Day: November 13, 2010

When the session resumed on November 8, members of the House of Representatives were being asked to vote on the proposed budget. ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio stood up and asked if they could still look into the amendments that were considered and included in the final version of the bill. The request, however, was denied.

By ACE ALEGRE LAGAWE, Ifugao – An apology not only to Cordillerans but to all indigenous peoples of the world is being demanded by three Igorots (Cordillera natives) who experienced discrimination for wearing a native Igorot “wanes” (g-string) at former US president Bill Clinton’s forum in Manila, Nov. 10. “We went there to participate…

By ACE ALEGRE MANKAYAN, Benguet– Workers of the mining giant Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company filed a “notice of strike” Nov. 12 at the National Conciliation and Mediation Board in Baguio City. The Lepanto Employees Union and the Lepanto Security Force Union, both affiliates of labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno decided to file the notice…

Lila Pilipina, the organization of Filipino women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, said the Supreme Court decision denying their petition to hold the Japanese government accountable for its crimes against them, which was penned by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo, was not only plagiarized but was also “twisted.”

Ang Makata ay Tulad ng Ipis (I) Ang antena mong pangkapkap ay bolpen ng manunulat; pagkapa’y dapat maingat upang masundan, masilat ang talinghagang mailap. -Richard R. Gappi Angono, Rizal, Pilipinas ************************************* Ang Makata ay Tulad ng Ipis (II) (pasintabi kina Axel Pinpin at Pia Montalban) Katulad ng ipis ang mga makata at mamamahayag Sa ating…

Like many Filipinos, the leaders of various health workers and health professionals in the public health sector said they dream of having a decent house, enrolling their children in quality schools, and providing for their family’s basic needs like food, clothing and recreation. But sadly, they could not make both ends meet.

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