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international events as they impact Northern Luzon

CPA signs MOU with Taiwan school

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.

From Under This Hat: Violet is blue

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.

Editorial: The ASEAN and indigenous peoples

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.

As The Bamboos Sway: Trump is totally out of the closet

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.

Chef Wars winners to compete in Singapore

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.

Bandillo: The October Revolution

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.

Weekly Reflections: The Prosperity Gospel

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.”

International delegates take part in Cordillera Day

BALBALAN, Kalinga — In the spirit of international solidarity, around 90 foreigners from different parts of the world took part in the celebration of the 33rd Cordillera Day here. Participants from Taiwan, Cambodia, Japan and USA.