100s of deaths in September

The typhoons in recent memory that caused 100s of deaths happened in September. Typhoon Ondoy happened on September 24, 2009. The resulting deaths climbed all the way to 464. Agricultural and infrastructure damages – 11 billion pesos. Beautiful houses, still being amortized, were destroyed by rampaging floods. People had to go up their roofs to avoid getting drowned or being […]

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Proactive moves vs. corruption

Never mind the early release of big-time criminals from Muninlupa. The people have already drawn their conclusions, most especially on the collusion between Faeldon and the powers-that-be. What concerns us more is the corruption in our midst particularly in Baguio City which is the most populous community in this region. Eradicating corruption would mean a thriving business community with more […]

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Indigenous health knowledge transmission

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD (I shared this during the Panel on Indigenous Knowledge Transmission through Multimedia on August 29, 2019 as part of TAWID- Indigenous Knowledge Learning Festival held at UP Baguio.) Thank you to the organizers of this Indigenous Knowledge Festival for inviting me- Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos of UP Baguio, Jacqueline Carino of the Philippine Task Force for […]

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The tale of Barangay Tue

In the olden times, a couple lived in a place called Tabiyo. One day, the pair Magang-an and Kuya-ob found out that their pig was nowhere to be found. They exerted all their efforts in looking for it, but they found no trace. After several months, the hog came home. It seemed to be very tired and hungry. Too happy, […]

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Grandparents’ Day Fair at SM Baguio

SM City Baguio will be hosting the Grandparents’ Day from September 2- 8. The celebration is a series of events dedicated for our grandparents and to showcase our appreciation for them. Grandparents can start enjoying their day shopping and dining in SM with upcoming grand deals they can avail from participating stores and restaurants. The promos will be up until […]

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Gina Lopez, the hope

She was fearless. She was selfless. She could have accomplished a lot for the Filipino people. Such were the talk on the streets, in homes and in offices when it was announced that Gina Lopez passed away due to cancer. While other media have peppered the public about her achievements, not much was said on why she became who she […]

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Traffic can only get worse

Despite the commitment of the new administration of Baguio to take car of traffic woes, any short term measure can only go so far. Such will be short term as political terms of office last only for three years and most politicians are only thinking with that kind of short time horizon. Some measures (more traffic enforcers, less illegally parked […]

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New developments in the city?

About a month after the assumption of the new administration of Baguio City, there are noticeable differences. While there are still reported illegal gambling joints, many of the publicly recognized gambling venues were closed. Hopefully, there will be a total shut down of these joints and that there will be no backsliding. Many vehicles along streets whose owners misappropriated sizeable […]

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Poor electronic connectivity

These are now common scenes. In one court case, the lawyer of an OFW in Israel seeking to annul her marriage with a philandering husband was already due for cross examination through Facebook or Skype. Her image on the laptop computer on the lawyers’ table was clear and on the TV monitor in front of the judge. When she started […]

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