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First Quarter Storm and Two Baguio KMs

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By RUDY D. LIPORADA www.nordis.net (Columnist's note: As the so called First Quarter Storm in the Philippines which signaled the initial huge mass movements against the...

The Black Nazarene of Oxnard

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Mexico and the Philippines were among the colonies of Spain. All the colonies of Spain during 15th to the 19th century was administered by the King of Spain through the Vice Royalty which was based in Mexico. “Thus,” said Fr. Daganta, “Filipinos and Mexicans have that common bind of being former colonials of Spain.”

End of Star Wars and Philippine Revolution

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"...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."

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

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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,...

Ang sanggol na isinilang sa dampa

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Maniniwala ka ba kung sasabihin kong Sa ating pagdurusa’s may isang Sanggol na isinilang Sa isang maralitang dampa Upang iligtas sa pagdarahup ang sambayanan?

The vanishing Yuletide Season

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In light of ‘Galunggong’, the poor man’s fish in the Philippines, is now being imported from China and has spiraled to Php300.00 ($6.00) per kilo apart from the continuing increase of prices of basic commodities in the country, I am posting an excerpt from my novel, Cordillera Red Rising. This is on Chapter 10 – circa early 1970s.

A call to action to the young indigenous women of the Cordillera

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In an authoritarian regime where systemic violation of our land rights and women’s rights are worsening, there is a grave need for us to learn from our history of resistance. When it comes to issues affecting our ancestral lands, it must be us, the indigenous youth, who should hold an unyielding desire to defend it.

The Christian making of a Kabataang Makabayan

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And now, current Pope Francis is figuratively being crucified for his apparent left leaning views. In a recent interview with Italian newspaper La Republica, he was asked if his pursuit and support for a more egalitarian society meant he envisioned a “Marxist type of society.” The pontiff’s response: “If anything, it is the communists who think like Christians.”

On the occasion of the 16-day campaign to end gender-based violence

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Cases of state-perpetrated violence has also increased and intensified. The government, in its view of the Cordilleras as a resource base for exploitation at the expense of the welfare of the umili, has allowed the rapid entry of various development aggression projects in the region.

The greater good and the NPAs

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Once again, the CPP-NPA will be blamed for causing the social and economic ills of the Philippines. The government will brush away that the precipitating reason this time is that there were those in the government who evolved the Rice Tariffication Law.

The Czar Robredo Challenge II

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Vice President Leni Robredo got President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte and his minions by the balls, proving further that Digong’s war on drugs is a sham. And she has the balls to carry on her mandate as Drug Czar in spite of obstacles barricaded on her way.

The Czar Robredo Challenge

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"Whether or not Robredo gets the administrative and budgetary support, it is apparent that the Duterte camp would want her to fail. If she succeeds, Duterte and his ilk will be put to shame."

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2019 TOP STORY | Intensified attacks against democratic dissent

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Stories of attacks against activists and people’s organizations ranging from red-tagging, filing of trumped-up charges, arrests, and murder filled our news site in 2019, demonstrating the worsening human rights situation in Northern Luzon.

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Global Action Against War with Iran in Baguio City

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Baguio activists led the Global Action Against War with Iraq in the Philippines' Summer Capital to condemn the US war of aggression in Iran and other parts of the world. The group also called on the Philippine government not to get involved with the matter and pursue an independent foreign policy.

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