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URL: http://benjieinlianga.blogspot.com
Site Description: Ablog about the life and living in Lianga, Surigao del Sur
Date Joined: Sep 25, 2006


Latest Blog Posts

On Political Dynasties
on Apr 7, 2013 in Community Life Local News/Opinions Politics The devious double-talk and evasive gibberish  with which many political candidates running in the May 13, 2013 general elections try to escape or sidestep the hot and controversial issue of political dynasties never cease to amaz...



Lukay
on Mar 24, 2013 in Commentary and Trivia Community Life It is customary for the majority of Filipinos who are Catholics to bring with them coconut palm leaves and fronds to church today in celebration of Palm Sunday which itself commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem and mar...



Here We Go Again
on Mar 20, 2013 in Community Life Local News/Opinions Every right thinking resident of Mindanao knew when the electric power crisis in the island first made itself felt in 2010 (see blog posts here and here) that it was a serious problem that would take some time, a lot of serious consultation and,...



Blogging 101
on Feb 28, 2013 in Commentary and Trivia Internet and Blogging I was both surprised and more than a bit nonplussed to receive in the past few weeks more than a few e-mails from readers of this blog asking for some advice and pointers on how to start their own blogs or improve the blogs they have already started.



No Homecoming
on Feb 4, 2013 in Commentary and Trivia I had not visited Cebu City for more than half a decade so it was with no small degree of trepidation and lots of excited anticipation that I flew into that city last January 18 from Butuan in order to join in the celebration of the 2013 Sinulog fest...



Hard Times
on Jan 13, 2013 in Community Life Local News/Opinions In many areas all over the Philippines and particularly so in the Lianga area, it used to be that the coconut tree was the poor farmer's reliable cash cow.  With the minimum of maintenance and care, even a small coconut farm of a hectare or so h...



Christmas Magic
on Dec 24, 2012 in Community Life Family One of the saddest things about growing up as a child is coming to the age when one suddenly and disconcertingly realizes that much of what one has believed as wonderfully magical and enchantingly special about Christmas is actually mostly...



Still Lucky
on Dec 20, 2012 in Community Life Local News/Opinions Note:  This post was supposed to be published last December 5 but mobile communication and internet services were cut off in the wake of Typhoon Pablo.  It took Smart Communications fourteen days to fix everything and restore internet conne...



Biding Time
on Nov 28, 2012 in Local News/Opinions Politics Vice-Mayor Robert "Jun" Lala is arguably, by what is considered the norm in Lianga politics, an unsettling aberration.  Firstly he is just barely forty years old and therefore unseemly and irresponsibly young for a seasoned politician...



Revisiting Pugad
on Nov 19, 2012 in Commentary and Trivia Tourism Of the more well known beaches in Lianga, Pugad is the one that always evokes in me the most nostalgic of memories.  In this sense, its very name which literally means nest in English is oddly appropriate.  Every time I...



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