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Teaching Bicol children in their native tongue

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THE TWO books designed for Bicol kids.     WATCH TOWER PHILS./CONTRIBUTOR

    A technique tried and tested by the Department of Education has made learning fun for children: Reading stories through their native tongue.   In an effort to help Bicol-speaking children understand moral values better, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, through their legal arm, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of the Philippines Inc. (Watch Tower), [...]

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

It’s cold even in usually warm Tuguegarao

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Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

The cold spell being felt in the country has not spared Tuguegarao City in Cagayan province, the warmest area in the Philippines where the country’s highest temperature was recorded in 1912 and 1969.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Baguio stays cool at 8.4 degrees; Pagasa sees colder days until February

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Burnham Park in Baguio City. PDI-NL PHOTOS / Richard Balonglong

The government weather bureau said residents in this mountain resort city should not expect warmer days in the next few weeks as the temperature on Monday morning stayed within the 8 degrees Celsius zone.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Brrr nights bring out ‘winter’ wear in Baguio

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Burnham Park in Baguio City. PDI-NL PHOTOS / Richard Balonglong

It’s starting to feel like winter in this city, with tourists and residents strolling down Session Road in thick jackets, fur-lined coats and boots, and ukay-ukay (second-hand clothes) shops doing brisk business in woolen shawls, bonnets and leggings.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Brrr weather warms hearts of Baguio folk, of DOT,‘ukay-ukay’

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HEARTWARMING Elders from Sadanga, Mountain Province, bear the coldest weather yet in the summer capital as they gather around Baguio Botanical Garden tightly wrapped in their colorful, woven “tapis.” The temperature dropped to 9.5 degrees Celsius in Baguio City on Friday. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Tourism officials and ukay-ukay (secondhand bargain goods) traders in the summer capital rejoiced on Friday when the temperature dropped further to 9.5 degrees Celsius.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In Baguio, temperature nowhere near chilly, but Christmas is cool enough

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IT’S BEGINNING to look a lot like Christmas in Baguio, when the temperature on Monday, Christmas Eve, dropped to 11 degrees Celsius, the coldest in December. The summer capital’s Christmas tourists embraced the returning cold. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Temperature may not yet bring the chill to the summer capital’s December mornings, but the mercury dropped to 11 degrees Celsius on Monday, delivering holiday vibe to residents and tourists on Christmas Eve.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mild quake rocks Baguio

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A magnitude 3.4 quake jolted this city at 3:31 p.m. on Thursday amid strong rains, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Posted: March 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Hearing impaired get heard in free sign language lessons

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BAGUIO CITY—Deaf people, whose families could not afford to send them to special education classes, have been learning sign language for free and beyond classroom walls. Sign language volunteers of the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been bringing classes right at the doorsteps of the hearing impaired since 1994, preferring to educate them in the comforts of [...]

Posted: October 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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