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Benguet fiscal backs off Aliping case

Benguet fiscal backs off Aliping case

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet Provincial Prosecutor William Bacoling inhibited himself and the provincial prosecutor’s office from resolving the complaint filed against Baguio Representative Nicasio Aliping, Jr. and the three construction firms in relation to a road project inside the Mount Sto. Tomas forest reservation. In a voluntary inhibition signed on
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Panakaibasura ti CARPer, dawat dagiti pesante

By APIT TAKO (PR) MANILA — Nakitipon dagiti kameng ti Alyansa dagiti Pesante iti Taeng Kordilyera (Apit-Tako) iti naangay a “Lakbayan” a dinar-ayan ti nasurok maysa a ribo a pesante a naggapu iti nadumaduma a rehiyon ti Luzon idi Hunyo 24 aginggana 30, 2014 tapno kiddawen da ti panakaibasura ti Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)
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Mentors flunk PNoy

By DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Metro-Baguio Committee on Public Affairs and Campaign Officer Tomas Pedro Millanes said that they are giving a failing grade lower than 65 to President Benigno Aquino III because of his poor performance. Millanes said that he is a teacher for almost 20 years
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Baguio mayor’s SOCA good but did not mention real issues — ORNUS

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — “The State of the City Address (SOCA) given by the Mayor is good and it is nice to hear of his one year achievement but he failed to mention the real issues we, the people, the urban poor are facing,” said Organisasyon Dagiti Nakukurapay nga Umili ti Syudad
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Court dismisses Capuyan vs Kiltepan folk case

Court dismisses Capuyan vs Kiltepan folk case

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net SAGADA, Mountain Province — A judge of a local court here dismissed a malicious mischief case filed by millionaire contractor Wilson Capuyan against 17 members of the Kiltepan villagers who invoked their communal rights to remove the gate that Capuyan was constructing on a portion of the communal spiritual ground.
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MP applies for Bontoc-Manila franchise

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BONTOC, Mountain Province — A local cooperative is applying for a bus franchise to service the Bonto-Manila route that remains unserviced even after Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) lifted the ban on GV Florida, according to Bontoc Mayor Frank Odsey. Odsey disclosed that a cooperative composed of residents of Bayyo
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Used plastics, bottles put into good use in MP

Used plastics, bottles put into good use in MP

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BONTOC, Mountain Province — This capital town manages its plastic and bottle (glass) wastes by turning them into construction materials without spending millions on new technologies. Bontoc Mayor Frank Odsey disclosed last week that the local government is supporting the livelihood project of the town’s senior citizen association that involves the
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Community immersion in Nueva Vizcaya mines

Community immersion in Nueva Vizcaya mines

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net After covering a convenors meeting of Amianan Salakniban in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, we (Nordis) were given the privilege to join a community integration and sharing at sitio Runruno and Bit-ang – an indigenous people’s community in Nueva Vizcaya where a mining company named FCF of London is set to mine for
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The DKK cultural workers at 23

The DKK cultural workers at 23

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net “Literature, culture and art are part of the whole revolutionary cause; they are cogs and wheels in the whole revolutionary machine.” – Mao Tse Tung I can still remember my first theatre performance with Dap-ayan ti Kultura iti Kordilyera (DKK) entitled “Essence of a Woman” that changed my socio-political views as
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EMB fines Baguio solon for failure to secure ECC

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Cordillera imposed a P50,000 fine to Baguio Representative Nicasio Aliping Jr. for developing a property in the Mount Santo Tomas forest reservation here without securing an environmental compliance certificate (ECC). Susan Nisperos-Nool, EMB Cordillera regional information officer, disclosed during a news conference that
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Tuba dads aware of Baguio solon’s ecotourism plan

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Tuba officials were aware of the plans of Representative Nicasio Aliping to build an ecotourism project in the Mount Sto Tomas forest reservation as early as 2012, according to minutes of a council session released to the media on July 8. A copy of the May 29, 2012
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Typhoon Glenda cuts power to north Luzon

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — North Luzon will be experiencing two to three hours rotational power outages due to damage caused by typhoon Glenda to transmission lines and power sources in Southern Luzon, an official of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said. “There are no damages in NGCP lines in
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Editorial: Tie a yellow ribbon… against tyranny

Editorial: Tie a yellow ribbon… against tyranny

www.nordis.net On July 15, President Benigno Aquino III announced that he will ask the Filipino people to wear yellow ribbons if they still support him. This was days after the Supreme Court (SC) declared the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) or the president’s “pork barrel”, unconstitutional. Former Justice Secretary Reynato Puno in an interview with national
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Binabagyu: Istit op da siti

Binabagyu: Istit op da siti

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net “Whenever I think of something but can’t think of what it was I was thinking of, I can’t stop thinking until I think I’m thinking of it again. I think I think too much.” — Criss Jami Last Monday, the citizens of the beautiful City of Baguio heard the State of
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Dakami Ti Umili: Backpacking on the road less travel with Manong William

Dakami Ti Umili: Backpacking on the road less travel with Manong William

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net There are many roads in our lives and we choose our own paths. This is a decision by which we shall be remembered and judged. Most of us dream to finish school/ college, find a job, marry and live happily ever after. But experiences also tell us that it is not
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From Under This Hat:

From Under This Hat:

BY KATHLEEN T. OKUBO www.nordis.net Let us support the lobby and call to ban the use of plastic bags and styrofoam containers also in Baguio. Large cities all over the world and even in the Philippines have achieved this at different degrees. In the county, it is reported that there are about 20 cities that
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Letters: On the enery projects in Sabangan

Letters: On the enery projects in Sabangan

By JUNIPER DOMINGUEZ I read with interest and dismay the news story about the Hedcor violation not being enough to Cancel ECC as stated by the EMB-CAR thru Engineer Nestor Dona-Al, Chief of the EMB-CAR Environmental Impact Assessment Division which appeared in your weekly newspaper on the July 13, 2014 issue. Interest, because Eng’r Dona-al
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Weekly Reflections: Peace in Palestine-Israel

Weekly Reflections: Peace in Palestine-Israel

By REV. LUNA DINGAYAN www.nordis.net “Wolves and lambs will eat together; lions will eat straw as cattle do” — Isaiah 65:25 The Exodus Experience This recent violence in Gaza between the Palestinian militants and the Israeli soldiers reminds me of my own experience sometime in 2002 when I joined a group of Americans, who conducted
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Women’s Front: A tribute to our friend, Myra

Women’s Front: A tribute to our friend, Myra

By INNABUYOG-GABRIELA www.nordis.net I will take off from the love story of Myra and Jun since it was during this period that Jun lent Myra the idea of applying with the Cordillera Women’s Education and Research Center (CWERC, the women institution where Myra and I worked the longest). It was then that I first met
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