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Rediscovering Baguio  
By Lingling Maranan Claver
February 28, 2013

When the world was younger (and so was I), Baguio or just the thought of this city in the northern highlands of the Philippines, made my eyes well with saltwater, to paraphrase a line in a Julian Lennon song. The sight of puffy clouds and tangerine sky above golden pine trees and seemingly distant mountains stirred an intense emotion of ecstatic joy. Foggy, rainy days were lovely too, that were spent with friends huddled in one of the several folk houses to swap stories, nurse bottles of beer, and listen to a Gordon Lightfoot or a Neil Young cover. Baguio then was a small city of a few thousand people. Its residents knew each other by name and face, if not by heart.
Roadtrip Philippines: Highways, Back roads and Beyond (Part 3)
Lingling Maranan-Claver
Thu 1st November 2012

The next day, we took the early morning 30- minute ferry ride from Dapitan   to Dumaguete. Watching the sun rise from the railing, we were lucky to catch a pod of dolphins on an early morning romp.

A few kilometers from the Dumaguete shore, a distinctly American colonial structure comes into view. This is Silliman Hall which houses the University of Silliman’s Museum of Anthropology. The building, built in 1903 is the oldest surviving American structure in the Philippines.
MoreRoadtrip Philippines: Highways, Back roads and Beyond (Part 2)  
By Lingling Maranan-Claver

Cagayan de Oro – Malaybalay – Davao – General Santos – Maguindanao – Cotabato City – Iligan, Lanao del...
By Lingling Maranan Claver

What’s to be done when one does not relish the thought of flying to travel around the country? Travel by...
MoreSplendid Salt Spring Island
By Lingling Maranan-Claver

            It was a perfect day to travel by ferry—sunny, with a light breeze.  The waters of the Strait of...
MoreCORDILLERA DAY in Vancouver 2011
The Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights (CPSHR)

Date: April 23, 2011 (Saturday)
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Lakeview Multicultural United Church...
MoreFilipino-Canadian Groups Join “The Parade of the Century” in Vancouver. B.C.  
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McSpadden Park in Vancouver, British Columbia came alive with the blare of trumpets and saxophones last Saturday, March...
Lingling Maranan-Claver

The sidewalks of Fraser St. Vancouver were abuzz with the excited exchanges of Filipino-Canadians on that warm, sunny morning of...
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For the first time since its inception 14 years ago, the National Aboriginal Day (NAD) in Vancouver was participated...
Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights

Vancouver, B.C. – The hall at St. Michael’s Anglican Church on East Broadway rang with the music of the gangsa...

    Lingling Maranan Claver

    About the author Lingling Maranan Claver:

    Lingling Maranan Claver

    Lingling Maranan-Claver is almost always, an accidental traveler.

    A note inside her fortune cookie read:….. "You will go to exotic places."

    Lingling hopes to realize her cookie's prediction.
    MoreBabaylan, The Philippine Women’s Network in Europe celebrates her 25th year in Rotterdam-The Netherlands
    Adora M. Fischer

    (October 19-22, 2017-Rotterdam): Like all other organizations which have been working towards their goals for more than two decades now, Babaylan the Philippine Women’s Network in Europe, met in May 2017 in Chur, Switzerland, to assess itself, discuss future actions and strategies to address recent issues affecting Philippine women in Europe.
    Becky S. Torres

    For posterity and continuity, it is  an enriching and nostalgic visit to introduce our children to their ilokano roots, appreciating one’s  past or where our parents and grandparents lived and grew up....
    MorePISTAHAN (Festivities) - 42nd Concert of Traditional Philippine Dances and Music is on December 1 and 2, 2017 at the Educational Cultural Complex Theater
    Dina B. Ellorin

    The SAMAHAN Filipino American Performing Arts and Education Center, Inc. presents PISTAHAN (Festivities) - 42nd Concert of Traditional Philippine Dances...
    MoreFilOz Couple Chris and Josie Pilao celebrates their 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    The children of Chris and Josie Pilao – Bong, Jane and Gina, their spouses and ...
    MoreAustralia-Philippines Services League in 11/11/11 rites
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    Members of the Australia-Philippines Services League (APSL) joined Remembrance Day rites at Rooty Hill RSL, paying their respects...
    MoreAGAPI embraces social scene
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    Birthdays, commemorative events and even a horse race give Association of Golden Australian Pilipinos Inc (AGAPI) members the opportunity to...
    MoreThe American Southwest - from California to Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah
    Wilfredo R. Valenzuela

    A few years ago, I wrote an MN Travelogue about our tour of the American West, with Yellowstone National Park...
    Rene Calalang

    Ang kasaysayan ng buhay ni Ina ay isang kasaysayan ng kadakilaan. Bihirang ina, sa paniniwala ko, ang makagagawa sa kadakilaang...

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