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From Under This Hat: Cordillera news writers

Most of my life was spent with the local press and even if the members of the local press were so superlatively drunk and opinionated, they are the members of my community. This is except for those who claim to be press but are paid hacks and intel stooges.

Weekly Reflections: A Christmas and year-end message 2017

Year 2018 has come! Whenever another year comes, we always consider it a new year. And so, we greet each other, “Happy New Year!” But as we end one year after another it seems that the word new remains an unfulfilled dream. Things remain the same or even worse. The lives of ordinary people are not getting better, despite claims to the contrary. Prices of basic commodities are going up, while the value of human life is going down.

NUJP hits Pres. Duterte’s claim that some media are NPAs

BAGUIO CITY — The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said President Rodgrigo Duterte’s “sweeeping” claim that some journalists are members of the New People’s Army (NPA) is “a potential death warrant” against journalists.

Joanna Cariño, an Ibaloi activist

A true-blue Baguio girl, Joanna is the second eldest of the eight children of Josefina Kintanar Cariño and Atty. Jose Cortes Cariño Jr. She is also among the direct descendants of Mateo and Bayosa Cariño of Kafagway, the traditional owners of Baguio City. Back in her days as a schoolgirl, she excelled academically while attending Baguio Central School and Baguio City National High School. A proud Ibaloi, it is participating in canaos during her childhood, she says, where she learned to dance tayao and ate demshang (roasted pork), pinuneg (blood sausage) and pising (boiled gabi stalks). She proudly wears the Ibaloi divit especially in protests. “We should wear our indigenous attire and dignity in struggle,” she says, amidst current criticism that indigenous attire should not be used in rallies.

NCIP, Lumad hit AFP for using IPs vs NPA

BAGUIO CITY — The National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) and a Lumad rights group called out the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for pitting indigenous peoples (IP) against each other.

Man drowns in Benguet town roadside canal

BAGUIO CITY — A man was found dead along a road canal in sitio Mansoyosoy, Catlubong village in Buguias town of Benguet province early morning yesterday December 27.

Food security ken nutrition program idiay Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY — Ti Ag-agama Western Uma ket maysa kadagiti tallo (3) a barangay a mangbukbukel iti Tribu ti Uma iti munisipyo ti Lubuagan, Kalinga. 87 a bubong/pamilya idi panawen a simrek ti Montanyosa Relief and Rehabilitation Services (MRRS) idi ken Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services (CorDis-RDS) itatta ken nagbalin a 99 a bubong/pamilya iti agdama.

Makan a la Pinoy: Pinasenggawan nga ikan

Kamayatan a pasengngawan wenno pang-steam nga ikan ket dagitay puraw ti lasagna ken nalukneng kas ti lapu-lapu, tilapia ken pampano. Ti inusar ko ditoy ket siopao nga ikan. Saanko nga ammo no ania ti awagda iti lokal ngem siopao ti kuna dagiti aglaklako iti tiendaan Baguio.

Poetry: Kayo’y aming itatakas

Pinaratangan nila kayo ng mga paratang
Na pinalutang sa pulbura ng kalawang.
Pinangalanan nila kayo ng mga pangalan
Na pinulot sa listahan ng himlayan.

Burburtia Krokis

2 ba, sa Laguna at Batangas
6 bibig ng basket o tapayan (Ilok)
13 tipo ng punong poplar (Eng)
15 ___ Dimaporo, yumaong warlord ng Lanao