Getting a good parcel of land

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas Here is one way. There is a good three-hectare parcel of land about 30 kilometers from Baguio City. It was made beautiful by improvements thereon. Choice flowers were planted on the right places. The edges were planted with Alnus trees that were trimmed regularly that they became bushy at a controlled height of just about […]

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Forest fires and a wedding

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD Early January this year, one of my former varsity chess players at BSU, Joercy Garas, asked me and my wife to stand as sponsors at her wedding which happened last April 6, 2024. I readily gave her my affirmative response. Why? I had no qualms in saying yes to someone who had shown respect and […]

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Illusionary Expectations

By Shawn Marc B. Carreon Is it because one is blind? The world still revolves, but still it grinds. Bountiful joys bloom in summers season, Such beauty not to be seen, nature is the reason. As you stand in the rain, you’d expect a symphony, You’d want it back, wanting it to be sunny. Life and death each tell their […]

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A dreamer

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas Lately, living in Baguio has felt like being roasted inside an oven. Just insufferable heat greets us in the morning and would still be there to tuck us in for the night. That walk to the “paradahan” of jeepneys are enough to make us sweat and feel uncomfortable, but being inside makes you feel like […]

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Puppies

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas One of the things I look forward to, living with several stubborn, comedic and weird dogs, are the small pups that eventually pop out after their “heat” season. The little fellas always shine with innocence and eradicates any negativity that swirls inside us. They are like sponge that absorbs stress but squeezes out positivity to […]

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An Echo From a Heart

By Shawn Marc B. Carreon Troubles consume happiness from within, Where the light becomes dull and thin, Why not tell me, is it a sin? It’s not the end of a story, not a fin. Tell me, what makes you sad? A response would make me glad, Silence makes us forget the memories we had. Why keep your emotions in […]

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Teachers’ dilemma in school

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD Very recently, a teacher scolding her students went viral. Fortunately, DepEd Sec Sara Duterte announced that no penalty will be meted to the concerned teacher. Imagine this classroom situation. The teacher is enthusiastically but seriously teaching a class of 50 students. While the teacher is talking, some students are talking to each other; others are […]

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Fasting, the reasons behind

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas For Christians, they should abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and on other Fridays of lent. For Muslims, I think they fast for about a month. I don’t really know much about their fasting but it is only at daytime. They would eat and drink, I think after the sun sets, up […]

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President John F. Kennedy

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD It is Lenten week as I was writing this piece. I was thinking of offering an article related to agriculture but since it is Lenten, and the theme is about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, I decided otherwise. I then chose a topic something related to death; specifically, the assassination of President John […]

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