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A recyclable Christmas in Pangasinan

A LANTERN made of bottles of softdrinks on display at the plaza of Sto. Tomas town in Pangasinan province. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR -

If residents of this eastern town in Pangasinan province did not sell their recyclable materials to junk shops in the past few months, it was because they were saving them for giant Christmas lanterns at the town plaza here.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Salted pork adds value to Benguet meat industry

MEAT from native pigs is used in “kinuday” or “kiniing,” a Benguet delicacy. EV ESPIRITU

In the olden days, Ibaloy and Kankanaey households in Benguet province preserved extra pieces of meat from a “cañao”(community feast) by salting and stringing the slabs.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Food,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Going into the ‘heart’ of Baguio

BAGUIO’S Mines View Park offers a perfect view of the old mines of Benguet province.  

Baguio City’s tourist season has officially started this month with the annual mining convention and a golf tournament ushering in at least 15,000 visitors.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

President Quezon hometown proof God also had fun in PH

HIDDEN PARADISE  The pristine Dicasalarin Cove, a secluded white-sand beach, is one of the tourist attractions of Baler town, Aurora. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

By bus, the trip from Metro Manila to this capital town of Aurora, Central Luzon’s easternmost province, takes at most five hours. By car, it can be an hour shorter.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Hidden gems abound in E. Pangasinan

ZIPPING OVER HILLS A 1.4-kilometer zip line soaring over hills and trees offers an exhilarating view of Balungao town’s verdant fields and mountains, one of the hidden treasures on this side of Pangasinan. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

An extinct volcano has become a major tourist attraction in this eastern Pangasinan town, revealing nature’s hidden treasures to visitors seeking a weekend breather.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Travel | Read More »