Good morning. I am Alma Sinumlag, a Kalinga-Igorot, one of the IP groups in the Cordillera, Philippines. Our region has been dubbed as the watershed cradle of the Northern Philippines, the food basket and so many other terminologies that promote its rich natural resources.
BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and the Hunter School of Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for continuing cooperation to protect the dignity and rights of indigenous peoples within their respective territories.
President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte sang at the recent ASEAN conference, “uninvited,” at the behest of his “commander-in-chief,” US President Donald Trump. That would be the ultimate “tutaism” on his part.
At the International Association of Women in Broadcast and Television 37th Biennial Assembly last week in Quezon City, I met a vibrant and warm people of the women broadcast community from all over the world. It also was where places in Africa as Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sierra Leone became real for me; not just a news clip on TV news or video documents, but somebody in front and a solid living community representative and a woman.
The United Nations (U.N.) estimated that in 2012 over half of the murdered women were killed by their partners or family members, and that 120 million girls worldwide have been forced to have sex at some point in their lives.
But who really benefits from this liberalized trade and investments and multiple infrastructure projects being planned and implemented all over the ASEAN region? Clearly it is the rich private corporations with money to invest that are reaping the profits of ASEAN economic integration.
Let’s talk about the very amiable and energetic Slåttum first. Idun Tvedt deserves another column.
With the Charlotte episode of hate, Trump, as a racist, a defender of Nazi ideology, and a civil war monger is totally out of the closet. There is no longer pretense that, though voted into office partly by colored people in the United States, by his stance, pronouncements and tweets, he is the president only for the white supremacists.
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BAGUIO CITY ― Three chefs from the Baguio Country Club (BCC) were declared national champions in the National Food Showdown (NFS) Chef Wars. They will represent the country in the international cook-off in Singapore this year.
The Russian October Revolution ranks among the determining seminal events of the 20th century. The victory of the Bolshevik Party and the establishment of the Soviet Union not only abolished capitalism in the largest country on earth, it also politically radicalized the working class throughout the world, inspiring the masses with the possibility of an alternative to the parasitic and moribund capitalism/imperialism.
Dr. Benjamin L. Corey wrote recently an article stating categorically that the so-called “Prosperity Gospel” is a non-Christian religion. The Prosperity Gospel is a modern brand of Christianity claiming that a good and faithful Christian results in good health, a long life, having an abundance of possessions, and material wealth. This is sometimes called “Success Gospel.”