Strengthening unity vs mining in Cervantes

CERVANTES, Ilocos Sur — May 12, the street and the gymnasium in front of the municipal hall are busy at 7:30 in the morning. This would have been normal for a Thursday, the designated market day of Cervantes but not on a Friday. Spread in front of the gymnasium, a tarpaulin backdrop explains the unnatural number of residents massing up at the area. Written in bold and capital letters on top of the scenic Cervantes landscapes are the words – “The united people of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur against mining exploration and mining operation within their hometown”.

Mangrove Forests bilang proteksyon sa baybayin

Ipinakita na ng ating karanasan sa madalas na storm surge na napakalaki ng pinsala at kawalan sa buhay at ari-arian. Ang mahabang baybayin at mga ilog ang nagdidikta ng ating bulnerabilidad sa taunang pagbaha na namiminsala sa ating kabuhayan at mga imprastruktura.

Baguio dads to stop Suntrust construction at Gibraltar

BAGUIO CITY — Baguio City Councilors Arthur Allad-iw, Leandro Yangot, Jr., Faustino A. Olowan, and Edgar M. Avila in a resolution approved during last Monday’s regular Council session are directing the Suntrust Properties, Inc. to cease and desist from pursuing its expansion project in Barangay Gibraltar until such time that all issues and concerns regarding the safety of their excavation and construction are addressed.

Burburtia Krokis

ACROSS
1 pagkakasala (Ilok)
5 brigada (Eng abbrev)
8 lundag, lukso (Tag)

Editorial: Two former mayors bid farewell

Our condolences to the families of former mayor (in 1989-1992) Jaime Roldan Bugnosen who passed away on May 9, and of the retired Judge and former mayor Braulio Dacanay Yaranon (in 2004-2006) who wrote 30 on May 15.

As The Bamboos Sway: Digong Dichotomized

In every dichotomy, one component is always dominant or primary. This component will prevail when said dichotomy will dissolve. This brings to fore the question I have asked in one of my earlier articles: Will the real Rodrigo Duterte, please, stand up.

Bandillo: The 5th round of Peace Talks

I will be attending the 5th Round of GRP-NDFP Peace Talks at Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands on May 27-June 1, 2017. I just received my international plane ticket and insurance courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Government, the third party facilitator in the ongoing GRP-NDF Peace Talks. The venue of talks is a charming beach town on the north coast of The Netherlands. The place offers picturesque vistas of the North Sea from large in-room windows.

Youthspeak: Ano ba ang Peace Talks na ‘yan?

Tinanong ko na din yan sa sarili ko noong una kong narinig ang salitang yan sa hayskul. Hindi pa nakiliti ang isip ko noon kaya pinalipas ko ang pagpapalalim at nag-DOTA muna hanggang sa namulat na ako sa mga mahahalagang isyu ng bayan at isa na nga doon ang peacetalks. Sa kabila napakabilis na akses ng kabataan sa multimedia, tila nahuhuli pa rin ang malaking seksyon ng kabataan sa kaalaman dito. Kaya subukan natin alamin sa artikulong ito ang mga kadalasang tanong ng karaniwang kabataan hinggil sa usapin ng peacetalks.