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BSU to reclaim relocation site for the survivors of Typhoon Pepeng

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The Benguet State University will reclaim the lot intended as relocation site for Typhoon Pepeng survivors of Little Kibungan village here should the local government fail to use it for its intended purpose. “We already told the municipal government during our meeting, if you do not use
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Magsasaka sabayang rally at barikada sa Cagayan

Ni CITA MANAGUELOD www.nordis.net SANTIAGO CITY — Libong mga magsasaka ang sabayang naglunsad ng mga pagkilos sa Cagayan at Quirino Province. Kinalampag ang mga opisina ng National Irrigation Administration – Cagayan at Department of Agriculture sa Tuguegarao City sa Oct. 22 ng Kagimungan-KMP, Anakpawis-Cagayan at Cagayan Irrigators Farmers’ Associations na sinisigaw ang “Sabsidyo sa Irigasyon,
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Nagtraydor a kumander, dinusa ti NPA

By NORTHERN DISPATCH BAGUIO CITY — Iti maysa a pablaak a naipatulod kadagiti kameng ti midya, inwaragawag ti tagapagsarita ti Antonio Licawen Command ti New Peoples Army-Benguet-Abra-Mt. Province-Ilocos Sur Quadriboundary (NPA-BAMPIS) a ni Salaknib Monteverde ti panangdusa da iti maysa a dati a kameng ti rebolusyonaryo a tignayan gapu iti panagtraydor na a naggapuanan iti
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Passing the torch in the campaign vs corporate greed

Passing the torch in the campaign vs corporate greed

By ROCKY NGALOB www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Following the footsteps of their ates and kuyas, current student leaders condemned the tree cutting of 60 trees to give way a Skypark extension of a mall, SM. As the second semester starts, for school year 2014-2015, current student leaders and student councils confront and tackle a problem
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Militants hit Court decision for SM’s tree cutting

Militants hit Court decision for SM’s tree cutting

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The Tongtongan ti Umili – Cordillera Peoples Alliance (TTU-CPA) criticized the Court of Appeals (CA) decision upholding the lower courts’ ruling favoring SM City Baguio expansion project that would require the cutting of 182 trees saying that the court’s move “is a narrow-minded decision that proves whoever has
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Benguet flower growers seek help against kotong

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—Cut flower growers of Alno village in this capital town sought the intervention of the town council to curb the abusive kotong practice of some traffic enforcers along the national highways. Officers and members of the Alno Cut Flower Growers Association who were at the La Trinindad town council
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Abra governor worried over power prices

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Abra Governor Eustacquio Bersamin is more concerned with the unstable price of electricity in his province over the fixing up of the Abra Electric Power Cooperative (Abreco). Bersamin in an interview on January 22 said Abreco is now under the close supervision of the National Electrification Administration (NEA).
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Abra detainees’ fast, successful

By ABRA HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT (PR) BANGUED, Abra — Despite continuing detention, political detainees at the Abra Provincial Jail said their fasting was successful and challenged the Aquino administration to heed the Pope’s call to fight all forms of corruption. “While there is yet to be any pronouncement from the Aquino government if we will
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Beneco elections all set

By ALDWIN QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Candidates vying to be included as newmembers of the board of directors (bod) of the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) must have finished a college degree, and for the government employees who filed their certificates of candidacy are also welcome provided they are not receiving higher than salary grade
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Baguio mayor supports reroute of TPLEX

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Mayor Mauricio Domogan supports the proposed changes in the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Express way (TPLEx) plan of former Pangasinan Representative Mark Cojuangco amid the opposition of Benguet and Baguio Representatives Ronald Cosalan and Nicasio Aliping. It can be recalled that Cojuanco proposed to divert the 88-kilometer express way through
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Ifugao hospital construction on hold due to lack of funds

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The retrofitting of phase one of the Ifugao General Hospital cannot push through due to lack funds said Dr. Mary Josephine Dulawan, Ifugao Provincial Health Officer. Dulawan said that the funds intended for retrofitting was approved and released late so that they were not able to implement the
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An art workshop for kids

By CHILD’S DREAM (PR) BAGUIO CITY — A Child’s DREAM (Developmental Rehabilitative Early Assessment & Management) Foundation, Inc. invites children of all ages with various abilities to be part of an arts workshop dubbed as One Heart to Art at the Pines City Lions Club in Governor Pack Road here on January 31. The workshops
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Editorial: Rollbacks not enough

Editorial: Rollbacks not enough

www.nordis.net As the price of crude oil continuous to drop in the world market, oil companies in the country have implemented rollbacks in the price of diesel, gasoline and kerosene since June last year which prompted commuters to seek a rollback on public transport fare. Oil companies claim that the rollbacks they have implemented are
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Advocate’s Overview: Influenza-like illness

Advocate’s Overview: Influenza-like illness

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW www.nordis.net As I write this piece, I have been for almost a week suffering from an influenza-like-illness, which is common with the cold season that has now come to cloak the city and the whole region. The sad thing, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is
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Crossroads: Horrendous long lines and traffic

Crossroads: Horrendous long lines and traffic

By MARY LOU MARIGZA www.nordis.net Baguio experienced nightmarish traffic jams and clogged roads during the holidays. We shudder at the eventuality of these recurring again on the Panagbenga, Holy Week, Philippine Military Academy (PMA)Alumni homecoming and graduation. But while we stay imprisoned in our homes or seek warmer climes during these events, there’s gotta be
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Dakami Ti Umili: Working for a better society

Dakami Ti Umili: Working for a better society

By JUDE BAGGO www.nordis.net The visit of Pope Francis in the country highlighted social and environmental issues. The Pope was consistent in bringing out his deep and genuine concern for the poor and the marginalized. But what is more morale boosting for peoples’ organizations and institutions working with the people is that Pope Francis reaffirmed
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From Under This Hat: Presidents

From Under This Hat: Presidents

By KATHLEEN T. OKUBO www.nordis.net Ramon Magsaysay, I was president when I came into this world. I came to know about him from my elders’ stories over the dinner table or later read about him on history books as I grew up. Stories like he would wear the bakya (the common Philippine wooden slippers) to
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Pokus: Are the roads ready for Panagbenga?

Pokus: Are the roads ready for Panagbenga?

By DELIA BAGNI www.nordis.net The holiday season had drawn thousand of tourist arrivals to the city recording an increase of 215,462 visitors which is higher than 2013s tourist arrival of 107,731. The city is again preparing for the next crowd drawing event, the annual Baguio Flower Festival in February and the Holy Week break. The
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Statements: Hustisya para sa mga biktima ng Mendiola Massacre!

Statements: Hustisya para sa mga biktima ng Mendiola Massacre!

By DANGAYAN DAGITI MANNALON TI CAGAYAN VALLEY KAGIMUNGAN — KMP CAGAYAN DAGAMI — KMP ISABELA SAMANA — KMP NUEVA VIZCAYA TIMIQ — KMP QUIRINO Ngayong Enero 22, gugunitain natin ang ika-27 anibersaryo ng Masaker sa Mendiola. Kasabay nito, muli naming hinahamon ang Haciendero sa Malacanang na si Presidente Simeon Benigno Cojuangco Aquino na ipatupad ang
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