Day: August 9, 2008

In UP medical school and in the Philippine General Hospital, I learned firsthand that the physical ills of our people will never be decisively healed without healing first and foremost the ills of our chronically debilitated and crisis-ridden society. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise/Business World Posted by Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 The…

Trying to meet market demand for quality vegetables, Kibungan farmers now pack sayote in a specially printed plastic bag to protect both farmers and traders. This development comes with the Aug. 5 launching of “branded sayote.” BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 LA TRINIDAD, Benguet…

The Cordillera Bamboo Development Council (Corbamdev) may earn carbon credits for propagating bamboo in Benguet and thus making the entire province the bamboo province of the country. Benguet State University (BSU) President Rogelio Colting, in a media forum in La Trinidad last Aug. 7, said capturing the carbon dioxide released through the massive use of…

A youth group in the mining communities of Benguet challenged local officials to support the people’s growing opposition to mining ventures in the province. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 LA TRINIDAD, Benguet  (247 kms. north of Manila)– A youth group in the mining communities…

Old mine sites in Kibungan are still targets for mineral exploration by various foreign and local mining companies, according to the town’s local elective officials. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (247 kms. north of Manila) – Old mine sites in Kibungan…

Some 156 representatives from the 13 municipalities of Benguet province gathered on Aug. 7 in a conference to discuss community issues and concerns on large and destructive mining and share experiences and lessons from successful struggles, which resulted to the formation of the Benguet Mining Alert and Action Network or BMAAN.  The conference resulted from…

A review of Tala Isla-Contreras’ third solo exhibit, Babae: Buhay at Kalikasan, mounted last July 29 and running up to Aug. 30, 2008 at the Contreras Sculptures, The Artwork 4/F Bldg. A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Babae: Buhay at Kalikasan is Isla-Contreras’ attempt to show the Filipina in her different roles: the mother, the economist,…

A proponent of fair trade in Cebu is suffering from losses in the dried mango business, for the sake of protecting the interests of both producers and consumers amidst the worsening economic crisis. BY RITCHE T. SALGADO Contributed to Bulatlat Volume VIII, Number 27, August 10-16, 2008 A processing and trading organization in Cebu has…

Employees from different offices under the Department of Agriculture (DA) national office vow to weekly flock to the streets to protest the planned transfer of the said agency’s office office to Ilagan, Isabela. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 QUEZON CITY — Employees from different offices under…