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Volume I Number 03

What’s Inside... • Business 101 • Maximizing Xsakto • Travel Guide • Education • Travel and Tours • Classifieds

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” - George Bernard Shaw

30 Pages

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Editor’s Page

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Dear Readers: This week is focused more on self-assessment and dealing with self-doubt. I hope you guys will find this week’s issue ‘a breath of fresh air.’ *** In our sincerest dedication to serve the best interest of the people of the Cordilleras, we have decided to start reviewing the entire concept of the publication to provide exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. We hope that you could continue showing your love and support by sending us your comments and suggestions to

*** It is the second week of the Bar Examinations; GOD BLESS to our Barristers! RONALD F. VALDEZ Publisher/Editor

Stay Cool, RF Valdez Publisher/Editor XSakto: The Cordilleras

FLOREZCEL A. MENDOZA Art Director / Lay-out Artist ROFER VAL G. HOUSE KP M. MULINGBILANG CARLOS R. MIGUEL Writers JOHN M. MATIAS Photographer 092728080290 

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Bookings are confirmed by deposit, (please advise prior) First to deposit will secure the booking Check-in / Check-out is 12pm - 10am, or by agreement, just ask & we will advise if we can assist with your early / late check in / out times. Please advise in advance any special requests Complimentary guest entry pack coffee & creamer, 20 liters fresh filtered water, dishwashing detergent, BBQ uling and tissue, Free unlimited Wi-Fi Apartments are fully self contained, everything is provided & are private, secure You only need your food, toiletries & towels. PAYMENT IS CASH, BANK DEPOSIT OR ONLINE VIA PAYPAL

05 C Boutique Hotel 5 Arellano and Morgan Street, Brgy. Gibraltar, Baguio City Abrassi Hotel & Restaurant Patucannay, Tayum, Abra (074) 619 0758 Bloomfield Hotel Hotel Bloomfield (0926) 796 6670 3 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City Origines Hotel & Restaurant Capitulacion Street, Zone 1, (074) 446 9112 Poblacion, Bangued, Abra Chalet Hotel Upper Military Cut-off, Baguio City (0905) 428 5812 (074) 424 8070 – 72



City Travel Hotel 15 Kisad Road, Baguio City Aj’s Pension House 18 Jungle Town, Salud Mitra, Baguio City (074) 445 0456, (0917) 5065067 (074) 442 2206

El Cielito Cielito Hotel Baguio El Baguio 50 North Drive, Baguio City 214 Mission Rd, Crystal Cave. BAGUIO. Azalea Residences Leonard Wood Loop, (074) 443 2134 Brgy. M. Roxas, Baguio City Eurotel Baguio 0917 558 6896 123 Abanao Extension, 0920 969 3697 Brgy. Rizal Monument, Baguio City 074 424 8731 (074) 424 8714 Baguio Burnham Suites (074) 444 3876, (074) 424 8056 Ibay Zion Apartelle Microtel Inn & Suites Ibay Zion Plaza, Minesview, Baguio City 5 Marcoville, Upper Session Road, Baguio City 6 Kisad Road, Baguio City Highpoint Boutique Inn & Restaurant (074) 619 3333 (074) 444 8807 (074) 424 2211 – 16

Inn Rocio Mountain Lodge 68 Kisad Road, Baguio City and Restaurant 27 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City (074) 442 4028 (074) 442 4544 Mines View Park Hotel NYCManhattan Manhattan Suites NYC Suites 1 Apostol Street corner OutlookDrive, Baguio City Sepic Street, Campo Filipino, Baguio City (074) 442 1559, (0922) 888 6392 (074) 424 6092, (0907) 336 1858

Kennon Rd. cor Amistad St, Baguio City Baguio Holiday Villas 10 Legarda Road, Baguio City (074) 442 7080 Hotel Supreme (074) 442 6679 and Convention Plaza Baguio Palace Hotel 113 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City 21 Legarda Road, Baguio City (074) 443 8594 (074) 443 2011, (074) 443 2016

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Fully Furnished Transient Units One Bedroom & Studio Type Landline: 74-6193-164 Mobile: 0949-7171-184 0949-6605-283


