The danger for the Cordillera

We are getting brainwashed into the lowland culture of worshipping politicians. Perhaps, nothing is bad about that, if it is based on values or basically goodness as a person. Yet what appears to be emerging is more and more Cordillerans are awed by, rather envious, of those who could display money or its manifestations such as flashy clothes, jewelries, cars […]

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Our own covid vaccine?

There is now a covid vaccine being tested here in the Philippines. They are using officers of the Philippine National Police as guinea pigs. Many of them, however, are refusing to be experimented on. A popular alibi is that it is against a policeman’s beliefs. No one can argue against cultural or religious beliefs. Probably, this was the vaccine that […]

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You are now on your own

As the mayor of Baguio City often said, we cannot be held hostage by covid-19. Rightly so. The economy is dying and people have been dying since day one of the pandemic, mostly from physical causes due to the virus. Now it is coming to the attention of the public that so many had also committed suicide. If the economy […]

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Balik probinsya?

That was how poor people can get. Being referred to were lowlander laborers who were working in the mines hereabout during the mining boom in the 70s. As a Cordilleran related, he went down for the burial of a lowlander laborer with whom he shared time underground toiling to find gold for their mining company employer. When they reached the […]

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Spiking suicide rates

Suicide rates in the country and all around the world are rising. In Baguio City, the recent suicide of a prominent person strongly fueled discussions everywhere, in coffee shops and offices, at Malcolm Square, in jeepneys, etc. The positive side of that sad occurrence might be that the phenomenon will finally get the attention it deserves from government health officials […]

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Our primitive agriculture

For years we had pointing out the need for technology to aid our farmers, particularly our vegetable farmers. This pandemic delivered the coup de grace on our complacency about this need. A fraction of the produce of Cordilleran vegetable farmers the past months was transported to main lowland markets particularly Metro Manila, but the rest were just thrown or given […]

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