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Redeveloping Camp John Hay

CAMP JOHN HAY’S forest represents 50 percent of Baguio’s tree cover, and has served as an outdoor recreation site for various Baguio groups, like the Inquirer’s Read-Along session. EV ESPIRITU

The staggering amount of P1,588,855,553 was the winning bid tendered by the Manuela Lands and Housing Consortium on July 22, 1996 when the former American reservation Camp John Hay was leased out by the government—with Baguio City’s blessings.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DAP’s beneficiaries ready to testify as gov’t defends program in SC

DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

Beneficiaries of projects financed through the Disbursement Acceleration Program are ready to testify on behalf of Malacañang, to reverse a Supreme Court ruling that declared portions of the DAP unconstitutional, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman said here on Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ilocos court workers wear black, Baguio activists mount noise barrage

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Transport groups hold a protest caravan to demand a P6-discount on diesel for all PUVs. NESTOR CORRALES/INQUIRER.net

Court employees at the Marcos Hall of Justice in this Ilocos Norte provincial capital went to work on Monday wearing black shirts pinned with red ribbons, as they joined a nationwide protest against Malacañang’s threats to scrap the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF).

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Baguio shares lessons on rising from disaster

THE TOPPLED Hyatt Terraces Hotel in Baguio City, which crumbled after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked the summer capital 24 years ago, serves as a grim reminder of the power of nature. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Natural disasters like the July 16, 1990, killer earthquake in Luzon still serve as object lessons on how best to recover from a devastation, which many assumed had ended their world.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In Baguio City, ‘Cinderellas’ keep football hopes alive

HIGH school students formed the city’s first women’s football team in the 1990s and won accolades for beating the competition in most of their matches while using hand-me-down equipment and footwear, earning them the nickname “Baguio Cinderellas.” This photo shows the team after winning their first trophy in a 1991 match. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The women of the Cabanilla family here have been staying up late at night in the past weeks to watch television broadcasts of this year’s World Cup.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »