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.
I don’t really recall when exactly my embryonic tendency to write started to develop. I just know that I believe I was in Grade III, when a teacher named Miss Lasquite praised my opening lines for an essay we had to write on How I spent my Summer Vacation. While most of my classmates started with different shades of ‘Last Summer…,’ mine was ‘The sand was burning under my feet but the lapping waves mercifully drenched them for comfort…’ This lady teacher did not know how that praise still reverberates in my mind till today.
The family of Darwin Dormitorio, the PMA cadet who died from torture inflicted by fellow trainees, said they are carefully studying with their lawyer the appropriate charge file against the suspects to ensure an airtight case.
Transport groups in Baguio City joined the nationwide protest against the PUV modernization program that forces them to operate under the fleet management system and acquire units that are worth millions.
The New People’s Army (NPA) Command in the Ilocos and Cordillera denied that its unit, responsible for the attack against government troops that left one soldier dead and another injured on September 26 in Sagada, Mountain Province, incurred casualties.