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DARANUDOR TI ILOCANDIA | Taxing tobacco, tricking the people

Taxation is part of the government’s exercise of its authority. However, this authority comes with the responsibility to use the fund to improve the lives of its citizens. But under the current social conditions, proposals to raise taxes only serves those in power. The current state of our taxation and distribution system only sustains bureaucratic corruption, political dynasties and patronage politics.

FROM UNDER THIS HAT | Our people in November actions

Through this column the Management Committee of the Baguio City Indigenous Peoples Center (BIPC) would like to say thank you very much to the members of the Igorot community in Baguio who have donated tables, chairs, other furniture and fixtures to the Center.

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | The Philippine Superstructure

So, what is then the superstructure? It involves all the social, political, and cultural control of the ruling classes over the people. These controls are designed to hide the exploitative nature of the economic relationships on the prevailing economic base. They are designed to convince the exploited to the economic relationships on the economic base is but natural and there is nothing anyone can do about it. They are designed to distract the people’s attention away from the realities of the exploitative nature of the relationships.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS | Giving due respect and appreciation to church workers

“But we request of you, brothers and sisters, that you appreciate those who diligently work among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you respect them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS | Giving due respect and appreciation to church workers

“But we request of you, brothers and sisters, that you appreciate those who diligently work among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you respect them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | Duterte, salamangkerong halata na

Unfortunate, however, that the salamangka’s revelation only hangs by the dog’s nose. Digong still holds the stage and is at its center to wave his hands with so many assistants helping him with props and blinders. And here comes the military cavalry to further enforce his hoodwinking.

DARANUDOR TI ILOCANDIA | Panagbaringkuas para iti pagsasao nga Ilokano

Daytoy ket resulta iti kinakurang ti naananay a konsultasion ken konsiderasion iti naparnuay a tarabay a napanday iti mano a tawen babaen kadagiti indibidwal nga adda iti benneg ti literatura, mass media, institusion ti gobierno ken pagadalan. Ladawan daytoy ti galad ti gobiernotayo a nairuam a mangipatpatungapal kadagiti pagannurutan nga awan ti panangikonsidera ti kasasaad ken rikna dagiti maseknan.

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | Tale of two Philippine nation

Indeed, akin to the Tale of Two Cities, a novel by Charles Dickens, the Philippines is at the best and worst of times and is close to the apex throes of a chasm where a new Philippines which truly serves its populace will supersede a decadent Philippines which only benefits those ala-royalties of Paris of old.

DARANUDOR TI ILOCANDIA | Alsa iti sao nga Ilokano

Itagbattayon iti bato: Nga idi Oktubre 18, 2018 ket nangrugin ti makunkuna nga Alsa iti Sao nga Ilokano.

Lawlawagantayo daytoy: a daytoy nga aldaw ket aldaw ti panagalsa dagiti Ilokano tapno iti kasta ket irupirda ti kalinteganda iti bukodda a lengguahe, panagirupir a kontra kadagiti minamaag nga aramid dagiti mangidadaulo koma iti pannakapabaknang daytoy a pagsasao ken aminen a pagsasao iti sibubukel a pagilian.