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Kalinga farmers say RTLA will kill rice industry

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.

Trolls and Duterte’s Promise of bringing OFWs Home

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.

Englishized Dal-lit Moments

In this issue, I’ll try Dal-lit
Ilocano kind of writing,
four lines, each with eight syllables
to convey matters worth saying.

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Igorot inmates at New Bilibid Prison fear for safety

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.

Persona non grata not effective say Kalinga reds

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.

Wordsmithing as a Hobby and Lending a Voice

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.