UNIT 4 www.facebook/lynsdodropinn # 84 Lourdes Subdivision, Middle Road, Baguio City


T The h e Manor Manor J JDT D T Inn Inn Grand Grand Zion Zion Garden Resort Resort Hotel Hotel Camp John Hay Special Poblacion East, Lagawe, Ifugao P7 Barkas, National Highway, Loakan Road, Baguio City Tabuk City, Kalinga (072) 382 2251, (0916) 793 Starwood Starwood Hotel Hotel (074) 424 0931 – 50 (0922) 876 6811 1 Kisad Road, Baguio City Lena’s Pension Pension Lena’s Tuvera’s Pension House Pico, Tupiac, Kiangan, (074) 446 5830 18-19 D.P.S. Compound, Baguio City


Summer Place Hotel 288 Marcos Highway, Baguio City (074) 446 5400 TheFOREST Forest LODGE Lodge THE at CAMP CampJOHN John Hay AT HAY (074) 422-2075 to 76

Pines View Hotel 24 Legarda Road, Baguio City (074) 446 6726, (074) 446 9287 Ridgewood Hotel Julian Felipe Street, Barangay Lualhati, Baguio City (074) 446 6295, (074) 446 7733 (074) 443 4699

Ifugao (0905) 162 1879


Alfredo’s Cabin Alfredo’s Cabin Antadao, Sagada, Mt. Province Sanafe Lodge Sanafe Lodge (0948) 711 2112 Trade Center I, Poblacion, Garden Breeze Archog Restaurant Garden Breeze Banaue, Ifugao ArchogHotel Hoteland & Restaurant Hotel Restaurantt Hoteland & Restauran National Highway, Samoki, Kimakim’s Bldg., Bangao, Bontoc, Mt. Province (0917) 881 0807 Buguias, Benguet (0908) 895 3924 (0907) 263 8962, (0921) 977 4110 Pearls Café&&Inn Inn Pearl Café SP Bldg., Poblacion, Bontoc, Mt. Province Golden Berries (0939) 902 0892 Banaue Hotel Hotel & Convention Center and Youth Brgy. San Juan, Banaue Hotel andHostel Youth Hostel Ridgebrooke Restaurant Ridgebrooke Hotel & Restaurant Tabuk City, Kalinga Ilogue, Tam-an, Banaue, Ifugao Bontoc, Mt. Province (0915) 844 4119 (0908) 400 7596, (0927) 570 2355 (0930) 795 7117


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08 XSakto

How to maximize Xsakto...


o need to doubt or second-guess, XSakto: The Cordilleras is the best way to find out what’s really going on, up and coming, employment opportunities, and the BEST DEALS available in Baguio City and the rest of the Cordillera Administrative Region (Philippines), every week! That simple, reliable, and YES! It’s really FREE!!!


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10 Miscellaneous

BAMAPCOM ENTREPRENEURS’ MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE (BEMC) 10-A Between Tobaccon and Caldero Section, City Market Proper Baguio City Landline: (074) 442-9825 Fax: 304-4135 Mobile: 0921-606-1639 E-Mail Adress:

VISION We will be a leading cooperative nationwide in terms of membership, resources and entrepreneurial development and advocacy



We provide products and services that will help our members establish, grow and sustain their businesses, improve the quality of their lives, and contribute to the sustainable development of the communities where we operate



What is BEMC?

Member's Advantage

Is a cooperative of successful entrepreneurs founded on December 12, 1988 by 17 founding Cooperators

CONVENIENT SAVING SERVICES a. 365 Days Collection b. Higner Interest rate c. Tax-free interest earnings d. Passbook


ASSOCIATE MEMBER • Any Valid Identification Card (ID) • 2x2 ID Picture • Preffered Share Capital - Php 1000.00 Minimum • Maintaining Balance for Saving • Account - Php 100.00

Schedule of Seminar

WHAT: Basic Cooperative Seminar WHEN: Every Saturday, 2:00 PM WHERE: BEMC Offices

