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GRP, NDFP receive Sandugo reso for separate section in socio-economic agreements

BAGUIO CITY — Sandugo, a newly formed nationwide alliance of national minorities submitted a resolution asking for a separate section for national minorities to the negotiating panels of the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in the agreements for socio-economic and political reforms that the two parties are crafting.

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Economic condition breeds VAWC — NDFP

BAGUIO CITY — In response to a comment that some women are willing prostitutes, Connie Ledesma said that no woman will enter into prostitution just because she loves to be prostituted.

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UP Baguio starts campaign vs VAW

BAGUIO CITY — University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) – University Student Council (USC) Gender Desk, and UPB Kasarian formally started the 18-day campaign to end violence against women last November 25, 2016 at the University of the Philippines Baguio.

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Youth solon forges unities with students, officials

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — As part of a visit to look into the situation of her constituents, Kabataan Partylist Representative Sarah Jane Elago spoke with students, youth, administrators, and officials from the province of Benguet.

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Youth solon to seek ROTC inquiry

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — In response to the reported cases of abuse and harassment in the school’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program, Kabataan Partylist Representative Sarah Jane Elago spoke before 400 students, teachers, officials, and administrators of Benguet State University (BSU) in a public forum.

BSU students grill ROTC officials on hazing case

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Students of Benguet State University (BSU) expressed dismay on the defense of Cadet 1st Class Conner Belmoro, acting corps commander of BSU’s Main Campus Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), against accusations of physical and sexual abuses in the course of ROTC program implementation.

Bayan Muna speaks on 2017 Health Budget

BAGUIO CITY — Mostly in their white uniforms, staff nurses and student nurses from different universities gathered in a forum on the National Health Budget last November 19, 2016 from 1PM to 5PM at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) Dietary Hall.

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(Excerpts from) Being Lucia Makabayan

Martial Law was introduced to me at gunpoint… of an M16 rifle treacherously and arrogantly held by one of the soldiers of the raiding team that barged into our house like mad attack dogs on that fateful day in the Baguio summer of 1973. The neat pile of newly ironed clothes I carefully balanced on my arms jumped to the floor as I collected my wits and bravely answered the despicable gun-toting, olive-drab uniformed man that, “No, my brother had not been home for the longest time.” And “No, we have not heard of him in ages nor had he made efforts to contact us.”

Diaries From The Field: Memories under the moon

Growing up in the mountains, the moon cycle is one of the most awaited cycles. Aside from its agricultural importance, the changing size of the moon also signals the type of play we do at the grounds.

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Poetry: Ala, itabonyon

Ala, lualuanyon
bareng saan a marunaw
naipidas a kandila
a nangmuli iti rupa
nga agruprupsa,
tapno aglanga
a nabannuag,
natakneng
ken naemma.

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Crossroads: Still no justice after 7 years

Seven years after the Ampatuan massacre, no justice has been served the families and media outfits of those 58 who died in the gruesome event. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called the massacre the single deadliest event for journalists in history.