Category: Regions

Was it a simple case of attempted hold-up, or was it a political threat? The recent attack on a council member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJP) Baguio-Benguet chapter by an unidentified knife-wielding man has brought this question to the fore. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – Was it…

Story and pictures by Grace Cantal-Albasin davaotoday.com Joash Dignos, a commentator critical of the mayor, said he continued broadcasting because he thought that was the only way to prevent the official from harming him. “I had to continue it, to inform the people about every step he was doing,” he said. “It was my refuge.”…

After completing a one-year exploration activity, two firms, the Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd (JAPEX) and a Canadian company Forum Exploration Inc. (FEI), are reportedly finalizing a 25-year contract to extract and produce oil from Tanon Strait. Tanon Strait is a narrow channel about 3 kms deep, 185-km long between Cebu and Negros. By Karl…

Pest management in the Cordillera came from extensive practical and traditional knowledge developed over years of observing natural processes. Called Holok, it entails comprehensive understanding of the entire rice production system and makes use of more than 20 indigenous plants. BY MONTA?OSA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER Northern Dispatch (Nordis) Posted by Bulatlat.com Part 2: Contemporary…

Pest management in the Cordillera came from extensive practical and traditional knowledge developed over years of observing natural processes. Called Holok, it entails comprehensive understanding of the entire rice production system and makes use of more than 20 indigenous plants. BY MONTA?OSA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER Northern Dispatch (Nordis) Posted by Bulatlat.com Part 1: Rice,…

Lawyers are supposed to act with “cold neutrality,” but a group of legal practitioners in Mindanao has decided to go against this stereotype by pledging to serve poor clients and taking a stand on the current political crisis – aware that they may end up endangering their own lives. BY CHERYLL D. FIEL Bulatlat.com DAVAO…