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‘Amihan’ here; cold days not far behind

Elderly women mixed and matched their homegrown sweaters with thick snow jackets at Burnham Park in Baguio City. The cooling temperatures have allowed local folk to bring out their best winter fashion gear, usually courtesy of Baguio’s secondhand clothes stores where snow jackets from the US and Asia are stocked. PDI-NL PHOTOS / Richard Balonglong

With the “amihan,” or the northeast monsoon, now in full force at the beginning of the “tropical winter” months of November and December, the public can expect much cooler days ahead, signaled by the low temperatures recorded in Luzon in recent days.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Visits continue at 80-yr-old grave in Baguio

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For the past 80 years, candles have been lit and flowers offered in a tomb that caretakers of the Baguio City public cemetery reckon to be the oldest in the area.

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

Nurses press for better pay, treatment through union

BAGUIO City’s nursing community marches on Oct. 29 to demand better pay. The nurses also announced their readiness to become a national union. VINCENT CABREZA/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The growing threat of infectious diseases like Ebola and the impact of the economic integration in Asia next year have become compelling reasons to unionize the country’s nurses, members of Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) said here on Wednesday.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Unusual ghost stories in Baguio


All Saints’ Day brings a bit of Hollywood-inspired glitz to Baguio, a city built a century ago by the American colonial government, as tourists return for the eerie atmosphere and the ghost stories during the day of the dead.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Art project introduces barter to Baguio market

ARTISTS from Baguio City and Manila assembled pieces of installations and distributed these along  Baguio City Public Market, including this giant Statue of Liberty towering over Kayang Road. The artists are offering these pieces to anyone willing to barter with commodities of equal value, like sacks of rice and vegetables that the artists need in their daily lives. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

A trip to the Baguio City market became an interesting chore for parents and their children on Sunday.

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