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NFA Benguet warehouse needs new location

BAGUIO CITY — The National Food Authority (NFA) Benguet is now looking for a new warehouse after receiving a notice to vacate its present warehouse at the Philippine National Railways (PNR) compound this January.

Homeowners negotiate to buy PNR lot in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY — Owners of some 79 structures, housing nearly 500 families are occupying a 4,770 square meter property of the Philippine National Railway (PNR) classified as commercial land, are negotiating with the company to include the area in the list of properties for socialized housing.

Baguio mulls on uniform colored buildings

BAGUIO CITY — According to Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, the city government had long planned of having hanging flowers mounted on vertical structures and uniform colored buildings specially in the central business district (CBD).

Wretched roads to my mother’s home

Going home especially to the provinces is always exciting especially to the birthplace of your parent/s which still has a promise of simplicity in Mabalite, Tadian, Mountain Province. It is not exactly that simple though because of the presence of mobile phones, tablets and some other gadgets in almost every household of my mother’s ili (town) but the ambiance is much better than that of a city without a serious urban development plan.


Makan a la Pinoy: Bola-bola a galunggong ken sabonganay

Nasustansia a taraon ti sabonganay ken adu ti mabalin a pakaaramidanna a putahe, kas solo wenno mailaok iti dadduma a ramen. Ti sabonganay ket nabaknang iti mineral a potassium a nasayaat iti salun-at para iti panangmentenar iti acidity ken blood pressure. Ti galunggong ket nabaknang iti protina ken Vitamina B12 a nasayaat para iti panagandar ti utek, blood cells ken dadduma pay a paset ti bagi.


Burburtia Krokis

1 isla sa dulong-hilaga ng Cebu, na paboritong puntahan ng mga turista
8 marangal, kapuri-puri (Ilok)
15 pulang langgam na malaki, inuulam sa Ilokos (Ilok)


Editorial: The landlord’s reign

On January 22, 1987, when the dark years of Martial Law has supposedly ended, state security forces attacked some 20,000 protesting farmers at Mendiola killing 13 and wounding many others. The farmers were calling on then President Corazon Aquino to implement genuine agrarian reform.


Crossroads: Carrying capacity

Panagabenga 2016 will soon be upon us. And with it the stampede of humans and vehicles to our City intended for only a hundred thousand people. The experience of tourist areas is such that the issue of carrying capacity is a vital issue.


Dakami Ti Umili: Obligasyon ti estado ti social pension

Kas maysa nga agbaybayad iti Social Security System contributions, dakkel ti pannakadismayak iti saan a panagpirma ni BS Aquino iti P2,000 nga increase kuma iti pension. Awan ti rason tapno ma-veto daytoy a linteg. Nu adda man ket isu met laeng iti saan nga epektibo a panagkolektar ti SSS kadagiti employers.

Letters: No justification for Philhealth premium hike

For 2016, Philhealth announced that monthly contributions may increase due to additional benefits they will accord senior citizens and indigent patients. Philhealth keeps on deceiving the public to justify the impending premium hike.

Pathless Travels: Schools must have gardening programs for kids

In sixth grade, one of my favorite teachers Mr. Serapion Metilla introduced us to serious gardening. I became the president of the school’s garden club, and with him as adviser, we became weekend gardeners complete with a large greenhouse, a complete toolshed, and a dedicated corps of volunteers.


Weekly Reflections: Praying for Christian unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is usually celebrated in the month of January. This is the time for us to really pray for the unity of Christians all over the world. Praying for Christian unity implies that there is disunity indeed among Christians and that genuine unity is the work of the Holy Spirit. Where the Holy Spirit is present, there is unity. Unity is the distinctive mark of the presence of the Holy Spirit among believers.

Ilocos groups decry SC decion on EDCA

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur — Different organizations in Ilocos condemned the latest Supreme Court ruling that affirms the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).

Agbotos basar iti plataporma ken kabaelan ti kandidato — Bayan-Ilocos

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur — Inpanawagan ti Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Ilocos kadagiti botante a pumili iti ibotosda a kandidato intun umay nga eleksyon basar iti plataporma ken kabaelan da a mangidaulo ken mangitandudo kadagiti tarigagay ken kadawatan ti umili. Kagiddan daytoy ti panangiruarda ti “Adyenda ti Umili ti Ilocos,” a mangilanlanad kadagiti kangrunaan nga isyu ken programa a rumbeng nga samabatan dagiti kandidato ken sangoen nu kaspangarigan a mabotosan nga opisyal ti gobierno.

Anakbayan-Cordillera hits veto of SSS pension hike

BAGUIO CITY — Youth group Anakbayan Cordillera called Benigno Aquino III cruel and cold-hearted for vetoing House Bill No. 5842, a bill that seeks to increase the monthly pension of Social Security System (SSS) pensioners by P2,000.

No added bonus for Baguio City hall employees

BAGUIO CITY — The additional incentives or bonuses for the Baguio City Hall employees amounting to P47 million that will be sourced out supposedly from the savings of the city government is still not allowed by the Commission on Audit (COA) disallows.

DENR overkill to bar tourists from Sto. Tomas

BAGUIO CITY — Baguio Congressman Nicasio Aliping said the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) went overboard in implementing the permanent protection order (PEPO) over the Mt. Sto. Tomas forest reservation when it barred tourists from visiting the area.


Editorial: Not honoring the bosses

Most of the people around the world belong to some religious sect give respect to the elderly and they recognize their contributions to humanity and civilization. They acknowledge the hardship and sacrifices the elderly endured through the years to protect and support the survival of the children, the generations to come and the race


Aywanan Ti Masakbayan: Vote for candidates with concrete environment agenda

The whole country’s got the election fever as the election period officially started last January 10. Candidates are hurling disqualification cases, scandals, corruption cases and all sorts of black propaganda against each other. The social media is already brimming with feeds about candidates and their platforms, funny and sarcastic memes of their adequacy and inadequacies and promises of progress. Trolls run lose. Simple bickering amongst Netizens even turn into death threats. Welcome to the mosh pit of Philippine politics.


Statements: Message on the death of fellow political detainee Eduardo “Ka Eddick” Serrano

We wish to express our profoundest condolences and sincerest grief to the bereaved family of Eduardo “Ka Eddik” Serrano who passed away on the 8th of this month while languishing in jail for eleven long years waiting that the light of freedom and justice would soon shine upon him. Our highest and utmost sympathy though goes to the whole toiling masses of the Filipino people who lost a staunch human rights defender in him with his passing. To “Ka Eddik” himself, matikas at taas kamaong pagpupugay!