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The man who never ran out of ideas

THE BAGUIO Flower Festival helped draw tourists back to the summer capital in the 1990s.  EV ESPIRITU

Tributes for lawyer Damaso Bangaoet Jr., the man who helped birth Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival), poured after friends and colleagues learned about his death in Los Angeles, California, early Monday.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Sagada wonder: Top quality education

THE ST. MARY the Virgin Church in the tourist town of Sagada in Mt. Province remains an enduring symbol of the contribution of the Anglican church in the education of residents and the town’s development.  RICHARD BALONGLONG

Beyond its famed limestone caves, picture-pretty rice terraces and other natural wonders, the upland resort town of Sagada in Mt. Province has another wonder—the top quality education of a more than century-old Anglican-founded school.

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

Baguio’s Star Café closes on July 8

STAR CAFÉ owner Donna Rufino says the 74-year-old restaurant has been helping fulfill that distinctly Baguio experience. The Rufinos and their restaurant were among the Builders of Baguio awardees in 2009. RICHARD BALONGLONG

After learning about the impending closure of the 74-year-old Star Café on Session Road in Baguio City, longtime customers and residents have been packing the restaurant for the last two weeks.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Public hospital gardens help make city breathe


Whenever he is stressed from work, Dr. Jimmy Cabfit often takes a few minutes off to relax and meditate at the gardens of Baguio City’s only public hospital.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Orchid collecting grows into big business

“BABY” Pascual-Fungladda tends to her orchids in her farm in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija province. PHOTOS BY MAURICE MALANES

Each time she went on a trip to Bangkok in Thailand, she returned home with a few orchids to accent her family’s house in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija province. But every time she had at least a dozen, some neighbors and friends dropping by would beg her to part with some of her orchids, especially if they could not help but notice these abloom with flowers.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »