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Makabayan asks Supreme Court to void TRAIN

BAGUIO CITY — ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio, Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate and Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao petitioned the Supreme Court to “void” the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN).

Ani ng pakikibaka

Isang mainit na tanghali noong Oktubre. Naglalakad kami sa sumisingaw na aspalto na kalsada ng Tuguegarao City patungo sa opisina ng DSWD at DENR para idulog muli ang hinaing ng mga magsasaka at katutubo na inagawan ng lupa ng National Greening Program (NGP) ng DENR at ang paggigiit sa karapatan sa tulong pinansyal ng mga nasalanta ng bagyong Lawin.

From Under This Hat: Cordillera news writers

Most of my life was spent with the local press and even if the members of the local press were so superlatively drunk and opinionated, they are the members of my community. This is except for those who claim to be press but are paid hacks and intel stooges.

NCIP, Lumad hit AFP for using IPs vs NPA

BAGUIO CITY — The National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) and a Lumad rights group called out the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for pitting indigenous peoples (IP) against each other.

Food security ken nutrition program idiay Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY — Ti Ag-agama Western Uma ket maysa kadagiti tallo (3) a barangay a mangbukbukel iti Tribu ti Uma iti munisipyo ti Lubuagan, Kalinga. 87 a bubong/pamilya idi panawen a simrek ti Montanyosa Relief and Rehabilitation Services (MRRS) idi ken Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services (CorDis-RDS) itatta ken nagbalin a 99 a bubong/pamilya iti agdama.

Office of the President plans to cut trees in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — The Office of the President has asked for a tree cutting permit for 32 Caliandra trees to be cut at the present Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Cordillera compound, which will soon be fenced for the building of a summer house for the Office of the Executive Secretary across the presidential Mansion at Brgy. Lualhati, here.

Bayan Muna urges media to uphold truthful reportage

DAVAO CITY — Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani T. Zarate challenged journalists to “take the viewpoint and standpoint for truth and fairness for the people” amid the continuing threats to press freedom and media practitioners.

Advocates launch Rise for Education and Just Peace network

ECHAGUE, Isabela — More than a hundred delegates joined the Rise for Education and Just Peace Summit at the De Venecia Hall, Isabela State University – Echague on November 17, 2017. It was a historic event that gathered students, teachers and school administrators from all over the province who strengthened the call for every Filipino citizen’s right to education as well as the further defense of human rights.

Youthspeak: ASEAN integration in education, no benefit for students

By now, most universities and colleges shifted from the old academic calendar year, (June to March) to the new academic calendar year (August to May) due to the ASEAN integration within education. The calendar shift was adjusted to sync with the South East Asian nation’s academic school calendar ideally making it easier for students to enroll in schools in South East Asia. However, most students do not have the luxury to go study abroad making the academic calendar shift elitist, namely for those who can afford it.

Dengue cases in CAR drop by 73%

BAGUIO CITY — The number of Dengue fever cases in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) from January 1 to September 30, 2017 has decreased by 73 percent, compared to the same period last year.

Student Regent, USC lead UP student summit

BAGUIO CITY — To raise the concerns of the students, Ma. Shari Niña Oliquino of the Office of the Student Regent (OSR) and the University Student Council (USC) spearheaded the UP Baguio Student Summit at Abraham Sarmiento Hall in the University of the Philippines Baguio, Sept. 26.