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WON got it all wrong

ACT has been profiled since November last year (experienced here in Baguio by schools under the jurisdiction of Police Station 2 and in Apayao), was subject to state negative electioneering (“Huwag iboto ang ACT Partylist – Komunistang Partylist!”) and fake news that ACT Partylist was disqualified and I, as the third nominee, was tagged as a CPP-NPA-NDF member. And with these, the state has opened us up as targets of state attacks in various forms.

Letters: Liham hinggil sa kalagayan ng magsasaka sa Jones, Isabela

Kami ay nababahala sa aming nakita at naranasan sa dalawang araw na pakikisalamuha sa mga magsasaka sa komunidad. Balisa sila dahil hindi pa nakakabawi sa malalalang pananalasa ng bagyong Ompong. Nasira ang 70% hanggang 100% ng kanilang pananim na mais na tangi nilang ikinabubuhay.

Letters: Why is Sitio Dibilisawan, a small far away village, contentious?

By MAKABAYAN-CAGAYAN VALLEY Sitio Dibilisawan is a small village of not more than 30 households. It is part of a barangay called Sta Isabel located...

Letters: Explanation of ‘No Vote’ to House Bill 6475

By REP. FRANCE CASTRO ACT TEACHERS PARTYLIST Ginoong Speaker, Ang kinatawan pong ito ay lubos na sumusuporta sa ating mga kapatid na Moro para sa kanilang...

Letters: Explanation of ‘No Vote’ sa HB 6475 (BBL)

By REP. CARLOS ZARATE BAYAN MUNA PARTYLIST Kinikilala at nakikiisa ang Bayan Muna sa daang taong pakikibaka ng mamamayang Moro para sa karapatan sa sariling pagpapasya....

Youth speak: Nurture and defend

By LIZA OCHAMA K. LABBAGAN "Let me share a little poetic story in the fields of pay-yew where the heart of umili. Nurturing the presence...

Youth speak: Igorotak latta!

Cordillera Day celebration taught me that indigenous culture survives as part of the Igorots’ long history of protecting ancestral lands. Back then, I wasn’t exactly proud of being Igorot, but I didn’t deny it either. With all that I have learned, I came to embrace my ethnicity.

Letter to the Editor: Defend mother earth against genetically modified organism!

By RENMIN CRISANTA VIZCONDE Executive Director Philippine Network for Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) The Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) is a broad network...

Letters: Stand up for the welfare of the people and the whole humanity

From April 2 to 5, Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) together with its partner NGO’s and CSO’s working collectively to stop the possible commercialization of golden rice (GR), gathered to share lessons and experiences. Participants from India, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Australia and Philippines assembled on said event with clear aim, to raise present concerns, issues and challenges that confront their respective country regarding Golden Rice project.

Letters: Warning to the people of Mountain Province against syndicated extortion

The Leonardo Pacsi Command (LPC) NPA - Mountain Province warns the people of Mountain Province of extortionists posing as representatives of LPC victimizing business people, professionals, government officials and even students. In particular, reports of extortion with grave threats were received from Natonin, Bontoc, Bauko and Sagada. One extortionist is using the name Ka Elmer.

Letters: Baguio traffic and the ASEAN summit

I was in Manila during the ASEAN Summit.The traffic solution in the Metropolis was to suspend classes and work, and it worked somehow for the traffic. However not totally a sound solution as Manila folks went up to Baguio and created horrendous increase in traffic and apparently not anticipated by the City Government.

Letters: Open letter of appeal

I am a farmer from the municipality of Benito Soliven in Isabela. I have seven (7) other siblings, all of them are farmers. Like many farmers here, we plant hybrid yellow corn to sell and raise chickens for food. And just like everyone else here, we are poor and hardly make both ends meet. Moreso, though I am a farmer, I do not own any piece of land. I am a mere tenant and so are some of my siblings. My two brothers occasionally hunt in the nearby forest to augment their income from farming.



Hard life for the poor, tougher under lockdown

The poor are bearing most of the brunt of the COVID-19 health crisis. Without sufficient economic and social support, their hard life is becoming tougher each day under the lockdown.