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Ilokano writer fights for linguistic justice

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AGCAOILI        photo:ROLAND RABANG / CONTRIBUTOR

After telling his story about how he wrote his English-Ilokano dictionary, you wouldn’t ignore Aurelio Solver Agcaoili’s pants anymore.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

This time, PMA goat is a female

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FERNANDO. EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

One dish that guests of newly commissioned Air Force 2nd Lt. Ernalyn Fernando can be sure of won’t be served when they attend her homecoming in Tabuk City in Kalinga province is goat meat. “We will slaughter a carabao, not a goat,” one of Fernando’s aunts said.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Cordillera women lead the way in mining

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File photo by RICHARD BALONGLONG

Mining is one of the last bastions of masculinity. In Benguet province, for example, women are not allowed in “usok” (small mining tunnels). Miners are also not allowed to have sex three days before and after entering a new mine.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Benguet elders OK mining deal

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Indigenous elders in this mining town voted to allow South African mining giant Gold Fields Ltd. to proceed with and assume majority control over one of the biggest gold and copper mining ventures in the country.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera folktales in local languages for K-12 students

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The Cordillera has always been full of magic and mysteries. The fly buzzing one’s ear may be a friend transformed by a “mandadawak” (shaman or local healer) or the dog burrowing a field may be showing the way to a gold mine.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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