Category: Baguio

  • Bernadette Sembrano Embraces Her Igorotness

    Here’s a video of ABS-CBN broadcaster Bernadette Sembrano learning to dance an Igorot courtship dance. She did well, IMHO. Bernadette is the daughter of Baguio City Councilor Elaine Sembrano. [h/t Sandati] Also, the Philippine Entertainment Portal is reporting that Bernadette just got hitched to Emilio Aguinaldo IV, grandson of THE Emilio Aguinaldo.

  • Paper Roses From Baguio’s Garbage

    Can you imagine the impact if seemingly simple projects like this one are implemented by government authorities at a much bigger scale. There would be much lesser garbage and more livelihood opportunities. If small organizations can do it, I don’t see any reason why government cannot do it as well. Let’s give the Women’s Livelihood […]

  • The Extortionist

    How does a person become an extortionist? When she was a kid, did this woman say, “When I grow up, I’d like to be an extortionist.” Or did she wake up one day, saw that the rice pot was empty and decided there and then to be an extortionist? Or was it a slippery slope, […]

  • Quotes of the Day

    “Ang tagal nilang ipinapangakong ipasasara nila hanggang ngayong umaapaw na wala namang aksyon.” — Irisan Barangay ChairmanThomas Dumalti. “Hihintayin pa ba naming maging mala-Payatas ito, at may mamatay sa pagguho ng basura bago sila kumilos?” — Irisan Barangay Kagawad Phillip Tanawi. Irisan folks are barricading the Irisan dumpsite because they’re feed up. Report here. Whatever […]

  • Kirk Balmonte’s Breath of Freedom

    Congratulations to Kevin Balmonte of SLU for landing in the top five of the First Stranger Festival. This is the video he made. I like it. It’s simple and creative and brought the point across. It would have been more compelling though if he used younger looking kids. Here’s the Inquirer report on Kevin: A […]

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