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AN ODD but delightful report is Inquirer Southern Luzon’s dispatch on how residents of Sitio Patag of Barangay Cabatuhan in the Camarines Norte municipality of Labo welcomed the sudden coming of electricity to their remote area. The absence of electricity in the town since the 1960s had deprived residents of what other townsfolk only kilometers away considered as part of daily life: TV sets, refrigerators and computers, among others. So when power finally came to the village of 78 households on Nov. 16, 47-year-old Mercedita Nemi’s first thought was to sell the family’s two carabaos and buy a TV set and refrigerator. Her neighbors acted likewise, and it’s easy to imagine TV antennae sprouting on rooftops in Sitio Patag, now literally a Bicol barrio in progress.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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