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Editorial: Soundbytes and the blame game

On the disaster left by Ompong in northern luzon and in the Visayas that was drenched too by the torrential rains that the typhoon pulled along its way across the islands. As of today the Cordillera reports 83 deaths mostly in Benguet province and from Cebu 14 dead. The President and his “men” made the rounds of the disaster battered town centers in the north and also in the Visayas.

Statements: Let ethics always be our guide

This week, media took a huge, self-inflicted hit at a time when the industry and individual journalists continue to be vilified and threatened by those who would seek to undermine the profession of truth to advance their nefarious agenda.

NDFP to study Bishop’s proposed framework on local talks

BAGUIO CITY — The head of the NDFP negotiating panel expressed their openness to study the proposal made by the head of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) of how to utilize the local peace talks to advance the over-all peace negotiations.

Editorial: Faces of disaster

Disaster is briefly defined as a calamity, or a catastrophe, even described as a misfortune. And it seems to be happening too often in the Filipino life nowadays. Here north of the country, Benguet Province farmers were just recovering from too much inundation from almost three months of rain and then Typhoon Ompong rages thru. When farmers have recovered from a devastation like this on their own, it is said to be due to the resilience of the people or simply the ability to bounce back.

As The Bamboos Sway: BBM and the rebels Corpuz, Honasan

Should former New People’s Army rebel Victor Corpuz and EDSA poster rebel Gringo Honasan be concerned if, by any political magic maneuvering, the Political Electoral Tribunal (PET) backslides to declare Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. the duly elected vice-president in the 2016 Philippine elections, where if President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte resigns or dies, Bongbong becomes president? If not through the PET but through the use of a massive campaign chest and battalions of trolls, Bongbong runs for the presidency and wins in 2022, should the former rebels still be concerned? That is if President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte succeeds in silencing his fiercest critic, Senator Antonio ‘Sonny’ Trillanes IV.

Cordi NGO hails approval of 100-day maternity leave

BAGUIO CITY — A pioneering women’s rights and welfare institution in the city hailed the passing of House Bill No. 4113 that seeks to give 100 days of paid maternity leave to workers in private and public establishments as a “victory to the women’s movement”.

Cyberspace, battleground for (dis)information

BAGUIO CITY — Today when the battleground for information dissemination is in the cyber space, people must be digitally literate to be able to discern truth from lies, a top rank government information officer

Gruesome and Cruel: 11 massacres under Duterte (2/2)

Human rights group Karapatan said the police and military usually justify the indiscriminate killing of civilians, whether women, children or elderly, by tagging them as members of the New People’s Army (NPA). The group blamed Duterte’s absolution of the “burchers in the government” for the worsening “state
of impunity” that “made it possible for these massacres to continue.”

As The Bamboos Sway: Putang-Burgis

Wow! I am able to use the word ‘puta’ without hesitation as I write this column, courtesy of President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte who has culturized the Filipino language to have the word acceptable in speeches. Deng! Those who believe in him or his captive audiences even applaud him whenever he utters the word. If they could, at every opportune time, they would even give him a standing ovulation or a standing ejaculation.