Luzano: Adal Ken Lagip... Imbati ni FaFa, este Papa Kiko

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 09:49 p.m.

AGSISIPOL kada agsasarumbinit nga adal ken dinto kalipatan a lagip ti imbati ni Pope Francis kadatayo iti ungto ti lima-aldaw a kaaddana ditoy pagilian. Natimbang amin a mensahena a no nalukay ti suopmo... malusdoyka. Apay? Pudno dagita a mensahe... nangruna iti panangipateg iti pamilya, panangipateg kadagiti marigrigat, respeto kadagiti agtuturay ken adu pay a daplis. Sakuntip: kasano a makariknaka iti respeto kadagiti mangparparigat kadagiti kailiantayo a nakurapay? Imbes a maipariknada koma ti pammateg ken panangisakit kadagiti agkasapulan... dagiti met bulsada ti pinunnoda iti grasya.

Tibaldo: Of Selfies, Jumpshots, and Photo Clichés (last of a series)

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 09:44 p.m.

PUT your iPhones down and start talking. This is what Pope Francis said to family members after his trip to the Philippines urging that they should put aside their iPhones and Twitter feeds and talk to each other.

"The great challenge facing us today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information," the Pope said in his message for the church's World Day of Communications after his five-day trip to the Philippines.

Domoguen: Flustered by the frost story at the Halsema Highway (Part 3)

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 09:38 p.m.

AT ANY given time of the year, the state of vegetable production in the highlands has always been a national concern. I know that personally, because during times of typhoons, drought, frost or any calamity, we are monitored not only by our mother agency but other stakeholders interested about the supply of vegetables in the nation’s markets.

Panes: Blessed vulnerability

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 09:29 p.m.

LOATHSOME could be the right word to describe the alleged non-cosmetic movement of one hundred indigent families from certain parts of Metro Manila to a resort in Nasugbu, Batangas for a “family camp” of 70 rooms during the recent papal visit for five days. Each room in the Chateau Royale Resort was reported to have cost P4,000 per night only. Daily, this translates to P280,000 for room rentals alone. Loathsome? It may not necessarily be.

Sapnu: Mahigpit na seguridad ipinatutupad ng STG Clark/Subic

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 08:12 p.m.

SIMULA noong Enero 21, ipinatupad ng Site Task Group “Clark/Subic” ang mahigpit na seguridad sa loob ng Clark at labas nito at maging sa Subic.

Ito’y dahil sa patuloy na pagdating ng mga foreign delegates ng Asian Pacific sa Clark at Subic, ayon kay Chief Superintendent Ronald Santos, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3), Officer-In-Charge.

Del Rosario: ‘12 Seconds With Pope Francis’

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 09:52 p.m.

“KNEEL before him. Hold his hand. Kiss his ring. Look up into his eyes. Receive his blessings.”

That would have been a “miracle” for someone like me, without an invitation to any of his engagements, in his whirlwind 5-day visit to the Philippines!

Padilla: Thank you pope Francis, we love you

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 09:51 p.m.

IN ANY language. From any perspective and in any kind of weather, good or bad, the pontifical and spiritual journey of His Holiness to our country from January 15-19, this month was a very touching and over whelming once –in -a- lifetime experience. All his pastoral activities in the name of God the Father, His Son our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ and the blessed Mother Mary were received with over flowing joy, hope and prayers and contentment. His message of faith in all his homilies and fatherly talks with people wherever he went emphasized the center price purpose of his visit.

Dumaguing: Are You Hypo or Hyperthyroid?

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 09:35 p.m.

THE diagnosis or decision as to whether a person is hypothyroid or hyperthyroid is based on a blood test to determine the values of T, or tri-iodotyronine, T4 or tetra-iodotyrponine or thyroxine, TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone or in some difficult cases, TRH or thyrotorpin releasing hormone. Thyrotorpin is the other name of TSH.

Dacawi: On saving Baguio’s remaining pine forests, open spaces

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 09:28 p.m.

(We reopen this updated piece from two years back that treats on a financially quixotic idea of preserving Baguio’s remaining pine forests and open spaces. – RD.)

