Ifugao Settlements of Disputes: A Rule of Culture

Justice delayed. Justice denied. – A long-lived feature that slowly discolored our once vivid society for centuries under an alien rule of law. But, as far as history could resoundingly bring into light the reality about our Ifugao ancestors, did you know that despite the absence of aristocratic or monarchial authority to generally supervise their community, their ways of life were actually exemplified with a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, and peace? And for simpler yet colorful and eloquent words to paint, harmony filled everybody’s atmosphere.

Conflicts and disputes of self-interest may challenge their linkage to one another; still, harmonious relationships served all the hospitable Ifugao people to live in oneness and peace. Social standings may be acknowledged during the olden times; however, everybody still submits to the community’s council no matter what his standing is.

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Redefining Academic Excellence

Such a noble dream Ifugao State University (IFSU) has when it envisioned, six years ago, of an institution of Academic Centers of Excellence where educational programs are highly standardized and are at par with globally-recognized universities.

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Even I, myself, am very much ‘overwhelmed’ and ‘inspired’ that it encourages me to work hard on my part as a student and a campus writer. In fact, wanting to share my journalistic skills to the university was one reason that drove me back to enroll here. Yes, it was; and the rest about ‘me’ is already history. Now enough with so much talk, let’s go back.

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With its four major key thrusts—Instruction, Research, Extension & Training, Income Generation—serving as its most fundamental guiding principles in its quest for glory, IFSU continues to make advancements, as they believe, as shown by its increasing national board passing rates and accreditation levels, improving faculty profile, and growing international linkages with other universities.

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Exploring the Island Born of Fire: Camiguin, Philippines Escapade

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What does semestral break means to us? For college students, it would be that same good old routine every year. That would be going home, have some chit-chat with friends, plan for an outdoor activity, sit under that acacia tree longing for something new and the rest-BOREDOM.

But this year’s break is totally different to the highest degree. It is the most amazing, astounding, astonishing and incredible experience so far and a combination of the E’s – ENJOY! EXPLORE! EXPERIENCE! With one phrase, it’s “Rock the World SPAMmers!”

It was on the last grace of the cold October winds when we [Rolly and Denmark] were informed by our adviser Dr. Jeng Jeng Bolintao that the research paper she submitted with us as co-researchers was accepted at the 9th School Press Advisers Movement (SPAM) National Media Confab at the Paras Beach Resort, Mambajao, Camiguin Islands last October 27-29, 2015. The said activity is a nationwide gathering of campus journalist from the different school levels- elementary, secondary and tertiary- for a common advocacy which is to promote responsible campus journalism.

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