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2021-04-02

The Clamor of Kalinga - A Novel - Chapter 1

Chapter 1:  The Calling

 The mournful chant reverberated through the small four walls of the hut…” Aieeeee”.

           Guinnaban - 9 at that time - was cowering in the eerie shadows. He was staring at the wiry, old woman who was weeping for the gaunt, pale corpse laid on the long table. The head of the corpse was at a grotesque angle, almost totally severed from his body.


“Uma nangwa kansika anna?” (Who have done this to you?) The woman wailed even louder.

“Aiieeeeee…..” everyone joined in, and the hut became a cacophony of mournful cries.

The barrio captain motioned to the elders for a conference and they filed outside, their faces grim and murderous. Under the shades of a tamarind tree, a heated and frenzied debate took place.



Finally, the barrio captain raised his arm and shouted amidst the din, “Intakkon no, umma uwayon yo, ittod tako kanida de kingwada.”(Then, what are we waiting for? Let’s avenge his death.)

And so a full blown tribal war had begun.

Guinnaban, grew amidst this bloody chaos. The tribal war was between two warring tribes, who both fought for domination over the municipality. 

Nevertheless, he accepted it as a way of life: the constant refuge in the deep forest in the stillness of the night when the enemies had come to attack, and the strict observation of the code of silence, even when all he had wanted was to shout at the top of his voice at the injustice of it all - these had become routine occurrences for him.

And at age 10, he had stood as a sentinel during one of the night watches, keeping an eye of any attack from the other tribe.

The enemies did not select their victims. Women and children were not spared by their avenging spears and bolos. Men had their heads always severed from their bodies, as a symbol of victory. 

The victor would bring home the grotesque, bloody head and would proudly display it like a trophy in their barrio plaza. Then, the warriors would dance gleefully around it till the wee hours of dawn. During those ancient times, head-hunting was normal and considered a warrior's noble deed.

TO BE CONTINUED...


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2020-01-22

BigHit Entertainment Releases BTS Map of the Soul World Tour Schedule and Venues




BigHit Entertainment has released BTS’ Map of the Soul World Tour schedule and venues.

BTS has the following tour dates and venues as released from BigHit's Official Twitter account.




 For sure ARMY are already queuing up for the tickets. Let the hunger games begin!

BTS- The Best Boy Band in the World


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2019-09-27

Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Ranks 8th Nationwide in Med Tech Board Exams with 96.03%



Angeles University Foundation (AUF) has ranked 8th Nationwide in Med Tech Board Exams recently held last September 2019.

Out of 6,453 examinees, 4743 has passed the Licensure Exams for Medical Technologists. 
For the Top Performing Med Tech Schools, Cebu Doctors University comes in first with 100% passing percentage (100 passed out of 100 examinees). 


RANK
SCHOOL
TOTAL NO. OF EXAM.
TOTAL NO. PASSED
PERCENTAGE PASSED
1
CEBU DOCTORS UNIVERSITY
100
100
100%
2
LYCEUM OF PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY - BATANGAS INC.
94
93
98.94%
3
SAN PEDRO COLLEGE – DAVAO CITY
277
274
98.92%
4
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
53
52
98.11%
5
COLEGIO SAN AGUSTIN – BACOLOD CITY
51
50
98.04%
6
TRINITY UNIVERSITY OF ASIA – TRINITY QC
66
64
96.97%
7
FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY – MANILA
228
220
96.49%
8
ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
126
121
96.03%
9
UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
295
283
95.93%
10
UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO
82
78
95.12%


For a list of the performance of all schools, you can read it from this LINK.


Angeles University Foundation is the premier Medical Technology School in Central Luzon as well, that has nurtured many board topnotchers among its graduates. Here’s the list of topnotchers, courtesy of AUF’s Official Website.




The Med Tech course is under the College of Allied Medical Professions (CAMP), and competently headed by MT Program Chair, Dr. Engracia S. Arceo

The OT, PT, Pharma and RT courses are also under CAMP; which are ably nurtured by the hardworking Dean, Dr. Annalyn T. Navarro.  

As the first Catholic university in Central Luzon, it is indeed fulfilling its goal of “Man for God and humanity.” 

For the complete list of Medical Technology Board Passers, go to this LINK.
 



 
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