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SINURSURAN: Biagen Koma Ti “Common Sense”

UN-UNORENNA ti aspaltado a dalan a tedtedda dagiti bagon a nangbunag kadagiti magnetite iti dayta a paset ti nakaipalladawanna. Napainayad laeng ta malaksid a pagsungkaan daytoy, natapok pay. Kalgaw man ngaminen. Pagammuan, adda masabatna a traysikel. Napataray ti drayber. Agal-alibungabong ti tapok a parparnuayenna. Napangilangil. Anian, nakunana iti nakemna. Inapputna a dagus ti agongna. Nabungon […]

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IN MY EYES: Our GUMIL Sta. Ana adventure

It was only my second time to join GUMIL Filipinas national convention. It was held in Sta. Ana, Cagayan April 20-22, fellas, my first time around was in Lingsat, San Fernando City (La Union) in April 2017, at the Union Christian College (UCC) where we also visited Poro Point in one of the evenings. GUMIL […]

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What every family and community should know about Child Growth (part 3)

The following is lifted from Facts for Life, Philippine National Edition, published by the Philippine Information Agency in cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Supporting Information on Child Growth Children between the ages of six months and three years should be weighed every month. If there is no weight gain for two months, […]

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SINURSURAN: Kalpasan ti eleksion, ania?

NALPASEN ti eleksion ti barangay. Ammon no asino dagiti nangabak. Kasta met kadagiti Sangguniang Kabataan wenno SK. Ngem sigurado a di pay nalpas ti diskusion, ti pinnapilit, ti panagramaram ti adu a saosao. Kangrunaan ti di panangaklon a naabak— a nasuitik laeng. Iti historia ti politika iti pagilian, saan a maik-ikkat dayta nga ugali dagiti […]

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IN MY EYES: Mang Maing: President Duterte, a strongman indeed

Who is a strongman, fellas? The dictionary says a strongman is a powerful, typically dictatorial leader who rules by force. I am one of those who are proud when Time Magazine branded our very own President Rodrigo Duterte a strongman, along with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Urban, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Edrogan and Russian President […]

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NORTH STAR: A poet’s life

I have published three books of poems: ‘Skin Voices Faces’ (1991), ‘Black Silk Pajamas’ (1996), and ‘Pulotgata: The Love Poems’ (2004). I have been writing for 35 years but only have three books of poems to show for my efforts. I have written many other poems but I was ashamed of them, and so they […]

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What every family and community should know about Child Growth (Part 2)

The following is lifted from Facts for Life, Philippine National Edition, published by the Philippine Information Agency in cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Prime Messages on Child Growth Children between the ages of six months and three years should be weighed every month. If there is no weight gain for two […]

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SINURSURAN: Papanam, Sueldo?

“AWAN manen. Limmabas laeng iti dakulap.” Namin-anon a nangngegna dayta kadagiti kaduana iti trabaho. Sumagmamano pay laeng nga aldaw ti napalabas kalpasan ti sueldo no palausen ti manarita ngem daytan ti sentimientoda. Ken, ney, adda pay kabaddungalanda a regular met laeng ti panggedanna! Isu la ngaruden? Agmaymaysa nga agsapsapul iti para iti dumakdakkel a pamiliana. […]

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IN MY EYES: A Sangguniang Kabataan election story

The Commission on Elections is set to administer the incoming elections of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officers this May 14, fellas. But Mang Maing says only the moneyed win. He also adds that those who win are politically backed-up by corrupt politicians, corrupt electorates and the candidates’ equally corrupt parents and relatives. “But things […]

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What every family and community should know about Child Growth (Part 1)

The following is lifted from Facts for Life, Philippine National Edition, published by the Philippine Information Agency in cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Malnutrition and infection hold back the physical and mental development of millions of children. The eight prime messages could help parents to prevent most child malnutrition, even in low-income […]

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