Issue of August 6, 2017
     
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On Cordillera autonomy
PERCIVAL B. ALIPIT, Baguio City

In a quest for self-rule, a delegation of political and civic leaders lobbied in Malacañang for the passage of House Bill 5343 that seeks to establish a Cordillera autonomous region. However, it was not regarded as a priority in the SONA of the President. Remember also that the organic acts towards autonomy were rejected twice in a plebiscite.

This would imply that the region, at this point in time, lacked the capability of self-governance since our natural resources as sources of revenue and means of livelihood have dwindled.

How can autonomy in the Cordillera prosper when our mineral deposits have been exhausted, the forests denuded, farm lands displaced by mushrooms of houses and business establishments, water bodies polluted, and the scarcity of jobs?

Only when we are able to instill political change in the attitudes of people, restore our renewable resources, conserve the environment, establish more beneficial income generating projects, and create adequate employment opportunities can we aspire for autonomy.

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:: A suggestion for the Palispis–Aspiras Highway
The Palispis–Aspiras Highway (formerly Marcos Highway), a well–built and well–maintained road, is the most used road going up to Baguio City and to the rest of the Cordillera.
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:: Correction on waste data
This has reference to an article titled "Irisan senior citizens undergo training on urban gardening" that saw print in page 10 of the July 30 issue of the Baguio Midland Courier.
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:: Teachers aim for a quality instruction
In every enhancement in the curriculum, teachers are the last to implement. We submit ourselves to anything that can contribute to the success of a program.
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:: The value of celebrating the Buwan ng Wika
Ang wika ay ang pagkakilanlan ng ating bansa at tanda ng ating pagkakaisa.
 

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