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Federalism a major threat to the environment

BAGUIO CITY — The Duterte administration’s push for a federal form of government is seen as among the major threats to the environment by green groups who spoke about mines, giant dams and forests at the State of Nature Assessment 2018 on August 20.

Green SONA tackles “environmental monsters”

BAGUIO CITY — Environmental advocates across the country gathered at Hotel Albergo in this city on Monday, August 20, for the annual State of the Nature Assessment (Green SONA) organized by Green Convergence (GC). This year’s theme, “Environmental monsters are back; Superheroes needed!” underscored the call for action to protect the environment.

Makan a la Pinoy: Bistek Tagalog

Ti Bistek Tagalog ket maibilang a tradisional a luto a Filipino nga impluensia ti Español manipud iti saoda a bistec wenno steak iti English.

Four Walls And Beyond: Overworked and underpaid

The story of the young teacher who took her life to get away from the stressful and enormous workload has been a hot topic circulating on social media in the past few days. Her colleagues even launched a “Justice” Facebook page where expressions of grief and sympathies flooded. They were seeking justice while ranting against piles of paper work the DepEd has been requiring. They also expressed concerns that if their sentiments were left unattended, such incident would happen again in the future.

Judge dismisses murder case against Makabayan 4

BAGUIO CITY — The Regional Trial Court Branch 40 in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija dismissed the double murder charges against former militant lawmakers on August 8 for lack of probable cause, favoring the Motion for Reconsideration filed by the accused on July 11.

Farmers see Rice Tariffication Law to insure death of domestic rice industry

BAGUIO CITY — The Philippine Congress has signed the death certificate of the local rice industry and rice farmers with the approval of the Agricultural Tariffication Act or House Bill 7735 on third and final reading this afternoon, August 14, 2018. In a vote of 200 YES, 7 NO and 2 ABSTAIN, the Lower House has approved the tariffication of rice imports in lieu of quantitative restrictions on rice imports.

Baguio engineer, students bags national invention awards

BAGUIO CITY — A Baguio engineer and seven students of the Saint Louis University (SLU) topped the 2018 National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) at the Le Pavillon Metropolitan Park in Pasay City that was held from August 14 to 16.

Bandillo: Terminated for the nth time

The president has declared anew that he could not deal with the revolutionary left citing the spate of tactical offensives and the alleged demand for coalition government.
Quoting the president, “I have terminated the talks with the Reds – Communist Party of the Philippines, with Sison because in the series of agreements before, even the time of Aquino, they entered into so many things that scattered the privileges and power which they wanted.” He said this during the launch of the “Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance” in Malacanang last Tuesday.

Dads hail removal of Baguio activists from DOJ terror list

BAGUIO CITY — Two city councilors from Baguio hailed the dropping of Atty. Jose Mencio Molintas and Victoria Tauli Corpuz from the Department of Justice’s terrorist proscription petition against the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army.

Poetry: Sana’y Magising kayo

Mantikang malansa
toyong nakakatoyo.
Sukang nakakasuka
ketsap na ‘alang pangarap.
Pambulag sa mata
pambusal sa tainga.
Pang-aliw sa bunganga
upang mga toto’y ‘di mag-alsa.

Bandillo: Test of sincerity

GRP-NDFP Peace Talks have bogged down indefinitely. Duterte and his generals would rant ad infinitum that the left is not sincere in entering into a peace agreement with the regime, ergo, it must be scuttled.