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Mayor, 2 others killed in La Union

UPDATED OCT.3, 7:16 A.M.
VIGAN CITY — Unidentified assailants ambushed the mayor of Sudipen, killing the official, his security detail, driver and wounding his wife at around 6:40 pm yesterday, October 1.

Bed capacity increase of BGH signed into law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed into law Republic Act 11084 increasing the bed capacity of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) from 500 to 800 principally authored by Baguio City representative Mark Go.

President’s admission will be taken seriously – solons

ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro lambasted the lame excuse of the Duterte administration saying that the admission of President Duterte on extrajudicial killings should not be taken seriously. The solons said that this is an issue concerning people’s lives and should not be taken as a joke. Both solons also said that the President blatantly admitted that he is guilty of extrajudicial killings and he will be accountable for his crimes against the Filipino people.

Solons join Teachers’ National Day of Action

On World Teachers’ Day and National Teachers’ Day, ACT Teachers Party-List Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro will march to Mendiola along with about 2,000 teachers who will stage a protest action against the overworked yet underpaid status of teachers amidst TRAIN-induced inflation.

Message: Gurong Pilipino: Turo Mo, Kinabukasan Ko!

No words can actually capture an expression recognizing the roles of teachers in our society. But the theme on this year’s celebration Gurong Pilipino: Turo Mo, Kinabukasan Ko substantiated and iterated the role of our teachers – OUR TEACHERS, OUR HEROES!

Of typhoons, farms, tailings dams and Lepanto mines

BAGUIO CITY — Farmers tilling lands along the Abra River in Quirino town of Ilocos Sur knew that the heavy rains that came with typhoon Ompong would again wash out their ricefields. Experience taught them this.

A community’s grief and anxiety through children’s eyes

BAGUIO CITY — The usual road to Loacan from Ucab, Itogon is now missing in maps and photos, defaced from the wrath of the September 15 heavy downpour that saturated the soil and followed the law of gravity. The new route is via Sabkil, offering us distant views of Ucab and Loacan whose mountains bear scars from the recent onslaught, and unseen reminders of a century of mining.