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Bandillo: Makabayan 7

“Kinsa ang imong giboto sa katapusan nga eleksyon sa presidente (Whom did you vote in the last presidential election?)” I asked some Lumad youth who are staying at the Sandugo Kampuhan since August.

From Under This Hat: Unities must be respected

“Unjon” literally translated from the English word “union” was chosen to name an organization of Baguio-Benguet natives. Their convening elder then emphasized the importance of standing united or of being united as a people, “no one should be quarreling (angry arguing)” she said, “ayshi e menbakbakhal (pangkep ni bohday, ni pilak et nu ngaran e panbakbakhalenjo…)”.

Women’s Front: Defend the rights of the people, women and children

“If we stop defending our rights because of fear from the harassments and intimidation being perpetrated by state security forces upon us then we might as well be dead.” This was a statement by one of the women leaders who attended the Women Human Rights Defenders training workshop for Cordillera women held on September 9 to 10 in Diliman, Quezon City.

Weekly Reflections: Mary and human liberation

September 8 is celebrated by the Roman Catholic world as the birthday of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Mary’s birthday is not mentioned in the Bible, but nevertheless this is part of the Roman Catholic traditions. Obviously, different religious traditions have varied perceptions about Mary.

74 year old political detainee dies in Kalinga hospital

BAGUIO CITY — Marcos Aggalao, 74 year-old political detainee, succumbed on his bed at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Kalinga Provincial Hospital at 8:32 AM today September 13, in a little over a year of detention.

Protest at NCIP