Everyone has natural healing power

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD Around 40-50 years ago and earlier when people felt unwell, they would just sit or lie down, rest and sleep. They would not even eat because usually when one feels weak, the appetite is weak, too. And once rested, they would soon be up and about because they have regained their strength. Without taking any […]

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Women, men and power

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD March is Women’s Month but the spotlight has been snatched from the women by Covid-19, a virus so tiny that you need an electron microscope to see it. So tiny and yet so powerful that it has moved presidents and other leaders to take drastic measures to control it. So powerful that it is taking […]

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Anti -moma ordinance finally approved

The “Anti-Moma Ordinance” penned by Councilor Joel Alangsab has finally earned the approval of the city council after its draft went through multiple revisions. The ordinance hurdled the third and final reading with nine councilors voting in its favor, one voting against it, and one abstaining during the Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Baguio’s regular session on March 9. Alangsab has deleted, […]

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Less can be better… most of the time

By Penelope A. Domogo Did you notice that modern society wants us to have more, and more, have it bigger, bigger? Dream big. This byword has been inculcated in us since we started commerce and trade and when we had cash economy. And this is literally interpreted as big landholdings, big buildings/big houses, big business, big income, more cars, more […]

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Cordillera joins nation in declaring adolescent pregnancy as social emergency

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC) of the Cordillera Regional Development Council joins the National Social Development Committee in declaring teenage pregnancy as a national social emergency. The OIC-Assistant Regional Director Cecile Basawil of the Cordillera Commission on Population and Development shared the National and Regional Social Development Committee Resolution No. 1 Series of 2019 “Supporting the […]

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Win P50k by being creative on peace-building

With the aim to realize peace and development in the country, the National Barangay Operations Office (NBOO) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will conduct an on-the-spot poster making contest to coincide with the National Summit on the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP), a government platform that targets to end the insurgency. Before the summit […]

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Fast, pray, be healed

By Penelope A. Domogo, MD Last Wednesday, Christians celebrated Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lent. Lent is a 40-days (excluding Sundays) season for repentance, prayer and fasting. The season to slow down which is just as well because of Covid-19. Muslims also have a 30-days fasting season during Ramadan. “In Buddhism, fasting is recognized as one of the methods […]

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