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Editorial: Overbuilding in the City of Pines

The aftermath of the “killer earthquake” on July 16, 1990 brought out studies about the geology and the carrying capacity of Baguio City as an integral area. These studies and estimates were made mostly by scientists in the field of environment, geology, vulcanology and hydrology, and those who cared for the City and its people.

As The Bamboos Sway: Digong does a Pontio Pilato big time

My sister-in-law, Salud, recently posted in Facebook: “‘Wala akong magagawa to stop China’ and ‘wala akong magagawa para kay Gina’ are two kinds of ‘wala’ by Duterte – although they rhyme. The former is a sin of omission, the latter is a sin of commission. Pun intended. Yan ang tatak Duterte.”

Bandillo: The October Revolution

The Russian October Revolution ranks among the determining seminal events of the 20th century. The victory of the Bolshevik Party and the establishment of the Soviet Union not only abolished capitalism in the largest country on earth, it also politically radicalized the working class throughout the world, inspiring the masses with the possibility of an alternative to the parasitic and moribund capitalism/imperialism.

Weekly Reflections: Roles mothers play

Every second Sunday of May is designated as Mother’s Day. This is one of the many beautiful traditions we inherited from our American Protestant Christianity.

Rally at the 503rd IB

Kalinga folk, with other delegates to Cordillera Day 2017 stormed the gates of the head quarters of the 503rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army in Tabuk City calling for the pull out of army troops in the province on April 25.

IPs, envi group slams CA

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) and Defend Ilocos slammed the Senate’s Commission on Appointments for rejecting Secretary Regina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Sahod, itaas! Kontrakwalisasyon, itigil! — Courage

SAN FERNANDO, La Union — Nanawagan ang Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (Courage) para ipaglaban ang national minimum wage na P16,000 at itigil ang kontraktwalisasyon. Kasama nila ang iba’t ibang organisasyong masa ng La Union at Ilocos, ginunita ang Araw ng Paggawa noong Mayo 1 sa harap ng plasa ng syudad.

Charge Imee Marcos for excise tax misuse

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — Solidarity of Peasants against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) condemns the inappropriate, anomalous and illegal use of tobacco excise tax from r.a. 7171 amounting to php 66.45 million in the procurement of minicabs, buses and trucks by the provincial government of Ilocos Norte in 2011 and 2012.

Piston supports CASER in fight vs PUJ phaseout

BAGUIO CITY — The local chapter of transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) stressed its support for the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (CASER) drafted by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), saying that the proposal will “help immensely” the plight of jeepney operators and drivers against the many neoliberal attacks on the sector.