Finding Love Mattet in the busy street of Baguio City

In the city center is the new branch of Love Mattet Bistro coming all the way from Buyagan, La Trinidad, Benguet. I went to their La Trinidad branch for few times already and meeting them here in Baguio City is a pleasant surprise.   The Atmosphere The interior is leathery and woody. The tables tops …

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Step by step Guide on how to transfer land titles in the Philippines

Congratulations for finally purchasing your dream lot! Now, what? Well I hate to burst your bubble, but there are deadlines you need to beat and taxes you need to pay! Otherwise, the BIR and the city or municipal government will be coming at you with penalties and surcharges. So buckle up, collect all documents, fill …

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5 things you need to consider before buying a land in the Philippines

If you are planning to buy a property, you should know the things you need to consider before closing that deal. This is important because if something wrong happens in the future and you are sued, I tell you, you cannot feign ignorance in the court. A person who is dealing with a registered property …

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Should Benguet Corporation raise its tailings dam?

I wrote about this issue last 2014, when this subject matter was at its peak. Today, I  am surprised to hear about Benguet Corporation’s (BC) raising of its tailings dam again after six years. Last Sunday, they announced after our mass at Saint Charles Borromeo (Itogon, Benguet) that the community will be holding a public meeting …

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How to correct clerical or typographical errors in your birth certificate

I am sharing with you my firsthand experience on how to correct clerical errors in a birth certificate and how it all started. Like you, as much as possible, I don’t like transacting with government offices. I don’t want to deal with the stress  brought about by long lines, red tape, and unfriendly government employees. …

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The downside of the Kailyan Mentality of the Cordilleran Culture

In the Cordilleran language, “Kailyan” is a term used to address persons who belong to the same Cordilleran place or ethnic group. It also connotes the value of lending a hand to a “Kailyan” in times of need. In the Filipino language, it means “Kabayan”. The Abused Positive Side of the Kailyan Mentality The Kailyan …

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Grab a coffee at R & B Cafe in Session Road Baguio City

If you are looking for a place to kill some time while drinking your coffee, this place will serve you right. The Atmosphere The name speaks for itself. It is more than just a café because there are shelves of books on the side. There are collections of novels and magazines of different genres. It …

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