The influx of people

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas People from Metro Manila are flocking to Baguio. Marcos Highway, their main entry point, has been trafficky the past two weeks, especially on weekends. While the visitors might jumpstart the economy, they are also bringing in new Covid-19 variants. Local residents of the city and suburbs have also been coming out of the woodwork. They […]

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Silence from Mother Tongue policy advocates (Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 23, 2021)

By Estanislao Albano, Jr. Expecting Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) advocates will ignore my letter “Experience of private schools prove the folly of DepEd’s Mother Tongue policy” in the November 5 issue of this paper, through Messenger, I goaded the Linguistics Society of the Philippines (LSP), Firth McEachern, the Harvard-educated Canadian who can shame many Ilocanos in fluency in Iloko, […]

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Jogging

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas The pandemic had brought us more time than we can handle. Some had been productive, while others like me resorted to a gluttonous lifestyle. This decision was not without consequences. My weight soared like the prices of goods during the pandemic. And while eating meals enough for two people have its pros, reality came soon […]

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To The Younger Voters/ Tax Payers of Benguet, “Adi Tako Sayangin di Votos”

November 12, 2021 Greetings: This is to share with you the true knowledge and information on how Benguet Province and the Municipality of La Trinidad obtained its respective lands that used to be portions of the land reservation of Mountain State Agricultural College located at La Trinidad, Benguet Province. Sometime in the year 1980 the actual occupants of an area […]

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For better or for worse

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas Some time back, I was browsing You Tube after a harrowing experience answering a single module. The title was surprising as it read “Humanizing Hitler”. The video was based on the movie “Downfall” based on a true story I remember making a review of for one of our subjects last year. The movie focused on […]

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Beyond the Superconscious Mind

The outermost layer: The physical body (Second of a series) Our inner odyssey begins with the physical body – in fact, the body is the vehicle for our journey. The complex symphony of the body is conducted by a system of glands known as the endocrine glands, which secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones have a profound effect on all […]

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Kicking out your kid

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas On several occasions at the dinner table, I reminded our kid (JV) he would be 18 early 2022, or about 60 days from now. I then followed up the statement with the question, “You know what that means?” Silence. Then I delivered a litany about the American system that when a kid turned 18, the […]

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