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This time, PMA goat is a female


One dish that guests of newly commissioned Air Force 2nd Lt. Ernalyn Fernando can be sure of won’t be served when they attend her homecoming in Tabuk City in Kalinga province is goat meat. “We will slaughter a carabao, not a goat,” one of Fernando’s aunts said.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Cordillera women lead the way in mining


Mining is one of the last bastions of masculinity. In Benguet province, for example, women are not allowed in “usok” (small mining tunnels). Miners are also not allowed to have sex three days before and after entering a new mine.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Benguet elders OK mining deal


Indigenous elders in this mining town voted to allow South African mining giant Gold Fields Ltd. to proceed with and assume majority control over one of the biggest gold and copper mining ventures in the country.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera folktales in local languages for K-12 students


The Cordillera has always been full of magic and mysteries. The fly buzzing one’s ear may be a friend transformed by a “mandadawak” (shaman or local healer) or the dog burrowing a field may be showing the way to a gold mine.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

3 cops hurt as PNP chopper crashes in Kalinga

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Three policemen, including the operations chief of the Cordillera police, were hurt after their helicopter crashed in a mountain in Kalinga on Wednesday, reports from the Isabela and Cordillera police offices said.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ilocos Sur politics still under spell of Chavit Singson

GOV. LUIS “Chavit” Singson is bowing out of politics but his influence in Ilocos Sur politics remains.

The first rule in the campaign of “Team Ryan,” led by Ilocos Sur gubernatorial candidate Ryan Luis Singson, is: No one speaks for more than two minutes.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino finds Baguio no longer cool


Unlike his predecessor who would come to Baguio any chance she got, President Aquino rarely finds time to visit the summer capital.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No last song syndrome for Panagbenga hymn maker


The “Panagbenga Hymn” is Baguio’s LSS (last song syndrome). It has become an indelible part of Baguio similar to the tiger grass brooms, bottles of peanut brittle and strawberries.

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

7 dead, 28 hurt in collision in Tuba, Benguet

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A BUS (right) carrying students and teachers of Marinduque State College on a field trip collided with this food container truck (left), killing seven people, on Thursday night. The Marinduque bus was leaving Baguio when its driver apparently lost control and slammed into the truck and a Baguio-bound bus carrying three passengers. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Families from Marinduque are expected to arrive here early today not to marvel at this year’s Baguio Flower Festival street dancing and floral float parade but to help identify the seven dead from Thursday evening’s bus crash on Marcos Highway in Benguet.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Keeping the pledge of ‘responsible mining’

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MINE SAFETY TILT A member of a mining company’s firefighting unit prepares for a mine safety field competition in Baguio City as part of this year’s National Mine Safety and Environment Week celebration. RICHARD BALONGLONG

A Nueva Vizcaya town mayor has a dream—that his fourth-class upland farming town (annual income: P25 million-P35 million) becomes first class (P55 million) in the future. And the way to achieve this, he said, is through mining.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera’s ‘Mr. Universe’ was more than just muscle

DAUGHTERS of the late SEA Games bodybuilding gold medalist Sammy Ayochok hold pictures of their father. Ayochok died of heart attack last week in Shanghai, China. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

When American photographer Mary Ellen Mark, known for her starkly lit black and white portraits, was given Baguio as her assignment for the Philippine Centennial photo project in 1996, she sought out National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera and a man in Barangay Brookside here.

Posted: July 24th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Wanted: Baguio ‘Witches’


With the recent death of Cecile Afable at 95, if not the oldest editor in the country then the one who held a weekly column the longest (her “In and Out of Baguio” in the Baguio Midland Courier ran continuously from 1946 until June 2012), Baguio City has only one of the famous “Three Witches” left.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

This antique collector designs bowls from recycled wood

BOWLS, trinkets and other items sold by antique collector Greg Sabado come in irregular shapes.

The government ban on logging has severely affected the local furniture industry. Those using hardwood like narra, molave, yakal, rosewood and kamagong are particularly hard hit; most are now using salvaged or recycled timber for tables, chairs, bowls and other decorative pieces.

Posted: June 5th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
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  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
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