Three against the world?

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD Just a couple of days ago, typhoon Lawin was busy destroying lives and properties in Northern-Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Bicol Region, discharging rainfall in a day almost equivalent to one month average rainfall for October. In Beijing, China another fury, originating from the Philippines, was busy creating international confusion. He is no other than the […]

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EDITORIAL

Bob Dylan’s songs was also a force in the Cordillera Like other parts of the country, all nooks and crannies of Baguio City in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s were resonating with political protests that led to the declaration of Martial Law in 1972. Protest songs were one of the powerful tools. The most popular ones included the songs […]

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Clan leads production of crop of the moment

By Estanislao Albano, Jr. As the corn craze continues to sweep across Tabuk City obliterating whatever remains of the once thick forest including coffee plantations, members of the Gunaban clan in Nambukayan, this city, are converting their coffee plantations into ginger patches. There is a fundamental difference between turning a coffee plantation into corn land and to a ginger patch: […]

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Prostatic metastasis

By Tedler D. Depaynos, MD He was a prominent lawyer who was diagnosed to have prostatic cancer at the early stage. Although at times he looked depressed he was mostly seen with wide smiles striding to the hospital for his regular treatment. It was one of his hospital visits when suddenly he experienced difficulty in breathing. On his chest x–ray […]

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How you grow your crop has an impact

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD Up to this time, it is still a raging debate whether organically-grown food is better than a conventionally- or inorganically-produced one. A poll asking people which one is better hardly settles the issue precisely because it is based only on perception. It is not based on scientific facts. Sometime in 2009, a study commissioned by […]

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EDITORIAL

Illegal drugs mean death If you were a drug addict, you must have considered radical changes in your life. By all means, get off your addiction or you might prematurely end up six feet under the ground. Go away to rehab yourself, if possible in an institution where many people can keep an eye on you. Surrendering to authorities then […]

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More family anecdotes

By Estanislao Albano, Jr. FINDING THE ANSWER AFTER 10 YEARS Since 2006 when Aglaia left for college, Florence and I have been the only people in the house except of course when the kids come for vacation or when we have visitors. So her usual dialogue when some coupon bond she bought got consumed without her noticing it or some […]

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