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Vengeance stalks suspect in Baguio killings

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The main suspect in the April 6 murder of three children and their two companions in a Baguio City apartment is being protected by city policemen against angry relatives of the victims after he was driven back to the summer capital on Wednesday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

RH law supporters, opponents await SC ruling

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PURPLE TEAM FOR RH LAW.  Supporters of the reproductive health (RH) law stage a candle vigil at a compound in Baguio City on Monday where Supreme Court justices are expected to deliberate on whether to lift the suspension of the controversial RH law.  EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

“Judgment day” has sent supporters and opponents of the reproductive health (RH) law holding separate vigils in Baguio City where the Supreme Court is expected to deliberate on the controversial law more than a year after it was suspended.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

3 kids, 2 others stabbed dead

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A man stabbed and killed five people, including three children, in their apartment near the city market on Sunday, police said.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Apply the honor code outside PMA, Aquino tells graduates

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The Long Gray Line.  Inset President Benigno Aquino III.  KRISTINE SABILLO/INQUIRER.net and INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Uphold the Honor Code even after you leave the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), President Benigno Aquino III told graduates on Sunday during their commencement exercises at Fort Gregorio Del Pilar in this city.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Flower fest crowd draws ads, church

FLOATS featuring fresh flowers grown in Benguet province draw tourists to Baguio City as the summer capital celebrates Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival). RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The flower-bedecked floats that paraded in the 19th staging of Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) on Sunday drew thousands of tourists—along with advertising and marketing people who tried to sell them new products and evangelists from various religious groups who tried to win souls.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Baguio City bursts in colors

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THE EMBLEM of the 19-year-old Baguio Flower Festival is the sunflower and it is the most common symbol used by participants in every staging of the Panagbenga, including this year’s. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Children mixed and matched their Cordillera traditional attire with colorful costumes and props like flags, giant petals, sunflowers and butterfly wings as they danced through downtown Baguio City on Saturday for the 19th staging of the Panagbenga, or the Baguio Flower Festival.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Baguio in a frenzy for 19th flower fest

Workers have spent the week building new floats made of flowers for the 19th staging of the Grand Float Parade of the Baguio Flower Festival on Sunday, Feb. 23. Some of the participants spent as much as P1 million to build their floats. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

News television crews have set up their gear. Park workers race to install potted flowers around Session Road. Busloads of tourists have started to arrive in the summer capital to join this weekend’s Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) street dancing and floral parade.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Panagbenga: Sustaining a Baguio tradition

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FLORAL FLOATS, like this one displayed in 2011, are among the attractions in the Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival), a major tourist-drawing event that Baguio City stages every February. RICHARD BALONGLONG

More than 18 years ago, visitors had no good reasons to go to Baguio City, the summer capital, in February. Some did for the sake of their children or relatives who studied at the Philippine Military Academy, the country’s premier military school.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

When mountain travel is fun yet risky

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The driver of the GV Florida Transport bus that fell off a cliff and killed 15 people in Bontoc, Mt. Province, on Feb. 7 may have been speeding, according to a government forensic team.  RICHARD BALONGLONG

Ain’t no mountain high enough to look at, and that’s how many Filipinos value mountain travel. The Department of Tourism (DOT) and most upland local governments have spent public funds on road view decks which overlook a lush vista that touches the souls of visitors as they drive up the zigzag roads of the mountain region.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Before chop suey were ‘veggie kings’

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HIGHLAND GREENS FOR THE LOWLAND. Vegetables grown in Benguet are shipped to various markets in Metro Manila and other provinces no matter how bad the weather gets. Chinese migrants, who built Kennon Road during the American colonial rule, introduced vegetable-growing to Benguet farmers. Salad vegetables have become the province’s most lucrative commodity. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

After a long stint abroad either as overseas workers or migrants, among the first things Baguio City residents would seek when returning home to the summer capital is chop suey, a mixed vegetable dish the Chinese popularized.   Most visitors from Metro Manila and elsewhere would also not miss bringing home “gulay Baguio” after their [...]

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

Benguet bell tolls for peace seekers

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DANCERS perform at the Bell Church during the celebration of Chinese New Year in 2012. The church plays an important role in the spiritual and cultural life of the Chinese-Filipino community in Baguio City and Benguet province. RICHARD BALONGLONG

Atop a hill in the boundary of Baguio City and the vegetable-producing town of La Trinidad in Benguet province rests a patch of bamboo, whose leaves sway to the northern direction of the main entrance of the Bell Church, a Chinese temple that has drawn tourists to the summer capital.

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

Half of cabs in Baguio with flawed franchises

Transport authorities cannot go after taxicabs with irregular franchises, lest they bring bigger problems to the city’s mass transport system.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Baguio mulls ban on children from street parades

Social workers, parents and teachers discussed a proposed ordinance that would restrict children below 7 years old from participating in parades here unless their participation is necessary and when these do not require them to assemble earlier than 6:30 a.m.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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