Trapped 700 Feet Underground

A really bad news from the boondocks. Let’s hope authorities will be able to rescue these trapped miners. Meanwhile, our condolences to the families of those who, because of Typhoon Nina, died in unrelated separate incidents.

Inquirer:
At least five people were killed as Typhoon “Nina” ripped through Northern Luzon on Sunday and Monday, reports from the Office of Civil Defense in the Cordillera and the Ilocos showed on Tuesday.

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Jobs in China? Here’s a Timely Reminder

Here’s something that I should have uploaded two months ago but haven’t because of my problematic internet connection. Well, it’s better late than never. Thanks to Imie Belanger who forwarded us this statement from the Benguet Federation of Hongkong. I must say that these are timely [and timeless] words of caution/advise/tips to those of us who are looking for jobs overseas.

To our beloved Cordillerans
BENGFED Hong Kong
May 20,2008

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Benguet Cowgirls

Wow. You got to be impressed with these girls. Can you imagine yourself grappling a bull to the ground and tying it up? Our Benguet State University coeds were able to do that during a rodeo contest in Masbate. They made the Inquirer as a result. Congratulations, cowgirls.

Coeds turn cowgirls in Masbate rodeo
By Jaymee T. Gamil / Inquirer

MASBATE CITY – At this time of the year, most “colegialas” can be found on the beach, flaunting the latest swimwear and perfecting their tans. Janice Mino and Juanita Palileng of Benguet State University (BSU), however, choose to spend the summer in Masbate’s dusty corrals, wearing denims and wrestling bulls.

For three years, Janice and Juanita have been roughing it, along with teammates from the BSU Highland Cowboys and Cowgirls, at the cattle sports events during the Rodeo Masbateño festival in Masbate City. The rodeo is a yearly event to celebrate the island-province’s “cattle country” culture.
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