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TEPO, PEPO Proposed to protect Puguis vs informal settlers

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — To restrain Puguis illegal settlers from destroying the communal forest, the Municipal Legal Officer, Bartolome Baldas, Jr. proposed the filing for the issuance of Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) and Permanent Environmental Protection Order (PEPO) against all occupants of the Puguis Communal Forest.

Baguio sectors condemn 2-year Duterte regime

BAGUIO CITY — Condemning the continuing harassment and political prosecution of indigenous activists in the region and denouncing the two years of tyranny under the Duterte Regime, a Black Friday Protest was held and joined by different sectors of Baguio led by members of Tongtongan Ti Umili (TTU) and in coordination with other people’s organizations in Metro Baguio, Friday, July 6 at Malcolm Square.

Editorial: “Nation-building” but not by the people

Gears are turning for the government’s push to federalism as the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution readies it for submission to the President come July 9. This comes after the Con-Com held just two regional consultations-cum-federalism roadshows in Dumaguete and Baguio. At the rate they are going, however, one can not avoid but think if inputs from these consultations shall really be incorporated in their approved draft.

All That Fits: In Black on Friday

In Baguio City, there is a public invitation to attend the Black Friday Protest (BFP) on July 6, 13 and 20. The BFP is organised by Tongtongan ti Umili-Cordillera Peoples Alliance and Anakbayan Metro Baguio. The event intends to shed light on the worsening plight of human rights, with the unabated facsist attacks of the regime against the people. I believe the expected outcome is to motivate the public into action against the many injustices in the present: economically, politically—and the most striking is the state of human rights.

As The Bamboos Sway: The historical clutch of Spanish friars on the Filipinos

As a Christian, I can forgive President Rodrigo Duterte for calling my God “torpe”. I can also forgive the Philippine Catholics for not abruptly rising against the president for the insult on their faith. Moreover, I will not fault Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle for saying “Be fools for Christ. God is the Savior. We do not need to save God. It is God who will save us.”