We are now in the middle of October which has been designated as Filipino-American History Month. Question is: Which history will you believe in the relationship of the two countries? Do you still believe that the United States, by virtue of its Manifest Destiny, saved the Philippines from tyrannical Spain and invader Japan; or, by its imperialistic designs, butchered millions of Filipinos during the late 1800s to the first decade of the 1900s to make the Philippines its colony?
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO/BULATLAT.COM www.nordis.net Progressives, the marginalized, and the poor have often drawn much undeserved flak for purportedly not following …
“He has brought down mighty kings from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich empty away.” – Luke 1:52-53
Reports indicate that 17 to 20 percent of Filipino adults experience mental health disorders, while 10 to 15 percent of Filipino children, within the age group of 5 to 15 suffer the same. NSO accounts mental health illnesses as the third most common forms of morbidity for Filipinos.
During the 2017 BHW Summit, the OCMS-Bulilit and Teen Health Workers earned several recognition and awards including a top place in a return demo of emergency management of epilepsy; 2nd place for Poster Making Contest (teen category) and 3rd place for the bulilit category.
For those who may not know yet, Rakel is a Cordillera activist, an Ibaloi-Kankanaey from Itogon, Benguet. She hails from Ucab—a community that fiercely and successfully resisted the open pit mining of Benguet Corporation. Rakel worked closely with Cordillera communities for their right to health as the Health Program Desk Coordinator of the Community Health, Education, Services and Training in the Cordillera (CHESTCORE) in Baguio City, since 2004.
Even in silence, he spoke with eloquence. At least to me. He has been my only brother for 64 years of his mortal life that I had grown to know what he conveyed with the mere twitching of his lips, rolling or gleaming of his eyes, the gravity of his sighs, or jiggle of his shoulders in mirthful mode or shrugging them.
Journalists cannot sit idly by while the highest official of the land leads the attacks on press freedom and wields the machinery of government to peddle lies and deception.
October is declared as Indigenous People’s Month in the ecumenical world. This is an opportune time for us to look into our relationship with the indigenous peoples in our country and elsewhere. The story of the Canaanite Woman as recorded in the Gospel according to Matthew could help us in our reflection (15:21-28).
Two weeks ago, the 2005 Batch of Post-Graduate Interns of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center lost a colleague to Severe Dengue. She was good friend to us, a compassionate and beautiful soul, a dedicated surgeon and an altruistic physician, and a loving mother and wife to her family. She shall forever be an inspiration to us who had the chance to work, live and love with her, whether it was at the Operating Room or at the wards or the coffee shop.
Sa isang larawang pinakita ni Kelly, nagtuturo ng visual arts para sa Tuklas project sa Loacan at volunteer para sa Serve the People Brigade, may isang backhoe operator na parang namumulot lang—tulad ng pagpulot sa kung anumang bagay na naiwn sa daan—ng isang patay na katawan. Drawing ito ng isang Grade 2 student mula sa Loacan, Itogon na recently ay binayo ng bagyong Ompong, ni-landslide, parang dinagit ng didigra, nilayo sa tirahan (sa kasong ito, hindi pisikal ang displacement although may ganito raw na banta sa lahat ng mga taga-Itogon).
Oktobre ng nakaraang taon (2017), sinampahan ng mga gawa-gawang kaso ng murder, frustrated murder, at 4 counts ng attempted murder ang sampung indibidwal at inakusahan pa na kasapi ang mga ito ng New Peoples Army. Kabilang sa mga biktima ng gawa-gawang kasong ito ay ang sibilyang si Rachel Mariano.