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About March Fianza

MARCH FIANZA was a former editor of Baguio Midland and has been a columnist of the Baguio Chronicle since its maiden issue. He is also a folk singer and chronicler of Benguet culture and politics. In any political gathering in Baguio and Benguet or wherever there is watwat, his trademark green Beetle is sure to find its way there too.
19 09, 2022

Rooster’s Tales – Parking rows and rackets?

By |2022-09-19T14:07:25+00:00September 19, 2022|Opinion|0 Comments

LAST week, newspaper editor and publisher Alfred Dizon parked his van at 3:30 pm along Harrison Road, a national road, and paid the corresponding parking fees for two hours, plus the extra hour he needed. That means, his motor vehicle (MV) can occupy the parking space from 3:30 pm until [...]

5 09, 2022

Rooster’s Tales – Easy profit

By |2022-09-05T13:10:30+00:00September 5, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Rooster’s Tales – Easy profit

NOTHING new. Corruption has been there since. When asked for its definition during an informal discussion around buckets of beers years ago, one philosopher defined it as the “absence of honesty” . I said it is illegal to profit in any form. It has many faces and comes in many [...]

4 08, 2022

Rooster’s Tales – Shake, rattle, and roll

By |2022-08-04T17:51:13+00:00August 4, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Rooster’s Tales – Shake, rattle, and roll

WEDNESDAY morning, I was watching the news when the TV started dancing. It was 8:40 AM on my clock. The shaking became more violent so I had to hold the TV set. As the earthquake struck, people along Magsaysay Avenue were screaming and scampering in all directions. I could not [...]

28 07, 2022

Rooster’s Tales – SONA 2022 and the Killer EQ90

By |2022-07-28T07:00:06+00:00July 28, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Rooster’s Tales – SONA 2022 and the Killer EQ90

ACCORDING to an official in the House of Representatives, President Marcos asked those in charge of preparations to keep his first State of the Nation Address simple so the public can focus their attention on his message. Everyone is wondering what Bongbong will tell us in his first SONA this [...]

18 07, 2022

Rooster’s Tales – Top honchos in agri and education

By |2022-07-18T11:22:38+00:00July 18, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Rooster’s Tales – Top honchos in agri and education

AFTER VP Sara Duterte was appointed Department of Education (DepEd) secretary, President Bongbong Marcos chose to be secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA). Their respective decisions to take on the two departments were because education and agriculture in the country have been very problematic. By personally directing these agencies [...]

21 06, 2022

Rooster’s Tales – Recalling yesterday’s news

By |2022-06-21T09:51:28+00:00June 21, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Rooster’s Tales – Recalling yesterday’s news

SOMETIME in the ‘90s when I managed another Courier, there was a story going around in watering holes about a bank employee who had been approving bank loan applications for her ballroom dancing circle even without the required collateral. Cases were filed against the employee and since these were already [...]

14 06, 2022

Rooster’s Tales – ‘Faky faky’ news and its faces

By |2022-06-14T13:33:39+00:00June 14, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Rooster’s Tales – ‘Faky faky’ news and its faces

FAKE news is not new. It’s been everywhere now since things became hi-tech. With the recent increase in the use of social media, most especially Facebook, fake news has escalated and has even found its corner in the mainstream media. With this, honest and sincere media work is undermined.     In [...]

1 06, 2022

Rooster’s Tales – Tinglayan is ‘red’ on the map

By |2022-06-01T12:02:17+00:00June 1, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Rooster’s Tales – Tinglayan is ‘red’ on the map

THE town of Tinglayan in Kalinga, particularly Barangay Buscalan, was recently “put on the map” so to speak, due to good and bad events that took place recently. First, the bad news. CIDG files criminal cases against the Tinglayan village head. The punong barangay of Buscalan of this town in [...]

30 03, 2022

Benguet farmers vote in hybrid elections

By |2022-03-30T10:06:54+00:00March 30, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Benguet farmers vote in hybrid elections

THERE was sad news last weekend about a Benguet farmers’ group that was purposely not invited to a farmers’ congress held this month at the capitol, following written and unwritten petitions by the group against illegally imported carrots, onions, other vegetables, and even strawberries that had been flooding lowland and [...]

14 02, 2022

Rooster’s Tales – ‘Kailyan’

By |2022-02-14T08:28:38+00:00February 14, 2022|Opinion|Comments Off on Rooster’s Tales – ‘Kailyan’

“KAKAILYAN,” masapol mo ba ti tulong (townmates, do you need help)?” That line printed on a tarp and posted on fences, barangay halls, houses, and walls of sari-sari stores located along roadsides in Benguet is simply telling people in need of help to call the cellphone number on the poster. [...]

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