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Pocket miners arrested in PMA

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Police officers and Philippine Military Academy (PMA) personnel arrested 17 persons for illegal mining inside PMA premises last July 20.

Burburtia Krokis

ACROSS
1 talo (Ilok)
4 bayan sa islang Siargao (2 salita)
11 sisidlan (Eng)
12 hadlang, bara (Ilok)
13 bayan sa Zamboanga Sibugay, kanluran ng Kumalarang

Editorial: Martial Law affects all Filipinos

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 allegedly as a response to terrorist acts by the Maute group in Lanao del Sur especially in Marawi City. He later also threatened to impose martial law nationwide.

As The Bamboos Sway: I miss our misty Baguio hill

Cloud Kissed City used to be one of the poetic descriptions bestowed upon Baguio City in Northern Luzon, Philippines. That was ions of years ago when one of my vivid memories as a kid in the 1950s is where one could be lost in the thick fog that descend upon Burnham Park.

From Under This Hat: The beleaguered IPMR position

Following through the case of the Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative (IPRM) of Baguio, I feel there is a deliberate attempt to discredit the selected representative especially in the move to call an assembly of the different indigenous cultural communities in Baguio to resolve whether or not the national guidelines for the selection of an IPMR for Baguio was followed; or so with the local guidelines for the selection, and if the selected IPMR for Baguio was eligible.

Statements: Kondenahin ang harassment ng PNP at AFP sa mga kabataan ng Ilocos

Harassment, intimidasyon, at pananakot ang isinasagawa laban sa mga kabataan at mamamayan ng mga ahente ng estado sa pangunguna ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), at mga kasapakat nito. Walang tigil, tuloy-tuloy, at parang mga asong ulol ngayon ang AFP at PNP sa pag-atake sa mga kabataan at mamamayang lumalaban sa pagsasamantala at pagpapahirap.

Weekly Reflections: A theology of fear and anxiety

No doubt our country today is gripped in fear and anxiety. Our socio-economic and political situation is very much unstable. In the countryside, where armed conflicts are going on, people are in fear for their lives. The Marawi crisis is still going on. And there is a nagging fear that it might spill over to other parts of the country.

Benguet prepares for AFTA

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet farmers and traders tossed a giant bowl of vegetable salad at the La Trinidad trading post last July 13 as part of a campaign to promote local produce as they face the unfair competition brought by the free entry of imported produce imposed by the full implementation of the neo-liberal ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA).

NPA Ifugao belies AFP claims

IFUGAO — The local Nona del Rosario Command (NDRC) of the New People’s Army (NPA) belied claims by the 54th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army (IBPA) on a skirmish in Tinoc town, July 10.