BAGUIO CITY — The last of Duterte administration’s progressives resigned from the cabinet on August 20, citing the termination of the peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as the primary reason.
Yesterday I sat by a cluster of fountains. The main center spout spurted at least 10 feet high, reaching for the midmorning clouds dotting the azure skies. The rest, a dozen of them, swayed with equal reach of at least five feet around the center. Altogether, they were a wonderful sight to behold apart from the tiny rainbows that broke the sunrays to the colors that they are. Moreover, the thunderous splashing from each spout produced a musical cadence that harmonized into a magical choir that stirred my very soul.
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BAGUIO CITY — Members of the Society of Outstanding Citizens of Baguio (SOCOB) are initiating a move to enrich local history by encouraging writers and publishers to donate books and narratives about the city.
Agbirbirokak ti tulingan idiay tiendaan ngem bangus, tilapia ken galunggong met laeng ti adda ken sumagmamano a sapsap. Nalabit a gapu kadagiti bagio ket bassit ti nagkalap iti taaw. Ngem adu ti lako a pasayan isu a napanunotko a gumatang kadagiti babassit nga aramiden a crunchy pulutan, malaksid a nalaklaka, P200 ti maysa a kilo kumpara iti dadakkel a pasayan a P400.
Columnist’s Note: I relegate my column in this issue to Aurea Liporada, a former Clinical Instructor at the Baguio General Hospital School of Nursing in the Philippines.
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BAGUIO CITY — The hospital, which was held responsible for dumping medical waste that polluted a Benguet creek, begun cleaning it up on August 2 right after the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) directed it to retrieve every syringe and biological material that washed down the waterway in July.
CABUGAO, Ilocos Sur — In a fitting commemoration of the World Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the different tribes in Ilocos gathered in this town on August 9 for the First Ilocos Indigenous Peoples Convergence and Consultation.
BAGUIO CITY — The free prior and informed consent (FPIC) process is but one of the many fora for indigenous peoples to assert their right to land and to self-determination.
August 9, 2018. So we are standing under the rain in the middle of Malcolm Square, Baguio City. My feet and knees are starting to ache from the cold (kasi saanak nga naglana iti kadadaras ko a rumuar idi agsapa—sign of aging, no doubt) and I underestimated the rainfall, thus I neglected to bring my rubber boots. I try to be still under my umbrella to prevent more exposure to the rain, but it is inevitable when I applaud the speakers. Speakers whose messages and songs made me forget the cold and rain for a while by the urgency of their messages.
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