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Baliw, Baguio artists call for social change

Baliw is a wordplay on two meanings in Filipino and Ilokano. Baliw in Ilokano means change while it means crazy in Filipino. A month-long art exhibit that features emerging non-traditional art forms that looks into pressing political realities at Villa Romana, an inn along Ambuclao Road.

Congressional race heats up in Ilocos Sur

The race for the House of Representatives in the First Congressional District of Ilocos Sur heats up with allegations and denials flying from the opposing camps as the campaign period draws near.

Rather than 9-year old kids, jail corrupt officials and rights violators

As the House of Representatives Committee on Justice approved the draft of the proposed legislation to lower the age for criminal liability Monday, Jan. 21, more groups advocating children and youth welfare in Northern Luzon expressed condemnation and calls on the government to pursue cases and jail corrupt officials and violators of human rights instead.

Opposition mounts against lowering of age for criminal liability

The Cordillera Youth Center (CYC) added its voice against the move of the House of Representatives’ Justice Committee to fast-track the proceedings for the bills seeking to repeal the Republic Act 9344, or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, that exempts children 15 years old and below from criminal liability.

MAKAN A LA PINOY | Zucchini-mangga-letsugas ensalada

Ti zucchini (American) wenno courgette (British) wenno summer squash ket maysa a klase ti karabasa a mabalin a dumanon iti maysa a metro iti kaatiddogna no matangkenan. Ngem kadawyan a maburasen no naganus pay a kasla kadakkel ti pipino.

BANDILLO | On the Delisting of 600+ in the DOJ Proscription Case versus CPP and NPA

As a peace advocate, I view the original and the newly amended proscription petition as a stumbling block in peace building. Proscription poses constraints for the CPP and the NPA to return to the negotiating table thus putting the possible resolution of the roots of the armed conflict even more difficult, complicated if not altogether impossible.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS | When religion becomes Opium

“What God the Father considers to be pure and genuine religion in this: to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering and to keep oneself from being corrupted by the world” – James 1:27

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | Team Duterte vs Team Filipinos

Nonetheless, in spite of increase in pay bribery, there should be military men who still have the integrity to really stand by the Philippine Constitution and join the Team Filipinos, eventually. Yes, indeed, even just the increasing prices of goods and services should be enough for the final score to be against Team Duterte. Yes, indeed, future history has already been written. In which team are you in?

Minahang Bayan opens in Benguet

Small-scale mining activities may soon resume in the gold-rich town of Itogon in this province after the Provincial Mining and Regulatory Board (PMRB) signed the declaration of a Minahang Bayan (People’s Small-scale Mining Area) in a Tuesday evening (Jan. 15) meeting at the Capitol here.