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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 »

Ayta basketball and other indigenous games are highlights of NCCA’s Dayaw in Baguio

AYTA basketball

Amid encroachments by commercial developers with the collusion of local and national government agencies, cultural communities recently flocked to Baguio for Dayaw, the indigenous-peoples festival organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Dayo’ by Ang Gerilya at BenCab Museum in Baguio


Ang Gerilya creates a series of playful renditions of Baguio’s tourism hospitality. “Dayo” (visitor) is about cityfolk paradise excursion, tourist immersion, skin-deep experience, and friendly acquaintances with the tendency to misinterpret and exploit the deep-rooted highland culture of the community.   “Igorot Selfie” series is inspired by the superficiality of Igorot-styled photo shoots. “Skull Pikes” […]

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

NCCA to hold Dayaw indigenous people’s celebration in Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga

CECILIA Aweng weaving in Kalinga

Dayaw, the national celebration of indigenous cultural communities, will be held October in three locations in the three major island groups, according to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Criticism in the City of Pines

FELLOWS and panelists of the 6th J. Elizalde Navarro (JEN) National Workshop in Criticism on the Arts and Humanities at Colione Hotel in Baguio City. Priscelina Patajo-Legasto (apex) and Oscar Campomanes (top row, right, in glasses) are workshop directors.

What am I doing here? This question lit in my head like a broken, blinking traffic light; at that time, I was forcing myself to chew on fried chicken during our first ever Fellowship lunch at Max’s Restaurant in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »