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She found health and a new mission in her mother’s garden

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THERESE Jison

Therese Jison was busy reading her telex (the forerunner of today’s e-mail) when a familiar pain struck her. She woke up her husband, and asked him to rush her to the hospital. He did, wearing his pants inside out, as he saw one side of Therese’s face droop.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

When the best way to go to Baguio was by train


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It will soon be Holy Week. The heat in Manila has people thinking of an escape to cooler climes. I wonder who will brave the traffic and trek up to Baguio. It is crazy to be on the road on that last week of Lent. Friends of mine tried it last year, and it took almost 10 hours to get to Kennon.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

From Dulaang UP Baguio, a play that celebrates Kankana-ey culture

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STUDENTS in Besao,Mt. Province, during an interactive moment in
“Sayaw ng Panahon” PHOTO COURTESY OF DUPB

“Kastoy ti ag-tadek, Banting! (This is how you do the tadek, Banting!),” shouts Kankana-ey Apong Uban (Andrei Domogo). Then, he stomps one foot and raises both hands.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why Joel Cruz mansion is controversial

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JOEL Cruz’s mansion, featuring a sign saying “White House of the Lord of Scents,” rises near the fairway of Camp John Hay’s HoleNo. 7. PHOTO FROM PDI-NL/RICHARD BALONGLONG

Anyone visiting this former US hill station in Baguio City would have difficulty missing the controversial mansion owned by eccentric entrepreneur Joel Cruz aka The Lord of Scents.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

What’s behind the surprise eviction notice of Casa Vallejo?

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BAGUIO’S heritage conservationists are fighting tooth and nail for the preservation of Casa Vallejo, the city’s oldest hotel, following a controversial ownership claim made by an indigenous family that said the land where the structure stands belonged to it “since pre-Hispanic times.” Vallejo regulars fear the claimants will demolish the property before selling the land to a condominium developer. PHOTO BY NIDA AVANCEÑA

Thank the exceptionally nippy weather here for cooling down tempers after the women running the century-old Casa Vallejo (or Vallejo Hotel) received an eviction letter telling them to leave on Jan. 14.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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