The billion lotto prize and our mentality

People were lining up to buy lotto tickets the past days. They endured standing for hours, even under the sun, with their eyes moist on winning the billion pesos jackpot prize. What are a person’s chance? Almost zero. Yet nobody can prohibit anyone from dreaming. What was noteworthy about this? It reflects our cinderella mentality. Those countless who endured lining […]

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Duplicity and politics and the DOH

The awards stands for Cordillera Health Advocacy Media and Promotions (CHAMP) Champions of the DOH with the cooperation of DITENG Inc. and the Benguet State University. The awarded news articles on health were written by Jane Cadalig, Rimaliza A. Opina and Ofelia C. Empian, all of the Baguio Midland Courier. The awards for column stories and Indigenous Health Citation were […]

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Horse trading

With the filing of certificates of candidacy in a week or two, political aspirants are now afrenzy trying to form the best slate or getting the right guys into their lineups. Every politician is “a courting” other politicians. The main consideration of course is “winnability” and this is determined mainly by a person’s loyal voters or charisma or popularity, but […]

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‘Don’t take it lightly’

Thus was the warning from so many quarters, particularly those involved in weather forecasting It was to bring home the point that the wind of typhoon Ompong would be dangerous and the rain could even surpass that of Ondoy. From where we sit, it seems that majority of the populace took the warning to heart. Most of us prepared for […]

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Accident (again?) and overloading

The bad news as of press time (Thursday due to the threat of super typhoon Ompong) was the death of 14 Kalingas due to a jeepney’s having plunged into a ravine. The engine stopped resulting in brake failure but the vehicle was overloaded in the first place. Overloaded jeepneys is a common sight in the Cordillera especially in the provinces. […]

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The incessant rains

The effect of climate just could not be denied. The incessant rains for one the past many weeks was just so uncommon. Then the floods. Just because of monsoon rains vast areas were became underwater. A couple had to say their vows to each other in a flooded church with them and their entourage dressed to the nines. Yet there […]

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The youth and lifestyle diseases

We are becoming more and more materialistic at the expense of our health. More so the young ones. They want to acquire so many things that they are putting more and more hours into their jobs or into economic ventures to have more money to buy things—from flashy gadgets and cars to houses or condo units in expensive or exclusive […]

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