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Choiced Cuts: “On Call”

CHOICED CUTS, is a story board of the realities of the health sector — collage of stories, in tids and pieces, of the common Filipino facing bodily and societal ailments and struggling for a better, quality health care. These stories would be funny, sad at times it will make US feel and think while we cry or laugh, or both.

Women’s Front: Building a sustainable and resilient future

It is important for us in the global south to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But from where I stand, we would like to monitor it by dissecting structural barriers that block our way towards a sustainable, resilient and just future. Are we on track?

NPA clash with AFP in the Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — The revolutionary movement scored against the government’s all-out offensive in three separate clashes in the Cordillera. The firefight between the Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) and New People’s Army (NPA) occurred in Mountain Province and Abra last week.

City dads approve experimental carless Monday

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City council approved an experimental carless Monday within the City Hall premises beginning this August on every fourth Monday of the month as part of the city’s contribution to environmental protection.

All That Fits: Makibaka, huwag matakot!

July 23 is expectedly a red letter date with coordinated people’s actions in different parts of the country during the third state of the nation address of the president (I refuse to print the name. It is akin to he-who-must-not-be-named in the Harry Potter series of books and movies). In Baguio City, Tongtongan ti Umili will organise a forum followed by a people’s march—it is a public activity and everyone is invited.

As The Bamboos Sway: Balik Turon

In all SM complexes I have gone to in the Philippines, all throughout Manila, from Baguio to Cebu, GenSan in Davao or San Fernando in Pampanga and others, they have a uniform price for their turons – 15 pesos. Also, of almost similar quality, a foot long, stout with banana (we call saba in Ilocano) lined with slivers of jackfruit strips, they are wrapped with the traditional lumpia wrapper and fried with smudges of brown sugar.