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The charter change Aquino did not want to touch

URBAN BLIGHT Houses and other structures rise on every available space at Quirino Hill in Baguio City. RICHARD BALONGLONG

Heated arguments are never in short supply whenever Baguio City residents discuss why squatting and overpopulation have ruined the summer capital.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

A miseducation on indigenous peoples

CIRCLE OF THE WISE Education Secretary Armin Luistro (inset) urges local governments to include indigenous knowledge and culture in the classroom subjects of grade school pupils, through ordinances, to pass down the wisdom of Cordillera elders to the next generation.  RICHARD BALONGLONG

It’s not a confession one would expect from an education secretary.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Philippine Eagle to fly soon over Pangasinan dam

VOLUNTEERS prepare for a Philippine Eagle habitat by planting trees at the San Roque dam watershed at Sitio Sapuac in San Manuel, Pangasinan. The dam’s reservoir is at the background. JOJO RINOZA/ CONTRIBUTOR

The rare and endangered Philippine Eagle may soon be flying over the San Roque Dam watershed in San Manuel, Pangasinan, once San Roque Power Corp. (SRPC) succeeds in creating a sanctuary for the national bird.   Tom Valdez, SRPC vice president for corporate social responsibility, shares this optimism after a team of volunteers from the […]

Posted: August 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions,Uncategorized | Read More »

Obando seeks salvation from floods

RESIDENTS of Obando town in Bulacan go out of their houses to wait for relief goods distributed by government teams. CARMELA REYES-ESTROPE

A member of the Facebook group, “Obandonado,” posted on its page a picture of an Olympic synchronized swimming team doing a pool routine. His comment reads: “Baka ganito na maging step ng fertility dance sa Obando … hay, ang hirap niyanresidents of Obando, Bulacan, is a tongue-in-cheek look at the serious situation faced by residents […]

Posted: August 7th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions,Uncategorized | Read More »