By Vincent Cabreza
Except in some forgotten government archives, people will never find Ama Lumbaya, Pascual Pocding or Daniel Ngayaan on a list of national heroes like Jose Rizal or modern heroes like the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.
Government workers in the Cordillera have asked Malacañang to raise their pay and exempt them from a new tax circular that would reduce their benefits.
Funds for a project promised to the militia of slain rebel priest Conrado Balweg, which were allocated using the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), have been “well spent” and used “in good faith,” according to leaders of the Cordillera region on Friday.
By Desiree Caluza
Travelers who often frequent the 165-kilometer Mountain Trail may have gotten so used to the view along the scenic route that they often doze off all throughout the trip along this highway linking the provinces of Benguet, Mountain Province and Ifugao in the Cordillera.
Cordillera mayors are asking for upland-lowland cooperation to manage the watersheds to reduce the impact of droughts or floods that plague much of the food-producing areas in Luzon.