Photos of the Day & Your Questions Please

We’re sure you are already familiar with our kailiyans Capt. Ruben Guinolbay (Ifugao) and Capt. Dante Langkit (Kalinga), two good men who are presently incarcerated by the Evil Empire. For new visitors to the blog, you might want to check out the following links for our previous coverage of these two officers: Our “Mutineers”; The List: Captain Ruben Guinolbay; More on Captain Guinolbay; Soldiers, Rebels, and Rebel Soldiers.

Now, it turns out that the Empire is also holding captive another kailiyan in its smelly dungeons. Thanks to Ellen Tordesillas who sent us these photos and who alerted us about Capt. Joey Fontiveros. Here’s Ellen’s note:
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Cordi Hardest Hit By Typhoon Hanna: Eight Dead in Ifugao

UPDATE: Related story from the Inquirer.

From GMA News:

Eight people died while one remains missing as of 2 p.m. Sunday, following a landslide that hit Ifugao province Saturday night amid heavy rains brought by tropical depression “Hanna,” the Cordillera Region Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said.

OCD Regional Director Elvira Calina identified the casualties as Erma Hiadan, 50; Ruby Manwong, 6; Megan Manwong, 4; Johani Manwong, 2; Julia Linglingon, 52; Hiadan Cupilyo, 80; Joel Linglingon, 27; and, Rommel Linglingon, 30, while the missing victim is Henry Linglingon, 55.

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Rizal Tragedy: Task Force Malapiat Issues Findings

The task force created by the Kalinga provincial government to look into the land dispute in Rizal which led to the deaths of nine people has now issued its findings. Here’s a story by Estanislao Albano Jr. first published at the Manila Bulletin. The Philippine Information Agency has a similar report here.

Task force bares its findings on bloody Kalinga demolition
Says mayor’s order to demolish houses legally defective

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Quote of the Day

“This means that Kaelco (Kalinga-Apayao Electric Cooperative) lost 249,350.55 kilowatt/hour (kwh) to pilferers or roughly P1.9 million. The monthly subsidy should have been used to maintain power lines and electrify off-grid barangays.” — Kaelco Member Service Division Chief Cliford Alunday

Read the story at Sunstar Baguio.