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Rival seeks to disqualify Chavit Singson

Edgardo Zaragoza is seeking the disqualification of former Ilocos Sur governor Luis Chavit Singson, his rival for the mayoral race in Narvacan, for not being a resident of the town.

Martial Law victims want new reparation law

Victims of Marcos’ martial law and their relatives from Cagayan Valley trooped to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, November 14, to register their calls for the reopening of application for the recognition and indemnification of martial law victims.

Ucab folk struggle to survive

After Typhoon Ompong, news on the tragic landslide, the relief and assistance from government and private institutions and the DENR’s closure order field the the airwaves. Two months after the disaster, the people of Itogon continue to face the hardships brought not only by Ompong but by the national government’s lack of comprehensive action to resolve the people’s safety and economic wellbeing. These are some of their day-to-day struggles to survive that remain unknown to the public.

Double standard on Imelda’s arrest slammed

Human rights and famers’ group on Tuesday, November 13, slammed the statement made by National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde and the Sandiganbayan’s deferment of the former first lady’s warrant of arrest over the conviction of Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos.

DPWH engineer suspended for alleged extortion

Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said, Lorna Ricardo, a district engineer assigned in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) who was caught on camera allegedly asking for “grease money” from a contractor for a 100 million peso road project in Ifugao is now on preventive suspension.

Balaoan mayor, vice mayor ambushed, 2 dead

Unidentified gunmen killed Balaoan Vice Mayor Al-Fred Concepcion and escort Michael Ulep, and wounded his daughter, Balaoan Mayor Aleli Concepcion, in an ambush on November 14 in Barangay Cabua-an.

DPWH chief tells gov’t engineers to learn from Natonin tragedy

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar appealed to government engineers gathered at the 14th National Conference of district engineers to implement measures that would ensure structural integrity and safety to prevent tragedies like the Natonin incident.

Benguet schools need relocation, rehabilitation

Officials of the Department of Education-Benguet said that two public schools in Itogon town need urgent relocation while 36 others need immediate rehabilitation work after Typhoon Ompong ravaged Luzon in September.

Benguet mayor, residents sue chicken dung traders

The mayor of La Trinidad, the capital town of Benguet province together with some affected residents asked the court to remove chicken dung stores in their town. They also asked the court to issue a permanent environmental protection order against the dung dealers.

MAKAN ALA PINOY | Herbed chicken fillet

Daytoy ti kabiitan ken kasimplean a luto ti manok. Mabalin met nga aramiden daytoy iti naiw-iwa wenno sliced tuna ken dadduma pay a fillet karne, ikan wenno lames.

EDITORIAL | Journalists who ‘serve the people’

Your newspaper continues to work for and hope that every journalist would grow and mature with the courage to pursue the Truth, to stand by the people’s individual and collective right to the Freedom of expression and information especially in these very trying times dominated by corruption, militarism and tyranny in government. Be among those Journalists who strive to ‘Serve The People.’