ABOUT this time seven years back, Shoemart confirmed before the city council it was bent on building a condominium-cum-commercial complex on that patch of pine beside the Baguio Convention Center.

Bautista: When in Rome

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 09:27 p.m.

JUAN would say, when in Rome do as the Romans do. But when Rome comes home, what must Juan do? Juan indeed became one and showed strength in unity, warmth, kindness, love of faith and compassion to humanity. Juan proved too that when the Pontiff is the motif, every Juan is for it. We came prepared and we showed the world what remarkable people we are.

Although it would be a given for us to show the love, we still seem to be with some "colonial mentality", but still it played out very well especially if the world was watching. Well done every Juan.

Cariño: Old Pagoda

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 09:25 p.m.

IT'S that time of year when the feng shui conscious among us are busy studying directions and flying stars.

This year, as I busy myself with said directions and stars, I am reminded of this shop that used to be on Session Road, called Old Pagoda. I recall that it was either where KFC is now or a bit lower on that incline. At any rate, it was owned and run by this exotic Chinese woman whose hairdo consisted of not one bun, not two, but three or four at any given sighting. What a character.

Cacdac: Roots (III)

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:31 p.m.

THE past week was packed with meet ups with my elementary and high school friends.

One of my closest friends, Adrian Dimalanta, who I've been friends with since we became classmates in grade 1 in SPED Center (so that was like thirty years ago), came home from Canada to bury his father.

Sungduan: VirtueScope

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:31 p.m.

THEY say always think positive to attract positive energies. But how can one achieve affirmative thoughts not only today but all throughout the year? Try creating your own VirtueScope.

VirtueScope is a chart of virtues that will guide you to remind yourself to use your positive energies for the next 12 months.

Cendaña: Reaching Out

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:42 p.m.

DEFINITELY, nobody wants this gold medal.

Cajucom: Renewal

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:40 p.m.

FOR most of us, the past week’s events – Pope Francis’ Papal Visit to the Philippines – was one inspiring event. It is undeniable that our present church leader is different. That’s an understatement, I know.

But indeed, Pope Francis has this certain charm, warmth and mass appeal similar – or if I am allowed to say – even surpasses that of Pope John Paul II. Pope Francis with his genuine smile, touching gestures, kind and comforting words, and evident steadfast love for his flock, feels like the closest we can get to Jesus himself while we’re on earth.

Domondon: Of Human Rights, the City Budget and the SLU Alumni Homecoming

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 09:27 p.m.

THE Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Central Office hosted Tuesday a meeting with local government officials as well as other stakeholders to reiterate and expound on their twin program on cascading Human Rights Action Center and Rule of Law (HRAC & Rol) as provided for in the recently issued Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No.

Editorial: When logic makes no sense

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 09:40 p.m.

NOW it can be told that greed thrives in Baguio City.

As the country focused on the visit of Pope Francis, residents of the Summer Capital woke up Saturday morning to discover the mall atop Session Road has decided to cut 60 trees for its expansion.

Domoguen: Flustered by the Frost Story at Halsema Vegetable Belt

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 09:37 p.m.

THIS time of the year, most callers from the media community would like to talk about the frost and its effects on the livelihood of vegetable farmers.

As I expected I had this call from a radio commentator last week asking for updates on the frost occurrence in the towns of Atok, Kibungan, Kabayan, Buguias, all in Benguet. For this purpose, the caller and I set an interview over the radio later in the day.

Tibaldo: Of Selfies, Jumpshots, and Photo Clichés

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 09:29 p.m.

WHEN George Eastman coined the popular advertising phrase “Just click the button and we’ll do the rest” to promote the portable box cameras and laboratory services of his company at the turn of the last century, the founder of Kodak may not have imagined that his gadgets would eventually merge with other inventions like the telephone of Alexander Graham Bell.

Luzano: Disiplina… Kurang Kadi Ditoy ‘Pinas?

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:07 p.m.

