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Alexa Yadao

Student Journalist, UP Baguio

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I am a graduating communication student from the University of the Philippines. I had my internship at two media companies: Baguio Midland Courier and Rappler. The former is the longest-running and one of the most respected newspapers in Northern Luzon. The latter is the first and only online-based news site in the country. My internships in these two companies involved writing stories from Benguet and Metro Manila, as well as, doing research tasks.

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Rappler

Rappler
Students react to 'no tuition collection' in UP Diliman

MANILA, Philippines - How did UP students react to the news that the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines (UP) will not collect tuition for the first semester of academic year 2017-2018? UP Diliman's announcement on Tuesday, July 11 got mixed reactions from the UP community.

Rappler
VIRAL: Filipino bayanihan spirit unfolds in baggage queue

Published 8:52 PM, July 19, 2017 MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos are not oblivious to the heavy burden soldiers bear, considering the ongoing clashes in Mindanao. Some Filipino civilians did not think twice about helping the troops lighten their load, so to speak.

Rappler
UP Baguio launches 'car-less Wednesday' campaign

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - In an effort to address both pollution and congestion in Baguio City, the University of the Philippines (UP) Baguio launched its "car-less Wednesday" campaign last Wednesday, August 3. According to UP Baguio Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos, the campaign's goal is two-pronged: to reduce the university's carbon footprint and to encourage people to walk or ride bicycles.

Rappler
Storytelling sessions held for children with special needs

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - In celebration of National Children's Book Day on Tuesday, July 18, volunteers had a chance to serve children with special needs through a storytelling seesion. Volunteers from the Children's International Summer Villages (CISV) participated in storytelling sessions organized by the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS), Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philippines (RHMC), and Adarna Publishing House.

Rappler
Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

MANILA, Philippines - In Muntinlupa, community preparedness is seen as key to surviving a mega-earthquake. The Muntinlupa city government implemented its earthquake contingency plan during the 3rd Metro Manila Shake Drill or the #MMShakeDrill. (HIGHLIGHTS: Metro Manila Shake Drill 2017) Part of this year's drill is the emphasis on the private sector's and the communities' response plans.

Baguio Midland Courier

Baguio Midland Courier
08/27/2017
The tale of a "special;" mom and an anti–cancer advocate

When cancer is still seen as a “death sentence” while persons with special needs are still regarded as hopeless cases, this tells the story of two women, Marivic Bugasto, a stage 4 cancer survivor, and “Maderyas” (not her real name), a mom of two special kids, on how they conquered their own battles against cancer and the stigma surrounding persons with special needs. The story also narrates how they have helped their respective communities fight the same battles as them despite their own...

Baguio Midland Courier
07/09/2017
La Trinidad kids to compete in three–day sports tourney

Children 12 years old and below from the 16 barangays of La Trinidad will compete in a three-day sports competition from July 11 to 13 at the Benguet State University as part of the current administration’s efforts to engage children at the grassroots level in an active lifestyle.

Baguio Midland Courier
06/25/2017
Recycled products on stage for Env’t Month

Livelihood groups from the different barangays in the city showcased their creativity through an exhibition of various products made from recyclable materials, last June 19 to 23 at the City Hall.

Baguio Midland Courier
06/25/2017
Group to effect edict needed

Full implementation of the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance is stalled pending the creation of a committee that will oversee its implementation.

Baguio Midland Courier
06/25/2017
Special kids have fun in city’s PWD sports clinic

Children with disabilities from St. John Paul II Learning Center Inc. and SPED Center Baguio had a day full of fun with their parents and guardians, volunteers, and teachers during the PWD sports clinic last June 22 at the Athletic Bowl.

Baguio Midland Courier
06/18/2017
La Trinidad honors bravery of troops

Officials of La Trinidad paid tribute to the nation’s soldiers especially those who gave their life for the country.

Baguio Midland Courier
06/18/2017
Dengue cases in CAR decrease

There is a significant decrease in the number of dengue cases in the region, according to reports from the Department of Health.

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