"I will send the Counselor to you"

But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?'

But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts.  Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

- John 16:5-11

Meditation: Why does God seem far from us at times? Separation and loss of relationship often lead to grief and pain. The apostles were filled with sorrow when Jesus spoke about his imminent departure. Jesus explained that it was for their sake that he must leave them and return to his Father. He promised,  however, that they would never be left alone. He will send in his place the best of friends, the Holy Spirit.

 

"Come Holy Spirit, and let the fire of your love burn in my heart. Let me desire only what is pure, lovely, holy and good and in accord with the will of God and give me the courage to put away all that is not pleasing in your sight."

 

Baguio Latest News

CA junks petition to reverse RTC ruling on Baguio IPMR

BAGUIO CITY  – The 13th Division of the Court of Appeals dismissed the petition for certiorari filed by embattled city Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Roger Sinot that sought to assail an order handed down by a local court which granted the application for issuance of writ of preliminary injunction and denying his second motion for reconsideration.

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DOH-CAR focuses on indigenous ways to address health concerns

BAGUIO CITY, June 19 (PIA) - - The Department of Health gathered  stakeholders  to  share their good practices and views in crafting more responsive health services that will ensure a better health outcome for the people of Cordillera  in the second “Am – Among for Health” Regional Health Summit here last week.

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No toilets for 54,000 Cordillera households

BAGUIO CITY  – more than fifty-four thousand households in the remote areas of the Cordillera do not still have sanitary toilets to date, a top official of the Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR) said here recently.

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700 OFWs, family members celebrate Migrant Workers Day

BAGUIO CITY, June 18 (PIA) - - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration(OWWA) – Cordillera Administrative Region treated  over 700 Overseas Filipino Workers,  returnees and family members  to  a day of fun, learning and free health and wellness services at St. Vincent Gym here last June 9, in celebration of Migrant Workers Day.

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PRO – Cor chief calls for united front in ensuring peaceful, progressive communities

BAGUIO CITY, June 18 (PIA) - - Police Regional Office – Cordillera Director PCSupt. Rolando Nana calls for partnership with the citizenry in protecting the independence that Filipino heroes have fought and died for, though this time the fight is against the present ills of society that curtail freedom to live in a peaceful and progressive communities or society.

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Kalinga Latest News

Kalinga folks urged to support gov’t. infra projects

LUBUAGAN, Kalinga, March 9 (PIA) -- Community stakeholders in this high mountain village were strongly urged to support Pres. Duterte’s Build Build Build program.

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Sen. Villar asks farmers to help achieve food sufficiency

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, March 13 (PIA) -- Senator Cynthia Villar challenged farmers to contribute in achieving food sufficiency in the country, sustain the source of healthy foods for a productive Filipino, build the cooperative as partner of social institute for poverty alleviation and governance and to make life better.

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Kalinga-PENRO appeals for protection of reforestation sites

CITY OF  TABUK, Kalinga, June 18 (PIA) -  - Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Noel Barientos called on residents living near the National Greening Program (NGP) sites in the province  to help protect the government’s reforestation project.

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New farmers’ associations receive accreditation from OCAS

TABUK CITY, Kalinga  – The Office of the City Agricultural Services (OCAS) has recently accredited three rural-based farmers associations involved in food processing and tree propagation.

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Baac appoints new Kalinga Administrator

TABUK CITY, KALINGA – Governor Jocel Baac has chosen Executive Assistant Henry Gupaal to take on the mantle of Provincial Administrator.

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Ifugao Latest News

Ifugao town provides after care services to its rehabilitated drug personalities

KIANGAN, Ifugao, March 16(PIA) -- The municipal government here is  conducting after care services  to the 22  rehabilitated drug personalities (RDPs) from this town who graduated from the  Ifugao Reflection Camp (IRC)  to ensure that they are ready to be re-integrated to the community.

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No rehabilitated drug personality backslides aftercare in Ifugao

KIANGAN, Ifugao, Dec. 28 (PIA) -- No one from the more than 100 rehabilitated drug personalities at the Ifugao Reflection Camp (IRC) here has relapsed in the first three months of their aftercare, according to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO).  

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BSP to establish Knowledge Resource Collections at Ifugao capitol

LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 13 (PIA) - - The Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to establish and maintain its Knowledge Resource Collections (KRC) at the provincial capitol here  following the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the provincial government.  

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1,164 slots available for 2018 SPES in Ifugao

LAGAWE, Ifugao, March 23(PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here is now accepting applications for the hiring of 1,164 individuals under the 2018 Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).

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Tinoc mentor rebuts charges filed against her

TINOC, Ifugao  – A master teacher of the Department of Education Tinoc district refuted the charges filed against her before the Office of the Ombudsman, saying that she vehemently and vigorously denied the baseless, sham and malicious accusations of the complainant and stand by her innocence on the charges.

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Mt. Province Latest News

More individuals train as security guards under SLP

BONTOC, Mountain Province, April 11 (PIA) -- The fourth batch composed of  60  individuals recently completed the  free  skills training on security guard conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), equipping  them with knowledge and skills necessary for their employment as security guards.

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Blood donors, to be on call in 16 barangays of Bontoc

Bontoc, Mountain Province – Sufficient, safe and affordable supply of blood in every barangay of this municipality for patients who need blood transfusion will no longer be a problem.

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Convergence project to benefit 8 MP town

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Eight municipalities of Mountain Province will benefit from the government’s convergence initiative program that focuses on the conservation and rehabilitation of rice terraces for food security in Mountain Province.

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Provincial scholarship program sends 3 studes to medical school

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- Three students in the province are benefiting from the Medial Doctors Scholarship Program of the provincial government.

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MP all set for Lang-ay 2018

BONTOC, Mountain Province  – The provincial government is all set to manage this year’s 14th Lang-ay Festival including the 51st Founding Anniversary of the province with the theme “Nurturing the Homeland, Keeping Cultures Alive” this coming summer.

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Daily Reading

"The hand of the Lord was with him"

Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered, and she gave birth to a son. And her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.

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"Why are you anxious - seek first his kingdom"

"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

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"Lay up treasure in heaven"

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal,  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.

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Your heavenly Father knows what you need

"And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words.

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When you pray, fast, and give alms

"Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in  heaven.

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Love your enemies and pray for them

"You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'

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"I will send the Counselor to you"

But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?'

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