Category Archives: Baguio

News From the Boondocks

Ifugao tops the 2006 National Assessment Test for the elementary level according to the Philippine Information Agency. The same report states that Baguio ranks first in the secondary level.

Meanwhile, the Mt. Province General Comprehensive High School, introduces Igorot culture to the world via an international schools Cyberfair. Check out their informative website, which seeks to: “Show the unification and collaboration between old world tradition and modern technology.” Kind of like this blog eh?

And in Benguet, more farmers are shifting to cut-flower production because of continuing vegetable importation. Paging the economist President, didn’t you say that globalization will lead us to the Promise Land?

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And Ye Shall Know Them by Their Websites

Okay, this is an attempt to evaluate the websites of the Cordillera provinces and Baguio City. First off, I would like to say that I have no idea how to design a website. If I knew how, I wouldn’t be using this blogger template. Nonetheless, just because I am ignorant of the how-tos doesn’t mean that I can’t tell the difference between a good website from one that needs improvement. A movie critic need not know how to direct a movie. A coach need not be an athlete. And you don’t have to be a president to say something about President Arroyo’s (mal)administration of the country’s affairs. Now that you get my drift, let’s look at the criteria that we will be using in making our judgment:

First, overall website design, (40%): This refers to how the website looks or its visual impact.

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GMA’s Minitrue: "My Father Built the Halsema Highway!"

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in this year’s State of the Nation Address: “My father built the Halsema Highway from Baguio to Bontoc, and the Bagabag airport in Nueva Vizcaya to access the Ifugao rice terraces, which by the way, the UNESCO has recently praised for the way we have carried out our heritage preservation policy….” (Emphasis supplied.)

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