Retirees slam black hype vs Vergara

BAGUIO CITY- A group of Baguio-based retirees and other residents are up in arms against the black propaganda being put on the online social networking service Facebook, specifically on the community page which goes by the tagline “Matanda Na,” saying it is discriminatory. “This page is discriminatory to us senior citizens who have served the […]


Keeping Things in Perspective: Political Corruption and the Presidentiables

First of two parts By: Thinking Pinoy The killer, the novice, the incompetent, or the thief. The meme-powered and oft-unsubstantiated mudslinging is probably confusing a lot of voters today. And in these times, the best thing to do is to go back to the basic question: who is corrupt? Corruption can be defined in so […]


Defending martial law victims is beyond lip service – Chiz

Defending human rights victims of martial law is beyond lip service said Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, principal author and sponsor of the law compensating victims of martial law under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. In an interview in ABS-CBN’s Bandila news program last Monday night (April 4), Escudero said his track record speaks for itself […]


Duterte dares Roxas on anti-crime promise: Try me

MANILA, Philippines – “Try me,” said Rodrigo Duterte in response to an allegation from administration bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas II that his campaign promise to suppress crime and drugs in 3 to 6 months is just “pambobola” (a trick). “Takot kang pumatay? Takot kang mamatay? Subukan mo ako. Maghawak ka ng shabu sa harap ko, […]


Council summons dep’t heads on Convention Center audit findings

BAGUIO CITY – The city council invited the representatives of various offices of the city government to shed light on the findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) based on its Audit Observation Memorandum (AOM) No. 16-017 dated March 16, 2016 on the observations regarding the deficiencies and errors in the memoranda of agreement executed […]


Cost of garbage hauling decreases

BAGUIO CITY – The city government’s unrelenting and uncompromising efforts to come up with sustainable solutions to the garbage disposal problem resulted in the continuous reduction of the hauling cost of the residual waste outside the city over the past several years. City General Services Officer Romeo D. Concio revealed that before Mayor Mauricio G. […]


MOA on skateboarding at Burnham confirmed

BAGUIO CITY – The city council confirmed the memorandum of agreement executed by the city government and the 2600 Baguio Sayote Powers Skateboarding Org for the temporary use of the distal portion of the biking lane in Burnham Park as their skate park. However, the council recommended to the local chief executive to provide safety […]


The Constitution and the SC are dead, thanks to Sereno and company

The news from Baguio IF the news reports from Baguio are correct, then the Constitution and the Supreme Court have just died in the hands of our Justices. Lawlessness now runs the law. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and her colleagues may wish to celebrate their “victory” with Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares and her powerful […]