Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Home Topic Livelihood

Farmers hope dashed

After the environmental investigatory mission organized by the Save the Abra River Movement (STARM) in 2004, the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company attempted to mitigate its pollution of the Abra river by treating its tailings with lime, reinforcing the walls of its tailings dam, and refraining from opening the gates of this dam so that only water, rather than tailings, could exit from this.

Statements: Suppiaten iti jeepney phaseout

Ti KALINGA FEDERATION OF JEEPNEY OPERATORS AND DRIVERS ASSOCIATIONS Dakami ti grupo ti Kalinga Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (KaFeJODA). Dakami a babassit...

KMU says workers need aid, not loans

BAGUIO CITY — Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) Cordillera Spokesperson Vicente Dilem criticized the Social Security System (SSS) for being insensitive to the workers who are among the many Filipinos who are devastated by Typhoon Lando.

Ilocos Sur sets measures to cushion impact of Rice Tariffication Law

The province of Ilocos Sur held a consultation with stakeholders of the rice industry in the province to come up with viable solutions to mitigate the impact of plummeting palay prices caused by the implementation of the Rice Trade Liberalization Law.

MGB-CAR eyes minahang bayan by December

MGB-CAR director Faye Apil bared the agency have finished hearing applications from small scale mining groups from Itogon, Tuba and Mankayan, and eyeing the declaration of minahang bayan in Benguet by December.

Ilocos workers join Labor Day protest

The president needs not look far. Contractualization is rampant in his backyard. One of the protesters Desiree Pangayan has been serving in the Region 1 Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for three years now. She remains a cost of service worker (COSW), one of the various flexible employment schemes in government alongside job order (JO) and memorandum of agreement (MOA). For these schemes, there is no employer-employee relationship.

Proyektong kiskisan, tulong para sa magsasaka

Ni RANDY FELIX P. MALAYAO Randy is giving space to an article byJhames Paredes. Naisagawa ang turnover ceremony ng Mobile Rice and Corn Mill sa...

Ang ambag ng UP Baguio sa 2019 Creative City Festival ng Baguio

Bilang bahagi ng UP Baguio sa selebrasyon sa ikalawang anibersaryo ng deklarasyon ng UNESCO sa Syudad ng Baguio bilang Creative City for Arts and Crafts, pinangunahan nito ang ilang aktibidad kapwa sa larangan ng akademiya at sining kasabay ng pagsasaalang-alang nito sa kabuhayan at kultura ng kinabibilangang komunidad.

LGU, operators and miners assail PMRB order on SSM

Speaking in mixed Ilokano and English, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan pointed out the PMRB’s advisory on the issuance of temporary permit released on October 18 negates the purpose of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to allow the processing of ore.

P20 million for Itogon folk resettlement

The town of Itogon received P20 million from the National Housing Authority for the resettlement of 720 families whose houses are within the ‘no build zones’.

No more hiking to fetch water for Tabuk folk

TABUK CITY — Roland Van Driessche, the ambassador of Belgium to the Philippines, could not forget the image of an elderly woman carrying a bucket of water on her head whom he saw while on his way to the inauguration of a water works project funded by the Province of East Flanders, Belgium at Calaccad village in Tabuk City on February 13.

Editorial: SSM for sustenance only and not for profit

In a barangay meeting last Thursday, the residents: farmers, small scale traders and miners, were gathered to discuss their future as a community against the national government official’s decision to suddenly close down their small scale mining operations where they were drawing their already main, and for some, only means of livelihood.



Kabataang Makabayan: The youth of yesterday and today

Author and First Quarter Storm activist Rudy Liporada shares his introduction to, and experiences as a member of, Kabataang Makabayan in the Martial Law era, as he parallels their motivations with the current political climate in the Philippines.



Groups call for justice on NDFP consultant’s 1st death anniversary

Progressive groups in Cagayan Valley and Baguio City commemorated the first death anniversary of slain National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Randy Malayao.

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