SHOVELING LADIES – Dona Josefa Elementary school lady teachers work manual labor work side by side with their men counterparts during the start of Brigada Eskwela in preparation for the start of the school year on June 3 for public elementary and high schools. Notice the ladies shoveling while men holding the sacks. Some kind of reversal of roles? No. This is typical Cordillera where women have no second thoughts picking up a shovel. /Bong Cayabyab.