Perseverance, faith and gov’t program help 4Ps’ youths pursue their dreams

LA TRINIDAD Benguet – – Perseverance, faith and government program help pursue the dreams of the poor for a better life. BSU students Jenny, Claudia, Bernard and Jimmy shared this message to their fellow Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program scholars under the Expanded Students’ Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGPPA) during the Civil Society Organizations- led […]


PCSO turns-over 11 ambulances to Ifugao

LAGAWE, Ifugao – – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office turned-over to the province of Ifugao 11 ambulances for the effective and efficient delivery of health services in the community. Donna Jay Zeller of the Governor’s Office reported that recipients of these ambulances are the local government units of Lagawe, Mayoyao, Hungduan, Aguinaldo, Tinoc, Lamut and […]


Task force created to monitor Chico River irrigation rehab

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Governor Jocel Baac has issued an executive order creating a task force to evaluate, supervise and monitor the completion of the on-going rehabilitation of the Upper Chico River Irrigation System canal (UCRIS). This is the result of a joint meeting of provincial mandated bodies, the National Irrigation Administration-Kalinga Irrigation Management Office […]


DOH-CAR forms Guiding Coalition for better health system

TUBLAY, Benguet – The Department of Health Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) has formed the Health Leadership Governance Program (HLGP) Guiding Coalition to guide in institutionalizing health programs in the region. Dubbed as “Karamay sa CAR-lusugan” Guiding Coalition, it envisions an improved health status of the Cordillera with a mission of promoting excellence in local governance […]


Empty pesticide containers off for recycling

TUBLAY, Benguet – More than two metric tons of empty pesticide containers collected by the pesticide industry from Benguet farmers were recently brought to Manila for proper recycling and disposal at Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-accredited facilities. Environmentally-committed Provincial Board member Florence Tingbaoen, chairman of Benguet Provincial Board’s Committee on Agriculture, was on […]


Lawmaker: Develop rural areas, provinces to solve traffic woes in Metro

“The solution to Metro Manila traffic problem is not to build more infrastructure INSIDE NCR, but to build more OUTSIDE the city.” This is Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano’s proposition amid the looming congestion problem affecting millions of residents, motorists and commuters in the metropolis daily. Cayetano contends that the best way to relieve […]


10 Cordillera SAF ‘Mamasapano’ survivors promoted

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet- – Ten Cordillerans belonging to the Philippine National Police -Special Action Force who survived the infamous “Mamasapano” operation last January were among the 29 personnel who were promoted recently to a rank higher. The National Police Commission had confirmed the meritorious promotion of the 29 SAF personnel, for “demonstrating acts of conspicuous […]


53 “Investment” Companies Being Monitored in CAR

BAGUIO CITY- – Some 53 investment companies believed to be involved in illegal investment scams are being monitored by the Task Force Anti-Illegal Investment and Scam in the region. During the 2nd Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLECC) –CAR meeting, PSUPt. Virgilio Laya said that they are closely monitoring 31 firms in Benguet, and 22 […]


Citizenship by Convenience

What kind of country have we become, when we have to debate the fine legal issues of whether Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares remains a US citizen or how long she has lived in the country to be qualified to run for President or Vice President? For chrissakes, she renounced being Filipino when she became a US […]


ICT Bill: A Breakthrough to Advocate in the Philippine Curriculum

Philippine education’s curricula developers from colleges and universities constantly update courses which are offered to Filipino students through the sustenance of law related- directives where the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Education (Dep Ed) are in conjunction for strict implementation. Senator Mirriam Defensor Santiago, who sometime in 2013, authored a Republic […]