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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.

Workers hail bills for added leaves

By SHERWIN DE VERA www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Militant labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) welcomed the House of Representatives’ (HoR) passing …

Thermal waste-to-energy technology, unsafe and dirty

Environmentalist and scientist here and abroad agree that WtE thermal technologies such as pyrolysis and gasification, while called by many names, in principle are all incinerators that burn materials and release pollutants in the environment.

Local Peace Talks may work if…

A Catholic leader sees localized peace talks working and complimenting the peace efforts between the GRP and NDFP if utilized as means to promote and discuss the overall agenda of the talks and the proposals of both parties to the wider public.

Cordillera IP leader says defense of land, rights is not terrorism

Leaders of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance with members of progressive groups and their supporters staged a mass action in front of the Manila City Hall, simultaneous with the court hearing on their motion to delist them from the DOJ’s terrorist proscription petition against the CPP-NPA.