Education, without question and as inscribed in the Philippine Constitution, is key to nation-building. It is necessarily grounded on the principle of academic freedom to enable it to be instrumental in the development of the citizens’ full potentials so that they may be a force for social transformation.
Partylist representatives and environmental groups are pushing for a Congressional inquiry on the deadly landslides that struck the town of Itogon, Benguet.
The Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB-CAR) conducted rapid assessments of existing small-scale mining (SSM) areas in Mountain Province. They visited the Barangays Fidelisan in Sagada; Matiim at Alab and, Farnet at Mainit both in the town of Bontoc and; Maliten at Laylaya, Besao.
The Mt. Data National Park Protected Area Management Board (MDNP-PAMB) reiterated calls to intensify protection of the Mt. Data National Park during its third quarter meeting held at Abatan, Buguias, Benguet.
On September 15 typhoon Ompong battered Northern Luzon with heavy rains and strong winds, the Abra River swelled up through Quirino, Ilocos Sur carrying rocks and soil from the mountains. The ricefields along the way disappeared into the raging waters, destroying crops, irrigation systems and road pavement among others.
As food insecurity looms over poor communities due to the destruction brought by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), international, national and local church groups band together to deliver much needed relief.
Kami ay nababahala sa aming nakita at naranasan sa dalawang araw na pakikisalamuha sa mga magsasaka sa komunidad. Balisa sila dahil hindi pa nakakabawi sa malalalang pananalasa ng bagyong Ompong. Nasira ang 70% hanggang 100% ng kanilang pananim na mais na tangi nilang ikinabubuhay.
Reports indicate that 17 to 20 percent of Filipino adults experience mental health disorders, while 10 to 15 percent of Filipino children, within the age group of 5 to 15 suffer the same. NSO accounts mental health illnesses as the third most common forms of morbidity for Filipinos.
During the 2017 BHW Summit, the OCMS-Bulilit and Teen Health Workers earned several recognition and awards including a top place in a return demo of emergency management of epilepsy; 2nd place for Poster Making Contest (teen category) and 3rd place for the bulilit category.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Cordillera urges Benguet officials to relocate small scale mining communities that fall within the identified “critical zone” in the geohazard map of Itogon town.
Agdagup 250 a pamilia ti nakaawat ti relief packs a naidanun babaen iti pannakitinnulong ti Alyansa dagiti Mannalon iti Ilocos Norte (AMIN), a nagkamengan ti dandani amin a miembro ti tribu iti nasao a lugar.
A farmers’ group in Ilocos is calling for a payment moratorium and condonation of interest on their loans to cope with their losses from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).