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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.

As The Bamboos Sway: The historical clutch of Spanish friars on the Filipinos

As a Christian, I can forgive President Rodrigo Duterte for calling my God “torpe”. I can also forgive the Philippine Catholics for not abruptly rising against the president for the insult on their faith. Moreover, I will not fault Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for saying “Be fools for Christ. God is the Savior. We do not need to save God. It is God who will save us.”

Daranudor ti Ilocandia: Soberania, itandudo kontra iti US ken China

Iti kasasaad a ti “independent foreign policy” nga inkari ni Duterte ket nagturong laeng iti wayawaya a panagpili no siasinno nga imperialista ti makaipaay ti benepisio kenkuana. Kasapulan a ti naruay nga umili ti mangital-o ti soberania ti pagilian iti amin a tay-ak kontra iti dua nga imperialista. Kiddawentayo iti gobierno ti panangirupir daytoy iti integridad iti teritorio ti Pilipinas iti Spratly’s, ti panangipublikoda kadagiti linaon a kondisiones ti pautang ti China, ken kasta met, dagiti operasion nga isaysayangkat ken impasdek a pasilidad ti US iti pagilian.

IFI priests get death threats

SAN FERNANDO CITY — Two Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) priests based in Ilocos Norte have been under a series of threats, harassment and intimidation.