Columnist’s Note: I relegate my column in this issue to Aurea Liporada, a former Clinical Instructor at the Baguio General Hospital School of Nursing in the Philippines.
“The detention and imminent deportation of Professor Gill Boehringer to Australia proves yet again President Rodrigo Duterte’s intent to silence the voices of international human rights defenders for the Philippines”, said George Kotsakis, Chairperson of Migrante Australia.
Many would call her Ate Henie, but she is more than an Ate to my wife Pearl and I; she is a mother to us in many ways than one. I was still a young seminary student at Union Theological Seminary (UTS) when I first met her. She was then serving as a Kindergarten Teacher in an early childhood school on campus.
By ROD ASURIN www.nordis.net On the second project visit of the Cordillera Disaster Responds and Development Services (CorDis RDS) in Oling, a …
On the 23rd, Monday, Typhoon Jocie, who had been dumping bodies of rains in Luzon (especially Central and Northern Luzon) over the weekend made a needed exit. Perhaps used clothes have been piling in every house corner; spin dryers have become a gift and laundry shops confused about having to go to work and peeking at the prospect of profits. It was also on the 23rd that what was already expected to be an eventful day in national politics became even more striking when Gloria Arroyo, who over a decade ago said Hello to Garci, said Hello (even with the audio system off) to the seat of the House Speaker.
Losing a loved one is always painful, and my village recognizes this pain. A death in the village takes the whole community to celebrate the life and mourn the departure of one villager. People can skip happy gatherings like weddings but not gatherings for difficult times.
By PATRICK DISTAL AND NATHANIEL FABIAN www.nordis.net TUGUEGARAO CITY — Regional youth group Masakbayan Cagayan Valley forms its cultural theatre arm after …
The Third Sunday of June is celebrated in our country as Father’s Day. Other countries, however, celebrate Father’s Day on different dates, which would remind us that remembering our fathers should not be once a year only, but rather throughout the whole year, every moment of our lives.
BAGUIO CITY – Malacañang has appointed Attorney Raul Lambino as the new Presidential Adviser for Northern Luzon on June 6. The office is directly under the President and equivalent to the rank of a cabinet member.
Itay naminsan nga aldaw napanak nakipaset iti maysa a ritual ti Ibaloy para iti natay a gayyem. Daydi John Anthony ‘Igan’ Marasigan ket saan nga Ibaloy ngem inaklonen dagiti nakaikamanganna a maysan isuna nga Ibaloy.
In one of the many tributes to Rafael Markus Bangit in June 2006, Carol Galvez read a speech (that flowed like a poem) written in honor of human rights defender Shirin Ebadi. “For the man who is all man” she said. That day it was for Makoy, pangat and activist elder.
By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net BONTOC, Mountain Province —Today, May 31, Petra “Ina Tannao” Macliing, a pioneering indigenous woman leader who stood against …