Baguio – Balatoc Mines Tour

March 2014 – Being a fan of high fantasy, I have always wanted to see a mine where dwarves would toil day and night in search of gold. What I found in the mines of Benguet were not the creations of Aulë the Smith, but a sad story of modern-day slavery work that is almost reminiscent of Panem’s District 12 (excuse the mixed references from different works of fiction). After having...