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About Frank Cimatu

FRANK CIMATU has been using "Wagwag The Tail" for his column in another local weekly before hauling it to Baguio Chronicle. You can read some of his past columns at unholyhours.blogspot.com
1 08, 2022

Nine dead from Abra earthquake in Cordillera, infra damage pegged at 400M in Northern Luzon

By |2022-08-01T15:30:55+00:00August 1, 2022|News, Top Story|Comments Off on Nine dead from Abra earthquake in Cordillera, infra damage pegged at 400M in Northern Luzon

DEATH caused by the 7.0 Lagangilang earthquake last July 27 climbed to nine after the four bodies of residents buried in a road landslide in Kayadakkad, Luba, Abra were recovered Friday afternoon. Using six backhoes, rescuers were able to recover the bodies of Louie Balais Dining, 21 years old; Jack [...]

25 07, 2022

Magalong uncovers P50-M market scam, files cases against city treasury officers

By |2022-07-25T12:02:57+00:00July 25, 2022|Business, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Magalong uncovers P50-M market scam, files cases against city treasury officers

MAYOR Benjamin Magalong said that a cabal in his own City Treasury Office has been uncovered to have defrauded the city of at least P50 million in market arrival fees or the so-called kwartais.  Magalong said five employees have been charged with malversation and said that more (cabbage) heads will [...]

18 07, 2022

How to dress as a tourist in Baguio a hundred years ago

By |2022-07-18T10:53:03+00:00July 18, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on How to dress as a tourist in Baguio a hundred years ago

You can dress as a “native” if you wanted to, but there are photo studios in Baguio where you wear a g-string and Ibaloi tapis with a pine forest backdrop. You can even wear a rattan headgear or a bungkaka, a bamboo buzzer which creates a buzz when you strike [...]

27 05, 2022

The air that we breathe: Xyza Cruz Bacani

By |2022-07-18T08:28:44+00:00May 27, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on The air that we breathe: Xyza Cruz Bacani

OTHER than Jillian Robredo, another famous Filipina graduated from New York University last week. She is Xyza Cruz Bacani. Her story as an assistant to her mother who is a domestic worker in Hong Kong and how she rose to become one of the Philippines’ most famous photographers serves as [...]

3 05, 2022

Jillian heckling incident defused by her mother

By |2022-05-03T12:25:27+00:00May 3, 2022|News|Comments Off on Jillian heckling incident defused by her mother

“NO need to apologize. This unfortunate incident does not diminish our love and respect for the Baguio people.” And with that, VP Leni Robredo defused the Jillian heckling incident at the Baguio Public Market and assured that she will come up for the “Takder, Cordi” Grand Rally at the Melvin [...]

3 05, 2022

Bill revising 1909 Baguio Charter lapses into law

By |2022-05-03T12:24:38+00:00May 3, 2022|News, Top Story|Comments Off on Bill revising 1909 Baguio Charter lapses into law

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte did not veto nor did he sign the Revised Baguio City Charter Act, but he allowed thirty days to pass and so Republic Act 11689 became a law last April 11. “Republic Act 11689 will amend the historic American-era charter after over 100 years, and will cater [...]

30 03, 2022

Magalong slams NTF-ELCAC for red-baiting him but PNP continues red-baiting

By |2022-03-30T08:28:27+00:00March 30, 2022|News, Top Story|Comments Off on Magalong slams NTF-ELCAC for red-baiting him but PNP continues red-baiting

MAYOR Benjamin Magalong found himself the object of red-baiting after asking the police to stop bringing out posters and social media posts red-baiting residents and groups in the city.  He also denied the allegations of National Task Force ELCAC Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy and the League of Parents of the [...]

29 11, 2021

Baguio joins 700 COVID Club

By |2021-11-29T14:23:02+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Baguio joins 700 COVID Club

ON November 17, Baguio joined the dreaded 700 Club, meaning the city has now 700 COVID-19 related deaths since March 2020. This could be a depressing statistic, but that means that more than halfway through November, the city has only logged 35 deaths. It means that Baguio has finally stopped [...]

12 11, 2021

City booster shots expected at end of November

By |2021-11-12T09:24:04+00:00November 12, 2021|Health, News, Top Story|Comments Off on City booster shots expected at end of November

THE country’s vaccine czar said that Baguio will roll out its booster shots by the end of the month. Carlito Galvez Jr., National Task Force against COVID-29 chief implementor, said that they will start with the medical frontliners followed by immunocompromised senior citizens and individuals. In a press conference here [...]

24 10, 2021

MJ burns a dream to be mayor

By |2021-10-24T09:28:42+00:00October 24, 2021|News|Comments Off on MJ burns a dream to be mayor

Five days after filing, MP mayoral candidate arrested for MJ trading A MAYORAL candidate in a town in Mountain Province was arrested Wednesday morning at Sadanga town for transporting 19 marijuana bricks and cylinders worth more than P2 million. Sonny Kidit Kalaw, a 36-year-old former police officer, was among five [...]

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