Month: November 2011

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch (nordis) Weekly BOKOD, Benguet – As the developers of Ambuklao dam extend a hand in partnership with the communities affected by their dam, the folk and local officials here urged the developers to address the issues which are traceable – and still un-addressed up to now- to the Ambuclao…

By ROD TAJON Northern Dispatch Posted by CABUGAO, Ilocos Sur—On the eve of the impending demolition to more than 30 households, farmers together with their families and supporters barricaded the entrances of barangay Bato, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur to prevent any move from the Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (Darab) to evict them from…

“In the end, this planned sale of Welfareville may just diminish the public mental health services into mere psychiatric desks in various hospitals, or the mental hospital may end up privatized.” – Rey Quinto, employee of National Center for Mental Health

War has become a business at the expense of the Moros. The Philippine govt and the AFP engender war to obtain a higher budget, treating in the process the lowly soldiers as cannon fodders and the Moro and civilian communities as ‘collateral damages.’ – dislocated Filipino Moros