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Arroyo lawyer is new presidential adviser for NL

BAGUIO CITY – Malacañang has appointed Attorney Raul Lambino as the new Presidential Adviser for Northern Luzon on June 6. The office is directly under the President and equivalent to the rank of a cabinet member.

Editorial: Are we truly an independent nation?

The former President Diosdado Macapagal on May 12, 1962, declared June 12 a Philippine public holiday, to commemorate the “people’s declaration of their inherent and inalienable right to freedom and independence,” and in 1964 he proclaimed June 12 as the Philippine Independence Day.

Greenies submit NL envi report to DENR Asec

BAGUIO CITY — Green Groups in North Luzon presented their researches to DENR Assistant secretary Juan Miguel Cuna in the 1st Cordillera Environment Summit of the Environment Management Bureau at the Crown Legacy Hotel in Baguio City last Wednesday, July 27.

Dakami Ti Umili: Caring and nurturing our environment

This week, I attended a forum on the state of the Philippine Environment sponsored by Amianan Salakniban, Katinnulong Dagiti Umili iti Amianan Inc., and the Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. Aside from being informative, the forum also encourages urgency for the protection and conservation of the environment for the people.

Camote disease threatens food security in Ifugao

BAGUIO CITY — A soil-borne disease that infests camote (sweet potato) plants in Ifugao villages has resulted to a food crisis, according to Alyansa dagiti Pesante iti Taeng Kordilyera (Apit-Tako), a regional alliance of peasants in the Cordillera.

BGHMC notes increase in HIV cases

BAGUIO CITY — The increasing number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) has diagnosed maybe shocking news but it also is a good indicator that more and more people are now aware enough to seek medical assistance.

Aywanan Ti Masakbayan: Easy recipe to fool the people

“Niloko kami ng kumpanya” has been the chorus lament of people all over the country suffering the effects of large-scale mining in their communities. Fool’s day, it seems, is not only on April for these people, but in every day of their lives.

Aywanan Ti Masakbayan: Water more precious than gold

Northern Luzon is the home of 10 watersheds in the Cordillera Mountains, Sierra Madre and Caraballo mountains. Significant portions of Regions 1, 2 and 3 derive their water supply from these sources to use for agricultural, domestic, power generation and industrial needs.

Statements: Hinggil sa ekstensyon ng aplikasyon ng mga biktima ng HR sa Claims Board

Sa gitna ng panawagan ng mamamayan para sa pagbibitiw ni BS Aquino sa pwesto , ang mga biktima ng Martial Law ay nananawagan para sa mas mabilis na pagbibigay ng bayad-pinsala (reparation) at pagkilala (recognition) sa paglabag ng kanilang karapatang pantao. Masyadong abala ang pangulo sa pagtatakip at paglilinis ng kanyang pangalan sa mga kapalpakan ng kanyang pamumuno kung kaya’t noon lamang Pebrero 17 niya pinirmahan ang ekstensyon.