Crossing Corners

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Crossing Corners. Baguio City (02/22/2018; 6:00pm)

One of the busiest roads in the city where people cross from all corners of this intersection, and scurrying vehicles meet head to tail.

The Bayanihan Lodge in Baguio – an old architectural designed building found across Burnham Park along Shanum Street in Baguio, houses the city’s famous’ Ukay-Ukay (bargain market for clothes).

 

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“Sustainable Tourism” (Photo Story)

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Sustainable Tourism: An Invitation to Participate

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“Alay sa Kalikasan”. (A Service to Nature). These volunteers stayed at the end of the parade. No trace of mess and trash were left on the streets after everyone has gone.

The Street Dance Parade and the Flower Float Parade mark the height of the celebration during Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City inviting tourists or visitors to keep coming back in this town.

Tourism treats local social and economic entrepreneurs with guests from different places to patronize products and services offered by the local people. Sustaining the flow of trade and other activities which help promote home-based potentials and opportunities.

One of the threats of tourism however is pollution to the environment because of neglectful practice of keeping the surroundings clean during festivities.

“Alay sa Kalikasan” (A Service to Nature). Holding broomsticks and dustpans, and a banner not to adorn their own group, and joining the parade not to perform but to serve nature by keeping the tail of the performers and street dancers out of trash and mess from the paraders; these are local volunteers from the community committed to give service.

Reminding everyone who participate in the parades- that each one can do their own simple share of awareness in keeping the environment clean. One may not have to bring her own broomstick; it is enough just to carry a selfie-stick and then not leaving any trash behind but properly practice throwing them in the right place.

So everybody may always receive this warm invitation as they go, “Thank you for visiting! Please come again!”

 

Surviving Panagbenga : Parade Stories

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Witness again the creativity and the blooming of artistry among the locals in celebrating the 2018 Panagbenga /Pa-nag-bUH-ngHA/ Festival in Baguio City, Philippines. Here is a story recognizing the Grassroots in the community sustain enthusiasts in for the celebration.

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When flowers are in bloom, it’s also a time for money in bloom. Flower vendors, producers and farmers sustain the local flower production market with them working day ’til night. Doing …

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Connecting Fragments *

Grassroots’ Advocate is celebrating their first post.

“Fragmented. Diverse. Co-existing. These are three words I would describe my country. Despite fragments which need to connect, we persist to co-exist and break these barriers.”

 

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Fragmented.
This is how I remember my first lesson about the Philippines when I was a first grader. The first lesson is to describe a picture of small fragments of islands and islets being grouped under what are called Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Diverse.
Coming to know of the country, which I have to be proud of, is home for a more than a thousand of species many of which are endemic to the country’s abounding wealth and beauty of various forms of natural resources.
These descriptions show how vast are the forms of life living in the Philippines, not only those we can find in nature but most especially are the people in-charge of these possessions as a nation.

Baguio, Benguet has been my home since I started college. I am not a native of Benguet or in any part of the Cordillera, but I had a chance to…

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THE STREET RUNNER: She is running for her life….

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This is a story of  a woman who has to face the battle against authorities on the streets in the locality of Baguio city, Philippines. This is her story kept from the past, and her story still represents those who are like her today, who have to keep running to save themselves and their families’ living.
With her basket of oranges, “Manang” has to master the skill of running while carrying kilos of fruits each day. As she tries to escape the “P-O-S-Ds” (Public Order and Safety Division officials) roaming in the city streets, it is the only way for her to make sure she sells all her goods to sustain her family.