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Baguio dads to stop Suntrust construction at Gibraltar

BAGUIO CITY — Baguio City Councilors Arthur Allad-iw, Leandro Yangot, Jr., Faustino A. Olowan, and Edgar M. Avila in a resolution approved during last Monday’s regular Council session are directing the Suntrust Properties, Inc. to cease and desist from pursuing its expansion project in Barangay Gibraltar until such time that all issues and concerns regarding the safety of their excavation and construction are addressed.

Editorial: Two former mayors bid farewell

Our condolences to the families of former mayor (in 1989-1992) Jaime Roldan Bugnosen who passed away on May 9, and of the retired Judge and former mayor Braulio Dacanay Yaranon (in 2004-2006) who wrote 30 on May 15.

Students call for free education now

BAGUIO CITY – Different youth and students organizations trooped at the Malcolm People’s Park last May 12, to express their disappointment with the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the P8.3B tuition policy drafted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Government’s “backing-out” of free tuition hit

BAGUIO CITY — Several youth and student groups converged at a rally at People’s Park, here on May 12 to express dismay on the government-released implementing rules and regulation (IRR) on free tuition, saying students have no guarantees to enjoy free matriculation for the ensuing year.

Condo construction erodes newly paved road

BAGUIO CITY — The contractor for the construction of a condominium here had to bring down a section of the newly paved Gibraltar road, near Good Shepherd Convent and the Mines View Park last May 11 after the soil underneath eroded.

Makan a la Pinoy: Creamy Maja Blanca

Ti immuna a timplak iti maja blanca ket saan unay a creamy ngem naimas met. Pinadas ko a linaokan ti all-purpose cream ket nanannanam daytoy ken creamy a kasla ice cream.

Editorial: Overbuilding in the City of Pines

The aftermath of the “killer earthquake” on July 16, 1990 brought out studies about the geology and the carrying capacity of Baguio City as an integral area. These studies and estimates were made mostly by scientists in the field of environment, geology, vulcanology and hydrology, and those who cared for the City and its people.

Piston supports CASER in fight vs PUJ phaseout

BAGUIO CITY — The local chapter of transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) stressed its support for the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (CASER) drafted by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), saying that the proposal will “help immensely” the plight of jeepney operators and drivers against the many neoliberal attacks on the sector.

Militants march against neoliberalization

BAGUIO CITY — Calling for the end of all forms of neoliberal attacks that plague the workers’ sector, a multisectoral protest was launched here for the commemoration of the International Workers’ Day, May 1, 2017.

Feminist press launches book on women anthology

BAGUIO CITY — Independent and feminist publishing house Gantala Press, launched “Danas” for the second time at the Mt. Cloud Bookshop in Casa Vallejo on April 30. It was launched here because a significant number of contributors are based in the city. The book was first launched at Uno Morato Bookstore in Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City on March 18.

Arwangan ni Macliing, a commemoration of Cordi Day

BAGUIO CITY — Museo Cordillera, in partnership with Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and Issue-Based Committees in the University of the Philippines Baguio commemorated Cordillera Day through “Arwangan ni Macliing”, a program last April 28 in UP Baguio composed of different performances, story telling, and video presentations.