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For as long as there is a sky above us, there is still hope,” Maverick wrote on a card in Baguio. He made the brightly colored cover with a woodblock print of a candle and a bird.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Relationship,Super | Read More »

Baguio revisited

BAMBOO ART: A piece from the Bamboo Museum (PDI Northern Luzon/Richard Balonglong)

Talk about the perfect place to spend the summer and Baguio City’s cool mountain breeze readily comes to mind.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Delfin Tolentino teases Baguio denizens with handcrafted books


The quaint Mt. Cloud Bookshop, located in the basement of Casa Vallejo in Baguio City, has staged a remarkable show for book lovers and art aficionados: a book art exhibit by Cordillera studies scholar and all-around culture historian and critic Delfin Tolentino Jr. called “Bric-a-Brac.”

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ramon Orlina opens Tagaytay museum, with art, coffee–and the view–as come-ons

THE ARTIST on the roof deck luxuriates in the nippy weather and breathtaking view. At left, sculptural neckpieces of glass PHOTOS BY ANDREW TADALAN

There are only two museums owned by artists in the country: BenCab Museum in Baguio and Museo Orlina in Tagaytay.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why Ambassador Thomas loves Baguio

BOYSIE Yñiguez, Ambassador Harry Thomas, Herr Bautista, Bob Sobrepeña

Camp John Hay recently hosted a farewell party and golf tournament for outgoing US Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. More than any other envoy to the Philippines, Thomas has created extraordinary ties to the country and will depart with his Filipino ladylove, exotic beauty Mithi Aquino, naturellement.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Hefty wedding fare–and a rediscovered Baguio on the side

BRUSCHETTA with grilled sausages

As I sweat on my chair even with the fan directed at my body, I dream of Baguio. Not the mountain city of long ago when one could still smell the pine trees and sweaters were worn regularly—but today’s Baguio with its traffic and population explosion and ancient pine trees that have lost their wonderful smell.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

‘Taking to the hills’


Leaving Manila to go North on a Sunday morning is a wise thing to do. No stops and starts. Smooth cruising except for a few snarls in the small towns. We made one pit stop at Starbucks in Luisita. We didn’t take Marcos Highway, and instead opted for the hairpin curves of Kennon Road, aka The Zigzag.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Best value-for-money destinations this summer

PICK fresh strawberries. PHOTO BY JILL LEJANO

How to get there: Take the bus from Victory Liner Cubao terminal; the fare going to Baguio is P445. If you’ll be coming from the Pasay terminal, the fare is P455. Deluxe buses with lavatories and more comfortable seats cost P715 one-way.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

‘White Christmas’ in Baguio


A white Christmas is far from a Filipino Christmas, but there was a snowman display at Manor Hotel in Baguio last Christmas that caught Alice Pascual’s fancy.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Loving Baguio


Baguio and I are not what we used to be, God knows. We’re both showing evidence of progressive abuse and neglect—denudation, for one thing. And for one who has lived as long as I, it’s definitely no small consolation that Baguio, as I, if I may carry on with the comparison, has remained loved.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Chef’s ‘roti,’ ‘tom yum,’ ‘Coffeelicious’–the best Asian cooking in the country, and it’s in Baguio


The place is easy to miss. Not only is there no signage on the door, the façade gives you no clue, either, that here lies the best Asian cooking in the country.

Posted: April 19th, 2012 in Columns,Food | Read More »

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