Domondon: Council Sets Legislative Inquiry on Beneco Early Voluntary Retirement Program and Table of Organization

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 09:35 p.m.

THE City Council on Monday scheduled an inquiry in aid of legislation on the implementation by the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) of its Early Voluntary Resignation Program (EVRP) and revised Table of Organization as approved by its board of directors in Board Resolution Numbered 112, series of 2014 entitled, “Approving the proposed table of organization including the corresponding salary grade and approving likewise the early voluntary resignation program (EVRP) subject to the approval by the National Electrification Administration”.

Tibaldo: Documenting Intellectual Creations and Inventions for Patenting

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 07:37 p.m.

MANY inventions and functional devices that definitely made life a lot easier today compared to the days of old have been used and carried out throughout the ages undocumented and their creators unrecognized. It may not mean anything at all but I take my hat off to the ancient people who found the use of pointed stakes as a weapon and carved totem poles to ward off enemies.

Domoguen: Building (with) our leaders who build us

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 07:36 p.m.

NO MATTER how long you have known a man, no matter how much you knew about him; one cannot do justice about how much he is worth in life or make a judgement about his character and potentials. It is presumptuous even to make that judgement in a single write-up in a book or any form.

A man is always as good as his neighbour's opinion about him. It has always been like that and that says much about opinions. But for the sake of information and learning about the best in us, let us keep on trying to build (with) our leaders who try their best to build us.

Luzano: Senate probe, nalpas...ket niangay?

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 07:31 p.m.

NAGLEPPAS itay nabiit ti Senate probe iti Mamasapano clash idi January 25. Nakabulan a ginamulo dagiti senador ti imbestigasyon. Naisaang amin malaksid kenni Pres. P-noy. Inda inungkat amin a mabalin nga ammuen panggep iti napasamak. Ket iti maudi nga aldaw... nagkurno met laeng ni sigud a PNP Chief Alan Purisima. Immako nga isu ti adda iti likud ti Oplan Exudos. Ngem simmablay ti reportna iti presidente idi madama ti binnakbakan sadiay Mamasapano a nakatayan ti SAF-44. Impanamnamana iti presidente nga agturongen sadiay ti ugmentasyon ti military... ngem kinapudnona awan pay ti koordinasyon.

Cariño: Ruby Wins Again!

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 09:47 p.m.

THE Doreen Gamboa Food Writing Award competition this week caps its 12th year by announcing winners, who wrote about the coconut. Each year, contest organizers announce a theme around which submissions are to be made. The contest keeps alive the memory of Doreen Gamboa Fernandez, arguably the country’s foremost food writer, who passed away in 2002.

Del Rosario: Problems?

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 09:35 p.m.

WHO doesn't have problems in life? I have yet to meet someone who says he doesn’t.

Realizing that each of us has problems in life, makes us feel one with the entire human race. ("Hindi ka nag-iisa!")

Dumaguing: Fatty liver

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 09:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY aside from being Heart Month is also designated as Liver Cancer awareness month. So before the month marches into March, it is well to remind our readers that liver cancer is one of the more common causes of mortality in the Philippines.

By now, we are also aware that liver cancer is the terminal station of cirrhosis and hepatitis B and hepatitis C. However, it is also prudent to say that other illnesses affecting the liver could lead to the dreaded cancer.

Padilla: Memorial rites in honor of Fallen 44 SAF PNP set

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

MAMA Mary devotees of the Shrine of the Brown Madonna, the National Correspondents Club of Baguio (NCCR), in partnership with BARP Foundation Federation of Baguio Senior Citizens Associations (FBBASECA), the City Social Welfare and Development Office and OSCA, and in cooperation with the loved ones of the Fallen PNP Special force 44 and PNP-CAR will hold memorial religious activities on March 10.

Murillo: A Revolt Mentally Revolting

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 08:22 p.m.

WHAT a surprise to read accounts on the papers about how President Pnoy’s own family wants him out of the presidential seat! Did I make a mistake by saying “own family?” I must have. I forgot that the president is a bachelor whose family includes mostly his sisters and their families. On the other hand, Peping and Tingting Cojuangco are the close family relatives, the former being his uncle by blood and the brother of his mom, former president Cory, no less.

Llanes: Interruptible load program

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 08:16 p.m.

THE energy department has warned us on the impending power crisis between the last part of March to the first week of April and thus, the government now encouraging big users of electricity to join the Interruptible Load Program or ILP.

And what about the ILP? Well, it's important to know what the role of the big users will be during the impending rotational blackouts in the summer months.

Cendaña: Living and reliving EDSA

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:28 p.m.

THEY are too young to have memories of EDSA 1986. They were not born yet when Filipinos conquered the deep-seated fear of a very repressive regime to wage a peaceful revolution for freedom and democracy. However, without being necessarily aware of it, they live and breathe the spirit of People Power.

The national finals and awarding ceremonies of the 12th Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) coincided with the celebration of the EDSA People Power revolution. It cannot be more fitting and meaningful.

Cajucom: The blessing of lifetime friendships

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:21 p.m.

LAST weekend I had the pleasure of spending some time with my friends from way back elementary years. Despite so many negative comments about the internet and social media, getting in touch with old friends is one good benefit we derive from it. We have been planning this rendezvous for years now, and we finally made it happen.

Domondon: Cojuangco pleads for council support for TPLEX rerouting initiative

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 07:26 p.m.

FORMER 5th District of Pangasinan Representative Mark Cojuangco appeared before the city councilMonday beseeching the august body to support his proposal for the exit transfer and re-routing of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) claiming the original plan defective for non-consultation with affected local communities in Sison and Pozorrubio.

Sy: Lemon Grass and You

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 07:21 p.m.

THE aromatic lemon grass is a power house of benefits. Besides being one of the most flavorsome herbs and aromatics which can be used in the cooking of food, it is also filled with health benefits.

Many of us who live here in Baguio are familiar with the herb/aromatic.

Domoguen: Building (with) our leaders who build us

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:13 p.m.

NO MATTER how long you have known a man, no matter how much you knew about him; one cannot do justice about how much he is worth in life or make a judgement about his character and potentials. It is presumptuous even to make that judgement in a single write-up in a book or any form.

A man is always as good as his neighbour's opinion about him. It has always been like that and that says much about opinions. But for the sake of information and learning about the best in us, let us keep on trying to build (with) our leaders who try their best to build us.

Tibaldo: Documenting Intellectual Creations and Inventions for Patenting

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:02 p.m.

MANY inventions and functional devices that definitely made life a lot easier today compared to the days of old have been used and carried out throughout the ages undocumented and their creators unrecognized. It may not mean anything at all but I take my hat off to the ancient people who found the use of pointed stakes as a weapon and carved totem poles to ward off enemies.

Luzano: PNoy...Pababaen wenno ania?

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 05:05 p.m.

NO KOMA panawen iti gubat... di ammon no sadino ti pagkamangan kadagiti ginabsuon a bomba wenno artilerya iti aglawlaw. Ngamin... agsasallapiden dagiti addang kada bugtak ken ikkis dagiti umili. Maymaysa ti turongda – Malakanyang. Piman met ni P-Noy. Kasla dina ammon ti pangisalakananna iti lapayagna. Pumanengpeng dagiti assault fires dagiti natayan (SAF-44) gapu ta kurang sa kano ti makitada a sinsiridad ti gobyerno a mangsapul iti kalinteganda a hustisya. Narikut. Nakiro. Makauma. Makabuisit dagiti eksena a makitkitami. Diak ammo kadakayo. Kunada ngarud...

Cacdac: A prayer for the BCBC

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:29 p.m.

A FEW weeks ago, current officers of the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club and its past presidents had a meeting.

It was in this meeting where uncle Ramon Dacawi broached the idea of asking BCBC members to write stories on their memories of the club and come out with a publication.

Sungduan: Prom

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:28 p.m.

APART from the colorful Chinese New Year festivity and the ongoing activities for the crowd drawing Panagbenga Festival, Baguio City has also been very busy this month of February because of the much awaited Junior-Senior prom celebration from the different schools in the secondary.

Saint Louis University Engineering freshman Ronald Ramos Jr. could still vividly remember the day when he was adjudged as the Prom King in the University of Baguio High School prom night at Crown Legacy not so long ago.

Llanes: Helping hands, healing hearts

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:28 p.m.

JUST this Tuesday, my colleagues and I were treated to what we call a reawakening or an eye opener of sorts as we had an unforgettable experience of being with sick children being given a second lease in life.

Yes, you got it, sick children being given a second lease in life.

Murillo: Spring is in Baguio!

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:28 p.m.

KUNG Hei Fat Choy! A happy and prosperous Chinese New Year to all!

Have you noticed the gradual change in our Baguio temperatures? The freezing cold of the past weeks have mellowed. No more 24/7 frosty winds and breezes that helplessly cling to the skin, the legs and the face giving each one a cold, cold nose like that of a healthy, purring cat . We still can’t let go totally of mufflers, scarves and Baguio’s other comfortable winter clothes.

Cendaña: Confusion and the Real Score

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 09:39 p.m.

WILL there be SK elections this April? Will it take place this year? Is it postponed again?

Cajucom: Open Letters

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 09:38 p.m.

