July 16, 2024

Time, like Superman, does “fly like a speeding bullet”. It’s the end of June. Half of 2024 is gone. Next thing you know its December and the airwaves will be filled with Christmas songs mostly by Jose Mari Chan.
Then it’s New Year’s Day again where we make resolutions that are broken in a matter of months, weeks or even days. Whether we admit it or not, all, if not most of us, behave like politicians who make promises that are meant to be broken. That’s why methinks it’s far better, and wiser, not to make any New Year’s resolutions anymore so that there will be no need to break anything. Just saying.
Anyway, one of my favorite gadgets is the camera. Now, unlike the atomic or nuclear bomb, this is one invention humanity can really be proud of since it can capture memories or moments in time of those we care for, cherish and love (these include our pets or ‘fur babies’).
Of course, the narcissists, “feeling” or kulang sa pansin amongst us, use the camera to take pictures of themselves (and only themselves) every second of the day and post these on social media. But, hey, to each his own. Walang basagan ng trip. Besides, we live in a democracy (ruled by political dynasties), after all. So, strike a pose and click away.
Thanks to the camera, this near-sighted Ibaloy writer is blessed with photos of loved ones both gone and still living and “re-live” all the happy (and even not-so-happy) moments together with immediate family, relatives and friends.
Of the places we visited here and abroad; the restaurants we dined and the food we ate (and wished we didn’t eat), pictures of weddings, parties, debuts, graduations, and so many other events we attended. All captured by the camera to help our minds from forgetting and moments that we so cherish. Time and memories.

Members of the city council passed Resolution 311, s. 2024, confirming the memorandum of agreement between the city government and the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center for the implementation of the medical assistance city aid program for indigent patients in Baguio for 2024.
May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to bless and keep us all safe.