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Disastrous disaster capitalism

What this is, in simple terms, is disaster capitalism: the commodification of crisis in order to generate greater profits. What others would call “supply and demand” is actually sellers preying on fear, anxiety, and sometimes even safety in order to generate profit.

BLISTT officials told to be mindful of statements

BLISTT officials were reminded to be sensitive and mindful of making statements about other local governments following a statement made by Baguio City Benjamin Magalong insinuating that strawberry farmers are utilizing water from the polluted Balili River to irrigate their crop.

End of Star Wars and Philippine Revolution

"...The council conversation in Rogue ... permeates in circles of those questioning how rebellions all over the world will win against the powerful forces with superior arms of imperial countries. ... These movements were ignited by a core of committed individuals who only had hope that a just struggle is justified and will prevail."

Cabinet, Baguio officials to meet for Baguio rehab

Top cabinet members of the Duterte government are set to meet with Baguio City officials to discuss the rehabilitation of the country’s Summer Capital and Pine City. Amid the looming restoration project, progressives reminded the city government to ensure that rights are respected, and measures address the people’s needs.

Benguet towns told to ensure benefits in hydropower deals

A historian and conservation advocate called on the towns of Benguet to ensure sustainable resource utilization, and the people's interests from hydropower deals entered by local officials.

Murder case filed against Imam’s assassin

The police filed a murder charges against the primary suspect more than a year after the killing of a Muslim cleric in Baguio City.

ACT condemns Tokhang-style killing of teacher in La Union

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers condemned the Tokhang-style killing of a Bacnotan, La Union, high school TLE teacher facing drug charges, calling for an "immediate, impartial" probe on the murder.

La Trinidad, Aboitiz Power ink agreement for hydropower plant

La Trinidad, the capital town of Benguet province, inked a Memorandum of Agreement with Aboitiz Power for the construction of a 20 Megawatt Hydroelectric Power Plant, which is expected to rise on March 2020.

Group hits biosafety permit for Golden Rice, says China railroaded approval

An international coalition of small crop producers and non-government organizations criticized the Philippine government for allowing the direct use of Golden Rice for food, animal feed and processing. The group also raised the possibility that China railroaded the approval, noting that ChemChina-Syngenta is the owner of the crop’s patent.

As ceasefire ends, Sison eyes more goodwill measures

CPP Founding Chairperson and NDFP Chief Political Consultant Joma Sison acknowledged that GRP and the revolutionary forces have generally upheld the reciprocal ceasefire during the holidays. He also noted the need to implement other goodwill measures to ensure the resumption of the peace negotiations this year.

Young Filipino revolutionaries: “We will continue it for them (CPP Pioneers)”

By RUDY D. LIPORADA www.nordis.net (Columnist’s Note: On the occasion of the Communist Party of the Philippines celebrating its 51st Year Anniversary last December 26, 2019,...

Scientists, green group condemn continuing detention of colleague

Scientists and an environmental institution condemned the continuing detention of their colleague arrested by the police in Cagayan in October 2018 for trumped-up criminal charges.

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ACT condemns Tokhang-style killing of teacher in La Union

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers condemned the Tokhang-style killing of a Bacnotan, La Union, high school TLE teacher facing drug charges, calling for an "immediate, impartial" probe on the murder.

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Benguet farmers, traders send veggies to Taal folks

Benguet vegetable farmers and traders donated tons of vegetables for the residents affected by the explosion of Taal volcano in Batangas.

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Scientists, green group condemn continuing detention of colleague

Scientists and an environmental institution condemned the continuing detention of their colleague arrested by the police in Cagayan in October 2018 for trumped-up criminal charges.