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The Ilocos Times Dec. 29, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015

THE ILOCOS TIMES’ top 10 Ilocanos for 2014

[ Publisher’s Note: As it has become a tradition for The Ilocos Times to fete and recognize the 10 most outstanding Ilocanos for the year, we are proud to present this year’s choice by the paper’s editorial board. Inasmuch as we want to honor all who made it big for the past 2014, we limited our choices to those who made—and sustained—the biggest impact to the province. Kudos to this year’s awardees and may you all have the same impact in the coming New Year. Congratulations and more power ] AS ILOCANDIA’s oldest and most read newspaper, The Ilocos Times continues to bear witness to the greatness of the Ilocano. This is the third year we are presenting this list of Ilocanos who have made a significant dent in their respective spheres of influence. The 2014 roster is interestingly diverse. Of the 10 honorees, 5 are individuals while the other half are groups. One is nonagenarian while another is a youth group. Two are elected officials while two are NGOs—one a watchdog whil

Welcome each day with gladness

WE have every reason to welcome each day with gladness, regardless of how our condition may be physically, mentally, emotionally. And that’s because God is always good, and his love and mercy never end. No sin nor stupidity of ours can change that. It ’ s not him who will condemn us, if ever we get condemned. It’s us. We need to train ourselves to always have a positive outlook in life, to be hopeful and optimistic, in spite of whatever. As far as God is concerned, he has given us everything we need to be like him, happy, full of love and goodness. We have to look at this matter first of all within the framework of the over-all plan of God when he decided to create us and the rest of the universe. Truth is we have all been created out of love, out of sheer goodness on the part of God who did not have any need to create anything or anyone. He just wanted to share what he has with us. In short, the whole of creation has been generated out of love and is meant for love. With

On ethics

Ethics is about making choices that may not always feel good or may not seem beneficial to you but are the right choices to make. They are the choices that make "model citizens" and examples of the golden rules. We've all heard about the golden rules: Don't hurt, don't steal, don't lie, or the most famous aphorism of Confucius. "Do unto others what you don't want others do unto you." These are not just catchy phrases; these are words of wisdom that any productive member of society should strive to live by. In our personal lives, most people try to do the golden rules. Ethics are thought of by many people as something that is related to the private side of life and not to the business side. In many businesses, having ethics is frowned upon or thought of as a negative subject. This is because business is usually about doing what's profitable, not about what's really the right thing to do. Many people tend to disregard ethics speci

Dagiti birbirokek, adda kenka

Dagiti birbirokek, adda kenka  Amado I. Yoro Ewa, Hawaii Birbirokek ti pusok Adda gayam kenka  Adda gayam kenka  Birbirokek ti kararuak Adda gayam kenka Birbirokek ti kinataok Adda gayam kenka  Adda gayam kenka Birbirokek ti kinasiak Sika gayam ti kinasiak Birbirokek ti ayatko Sika gayam ti ayatko Birbirokek ti kaibatogak Kaibatogak ti kinasiak Saanko a napukaw ti pusok Saan met ti kararuak Ket ti kinataok Agraman iti kinasiak Addada amin kenka Ket ammuem: siak ti pakabuklak Sika ti biag,  Ti Bileg agkurangak no awanka Sika ti aminko!

Adda apuy iti iliw, ti alipaga ti segga

Adda apuy iti iliw, ti alipaga ti segga Amado I. Yoro Ti Umang-anges a darikmat Adda met sugat ti ayat, gracia campos Tapno riknaen ti saem a kakuyog Ti pannakaugas ti barukong A kas iti atab ti baybay ti panagdaliasat Ti panagduma iti linak ken allawig Adu ti puris ken siit uray iti dalan Ti derraas ti pannakigasanggasat Kas iti karayan agayusda ti biag lasatenna dagiti karayan adda dagiti tamnay-apgad ti biag isuda met la dagiti ramen ti panagdaliasat Mapessaan ti piek iti umok Ket sallukoban ti payak, adda apuy iti panangilala Adda Apuy ti iliw; Alipaga ken alinaga Bara, pudot anem-em Silnag silaw; Apuy-ayat Ti sugat-saem matay met laeng iti darang Ti narayray nga init ti bulan aglemmeng Adda ti igaaw ken kalgaw ti lua ni liday matayda met Iti dalluyon ti ragsak dagiti adu a katawa.

