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Choiced Cuts: Where to with alternative medicine

A medical center practicing alternative medicine was enacted with a closure order by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), on the premise of prescribing and selling concoctions/medicines that are not FDA approved. The said concoctions are in the market since the early 1980’s and it has run into three generations of development, Bostons A thru C. Its efficacy is claimed to come from the coconut oil which is the primary base of the concoction. Acetic Acid as claimed acts as a detoxifying agent and teaches the immune system to battle cancer cells. From their website, they published an article from St. Luke’s Medical Center attesting its therapeutic claims in vitro. Laboratory outcomes are yet to be corroborated by in vivo or live subject studies or research, lest the testimonies of course are from their social media page and website.

Diaries from the Field: Martial Law na ba sa Jones Isabela?

Ika-30 ng Agosto ang aming pagdating sa isang komunidad sa Jones, Isabela. Mahirapan ang tahak sa kalsada patungo dito ngunit hinarap parin ito ng aming grupo. Bukod sa kaalamang mahirap ang buhay sa nayon, naipaabot sa amin ang mala-Martial Law na pag-kampo ng mga sundalo sa lugar. Sa pangunguna ng human rights advocate at paralegal group Karapatan Cagayan Valley, nagsanib pwersa ang iba pang organisasyon tulad ng Philippine Network for Food Securities Programs (PNFSP), National Council of Chruches in the Philippines (NCCP), ilang mga development workers, media man, at mga kabataan.

Weekly Reflections: Building our nation’s future with today’s children

September is declared as Children’s Month and September 9 as Children’s Sunday. This is probably to emphasize the importance of children in our nation’s life and future. But actually, every month should always be a children’s month and every Sunday must always be a Children’s Sunday. Caring for children is something that we do every day. Any nation that does not care for the young does not have a future at all.

Takot hatid ng militar sa Isabela

JONES, Isabela — Nagdulot ng takot at pangamba sa ng mga residente at mga lokal na opisyal ang mala-Martial Law na kalagayan sa Barangay Sta. Isabel, Jones, Isabela sanhi ng pagdating at paghimpil ng pwersa ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mula pa noong Hulyo. Ang presensiya ng militar ay bahagi umano ng pagpapaigting nila ng operasyon laban sa New People’s Army at pagpapatupad ng Community Support Program (CSP)sa ilalim ng Oplan Kapayapaan ng administrasyong Duterte.

Ilocos provinces declare “State of Calamity”

Non-stop and heavy rains brought by the Southwest monsoon last week compelled two Ilocos provinces to declare a ‘state of calamity’. The declaration provides utilization of the local government’s calamity fund to respond to the needs of the affected communities.

Religious convene Cordillera peace network

BAGUIO CITY — Church leaders from the different Christian denominations in Northern Luzon met in the city on August 27-28 to affirm their commitment for peace building. The gathering aimed to provide updates on the peace talks between the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), and present the overview of the draft Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER).

Workers hail bills for added leaves

By SHERWIN DE VERA BAGUIO CITY — Militant labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) welcomed the House of Representatives’ (HoR) passing …

Thermal waste-to-energy technology, unsafe and dirty

Environmentalist and scientist here and abroad agree that WtE thermal technologies such as pyrolysis and gasification, while called by many names, in principle are all incinerators that burn materials and release pollutants in the environment.