****Please text or call the office for confirmation of attendance

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• Any Valid Identification Card (ID) • Membership Fee - Php 500.00 • Preffered Share Capital - Php 20,000.00 Minimum • Maintaining Balance for Saving • Account - Php 100.00 • Government Registration Documents - within BLISTT Area * Business Permit * BIR Registration * DTI Registration * LTRFB Registration

* Brarangay Certification of Business * Other Government Registration Documents (PRC License and Supreme Court Certificate)

• Must Complete the BAMAPCOM Basic Cooperative Seminar

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v eni, “ 12

Business 101

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v i n i, vici!” By: Rofer Val G. House & KP M. Mulingbilang

After realizing a lot of things last week by honestly assessing your true strengths

and weaknesses you may feel a little uneasy, shaken, or even doubtful of whether to push through with your ambition to become an entrepreneur. But before you pack your bags and head for the hills, chill for a bit and hear me out: “it is just normal…” Feeling exactly what you are feeling right now is actually expected because “we all have fears, we all have insecurities… [and] if it scares you do it for sure!” (David Dean, 2007)

As a matter of fact you may use this very moment to actually separate the “two you” apart: the “YOU” that always dreamt of becoming big but hasn’t really done anything about it; and the “YOU” that is actually braving the unknown and optimistic to make things happen, NOW! In fact “I am scared, you’re scared… We are

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all scared. The differConquer Your Fear ence between you and successful people is that ‘successful people “Our deepest fear is not do it anyway.’” (Debbie that we are inadequate, our Allen, 2007)This week deepest fear is that we are we shall deal with selfdoubt, by dealing with powerful beyond measure.” ‘fear’ head on. (Marianne Williamson, 1992) Fear is a basic survival mechanism; it either jerks ourselves to action or paralyzes us in cases of extreme terror. Therefore we can say that fear is a mere recognition to pain and threat stimuli. Be it real or imaginary “fear is a manipulating and controlling factor in an individual’s life,” (Burton, 2011) and the difference between great success and epic failure is how we take action to this mental construct. First, you must identify your fear. Acknowledge the feeling, and get to know exactly why you are in fear. Dissect it until there is nothing about it that you cannot see from a mile away. Write all the information that you can gather in a notebook and admit to yourself that these are the things that you fear. Second, decide to conquer your fears. “Our decisions are our pathway to power… the moment [you] have de-

cided to commit yourself in a certain courses of action… they become real and powerful.” (Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within, 1991)Knowing exactly ‘what and why you fear’ enables you to identify ‘what and why you should not fear;’ and it is the commitment that you pledge to yourself that ‘you shall do exactly whatever it takes,’ that shall empower you to conquer your fears.

T h i r d , “ C h a r g e ! ! !” Now, that you know your fear and have the power to actually conquer the same; there is nothing else to do but to declare war against your fear with decisive action. You cannot conquer anything by just thinking your way through it simply because with the creative power of the human mind, you shall never run out of possibilities. You simply conquer your fears by translating your decisions into ‘committed actions of conquest.’ Keep your modified SWOT Analysis Table ready because, next week, we shall be dealing with self-doubt by ‘redefining yourself ’ using the results therein. w w w. x s a k t o . c o m

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AML Wash Going On.. LAUNDRY

8 Adarna st. Dizon subd., Baguio City


Price list:

@ P 45/kg - Comforter @ P 35/kg - Light blanket, Bed sheet, Towel, Bathrobe, Pillow Case @ P 30/kg - Underwear, Socks, Light Dress @ P 28/kg - Regular garments: Long sleeves, Slacks,Maong pants, Jacket, Uniform,Sweat shirt w/ hood @ P 25/kg - Assorted garments: T-shirt, Polo shirt, Blouse, Skirts, Pajama, Jogging pants @ P 20/kg - Drying (min. of 5kgs. wet) Nota Bene: Caveat Emptor

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16 Education

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18 Services

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WASHUP DUCK Pick up stations:

Engineers hill, Marcos highway and Convention Center area R a t e s : 25/kilo assorted 35-80/kilo blankets and comforters and curtains dry cleaning rates varies upon the items, free pick up and deliver for laundry with minimum 30 kgs, Baguio and La Trinidad area only

