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Weekly Reflections: Facing the uncertain future

We are all facing an uncertain future as a nation and as a people. President Duterte already declared Martial Law in the entire region of Mindanao due to the Marawi Crisis, which is still going on. A group of Islamic terrorists, known as Maute Group, stormed the Muslim city of Marawi, burned down some establishments, and engaged the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the police in a running battle.

Cagayan Valley farmers join sugar workers’ national congress

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Representatives of agricultural workers in sugarcane and bioethanol plantations in Cagayan Valley attended the successful 8th Congress of the National Federation of Sugar Workersc- Food and General Trades (NFSW-FGT) in Bacolod City last May 30-31, aiming to unite with nationwide efforts to oppose intensifying neoliberal exploitation and repression of mill and farm workers in the sugar and bioethanol industry.

268 private colleges to increase tuition

MANILA – The Commission on Higher Education (Ched) approved another round of increases in tuition and other school fees for 268 private higher education institutions (HEIs) for academic year 2017-2018.

NPA Kalinga counter-attacks gov’t troops

BALBALAN, Kalinga — The Lejo Cawilan Command (LCC), the local command of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Kalinga launched dispersed counter-operations against the ‘coy-sized’ operations of the 50th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army (IBPA) in the area.

Baguio requires barangay PWD desks

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — The 129 barangays of Baguio City are now required to organize a committee and maintain a desk for people with disabilities (PWD) after the city council approved City Ordinance No. 47, series of 2017.

MP congressman dies at 70

BAGUIO CITY — Mountain Province Representative Maximo Dalog Sr. died at dawn Saturday morning in a Metro Manila hospital. He was 70.

BSU set on free tuition — Admin

No tuition fee shall be collected from Benguet State University undergraduate students starting the first semester of SY 2017-2018.

Benguet univ workshops agritourism curriculum

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — With the aim to draft a proposal on Agritourism as an academic subject, as a major field, or as a baccalaureate degree program, a workshop on the curriculum development of Agritourism was conducted on May 30, 2017 at the Gladiola Center, Benguet State University (BSU).

Makan a la Pinoy: Dear Kuya J

Dua a daras a napankami ken ni lakay idiay Kuya J Restaurant iti Shuntug Street, iti abay ti Rizal Park, idi Pebrero 14 kas Valentine’s Day date ken itay kallabes. Padasenmi koma ti mayad-advertise a “Kuya J lumpia presko.” Lumpia presko ti bersionda iti lumpiang sariwa nga aglaon kano iti ginisa a karne ti rasá ken rabong, ken nabalkot iti lumpia wrapper nga adda marunggayna, ken adda sarsana a nasam-it nga adda bawangna. Namindua a daras met piman a napaaykami iti lumpia presko.