A story about Dr. Farrah Agustin-Bunch

By:  Atty. Abeto  A. Salcedo Jr. The authorities raided the Dr. Farrah Agustin-Bunch Natural Medical Center in Victoria, Tarlac on Friday and closed its pharmacy for allegedly selling food supplements without authorization. The case was initiated from the complaints filed by medical societies before the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). These kinds of occurrences are …

Making Things Count

IN his third State of the Nations Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raised an important pronouncement regarding the protection of the environment and the policy of the government to prohibit open pit mining.   “Do not destroy the environment or compromise our resources. Repair what you have mismanaged. Try to change management radically because this …

Tuloy ang Laban

Davao City— Filipinos are curious on the reasons of the Oblation as one of the symbols of the University of the Philippines. UP students, alumni, professors, staff and even the Filipino sculptor Guillermo Tolentino have different notions about Oble.   As a fresh graduate who journeyed the in and outs of UP, my perception of …

A new Philippine future beside the exodus?

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO EVERY seventh of June, a Southeast Asian archipelago commemorates the “heroism” of compatriots who have been a visible reason for the steady growth of their motherland’s economy. The celebration is National Migrant Workers Day, and the date’s historicity is brought about by the passage of a law to protect the rights …

Mindanao IP’s lambasts terror-tag on UN rapporteur Corpuz, indigenous leaders

(A PRESS STATEMENT) The Mindanao-wide alliance Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad sa Mindanao (Strength of Indigenous Peoples, KALUMARAN) assailed the terrorist-listing of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz as “the highest manifestation of the extent of criminalization of indigenous leaders in the Philippines especially in Mindanao.” “We reiterate that the Philippine government is …

Step forward

If sabotaging the peace process was part of the plan in the SAF operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao then those behind it have almost succeeded. On January 25, 2015, government officials sent its commandos on an uncoordinated and special mission in the town of Mamasapano to serve an arrest warrant to an international terrorist, resulting to …

Growing up and getting old, with Davao-Digos unfinished road

I was a child  when my mother and I started to travel the North Cotabato-Davao road. Travelling along the “humpy-bumpy” road is like riding a wild horse. Dusty when it’s sunny and murky when its rainy. I was so happy, seeing workers cementing portions of the cracked stretch of barangay from Dolo highway, in the …