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FOR SALE!!! 30” Staedtler T-square for P650 3’7” x 2’9” Drafting or Drawing Table for P6000 For more details

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171 Orange Alley Purok 7 Brg y. Lower QM-GEFA

Fo r i n q u i r i e s , c o nt a c t : Te l / Fa x : ( 0 7 4 ) 4 4 2 3 9 8 4 E - m a i l : s i g l at 0 1 @ y a h o o. c o m

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22 2013 BAR EXAMS

Long live the brave

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AEGEAN WARRIORS in the battlefields of the

2013 Philippine Bar Examinations!

Lumalakas, Lumalawak, Lumalaban!

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““Batch, we’re on mid-stream... Keep your pace and paddle deep... We’re always praying for you.””

Batch Maguindanao Recount 07-07-07

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“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it fearlessly.” -Steve Maraboli

Life, the Truth, and Being Free


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with Jacuzzi 500 sq. meters Tax Declaration 7 Bedrooms, 9 CR

DONTOGAN HOUSE (3 Store y Bu i l di ng )

Big lawn Nice view (overlooking China Sea) Asking Price: 12M (negotiable) Contact no: 0905-765-4401


1000 sq.meter Residential Commercial Asking Price: 3.3M (negotiable)

2000 sq.meter Residential Commercial with Caretaker House Asking Price: 5M (negotiable)

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CONTACT: 0905-765-4401

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354 Purok 7, Baccuit Sur, Bauang, La Union Phone: (072) 607 4312 Email: Facebook: w w w. x s a k t o . c o m

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• TRANSIENTS...P 200/head • ROOMS Females only...P 3000 only Strong water, accessible rides & quiet. Come & visit to appreciate, along the road, overlooking #87 Silver St. Tacay, Quezon Hill 0916-266-8262

TRANSIENTS/LONG TERM FURNISHED • LEGARDA Europa, Bachelor’s Pad • QUEZON HILL 1BR: P4K/ 2BR: P6K • 2-STOREY BLDG. 6&7 BR Good for school, restaurant, call ceneter, residential or office Contact Anne @ 0916-621-8231 / 0920-556-9099


U r g e n t ! Wa n t e d :

Environmental Engineer Willing to work in San Fernando City, La Union Contact: 09053332780


WRITER LAY-OUT ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER Please submit your resume and portfolio to:

ROOM FOR RENT ROOM FOR RENT Ladies only, preferably Scout Barrio, 1-2 Ladies only. walking Distance to Camp John Hay 0906-472-6199


Fully furnished, with parking space, no water proble, WIFI connection, with hot and cold shower, near SLU & othe universities

Located @ Leonila Hill B.C. 0999-849-4499 (074) 422-0738

LOTS FOR SALE AGRICULTURAL LAND 1.5 Hectares Agricultural Lot Flat Terrain Located at Lamtang Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet Subdivided Lot Lowest Cut= 60 sqm. Lamtang Puguis La Trinidad, Benguet

students, city and services included, nice and quiet place, no water problem 0919-772-5992

APARTELLE BAGUIO CITY Ibay Zion Apartelle Ibay Zion Plaza, Minesview, Baguio City (074) 444 8807


Residential Land Residential Lot Location: Windy Hill, Buyagan, La Trinidad, Benguet Over Looking Strawberry Field Area: 892 square meters. Interested Buyers Please Contact: Priel P. Balnao Globe No: 09173015440 Smart No: 09088751631


VALEN GATAN’s SPA 3rd floor, Olympian Lifestyle Center Bldg.,Upper Mabini St., Baguio City Website:

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XSakto: The Cordilleras; Volume I, Number 03  

No need to doubt or second-guess, XSakto: The Cordilleras is the best way to find out what's really going on, up and coming, and BEST DEALS...

XSakto: The Cordilleras; Volume I, Number 03  

No need to doubt or second-guess, XSakto: The Cordilleras is the best way to find out what's really going on, up and coming, and BEST DEALS...