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UN hands lifetime award to Igorot woman activist

BAGUIO CITY — An activist with an unwavering commitment to defend indigenous peoples’ rights who has been labelled by the Rodrigo Duterte administration as a terrorist, is given a lifetime achievement award by the United Nations.

UCCP bishop, human rights defender laid to rest

BAGUIO CITY — Bishop Emeritus Juan Marigza of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP), a vocal critic of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and staunch human rights defender, was laid to rest on September 12 in his hometown Aringay, in La Union province.

Ibalois used plants to mummify

BAGUIO CITY — Guava is known to be a rich source of vitamin C and a potent antiseptic. Patani on the other hand is rich in protein. But what is not known to many, extracts from these plants were also among those used for mummification in ancient Cordillera.

First Chinese Mid-Autumn Fest set on Sept 22

BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio Filipino-Chinese Community and the Baguio Museum will hold the 1st Baguio Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 22, 5-9 p.m. at the Baguio Museum, Gov. Pack Road.

All That Fits: Surface James Balao

A few days from this writing (September 11) we are already counting 10 years since the abduction of Cordillera activist James Balao on September 17, 2008. We are also counting 10 years of injustice for James, his family, his clan, the Cordillera communities he served and his organisation, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance, of which he was a pioneer.

Weekly Reflections: Bishop Juan A. Marigza, a good pastor and a true prophet of God

Many of his children in the faith would fondly call him “Papa Bishop”, but I would like to remember him as a good pastor and a true prophet of God. The entire ecumenical world is deeply mourning the passing on of Bishop Emeritus Juan A. Marigza last September 6, 2018 at the age of 89. He had been in the Christian ministry for the past 61 years! But it is not just the long years he had been in the ministry that matters, but the kind of life that he lived to the full as a faithful servant of God.

Cagayan Gov, nagmura sa harap ng kapitolyo

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan — “Kung magnanakaw ako magnanakaw tayong lahat!” Ito ang mga salitang binigkas ni Cagayan Provincial Governor Manuel Mamba sa harap ng mga empleyado ng Provincial Capitol noong ika-3 ng September, Lunes dito sa gitna ng flag ceremony.

Cordis, TMK train groups on emergency preparedness

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — Members of peoples organizations in Kalinga province were trained to identify the disaster risks in their communities and draw up plans to mitigate these in a disaster preparedness workshop by the Cordillerra Disaster Response and Development Services (CorDis RDS) and its provincial partner Timpuyog dagiti Mannalon ti Kalinga (TMK) on August 11 to 12 here in the City.

As The Bamboos Sway: Safe from the Chaos of the Outside World

Yesterday I sat by a cluster of fountains. The main center spout spurted at least 10 feet high, reaching for the midmorning clouds dotting the azure skies. The rest, a dozen of them, swayed with equal reach of at least five feet around the center. Altogether, they were a wonderful sight to behold apart from the tiny rainbows that broke the sunrays to the colors that they are. Moreover, the thunderous splashing from each spout produced a musical cadence that harmonized into a magical choir that stirred my very soul.

Baguio engineer, students bags national invention awards

BAGUIO CITY — A Baguio engineer and seven students of the Saint Louis University (SLU) topped the 2018 National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) at the Le Pavillon Metropolitan Park in Pasay City that was held from August 14 to 16.