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Editorial: The Cordillera Autonomous Region

Regional autonomy is the recognition and respect of the Cordillera Peoples Ancestral land Rights and the Cordillera Ancestral Domain. Recognition of the Cordillera people’s ancestral proprietary rights to the disposition, utilization, management and development of the land and resources.

Editorial: “Nation-building” but not by the people

Gears are turning for the government’s push to federalism as the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution readies it for submission to the President come July 9. This comes after the Con-Com held just two regional consultations-cum-federalism roadshows in Dumaguete and Baguio. At the rate they are going, however, one can not avoid but think if inputs from these consultations shall really be incorporated in their approved draft.

Editorial: Drug tests, a band aid solution

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency proposed a mandatory drug test on grade 4 to grade 12 students and their teachers because they were “able to rescue” a 10 year old from illegal drugs.

Editorial: We want peace now!

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said a few days ago, “It would be best for the DND and the AFP to concentrate on the defense of the Philippines from China and the US that are now increasing their military activities in our territories instead of trying to sabotage the peace talks that can pave the way for a just and lasting peace and uplift the lives of majority of Filipinos.”

Editorial: Naananay a Pangkabiagan

Malaksid ti nasalun-at ken natalged nga aglawlaw, kasapulan ti tunggal indbidwal ti naananay a pangkabiagan a mangted ti disente ken napnoan dignidad a panagbiag. Iti benneg ti mannalon, kabatog daytoy ti naananay ken bukod a daga a masukay, usto a tangdan, tulong iti produksion ken nainkalintegan a presio ti produkto. Kadagiti met mangmangged ken empleyado, kapapatgan ti pannakaipaay ti umno ken rumbeng a sweldo ken benepisyo.

Editorial: Better wages…? Anytime!

Under the present national economy, better wages for the Filipino is good anytime, and even for the nation’s economy. The Duterte administration …

Pooled Editorial: Sawen ti kinapudno iti bileg, bantayan ti turay

Dagiti atake iti wayawaya iti press ket panangtagibassit saan laeng nga iti news media. Daytoy ket panangpakapsut iti kapasidad ti news media tapno pagtalinaeden ti nawaya a sinnukat iti kapanunotan maipanggep kadagiti isyu publiko. Ti sarado a kapanunotan ti presidente iti kritisismo ket naigameren nga aspeto ti panangidaulo ni Duterte. Bayat a saan laeng nga isuna ti chief executive a nagbalin a sensitibo iti kritisismo ti press, insigurado ni Duterte a maawatan ti tunggal maysa nga agmalas ken adda maaramid a dakes kadagiti kritikona.

Editorial: It is the 34th commemoration of Cordillera Day

This year, Cordi day is being hosted by Baguio City through the local IP and NM organizations: the local chapter of CPA – the Tongtogan ti Umili, Baguio based tribal organizations of Cordi, thru the Metro-Baguio Tribal Elders & Leaders Assembly (MBTELA), the I-Bagiw early settlers of Baguio, the Office of the Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative of Baguio, and Ibaloys affiliated with the Aspulan, and other individuals.

Editorial: Preconditions to peace?

In the early days of the Duterte administration, there were high hopes that the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) will soon find resolution to the root causes of the almost five decade armed revolution waged by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA).