Category Archive: Life-ways

Our culture and traditions. Our way of life in Mountain Province.

Oct 03

HK OFWs Celebrate Bontoc Day, Puma-at Is Guest of Honor


Central, HK.   Mountain Province OFWs from around Hong Kong and Macau converged at Central on September 26, 2010 to celebrate Am-among  (Grand Gathering) 2010-Bontoc Day.  An offshoot of the Am-among held in Bontoc, the capital town of Mountain Province, Bontoc  OFWs based in this city invited province-mates,  Philippine Embassy staff and other OFWs to join  …

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Jul 31

Guina-ang, Serene Guina-ang

Joel T. Fagsao Barrio Guina-ang is one of the upland villages of Bontoc, Mountain Province.  A visit to Guina-ang gives you an insight of simple living- away from the stress of the daily grind.  Villagers tend to their rice fields, gather pine twigs for firewood and call it a day when the sun sets.  The …

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Jun 04

The Facebook of Our Lives

Tech Talk Joel T. Fagsao In the “Bontoc Ili ay Kalalaychan” Fan Page- a page created in Facebook, the number of fans jumped from zero to 389 in a few days.  The number may be insignificant as other Facebook created pages can get a thousand to a million fans in a few days depending on …

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May 22

Whirlwind Lessons in Customer Service

by Joel T. Fagsao  One day in the last days of April, at 9:00 P.M. I went to St. Luke’s Medical Centre in City for a referred medical procedure.   I proceeded to the hospital’s pathology department and waited for my turn to be served.  While inside, I noticed the sign on the window which read …

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