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Olsim: Bliss in BLISTT
I’VE waited for the storm to pass before writing this piece that is very close to my heart, as the leaders of BLISTT finally held their dialogue to resolve the challenges and issues that hounded the supposedly united towns—particularly the ...
From 143 days ago
Olsim: LT's colorful places
LA TRINIDAD is known as the "Valley of Colors," not really because of the colorful houses at StoBoSa in Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet, but because of its colorful places and products -- strawberries, highland vegetables, flowers, coffee arabica, among others ...
From 157 days ago
Olsim: Covid-19 and fear
SEVEN or eight months ago, our lives were overtaken by fear. We saw on the news and in social media, people just falling to their deaths on the street like a zombie movie. We saw bodies scattered in alleys where ...
From 164 days ago
Olsim: 'DevCom': Archaic and cute?
ALTHOUGH Senator Imee Marcos already apologized for the last time for branding Development Communication as "cute" and "archaic," to a point of being obsolete. I still wish to help her in her request to understand them, in her own words, ...
From 178 days ago
Olsim: Strawberry Farm: the Center of the 'Universe'
WITH the beauties visiting the Benguet Capital and the iconic Strawberry Farm at Benguet State University (BSU), La Trinidad, decades of concerns regarding our one-town-one-product was once again brought to the fore -- are the strawberries safe? Were they grown ...
From 185 days ago
Olsim: Kids and Covid-19
MY TWO boys, Vash and Vin, have been quarantining somewhere in the forested hills of Kapangan, Benguet for five months now. During their stay there, they have become the proud rugged "probinsyanos" with all the insect bites and scratches of ...
From 192 days ago
Olsim: Covid-19 and tourism
IN HIS fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) a couple of months ago, President Rodrigo Duterte enjoined Filipinos to help boost the economy by traveling locally once the necessary health protocols are in place. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the ...
From 199 days ago
Olsim: Motorcycle-barrier approach
WITH our country having the longest lockdown or quarantine period in the world, and being the only country that requires both face shields and face masks at the same time, why do we still have the biggest outbreak in Asia? ...
From 206 days ago
Olsim: September ends
IT HAS been six months. Just like many other things in these extraordinary times, the muse was quarantined -- unable to process thoughts and even whispers. The hands worked, of course, but were unable to punch the keys.Throughout those months, ...
From 213 days ago
Olsim: Cushioning the crash
OUR country is experiencing a major halt in its economic industries because of the drastic, but necessary and valid measures imposed by both the local and national governments to contain the public health emergency of the new coronavirus disease 2019 ...
From 402 days ago