Isabela town holds on to pottery as flagship product

The writer interviews Acting Mayor Geoffrey Formoso on the CWF product inside the production area in Santa Maria town. SANTA MARIA, Isabela, October 30 (PIA) – The bright future of pottery industry becomes brighter for this Ibanag town when the government operationalized the first-ever production center for ceramic water filter in the country this year.… Continue reading Isabela town holds on to pottery as flagship product

Agrarian department opens docu film making tilt

DAR opens docu film making tilt By Benjie S. De Yro CAGAYAN, Philippines, Oct. 13 (PIA) – The Department of Agrarian Reform in Tuguegarao  City, Cagayan Valley region has leveled up its information and education campaign as the pre-production phase of its documentary film making competition started last week. Dubbed as Davvun 2015 Agrarian Film… Continue reading Agrarian department opens docu film making tilt

Marlon Littaua: Breaking local singing traditions at 50

He started singing rather late at 19, unlike his siblings who began joining local amateur singing competitions in high school. But for Marlon Littaua, one of the most enduring balladeers of Tuguegarao City, singing will always be a lifetime passion, equally embraced by her wife Beverly (nee Velasco), a banker. At 50, the husky voice… Continue reading Marlon Littaua: Breaking local singing traditions at 50

Sa Kanayunan

Kung ako ang papipiliin, ninanais ko pa rin ang mamuhay sa kanayunan, malayong-malayo sa gulong kinasasadlakan ngayon ng abang lungsod. Karaniwan nang namumutawi sa ating mga labi ang kinagisnang kamusmusan na kung minsan ay hindi natin malirip kung paano naglaho ng ganoon na lamang at tila isang panaginip na lamang ng ating balintataw. Matalinghaga ang… Continue reading Sa Kanayunan

Everyday Lives, The Series (1) (I’ve longed to do this but found no time, until now. These are real stories with real people I encountered daily in my line of job as a journalist.It will not be regular but I”ll to give you these slices of life, unedited. You, too, can share yours for as… Continue reading

Birding in Cagayan

Birding, the identification and observation of wild birds in their natural habitat as a recreation  or hobby, has just reached cave-rich Sta. Teresita town in Cagayan province, courtesy of its pristine  bakong(Hinguana Malayana) habitat Bangalau Lake. The present state, however, of Philippine birds  may not, hopefully, affect the initial efforts of the town as they… Continue reading Birding in Cagayan