Proudly Philippine-made

By Estanislao Albano, Jr. Note: The replay of this piece which saw print in this space first week of August 2006 is prompted by the editorial of the Manila Times on October 11, 2018 titled “Regulatory vigilance vs subpar building products” gently reminding the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of its responsibility to ensure that building materials in the […]

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Singular Testicles

By Tedler D. Depaynos, MD From time to time we have parents who brought their children to the hospital because of a singular testicle. Of course they bathed their children since they were babies and have noticed the defect much earlier but because they thought that the appearance was just delayed their hospital consultations were likewise delayed. Actually in one […]

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Some candidates

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas Just a few candidates have filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) yet. So we will just dwell on the few who did. Of note in Mountain Province is the candidacy of Mateo Chiyawan for governor. He is the incumbent mayor of his town. As far as I know, the people of Natonin and Paracelis are […]

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Divorce and Children

By Rev. Canon David B. Tabo-oy So they are no longer two, but one. v9No human being must separate, then, what God has joined together…. “Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these..” Mark 10:9,14b Parts of the Gospel lesson this Sunday touch some very sensitive part of […]

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Something light

By Estanislao Albano, Jr. ON NICKNAMES The nickname of Federico Bermudez, Jr., one of the most reliable drivers in our barangay, is Balbalkot. I never got to ask how the name originated but in Ilocano, “balkot” is “to wrap.” He is ambivalent about being called by his nickname because sometimes he is offended and sometimes he does not mind. I […]

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Ureteral stone

By Tedler D. Depaynos, MD The 29 years old male patient was twisting in severe lumbar pain which seems to be more on the right. It started suddenly 2-3 hours ago when he was about to lie down and sleep after a hard tiring work in their private tunnel digging continuously for the precious and evasive gold ore. Actually, it […]

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New Tabuk, old Rizal

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD Four days after the rampage of typhoon Ompong in Northern Luzon, a team from Benguet-Baguio area dared travel to Tabuk City to serve as evaluators for the Research Development and Extension In-house review of the Kalinga State University. The team included Ms. Flordeliza Naje, and Hector from Cordillera Consortium for Resources Research and Development (CorCARRD), […]

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Learning from Mayoyao’s cultural haven

By Anthony A. Araos Aside from publicly-run museums, ancestral houses are important instruments in determining the value of a locality as a cultural haven. To my mind, ancestral houses are already an integral part of a cultural institution. Undoubtedly, an educational or travel plan to Mayoyao for the purpose of getting a closer view of these ancestral houses thus, looks […]

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