Money and more money

With the billions of pesos being released for the bonuses of government employees– their 14th month pay and cash gift of P5,000.00– the effect will be felt in a matter of days.. Police officers will be receiving theirs in a few days. Other employees will be next. Even the corner sari sari store will have better revenues. The cash registers […]

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The need for safe evacuation centers

About 80% of the Cordillera is prone to landslides. Local governments therefore should prepare for this reality so we can avoid needless deaths as what happened recently in Itogon, Benguet and in Natonin, Mountain Province. There is a need for safe evacuation centers where people can go and take shelter whenever there is a need to. Thank God, weather forecasting […]

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Prepare for the hi-tech age

Everyone should prepare for the coming onslaught of hi-tech products. A lot of these will be good for us. For one, solar panel technology has been advancing by leaps and bounds. It will not be long before individual residences will be able to produce the electricity they need through solar panels on the roof. It can be done right now, […]

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Lessons from our forebears

As we are about to troop to cemeteries to commemorate our dead, it is worth recalling that those who went before us are worth remembering from two angles. The good side and the bad side. Hence, All Saints Day and All Souls Day. There are the saints and there are those who are not yet saints thus have yet to […]

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Desperate or stupid?

Now should we describe ourselves as voters? Desperate or stupid? Look at the notable people who recently filed their certificates of candidacy. There were the very old led by Juan Ponce Enrile at 94. Alfredo Lim—”Dirty Harry”—follows at 88, who wants to replace slightly younger Joseph Estrada (“Erap para sa mahirap”) at 84, as mayor of Manila. Is the city […]

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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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