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What remains of an art installation by Sulong Likha is a mural of a student (pictured), a farmer, a worker, a mother and child, indigenous peoples, and a cultural worker. The art collective explains that these sectors “are holding it all up for us; standing in a circle, sturdy and strong together, silent witnesses to the vagaries of existence.”

Photo by I.R. Arenas

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Ricardo Enriquez is the caretaker of the Philippine-Japanese Friendship Memorial Shrine at the corner of Gov Pack Road and UP Drive. He has been there for 25 years.

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Any UP Baguio student sure to have recognised Manong Ricardo. The shrine is accessible from one of the gates of the university.

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Photos by I.R. Arenas

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At the top: houses have sprung up over the years in hilly areas of Baguio, situated at an altitude of more than 1,500 metres. This view of Quirino Hill can be both fascinating and an eyesore, depending on one’s insights about preservation and urban living. One thing more, the hills of Baguio look stunning when lit at night.

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Photo by I.R. Arenas