountable

Editorial: To account and be accountable

www.nordis.net Another year in the term of President Benigno “Noynoy”Aquino III is over. On Monday, the President shall for the fifth time, deliver his state of the nation address (SONA) before Congress to update ‘his boss’ as what he calls his constituents about what is going on his “daang matuwid” and give them a preview
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Advocate’s Overview: Inhibition for an env’t issue

Advocate’s Overview: Inhibition for an env’t issue

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net The residents of Baguio City and Benguet have proven once more their commitment to preserve the environment, particularly as an inter-generational issue. They condemned the development at the Mount Santo Tomas Reservation where such activities contributed to the destruction of that area which was of much importance to the residents
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Binabagyu: Foggy Baguio

Binabagyu: Foggy Baguio

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net “It’s the foggy mind, the mind that’s attracted to an object and paints a distorted projection onto it, that makes you suffer. That’s all. It’s really quite simple.”— The Foggy mind, Lama Yeshe In the past few weeks, some groups revived the idea of turning Session Road into a pedestrian paradise,
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From Under This Hat: Martial Law victims claim

From Under This Hat: Martial Law victims claim

By KATHLEEN T. OKUBO www.nordis.net Republic Act No. 10368: in short, it is known as the “Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition act of 2013” which provides for government recognition of and reparation for the victims of human rights violations during the Marcos regime between September 1972 to February 1986, and the documentation of these.
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Statements: Indemnify the victims!

Statements: Indemnify the victims!

By CORDILLERA PEOPLES ALLIANCE “In the early morning of May 6, 1983, we were awakened by the sounds of firearms being fired in our community. We thought that it was a dream. But it was never a dream. Members of the dreaded Civilian Home Defense Force attacked our village. All of us were rounded up
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Statements: Martial Law victim na, pinapahirapan pa

Statements: Martial Law victim na, pinapahirapan pa

Pahayag ng ILOCOS HUMAN RIGHTS ALLIANCE Mag-aapat napu’t tatlong (43) taon na ang nakararaan mula ng ibaba sa ating bansa ang martial law ng Rehimeng Marcos at sa loob ng mga nagdaang taong ito hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay wala pa ding katarungang nakakamit ang mga naging biktima nito. Sa rehiyon ng Ilocos pa lamang ay
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Weekly Reflections: Foundations of Christ’s peace

Weekly Reflections: Foundations of Christ’s peace

By REV. LUNA DINGAYAN www.nordis.net “Peace is what I leave with you. It is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does” — John 14:27 Palestinian-Israeli Conflict The worsening conflict in Gaza between the militant Hamas and the Israeli forces lead us to reflect more deeply on
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