ITA nga aldaw nga intay palubusan ni 78-year old, 266th Pope a nabansagan kas Lolo Kiko (isu’t kinayatna nga awag-kolokyal) kalpasan ti lima nga aldaw a misyonna ditoy Pilipinas. Ket iti ililikudna, sangsangkamaysa ti ikkis ken dir-I dagiti umili: Salamat ken Mabuhay Lolo Kiko! Nupay ditay maibaga ita a gundaway no makasublinto manen... masigurotayo nga itugotna ti panagrukbabna iti impakitatayo a disiplina. Iti inna isasangbay iti Villamor Airbase... napalempen dagiti tao a simmarabo. Namsek iti tao dagiti kalsada ken disso a nagnaanna.

Dacawi: Some transitions

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:21 a.m.

THE news is again on the obituary page of the weeklies. We are into another season of wakes and funerals that comes whenever a couple or more of such final transitions are of those familiar to us who had the chance of growing up when Baguio-Benguet was one community, not over a hundred barangays.

Del Rosario: The one thing

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:17 a.m.

JOURNAL writing has always been one of the things I love to do since I was in my teenage years. Somehow, there is a sense of fulfillment in putting into words the feelings, the thoughts, the ideas, and the events that happen in my life. More than this sense of fulfillment though, is the calming, almost therapeutic effect that journal writing often has on me.

Dumaguing: Do you have thyroid problems?

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:14 a.m.

THE next seven days will be Goiter and Thyroid Awareness Week and it might well be an occasion for Filipinos to note that based on the latest survey done by the Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, in cooperation with the Food and Nutrition Research Council (FNRC), nine in l00 Filipinos have thyroid problems especially goiter. Of these, six out of ten goiter cases are diffuse, i.e., the enlargement is generalized with both left and right side of the thyroid gland enlarged and the remaining four belongs to the nodular type of goiter.

Padilla: Mabuhay Pope Francis, tuloy po kayo sa aming tahanan

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:12 a.m.

MABUHAY His Holiness Pope Francis! Accept our hearty greeting and welcome to the Philippines.

Bautista: Hope Pope

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:10 a.m.

A ROCK star, that is what he is. World renowned, famous, popular.

Twitter and Instagram followers in the millions and droves of fans everywhere he goes. Millions go out just to catch a glimpse of him and hear him say his piece. Word for word, everyone takes note; for the many it is music to their ears.

Murillo: Pope Francis and Charlie Hebdo

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:01 a.m.

WHAT if the Charlie Hebdo Magazine would put Pope Francis in its cover and like many other known icons of the human colony start to satire and picture him in very unpleasant and unholy circumstances? What would the Catholic world do? How would our people react? Of course, it will not be through physical violence since Christians are taught to throw back bread instead when stones are thrown at them. The truth however is, I really do not know what reaction there would be if the most popular icon of the Catholic Church is pictured in a dismal and disgusting cartoon.

Sungduan: Traffic

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:59 p.m.

THE holiday season is over but tourist arrival in the City of Baguio still continues to rise. In fact, this weekend a big number of visitors are again expected to arrive.

In the recent weekly program Ugnayan of DZEQ in partnership with Sky Cable TV Baguio Wednesday afternoon Mayor Mauricio Domogan said that from the information given by the Hotel and Restaurant Association in Baguio (HRAB) all accommodations are already fully booked this weekend.

Cacdac: Denial

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:59 p.m.

May Anne Cacdac The Iron Maiden

I HAD a very interesting dinner last Friday with members of The First Church of Christ, Scientist - Christian Science Committees on Publication assistant manager Norm Daley, Christian Science teacher Neera Kapur and Jerome Lacusong, health and wellness writer also from the Church.

Sungduan: Traffic

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:48 p.m.

THE holiday season is over but tourist arrival in the City of Baguio still continues to rise. In fact, this weekend a big number of visitors are again expected to arrive.

In the recent weekly program Ugnayan of DZEQ in partnership with Sky Cable TV Baguio Wednesday afternoon Mayor Mauricio Domogan said that from the information given by the Hotel and Restaurant Association in Baguio (HRAB) all accommodations are already fully booked this weekend.

Cendaña: Engaging is Investing

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 08:40 p.m.

ENGAGING young people is investing in them.

"Invest in the Youth" is the theme of the twentieth anniversary celebration of the United Nations' World Program of Action for the Youth this year. With this, the UN renews the call to all states to engage young people and give priority to addressing their issues and concerns.

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