Members of Timpuyog dagiti Mannalon ti Kalinga (TMK or Farmers Unity in Kalinga) called for the repeal of Republic Act No. 11203 or the Rice Trade Liberalization Act (RTLA), emphasizing the law will eventually kill the rice industry.
With the GDP of the Philippines steadily plummeting but the remittances increasing every year, one wonders who else the OFWs are providing for. One has to wonder how Digong could afford a jet that is worth billions – without any visible improvement in income generating industries in the Philippines.
Authorities recovered eight corpses dumped in a ravine along Marcos Highway in Sitio Poyopoy, Taloy Sur, Tuba in Benguet province.
Kilusang Mayo Uno Cordillera scored House Bill No. 4802, which seeks to prolong the probationary period of employees from 6 months to two years, calling it “worse than the existing contractualization scheme.”
Farmers called Senator Cynthia Villar “insensitive” to the sufferings of farmers caused by the Rice Tariffication Law for the senator’s “fake news” statement regarding the P8-10 palay prices.
In this issue, I’ll try Dal-lit
Ilocano kind of writing,
four lines, each with eight syllables
to convey matters worth saying.
The family of Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, a female overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who died in Abu Dhabi, is demanding an impartial investigation of her death and the immediate repatriation of her remains.
Igorots imprisoned at the New Bilibid Prison expressed concern for their security following the demotion of “kubols” inside the maximum-security compound led by BuCor chief Gerald Bantag, according to their relatives.
Police operatives apprehended three individuals they alleged as high-ranking officers of the New People’s Army in Cagayan who are facing multiple criminal charges.
Communist guerillas operating in Kalinga said the pressures employed by the national government to local officials to pass legislations declaring the revolutionary movement as persona non grata would not hinder their operation and growth.
Veteran journalist and activist Luis V. Teodoro leads this year’s recipients of the prestigious Titus Brandsma Awards, from the media ministry of the Carmelite Order in the Philippines.
Seven cadets are now facing charges of murder and violations of the anti-hazing and anti-torture laws for the death of PMA cadet Darwin Dormitorio. Also facing administrative charges are five officials of the academy.