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As The Bamboos Sway: I miss our misty Baguio hill

Cloud Kissed City used to be one of the poetic descriptions bestowed upon Baguio City in Northern Luzon, Philippines. That was ions of years ago when one of my vivid memories as a kid in the 1950s is where one could be lost in the thick fog that descend upon Burnham Park.

From Under This Hat: The beleaguered IPMR position

Following through the case of the Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative (IPRM) of Baguio, I feel there is a deliberate attempt to discredit the selected representative especially in the move to call an assembly of the different indigenous cultural communities in Baguio to resolve whether or not the national guidelines for the selection of an IPMR for Baguio was followed; or so with the local guidelines for the selection, and if the selected IPMR for Baguio was eligible.

Weekly Reflections: A theology of fear and anxiety

No doubt our country today is gripped in fear and anxiety. Our socio-economic and political situation is very much unstable. In the countryside, where armed conflicts are going on, people are in fear for their lives. The Marawi crisis is still going on. And there is a nagging fear that it might spill over to other parts of the country.

Crossroads: What if

Ang Hulyo ay Disaster Prevention Month. Sa mga nakaranas ng magnitude 7 lindol noong Hulyo 1990, isa itong trahedyang nagpapaala sa atin na dapat lagi tayong handa. Kung may ganito ulit na pangyayari, handa na kaya tayo?

Ilocandia Rumblings: Failure of RA 7171 and RA 8240 (2/3)

A glance on the Cost of Production (COP) form of the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) tells a lot about the state of the tobacco industry. From start to finish, the field activities, equipment and the number of man-days employed shows a backward if not primitive production process compared to other tobacco producing countries.

Statements: Oppose Duterte’s machination for a nationwide Martial Law

Ilocos Human Rights Alliance (IHRA-KARAPATAN), an alliance of human rights advocates in the Ilocos Region condemns the threat and harassment perpetrated by members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) detailed at the Municipality of Sudipen in La Union against students of the University of the Philippines Manila

Weekly Reflections: Remembering the killer quake

The recent devastating earthquake in Eastern Visayas, particularly in the island of Leyte, reminds us of the July 16, 1990 killer quake here in the City of Baguio that took thousands of lives. There are many explanations about earthquakes. Volcanologists were saying that the July 16 killer quake was tectonic in origin; meaning, it was caused by some changes or deformations in the earth’s crusts.

Statements: Retain PIA-CAR at the Cordillera cottage

We are informed that the Office of the President plans to renovate the once called Lualhati Guest House, the summer cottage once assigned to the press secretary across the Mansion, that has housed the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Cordillera Administrative Region since 2005.