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DIARIES FROM THE FIELD | Pursuing self-reliance and socio-economic development in the Cordillera

For more than 30 years, the Center for Development Programs of the Cordillera strived and proved that an active and organized people’s participation is the key to achieving holistic development of communities. Importantly, the institution took this endeavor upholding the preferential service to the poor and disadvantaged, the respect of people’s rights and protection of the environment.

A theology of witnessing

“When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” – Acts 1:8

Zygote of the New Peoples Navy

By now, I am guessing, that, as to how the New People’s Army started with only 60 weak guns and rose from a ragtag group now dotting the islands in battalion formation, a zygote of a New People’s Navy must be in the offing. I am guessing that this is plausible as the miracle of Jesus walking on water.

WEEKLY REFLECTION | God of freedom

“I have seen how cruelly my people are being treated in Egypt; I have heard them cry out to be rescued from their slave drivers.  I know their sufferings, and so I have come down to rescue them from the Egyptians and to bring them out of Egypt to a spacious land…” – Exodus 3:7-8

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | On activist awardee Joanna Cariño

Joanna Patricia K. Cariño, an Igorot activist, red-tagged as a terrorist by President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte’s regime, is the first Filipino to be awarded the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights defense and democracy promotion from the Korean May 18 Memorial Foundation.

WEEKLY REFLECTIONS | Spirit of unity

“Do your best to preserve the unity which the Spirit gives by means of the peace that binds you together. There is one body and one Spirit, just as there is one hope to which God has called you.” – Ephesians 4:3-4

MAKAN A LA PINOY | Kontekstualisasion iti taraon

“No agsurat maipanggep iti taraon, saantayo nga agbuteng a ramanan ti aniaman a maidasar kadatayo (If you write about food, don’t be afraid to taste whatever food is before you),” kinuna ni Prof. Anna Christie Torres

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | Duterte’s ‘legacy’ for the revolutionaries

It would seem obvious but has to be emphasized and asked: Who could be able to control the surveys; the manipulation of PCOS machines; pay for TV ads, tarpaulins, and the like; and enforcers like the military? Only those with money or those sponsored by those with money can do that.