100kph is the speed limit for NLEX, SCTEX and TPLEX. You go beyond it and you’re dead meat once radared by the expressway officials. For any seasoned race car driver pass the licensing age of 18, a 200kph speed in a race track is nothing exceptional but the story differs when one steers through and floor the gas pedal at this speed at age 10 where most kids are still rapt in playing die-cast matchbox or remote- controlled cars.
Domoguen: Addressing the gaps in food safety and GAP implementation in the Cordillera (Last a 2 part series article)Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:23 p.m.
I FIND the implementation of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Agri Pinoy Trading Program (APTP) to be both a challenge and incentive for the local vegetable industry to convert to good agricultural practices (GAP).
SAVE Mother Earth! This has been the battle cry of many protesters since man started to cut trees for timber, raze mountains for minerals and drill lands for oil as necessary requisite in what we consider as industrial growth and community development. Telltale sign from ancient civilization reveals stories of how time changed throughout the ages. The extinction of flora and fauna species has long been noted and written about and scientists developed new breeds and genetically modified organisms.
IT'S that time of year when a zillion people want to play tourist in Baguio. Here are ten reasons that you should go somewhere else:
10. There’s Tagaytay.
MY COMMAND of the written word gets spotty each time my blood pressure shoots up, as it does with all of those road diggings being done so they can be repaired again. I’m not alone in this predicament of loss, even if the project implementors tell us now and then that we are not engineers and therefore are not competent to decide whether a seemingly smooth and stable road needs “reblocking” or not.
IT WILL be two years since we decided with Joy to come up with a school of our own. While we would have wanted to come up with a "real school", it wouldn't have been very nice for us to compete with all other schools, especially one that was founded by grandpa. We optioned for one that would cater to all others that a University doesn't have or won't do. Something that will not take away but in fact compliment and ensure a firmer establishment for early childhood learning.
READING through my past several years’ journals, I noticed one recurring theme, tone, and topic of prayer. In fact, it is the same prayer/petition that I still am praying for until now. It has been nearly seventeen years. How long must I continue to pray for my petition? How many more buckets of tears must I shed before God answers my plea? How many more journal pages of heartfelt angst and outpourings must I write?
I am reminded of this story.
WE ARE always on the run.
To school, to work, to our favorite watering hole, to our favorite destination, to somewhere new.
NO WE'RE not making a review of Dr. Scott Peck’s beautiful book but we are indeed reviewing our roads that are less traveled today in Baguio. On March 23 in the afternoon, traffic was simply bad along General Luna Rd., Mabini St, and Assumption Rd. together with all the connecting passage ways if there were still any left. Many swore the traffic jam lasted two or more hours. Some say 4 to 5 and movement was impossible so that many drivers were kept in their vehicles for hours and could not move out! What a big jam for such a small city.
EVEN without surgery, one can now experience a dramatic improvement and even cure on health concerns such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, and cardiovascular diseases. This is through the stem cell technology and telomere science.
Dr. Marc Lavaro Jr., an expert on general & ocular oncology, general & ocular pharmacology, pediatric ophthalmic medicine, and Science of Epigenetics said these new technology are considered as breakthrough which repairs and rejuvenates the cells.
THIS day is special because it is a celebration of your success, of which I want to consider myself an important part. I want to relish it, and to bask in its glory, for I know time will soon come when everything you do will all be just your efforts, your energy, your resources and your hardships. Soon, all I can ever do is look back at the time when you are taking your first steps, learning your first words – when all you had and all that you would ever need, were me and your Papa.
Domondon: Council Requests Mayor to Investigate alleged participation of some City Hall Employees in the Purported theft and Tampering of Official BallotsTuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:24 p.m.
THE City Council Monday adopted a resolution requesting the Honorable City Mayor Mauricio Domogan to take the lead in investigating the alleged involvement of some city government personnel in an election fraud case filed by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) against several personalities in the city.
ONE of the saddest things in the world is to see someone you love lose awareness and come to a point of not even knowing who you are. When faced with such a situation, sometimes one feels the situation would even be better if the loved passed away and be free from the prison of not knowing what is going on in the world, and not even knowing who his relatives and children are. That is the bad news.
BUT FOR THE GOOD NEWS Research has proven recently that diet plays a most important role deterring the onset of the dreaded Alzhiemers.
Domoguen: Addressing the gaps in food safety and GAP implementation in the Cordillera (Part 1 of a 2 series article)Monday, March 23, 2015 - 08:32 p.m.
I SAY it is the evolving story of our time, our region and the country too.
When I say, our story, I refer to food safety, its processes from production to marketing and the policies that ensure the production, promotion and consumption of healthy food that sustains our wellbeing. After all, “we are what we eat.”
