"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me"

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

- Matthew 11:28-30

Meditation: What does the yoke of Jesus refer to in the Gospel? The Jews used the image of a yoke to express submission to God. They spoke of the yoke of the law, the yoke of the commandments, the yoke of the kingdom, and the yoke of God. Jesus says his yoke is "easy". The Greek word for "easy" can also mean "well-fitting". Yokes were tailor-made to fit the oxen well. Oxen were yoked two by two. Jesus invites us to be yoked with him, to unite our life with his life, our will with his will, and our heart with his heart. To be yoked with Jesus is to be united with him in a relationship of love, trust, and obedience.

"Lord Jesus, inflame my heart with love for you and for your ways and help me to exchange the yoke of rebellion for the yoke of submission to your holy and loving word. Set me free from the folly of my own sinful ignorance and rebellious pride that I may wholly desire what is good and in accord with your will."

 

Baguio Latest News

NCCA, partner hold first Rondalla Camp in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, July 18 (PIA) - - The National Commission for Culture and the Arts, in partnership with the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and the Musicology Society of the Philippines and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, opened the first Rondalla Music camp attended by 125 scholars.

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NNC urges public to focus on healthy diet to avoid non-communicable diseases

BAGUIO CITY, July 21 (PIA) -- The National Nutrition Council (NNC) in the region urges everyone to focus on healthy diet to control overweight and obesity across all ages in line with this year’s celebration of Nutrition Month.

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DOST calls on Grade 12 students to apply for S&T scholarship

BAGUIO CITY, July 21 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology reiterates the call to Grade 12 students to pursue careers in the field of Science and Technology courses and apply to DOST scholarship programs.

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RDC-CAR to address complaints versus anomalous service contracts

BAGUIO CITY  – The Regional Development Council (RDC) in the Cordillera wants local governments and indigenous peoples (IPs) in the different parts of the regionto bring to the attention of the region’s policy-making body their complaints against questionable service contracts covering various river systems in their areas of jurisdiction to address issues being raised against the unwarranted exploitation, development and utilization of the region’s rich resources to the detriment of the host communities.

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30 years of driving CAR

In Barangay Bugnay in Kalinga province stands a new marker that honors leaders who protested the construction of four hydroelectric dams on Chico River during the martial rule of strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

The project would have generated 1,000 megawatts of electricity but would also displace rice terraces and people from 1,400 square kilometers of land where the dams would rise.

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Kalinga Latest News

DOLE-CAR orients Kalinga employers on new wage orders

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, June 23 (PIA) - - About 90 employers and employees from the private sector in the province attended an orientation on   the new wage orders in the region conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Cordillera.

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35 Pantawid members undergo bread and pastry production training

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, June 1 - - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) granted P700, 000 worth of livelihood assistance to 35 indigent families.

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Kalinga dads enjoin citizens to help liberate country vs terrorism, crimes and poverty

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, June 13 (PIA) - - Local leaders led yesterday the 119th Independence Day celebration in the province  enjoining Filipinos  to put essence to the struggles of those who sacrificed  their lives for  country to gain independence, and to  help  liberate the enemies of the state against terrorism, crimes and poverty.

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Kalinga governor meted 6-month suspension

TABUK CITY, Kalinga  – Gov. Jocel C. Baac voluntarily stepped down from office last Friday to serve his 6-month suspension was meted him by the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Northern Luzon after allegedly manhandling a provincial official inside his office in May 2015.

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Dengue cases in Kalinga drop by 28%

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Ifugao Latest News

Army official enjoins public to be partners for peace

KIANGAN, Ifugao, July 21(PIA) - - The commanding officer of the  54th Infantry Battalion (Magilas troops)  enjoined students, parents and teachers to be partners for peace and development and nation building.

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Ifugao disaster action officers train as emergency responders

LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 27 (PIA)- - A total of 24 Disaster Action Officers of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (MDRRMO) completed their 5-day training on emergency response at the Lower Magat Eco-Tourism Park in Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya from June 19-23.

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DOST’s CAPE invigorates cacao industry in Ifugao

LAMUT, Ifugao, July 14 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the province continues to extend technology assistance in the farm methods to Ifugao farmers through experts from its Consultancy for Agricultural Productivity Enhancement (CAPE). This time its for the cacao industry in the province.

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Government troops overrun suspected NPA camp in Ifugao

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Kiangan police advisory council cites accomplishments

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Mt. Province Latest News

Natonin SB renames community hospital

NATONIN, Mountain Province (PIA) –The Natonin Community Hospital (NCH) is renamed as Anastacia Rafael-Sagel Memorial Hospital in honor of its   former mayor who was instrumental in the establishment of the facility.

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3 former rebels receives CLIP livelihood assistance

BONTOC, Mountain Province, June 8(PIA) – Three former rebels in the province who recently returned to mainstream society received livelihood assistance from the national government’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP)

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P40 million needed for MP special elections

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will need at least P40 million for a special election for the province’s congressional post once declared vacant by the leadership of the House of Representatives following the untimely demise of the late Rep. Maximo Dalog, Sr. who succumbed to alleged kidney ailment in a Quezon City-based hospital last month.

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Parade for a cause benefits dialysis patients

Bontoc, Mountain Province – Patients undergoing dialysis at the Bontoc General Hospital (BoGH) are the beneficiaries of the Parade for a Cause in celebration of the Women’s Month this March.

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PAC asks LGUs to augment funds for peace and order programs

BONTOC, Mountain Province, June 16(PIA) - - A Police advisory council  here is requesting local government units to allot an amount for use of the Mt. Province Provincial Public Safety Company (MPPSC) of the Philippine National Police in its internal security operations (ISO) and other related peace and order programs.

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Daily Reading

"The righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father"

Another parable he put before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field;  but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.

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"I have seen the Lord!"

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

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"I desire mercy and not sacrifice"

At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.

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"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me"

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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"Heavenly things revealed to infants"

At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.

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"Will you be exalted to heaven?"

Then he began to upbraid the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.

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"I have not come to bring peace, but a sword"

"Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

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