‘Tao Po’ monologues in Baguio Feb. 8

Actress-activist Mae Paner (a.k.a. Juana Change) will perform “Tao Po,” a series of monologues, will be staged on Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. at the University of the Cordilleras Auditorium,  sixth floor of the main building on Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City.

Paner brings to life the experiences of four individuals and how their lives were changed by the government’s war on drugs campaign. A discussion on the subject of human rights and extra-judicial killings will follow immediately after.

This activity is meant to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Day,

“Tao Po” is sponsored by the University of the Cordilleras, with support from HUDYAT: Artists for Human Dignity, DAKILA, Commission on Human Rights. and a network of Baguio-based artists and cultural groups composed of Dap-ayan ti Kultura iti Kordilyera (DKK), Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity (LODI), Baguio Writers Group and BenCab Museum.




The performance is open to the public.


1st Baguio Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

Celebrate the 1st Baguio Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival) at the Baguio Museum.

Mid-Autumn Festival is an inherited custom of moon sacrificial ceremonies. The ancient Chinese observed that the movement of the moon had a close relationship with changes of the seasons and agricultural production. Hence, to express their thanks to the moon and celebrate the harvest, they offered a sacrifice to the moon on autumn days. This is also the second most important holiday after the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)

Join the celebration and witness the line up of activities: Lion Dance, Painting Exhibit and Demonstration, Moon Cakes, Chinese Traditional Dances, etc.mid autumn poster1 raw

OPM concert series in Baguio set Oct. 5-6

“OPM Revisited: Mga Awit ng May Hugot,” a concert series paying tribute to Original Pilipino Music, is scheduled for a two-day run, Oct. 5 and 6, in Baguio.

OPM-Poster_Web_FINALStarring award-winning classical singers Kay Balajadia-Liggayu, Jasmin Salvo and Jan Briane Astom, with Paul Casiano as accompanying artist, the series kicks off with cocktails on Oct. 5 at Canto at 32 Kisad Road, Baguio.

Canto has lined up a special menu for the occasion that highlights what is abundant in the city market: salad microgreens with assorted vinaigrettes, two kinds of seviche, buttered mushrooms, roasted oyster mushrooms, smoked sausages in Benguet mulberry wood, cheese board with bread sticks, shoestring potatoes, dried fruits, among many. These will be paired with strawberry wine or beer. For non-alcoholic drinkers, there’s tea, coffee or lemon and mint iced tea.

Among the songs to be sung are folk songs like “Rosas Pandan and “Malinac Lay Labi,”
kundiman like “Pakiusap,” “Mutya ng Pasig” and “Kundiman ng Luha,” music from the movies and telenovela like “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” “Sa Kabukiran,” “Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas.”
On Oct. 6, the show will move to the University of the Philippines Baguio’s Teatro Amianan for a matinee performance at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

For the Canto event, text or call Dimps Blanco to reserve a seat: 0915-888-3525.#


American Songbook Baguio Poster

The songbook consists of hits by composers Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Oscar Hammerstein for the first part. Tthe second and last half features songs by Leonard Bernstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Sondheim, among others.

Among the songs to be sung are: “Embraceable You,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “So in Love,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “If I Loved You,” “Maria” “Tonight,” “What I Did for Love,” “Send in the Clowns, “Defying Gravity,” “Seasons of Love.”

The performers are tenor Jan Briane Astom, sopranos Mheco Manlangit and Jasmin Salvo, alternating pianists Gabriel Paguirigan and Ricardo Abapo.

Schedule of performances: May 25 at 4 p.m at the University of the Cordilleras Theater; May 26 at 6 p.m. at the University of the Philippines Baguio Teatro Amianan; and May 27 at 1:30 p.m. (by invitation only) at the University of Baguio Centennial Hall. The UC and UPB concerts are open to the public.

A production of Cultural Arts Event Organizer, Guacamole Productions in partnership with Sizzling Plate and Mother’s Garden



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The first Baguio Food Crawl is set on April 8-9, 2017.

The first Baguio Food Crawl is set on April 8-9, 2017.

The Other Bloggers [TOB],  a group of Baguio-based Bloggers, Social Media Influencers, and Photographers who aims to promote and collaborate with brands, establishments, and people and build rapport by giving quality content and reviews to everyone launched the Baguio Food Crawl  on April 8-9, 2017. This is the first leg of the Baguio Food Crawl which is only open to members of TOB. The second leg is already on works and will be open to more bloggers.



Participating restaurants are the ff:

  1. Roadtrip Cafe and Kitchen
  2. Zushi Me
  3. I Piatti Cafe
  4. Cafe De Angelo
  5. Baguio Craft Brewery
  6. Joie De Vivre
  7. Arca’s Yard
  8. Cafe Cueva
  9. The Kitchen Baguio
  10. Sessions Gallery Cafe
  11. Calle Uno Food Hub
  12. The Coffee Library
  13. Sessions Cafe, Breads and Pastries
  14. BZA Home Craft Arts Cafe
  15. Bayleaf Restaurant
  16. Gossip Cafe
  17. Tangay-Tangay
  18. Kalye Uno Restobar

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