The West Valley Fault line and why we should care

Since the fault line takes every 400 to 600 years to have a disturbance, then we are due for another big one in about four decades.

Okay, pine: a Busol tree-logy

“Buwis-buhay ka talaga (you really defy death),” my friend Suzanne said when I insisted on climbing Busol again after more than a year. It’s been raining for days, and we were told that climbing the mountain would be trickier, if not dangerous. We did anyway, twice: once in June and another in July. Bloom in…

Chasing rainfalls in Baguio

Call me ignorant, but I really didn’t know that the Philippines’ summer capital gets the most rainfall in the country until I read World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines’ climate change risk assessment on Baguio (Business Risk Assessment and the Management of Climate Change Impacts). I learned more about this when I had the chance to…

Resurrecting Busol

I was fortunate enough to climb up the Busol Watershed and Forest Reservation in Benguet (between the boundaries of Baguio City and La Trinidad) recently. I am not an expert on trees, but I do my share in helping Mother Earth recover from her illness the best I can. In this piece, I am sharing…