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Military encampment worsens economic state of Dandanac

SAN FERNANDO CITY — Residents of Sitio Dandanac in Brgy. Tambaoan, Mt. Province fear not only for their safety and lives but the worsening economic conditions midst the continuous military operations and encampments in their barrio.

Cordis, TMK train groups on emergency preparedness

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — Members of peoples organizations in Kalinga province were trained to identify the disaster risks in their communities and draw up plans to mitigate these in a disaster preparedness workshop by the Cordillerra Disaster Response and Development Services (CorDis RDS) and its provincial partner Timpuyog dagiti Mannalon ti Kalinga (TMK) on August 11 to 12 here in the City.

Makan a la Pinoy: Bistek Tagalog

Ti Bistek Tagalog ket maibilang a tradisional a luto a Filipino nga impluensia ti Español manipud iti saoda a bistec wenno steak iti English.

Ilocos students hit SUCs’ implem of Free Education Law

LAOAG CITY — Students from State Universities and Colleges across the Ilocos Region still paid various school and department fees ranging from Php50 – P1150 upon enrollment for the school year 2018-2019. This, despite the implementation of the Free Education Law.

Taiwanese IP students harassed in Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous Taiwanese students who are in the country for a cultural exchange program felt harassed when police officers and soldiers from the 50th IB in Kalinga followed them everywhere they went and kept asking for their profile from August 12 to 15.

NPA attacks 81st IB HQ

VIGAN CITY — Guerrillas of the New People’s Army operating in Ilocos Sur attacked the headquarters of the 81st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in Barangay Bugbuga, Sta. Cruz town on the evening of August 9.

Choiced Cuts: Health and migration

“Sumugal po ako doc,” says Delfin (not his real name) in his early 40’s, father of three, an Overseas Filipino Worker in a US territory for more than 20 years. For three years now, Delfin would not sit down. Even if he wanted to, he just could not. All he could do was either stand or lie on his bed.

Poetry: Sana’y Magising kayo

Mantikang malansa
toyong nakakatoyo.
Sukang nakakasuka
ketsap na ‘alang pangarap.
Pambulag sa mata
pambusal sa tainga.
Pang-aliw sa bunganga
upang mga toto’y ‘di mag-alsa.

Makan a la Pinoy: Kabkab

Saan a kas ti pampanunotenyo, daytoy a kabkab ket saramsam a sitsaron a balanghoy (cassava crackers) dagiti Leyteño. Sitsaritsit wenno saritsit ti awagda idiay Davao del Sur, kiping idiay Camiguin, Misamis; burikit iti Zamboanga del Sur ken piking iti Palawan.