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Editorial: Breaking the fast from Peace

Eid Al Fitr, today June 25, the “festival of breaking fast” marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of the month Shawaal of the Islamic lunar calendar. Ramadan is a month or 29-30 days of worship and spiritual cleansing by the observance of fasting from eating, drinking, sex, bad language and all sinful actions.

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.

Editorial: MARTIAL LAW

This week’s Nordis is about people’s indignation against the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao for the violent skirmishes instigated by the said Maute or Isis terrorist groups in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on May 23, and the threat to declare martial law all over the country.

Editorial: Two former mayors bid farewell

Our condolences to the families of former mayor (in 1989-1992) Jaime Roldan Bugnosen who passed away on May 9, and of the retired Judge and former mayor Braulio Dacanay Yaranon (in 2004-2006) who wrote 30 on May 15.

Editorial: Overbuilding in the City of Pines

The aftermath of the “killer earthquake” on July 16, 1990 brought out studies about the geology and the carrying capacity of Baguio City as an integral area. These studies and estimates were made mostly by scientists in the field of environment, geology, vulcanology and hydrology, and those who cared for the City and its people.

Editorial: The merry month of May

The first May 1 protest march under President RR Duterte’s regime, according to the national news, gathered some 35,000 representatives at Liwasang Bonifacio in and around the Metro Manila area, aside from the approximate total of 80,000 provincial mobilizations in different urban centers all over the country.

Editorial: Who is truly “guwapo”?

“Guwapo”, literal translation in English means Handsome. Attractive, Beautifully built, Proportionate, Articulate, Good dancer, Balladeer, excellent orator, poet, actor, etc.. The decision of who is handsome rests on the beholder, and in this case the decision was made by beholders aplenty.