December 8, 2023

Memoir of the Baguio Midland Courier

We hail the Baguio Midland Courier on its 74th anniversary. It has remained steadfast since 1947 in noteworthy journalism.
In the 1950s when I was a kid together with other children, we enjoyed peddling the Midland to spread news. My father, then, founded and was adviser of the school organs the Mountain Breeze and Mountain Collegian, and other publications like the G-Strings to Modern Pants of the Mountain National Agricultural School-turned college, now Benguet State University, which were printed in the Hamada printing press which publishes the BMC, having the accuracy, clarity, and promptness in printing.
Throughout the years, the Midland, as it is popularly known, stood firm against the tests of times.
During the Martial Law regime when the press was curtailed, at times of calamities when movement is restricted, and during the early months of the nationwide Covid-19 pandemic lockdown when publications were suspended, it was only the Midland which you could take hold of to read and know the events that take place.
The Midland is widely read and has earned national prominence and global recognition and received several outstanding awards.
As it ages, the Midland becomes stronger in informing, enlightening, challenging, entertaining, and inspiring people which are essential in community development. — PERCIVAL B. ALIPIT, Baguio City