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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.
    Linda Alvarez Barnes

    In the year 313 the Roman Emperor Constantine had seen on the eve of a vital battle near Rome a fiery cross bearing the promise “In hoc signosvinces”  “With this sign you will conquer” and when the prophecy proved true, he had by decree ordained CHRISTIANITY to be the religion of the whole Roman Empire. One of the most fateful...
    MoreAGAPI’s Minerva Paguyo: 95 years and counting
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    A smiling, sprite and super-happy Minerva Paguyo celebrated her 95th birthday in advance 5 May so she could share it with family, relatives and friends in Sydney before going to the Philippines and Japan for further festivities....
    MoreCultural Diplomacy Awards: Promotion of Philippine history, language and culture in Australia
    Renato Perdon

    Book author and historian, Renato Perdon of Sydney, Australia, was among selected Australians and Filipinos given recognition for...
    MoreMulticultural Working Party meets
    Erich Weller

    Council’s recently formed Multicultural Working Party met for the first time this month allowing representatives of multicultural communities to engage...
    MorePCCF Presents Miss Philippines Canada 2017 and Miss Teen Philippines 2017 Candidates at Pre-Pageant
    Fe Taduran

    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada - The Miss Philippines Canada 2017 and Miss Teen Philippines Canada 2017 candidates, showcased their beauty and...
    MoreAn Affair to Remember Charity Concert
    Richard J Ford

    This is not about an affair we wish to remember from our early elicit love life, but an event that...
    MoreNominations for AABF business excellence awards open
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    The business excellence awards of the Australian Asian Business Federation are officially open, with theme focussing on ‘Unveiling the Best...

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