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Weekly Reflections: The KOPINOS

Since August is Mission Month, let me share with you an excerpt of the congratulatory message I gave to the First Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Dream Sarang Kopino Program based in Fairview, Quezon City

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Youthspeak: Love of country

Two months in office and President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to forward policies that truly address the needs and the welfare of the youth. In his State of the Nation Address (SONA), he failed to offer a genuine response to our legitimate concerns. Instead, the President expressed support to the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) to be strengthened and therefore, mandatory for students, both male and female, in every college and university in the country.

BAPTC multi-million peso blunder

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) is a multi-million peso government blunder that the present administration would not want repeated, Secretary Emmanuel Piñol of the Department of Agriculture (DA) emphasized.

THROUGH BAD WEATHER. Donned in traditional tribal attire, carrying their banners and umbrellas, indigenous peoples (IP) of the Cordillera marched along Baguio City’s main streets to the beat of gongs under the pouring monsoon rain on August 9 in observance of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples. Photo by Noel Godinez

Cordillera celebrates Int’l IP Day

BAGUIO CITY — Donned in traditional tribal attire, carrying their banners and umbrellas, indigenous peoples (IP) of the Cordillera marched along Baguio City’s main streets to the beat of gongs under the pouring monsoon rain on August 9 in observance of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples.

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Ilocos youth join ‘day of action’ against EJKs

VIGAN CITY – Youth group Anakbayan in Ilocos joined, August 12, thousands of students across the country to denounce the spate of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) here in a gathering at the Vigan City Plaza.