I GUESS you have not been spared by all that ruckus caused by the premiere of the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, at least in other parts of the Philippines and of the world. For some reason, we do not have it in Baguio cinemas, but I don’t want to use the word “spared” because admittedly, I am curious enough to want to watch it. I have read all three books – the first out of curiosity, which later turned to shock, and “awe”, the next two books out of “obligation” because I am no quitter and that’s a trilogy, right? Hahaha…not that I need to actually justify what I read.

Domondon: Council allows bazaar at Juan Luna Drive Burnham Park

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:37 p.m.

THE City Council in its first session to tackle regular matters after successfully passing the budget ordinance of the city for CY 2015 adopted a resolution allowing two groups to share the space along Juan Luna Drive at Burnham Park and conduct bazaar activities in connection with the celebration of the Panagbenga 2015.

Calendared in the council agenda as item 76 and 77, both proposals were previously referred to the Committee on Market, Trade and Commerce chaired by City Councilor Elaine Sembrano who recommended in its report that both matters be discussed en banc. The first proposal was through a letter dated 29th of December 2014 of Atty. Jansen Nacar, Legal counsel of Pilipinas Realy Management Corporation (PRMC), submitting their project proposal for the 2015 Pangbenga Flower Festival Market Encounter. In the committee report on the said proposal it was pointed out that the proposal to organize the 2015 market encounter/Baguio Blooms may be improper since the said events are already being conducted and that it has been managed by the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. (BFFFI) for the past 20 years.

Domoguen: 'My people, my people, my people...'

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:57 p.m.

AT A time like this, I know it would be fun visiting Kapangan town last Friday for the turnover of a completed farm-to-market road in barangay Beling Belis. Governor Nestor Fongwan and other local officials will be there to make everyone gathered laugh and feel important.

What it's Like to be a Baguio Boy

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:56 p.m.

When it rained like the proverbial forty days and forty nights in that stormy period of 1970, my innocence as a young boy made me believe that God had cast his wrath and living in Baguio is not a joke.

Editorial: Shallow victory

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:55 p.m.

FEBRUARY 15, 2015 was a day of shallow victory.

The Bases Conversion Development Authority said it scored a victory against Camp John Hay Development Corporation after the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. ruled for the developer to vacate their leased areas and turn these over to the government agency.

Mamasapano encounter - sinno't madusa?

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:47 p.m.

IMMUSADEN dagiti agsisipol nga imbestigasyon panggep iti Mamasapano encounter. Ngem no koma bomba a natnag... asuk laeng ti simngaw, awan putok. Arigna laeng iti simngaw nga ikkis ti sangakilo a kamote a giniddanan iti mais, mani ken saluyot. Nagari ti pinnabasol. Arig makalaplapigoskan kadagiti naisaang iti senate ken house probes. Duron ken sanud ti takderda. Kasla adda kaamakda. Sinno koma? Aniniwanda wenno mas nangatngato a turayenda? No basaem ti guled dagiti muging dagiti mammanday-linteg nga agim-imbestigar kadagiti baled ti piligis, urat ken kuretret seknan dagiti sungbat ken likawlikaw a rason dagiti resource persons... kasla kayatdan ti umkis iti rurod wenno arig kayatdan ti agdung-aw a mangitugtog iti uloda iti pader. Kasano ket mabalinmo met a sungbatan iti "wen" ken "saan" ngem lima-kilometro pay ti inda pangidaldaliasatan iti sungbatda. Kasla kaawatan nga adda ilemlemmengda a bangsit. Sinno aya ken ania aya dayta a bangsit? Apay a diyo pay la ngamin ideretso tapno malpasen ti amin? Amangan ta addanto manen masaker, dipay nalpas ti imbestigasyonyo! Ti nakaam-amak no magna ti purar ken sileng ni pirak... nalpas ti puli!

UB, UC volleybelles square off Sunday

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:35 p.m.

DEFENDING champions University of Baguio Lady Cardinals return from a lengthy rest to tackle University of the Cordilleras Lady Jaguars as the elimination of the women's volleyball of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League resumes this weekend.

The Lady Cardinals will try to strengthen this year's title retention playing in their home court as it sets to face the former six-time women's titlist Lady Jaguars in their first meeting for the volleyball season 11:30 a.m., tomorrow, Sunday.

Cariño: St. Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:34 p.m.

LEST we forget, Valentine is a saint recognized by the Catholic Church. The website Catholic Online maintains that “The origin of St. Valentine, and how many St. Valentines there were, remains a mystery. One opinion is that he was a Roman martyred for refusing to give up his Christian faith. Other historians hold that St. Valentine was a temple priest for defiance during the reign of Claudius. Whoever he was, Valentine really existed because archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine.

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