Month: October 2005

The word “fort” signifies strength, consistency and stability. For the militant workers of Southern Tagalog, Fort is slain Nestle union president Diosdado “Fort” Fortuna. If one is to ask them, the dictionary connotations are also characteristics that have made Fort the man a pillar of strength for the trade union movement. by Dennis Espada The…

With 200 demonstrations every day A noted China scholar, Prof. Pao Yu Ching, says that China has lost “its socialist elements,” with its currently overheated economy about to burst. “China becoming a superpower is nothing but U.S. propaganda,” she says. By Carlito Parungo AMSTERDAM – It is April 2001 and the people of Ta-ching are…

(Kay Diosdado “Ka Fort” Fortuna) Ni Raul Funilas May papait pa ba sa kapeng ginawa Ng Manggagawa sa Nestle? Simula Nang pinagpapatay nitong dambuhalang Namuhunang ulol ang mga kawawang Pinuno ng welga, wala ng aromang Malalanghap dito. Nagluluksang masa Ay humihiyaw ang kirot at kaba Sa tuwinang sila’y may punong tutumba. Diosdado Fortuna, lider manggagawa,…

Ramadhan is a special month of the year when over a billion Muslims all over the world consecrate their faith in worship or meditation. Politicians can learn a lesson or two from this Muslim practice, especially now that the country is facing a lingering political and economic crisis. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch BAGUIO…

Ni Michael Francis C. Andrada Gumigising ka sa umaga, Isinasalang ang takore’t Hinihintay na ito’y sumipol. Tsaka mo ipahahagkan Sa takoreng nakanguso Ang tasang may pingas ang labi. Pinagmamasdan mong lumangoy Ang mainit at madilaw na tubig Sa nag-aalburotong sikmura ng tasa. Kukunin mo ang basong-tahanan Ng instant na kape – marungis Tulad ng pasmado…

By Kayan Liwari Nalalasahan mo ba ang lansa Ng dugong nanikit na sa labi ng tasa? Gumuguhit Sa sikmura ang init Ng kapeng pinapait ng galit Pinupunit Ang kaluluwa. Natighaw ba ng binotelyang tubig Ang uhaw ng tuyo mong bibig? Humihiyaw Ang bituka sa hapdi Ng lasong tahimik. Pinupunit Ang kaluluwa. At nang matunaw ang…

They celebrate the Peñafrancia festival even in Italy. The photo was taken Sept. 25 at the S. Gaetano Church on a street in Milan. Long-time residents of Naga City, Albay (449 kms. south of Manila) believe that an official from Peñafrancia, Spain settled in Cavite, a province south of Manila, in 1712. His daughter got…