Nothing dirty here: FAO kicks off International Year of Soils 2015

Spotlight turns to humanity’s silent ally and the risks it faces Healthy soils are critical for global food production and provide a range of environmental services. Rome— Healthy soils are critical for global food production, but we are not paying enough attention to this important "silent ally," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on the eve of World Soil Day, to be celebrated on 5 December.  Healthy soils not only are the foundation for food, fuel, fiber and medical products, but also are essential to our ecosystems, playing a key role in the carbon cycle, storing and filtering water, and improving resilience to floods and droughts, he noted.  The UN has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. The year will be kicked off tomorrow at events in Rome, New York and Santiago de Chile, in an effort to raise awareness and promote more sustainable use of this critical resource.  "Today, we have more than 805 million people facing hu

Happy New Year?

Notices for Dec. 22, 2014

Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CFN-0022-2014                                                                                             19 December 2014 CCE-0098-2014         R.A. 10172             In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that MILAGROS F. AGUINALDO has filed with this Office, a petition for Change of First Name from “TRINIDAD” to “MILAGROS” and correction of entry in the date of birth from “AUGUST 7, 1968” to “AUGUST 27, 1968” in the Certificate of Live Birth of TRINIDAD S. FERMIN at Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte and whose parents are Miguel C. Fermin and Laureana C. Sales.             Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than January 6, 2015. (SGD) FELIZA C. RATUITA


Dagitoy man dagiti paboritomi a pagsasao a naadaw iti 24 Oras Ilokano iti daytoy a tawen: No kasano’t kinabengbeng ti rupa isu met ti kinaingpis ti kararua. Ti uleg, uray maawanan ti gita, ulegto latta. Agminarto iti rupa ti kinangisit ti kararua. Masansan a dagiti nakarit ket dagiti awanan ti pudno a saririt. Alisto a maunnat ti agkedked nga agannad. Saanto a makasang-at ti tao a mabuteng iti rigat. Nasaysayaat pay ti agserbi iti ngumernger a tigre ngem ti makikaddua iti karasaen nga aginpapasimple. Ti napudot nga ulo agasan ti nabara a puso. Masansan a ti tapik iti abaga ket nalimed a bagkong iti bukot a nawada. Ti aginnanakem karemkemen ti sakit ti nakem. Mailisi iti panagsagaba ti tao a managpakumbaba. Agusaw ti kinaragsak no matibnukan ti nalabes a kina-appak. Nadakdakes tay puso a nalupoy ngem tay panunot a nakapoy. Nainaw iti kinagulib ti tao a sipsip. Abalbalay ti pannakapaay ti tao a nareklamo unay. Mangriing t

Naidumduma a kallaysa: babai Ken babai da Mhar ken Lecey

Ni Amado I. Yoro Kasla nakaad -adayo idi a mapasamak nga adda agkallaysa iti agpada a kinataona,  ti agasawa a babai ken padana a babai, wenno lalaki ken padana a lalaki ta kas ibatay iti nasantuan a kasuratan iti makuna traditional marriage ket maysa a lalaki ken babai laeng ti mabalin nga agasawa. “Ta pinagtipon ti Dios ti lalaki ken babai tapno agbalinda a maymaysa…” A kastoy ti baliksen ti padi kabayatan nga annongenna iti seremonia ti nasagraduan a sakramento: “In the Name of God, you Romeo, do you take this woman to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until you parted by death. And you Juliet, do you take this man to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse for richer for poorer in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until you parted by death….” Kunada nga isungbat: I DO. Ngem kasla saan a nakapapati ngem pudno nga