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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.
    MoreGeorge Poblete Receives Queen's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers award
    Fe Paca-Taduran

    OTTAWA, CANADA --- Scarborough, Ontario resident George R. Poblete,  received the Queen's Sovereign Medal for Volunteers from the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston, during a formal presentation ceremony made at  the Rideau Hall at 1 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, on April  24, 2017. (in photo: Queen’s Sovereign Medal for Volunteers awardee George R. Poblete(left) with Right Honourable Governor General...
    MoreThe Giant Sleeps, While Wild Rumours Made Tourists Restless
    Edwin Mercurio

    Coron, Palawan – The “Sleeping Giant” of Palawan looms large over the islands of Coron. Atop the elevated Mt. Batyas an estimated 1,500 steps uphill climb and downhill descent  combined, the islands of Coron are visible.
    MoreECC NSW and APCO march to muzzle hate speech
    Richard J. Ford

    On the 31 March 2017 a celebration of the defeat of the 2nd attempt of the Liberal Government to introduce...
    MoreAPCO’s Charity Ball 2017 to celebrate 119th Declaration of Philippine Independence set on June 10, 2017
    Richard J. Ford

    “Respect and Harmony for a Progressive Multicultural Society”. 
    This is the theme of the much-awaited...
    MoreMaking traffic jams bearable
    Willie Jose

    If you’re thinking of visiting our homeland, there’s one good advice:  brace yourselves both physically and mentally for the heavy...
    MoreDOLE Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod and OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac meet Repatriated Workers from Saudi Arabia
    Department of Labor and Employment

    PARTNERS FOR CHANGE. Undersecretary Joel B.Maglunsod  and OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac, together International Labor Affairs Bureau OIC Director Mary Sol...
    MoreLong live Mother Earth!
    Julia Carreon-Lagoc

    I cannot let Earth Day, April 22, pass without a tribute to Mother Earth, as precious as your own mother—to...

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