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2 04, 2022

EDITORIAL: A day in the life of a fact-checker

By |2022-04-02T04:22:39+00:00April 2, 2022|Editorial, Opinion|Comments Off on EDITORIAL: A day in the life of a fact-checker

LIKE everyone, they wake up whether they like it or not. Maybe in their dreams, everyone tells the truth so there is no problem. But everyone knows what happened in Pleasantville which should be the case. When a fact-finder wakes up, they need to know what’s happening to the world. [...]

7 12, 2021

EDITORIAL – Tracking down the 6,000

By |2021-12-07T10:33:44+00:00December 7, 2021|Editorial, Opinion|Comments Off on EDITORIAL – Tracking down the 6,000

WE still do not have an Omicron case in Baguio or the Philippines, for that matter. At least not officially. You know how laxed things are in this country. And oh so slow in reacting when the variant reaches us.  The UK and US were also Omicron-free a few weeks [...]

29 11, 2021

EDITORIAL – Calling on the gods

By |2021-11-29T13:03:54+00:00November 29, 2021|Editorial, Opinion|Comments Off on EDITORIAL – Calling on the gods

THE Adivay came back without much fanfare. There will be no parades that will showcase the 13 towns in all their fine regalia. There will be no Mr. And Ms. Benguet. And none of the usual 13 tents with all the finest craft and agricultural products of each town at [...]

12 11, 2021

EDITORIAL – The BCBC priesthood

By |2021-11-12T09:54:33+00:00November 12, 2021|Editorial, Opinion|Comments Off on EDITORIAL – The BCBC priesthood

ON November 2, All Soul’s Day, members of the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club, converged at that part of Burnham Park they called “Camp Peppot.” Two trees, which BCBC members planted decades ago, were uprooted by a storm in that area and they thought of replanting. But it wasn’t yet [...]

24 10, 2021

EDITORIAL The sad, sad refrain

By |2021-10-24T11:45:09+00:00October 24, 2021|Editorial, Opinion|Comments Off on EDITORIAL The sad, sad refrain

JOSE Marie Chan should be singing by now, but instead of listening to ‘whenever I see girls and boys selling lanterns on the street,’ we heard a different tune last week. “I look out and I see the rain as it falls on my window pane. And the music that’s [...]

22 09, 2021

EDITORIAL – Home battles

By |2021-09-22T13:34:32+00:00September 22, 2021|Editorial, Opinion|Comments Off on EDITORIAL – Home battles

NO more space left in the inns, so might as well go home. During the virtual Kapihan, health officers suggested that households come out with “isolation rooms” because of the rising cases of COVID-19. For the past nine days, the daily cases in Baguio never went below 200. Recoveries only [...]

5 09, 2021

The revenge of the contravida

By |2021-09-05T13:28:53+00:00September 5, 2021|Editorial, Opinion|Comments Off on The revenge of the contravida

NEWS that Arjo Atayde and Mayor Magalong have kissed and made up barely made it to the local media.  One, because it was totally expected.  Second, because our mayor is a dugong artista and will indeed let bygones be bygones.  So now Baguio is again a free country for movie [...]

19 08, 2021

Fighting the delta force

By |2021-08-19T15:02:14+00:00August 19, 2021|Editorial, Opinion|Comments Off on Fighting the delta force

ACT like it’s already here, the mayor has said. But even if it’s not here yet, how the Delta variant slowly penetrated Apayao is something to be alarmed at. Apayao is the most remote province in this already remote region of ours. And yet when the Philippine Genome Center verified [...]

14 08, 2021

How to prevent landslides, including elections, while it’s raining

By |2021-08-14T09:43:53+00:00August 14, 2021|Editorial, Opinion|Comments Off on How to prevent landslides, including elections, while it’s raining

BENGUET is the wettest part of the country, and also in the world. We still hold the highest rainfall rate in a 24-hour span for more than 50 years now.  And with rains come landslides. With our monsoon already hitting us for almost a month, localized landslides are expected. So [...]

4 08, 2021

Hidilyn hiding in us

By |2021-08-04T12:51:36+00:00August 4, 2021|Editorial, Opinion|Comments Off on Hidilyn hiding in us

HIDILYN Diaz has hardly visited Baguio City; unlike boxers Nesthy Petecio and Eumir Marcial who both studied at the University of Baguio while training here. As of this writing, both Petecio and Marcial are still in the running for the now-no-longer-elusive gold. But it was Hidilyn who took away the [...]

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