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Barangay captain stands firm that AFP bombing caused forest fire in Abra town

MALIBCONG, Abra — Marcos Sangdaan, the barangay captain of Lat-ey village in Malibcong town, Abra province maintains that the fire that consumed their communal forest was due to the airstrikes by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) amid claims of the Philippine Army that the fleeing New People’s Army rebels caused the fire.

Five reasons why the peace talks are ‘unprecedented’

QUEZON CITY — The formal peace negotiations between the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) concluded an “exacting yet successful” fourth round of talks in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

CPA to stage 33rd Cordillera Day in Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) announced today, April 10 that the 33rd Cordillera Day celebration or Cordillera Day 2017 will take place Sitio Bolo, Barangay Balantoy, Balbalan, Kalinga from April 23-25. Dubbed Cordillera People’s Caravan for Self-Determination and Peace, Cordillera Day 2017 carrying the central theme Pairtengen ti Pannakidangadang para iti Bukod a Pangngeddeng ken Panangsalaknib iti Daga, Biag ken Dayaw (Intensify the Struggle for Self-Determination and the Defense of Land, Life and Honor).

Cordillera Day commemoration, a mass movement

BAGUIO CITY — For over three decades now, the people’s Cordillera Day has always been a venue to honor the martyrs and celebrate the triumphs of Cordillera people’s struggle for the defense of their ancestral land and for self-determination.

Matagumpay na operasyon pinta ng KM isinagawa sa Ilocos Sur

VIGAN CITY — Matagumpay na naisagawa ng mga kasapi ng Kabataang Makabayan (KM), Pambansang Kalipunan ng mga Magbubukid (PKM), at Makabayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (MA-KIBAKA) ang isang operasyong pinta sa mga kalsada ng hilagang bahagi ng probinsya ng Ilocos Sur bilang bahagi ng pagdiriwang at pakikiisa sa ika-48 taong anibersaryo ng New Peoples Army(NPA) nitong nagdaang Abril 9, araw ng Linggo.

Tanglag stories of courage: Seeds of hope (2/2)

Manuel Elizalde Jr. still rings a bell among the I-Tanglag as he was the (in)famous personality representing the Presidential Arm for National Minorities (PANAMIN) who went to their village professing that PANAMIN will help them progress.

Burburtia Krokis

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1 tatag, tigas (Tag)
5 bayan sa Laguna sa paanan ng Bundok Banahao
13 sa tabi (Ilok)
14 syudad sa Cebu, kilala sa mahusay na paltik

Editorial: Easter Sunday and the easter egg hunt

Easter falls on a spring month in the temparate zone countries and it is the season when the vegetation that disappears towards the winter season starts growing again so it is celebrated as such – a rebirth, regrowth. Thanksgiving, for a bountiful farm, more animal offspring, and warmer weather, is celebrated as blessings of the spring season.

As The Bamboos Sway: Easter, Christ, Christians, and the Commie Pope

The current supreme head of the Catholics, Pope Francis had said “It has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the communists who think like Christians. Christ spoke of a society where the poor, the weak and the marginalized have the right to decide. Not demagogues, not Barabbas, but the people, the poor, whether they have faith in a transcendent God or not. It is they who must help to achieve equality and freedom”.

Ilocandia Rumblings: Democracy in practice

Democracy is not something that popped out of thin air. The concept and practice of democracy evolved and continues to progress through social processes. While the development of the concept comes naturally with the advancement of human society, the contents and benefits of democracy are not readily available. The people can only claim the space for participation, criticism, and dissent it provides through organized assertion and ardent struggle.