WHEN Carlos P. Romulo said that “the Igorot is not Filipino” back in the days when the late Atty.
MARCH is Colorectal Awareness Month. The cancer used to be an exclusive malady of Western countries where the lifestyle- diet especially- was a big factor in its causation. However, colorectal cancer has now invaded, so to speak, the shores of developing Third world nations, making it number 2 most common cancer - after lung) and also the second most common cause of cancer death. The incidence starts at 40 years of age, then peaks at 60 to 70. Gender-wise, colon cancer is more common in women while rectal cancer is more common in men.
THIS is extremely good news for members of the Blessed Association of Retired Persons Foundation (BARP). Last Thursday, Prof. Federico Balanag and I met at his office at the new BARP Center along Bokawkan Road, Cresencia Village Barangay. Among others, we discussed several ongoing and up and coming activities of the foundation. Full of excitement and happiness, he informed me that the officers and staff of the ABS CBN Foundation main office is coming up to the city sometime next month (April) to conduct free medical and dental service for the benefit of the rank and file of BARP.
IT WAS at three in the afternoon when I got a call from my brother while he was in his office in the University. In fact I missed his first call. I might have thought that it would be of importance, so I had to take the call. After some greetings and some anxious expectations from such a call, plus some formality in my brothers tone I expected the worst. He said his hello as I did mine. Then he says that someone wanted to talk to me. At that point I was already nervous and with much anticipation.
It was a voice familiar at the other end, a voice clear and distinguished.
MY MOTHER Ruby turned 80 this month, last Sunday, to be exact. At 80, she is hale, busy as a bee (her brothers call her that, Bee), up and bout, and around town. She also writes a food column for this paper, and calls the column “Bon Appetit.” As a food writer, she has twice been an awardee of the annual Doreen Fernandez Food Writing Award.
(This revival of a personal piece in 2009 is in support of Baguio city councilor Fred Bagbagen’s resolution asking transport officials to crackdown on overloading passenger jeepneys. – RD)
I ALMOST got in trouble one time with a fellow aging passenger over the unrealistic seating capacity of our jeepneys. Transport officials who set and implement standards simply ignore this, simply because they don’t ride mass transport. They ride in their own cars or office-issued vehicles driven by government-paid pilots.
HAVE you been to the new “Entertainment City” that is rising along the reclaimed area along Manila Bay? It is located just beside SM MOA.
The first operator opened its casino over a year ago.
"ONE People, One Heritage, One Direction Towards Cultural Integrity", this is the theme for this year’s 10th staging of Mountain Province’s Lang-ay festival in the capital town of Bontoc in April.
And like always, we will again be treated to the colorful tradition and culture of our brothers of Mountain Province.
THE new heroes chose a career and a vocation where danger confronts their everyday lives. They chose to serve and to protect their country and their government. They are people who decided to live their lives for the nation: that the nation be free from terrorism is just one of the purposes for which they work and breathe. In the Mindanao mission, they were successful but not without giving up their lives. The perils of their vocation are numberless, yet they were aware that their chosen path could make them victims in the field while in pursuit of, or being pursued by, the enemy.
STUDENTS from the public national high school are this year's winners in the First UC MathSciYA: The Search for Mathematics and Science Young Achievers organized by the Department of Math-Nat Sci of the University of the Cordilleras.
IT'S almost summer, a most loved season in my life story. For a lot of reasons, summer brings that relaxed, laidback atmosphere in my life, far different from stress experienced the rest of the year. It is quite ironic actually, since the two months of summer are considered most toxic in my workplace since it is the deadline for filing of (most) annual reports and the most preferred season to transact in the office since those coming from out of town will have their chance to enjoy the coolness of the city and get away from the humid weather in the lowlands.
THEY are young and they have left us too soon.
A Behavioral Science freshman died from drinking silver cleaning fluid a day after filing a leave of absence because of her failure to pay her tuition. She was 16 years old.
THE committee on market, trade and commerce chaired by Honorable City Councilor Elaine Sembrano submitted to the city council Monday a recommendation denying a proposal for the operation and conduct of a carnival and trade fair within the Ganza parking area at Burnham Park.
TANGERINES and other citrus fruits peels and their alternative uses Baguio's markets are awash with fruit. Some of the many fruits sold in the markets are the citrus fruits, such as oranges, tangerines, calamansi, lemons and other citrussey fruits.
Tangerines, the main point of interest here in the column, is but one of the many kinds of citrus which can be used in the following recipe.
THE year 2014 was a busy year for the region's CHARMP2 project.
The CHARMP2 or Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resources Management Project is a joint undertaking of the Department of Agriculture (DA) with the local government units in the six provinces of the region and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).