Cordillera autonomy bill certified urgent

BAGUIO CITY – President Rodrigo R. Duterte certified House Bill (HB) 5343, the bill seeking the establishment of an autonomous region in the Cordillera, as an urgent administration measure alongside the proposed enhanced Bangsamoro autonomous region bill for appropriate action by the members of the 17th Congress. Speaking before more than 120 Cordillera leaders who […]


Culture defines the identity of Cordillera as a region- NCCA

LA TRINIDAD Benguet – Continue to showcase the rich culture of the Cordillera in every celebration as culture is what defines the people in this region. National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Executive Director Rico Pableo Jr. stressed this in his keynote message during the Cordillera Day celebration at the Benguet Sports Complex […]


City dads, workers told to participate in programs

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged all officials and employees of the local government to actively participate in the various programs and activities not only of the city but also other local governments and concerned governments in the region. The local chief executive expressed disappointment over the very poor attendance of city hall […]


Duterte tells agencies to review P402-million Loakan airport rehab

BAGUIO CITY – President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the Department of Transportation and Railways (DOTR) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to review and implement the proposed rehabilitation of the Loakan airport in the city to help boost the growth of tourism regionwide and open the opportunity of inter-regional aviation linkages with […]


US firm to study city’s waste disposal

BAGUIO CITY – A United States-based waste disposal company is now studying the city’s waste disposal system for it to come out with the recommendations on the appropriate solutions that can be adopted. City General Services officer Romeo D. Concio said the proponents want to introduce the anaerobic digester as one possible solutions to the […]


CA upholds legality of city’s anti-batching plant edict

BAGUIO CITY – The 17th Division of the Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the legality and constitutionality of Ordinance No. 043, series of 2007 or the city’s anti-batching plant ordinance overruling the decision of a lower court that declared the said local legislative measure as flawed. In a 31-page decision signed by Associate Justices Ramon […]


Crime prevention policies, security report now required among city colleges

BAGUIO CITY – Colleges and universities in the city are now required to come up with crime prevention policies as a means of promoting crime awareness and security among their constituents. The city council approved on third reading Ordinance no. 68 series of 2017 or “An Ordinance Promoting Crime Awareness and Security in Institutions of […]


NNC urges the public to focus on healthy diet to avoid non-communicable diseases

BAGUIO CITY – The National Nutrition Council (NNC) in the region urges everyone to focus on healthy diet to control overweight and obesity across all ages in line with this year’s celebration of Nutrition Month. Regional Nutrition Program Coordination Rita Papey in a recent kapihan said there is an increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity […]

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A total of 1.3 tons of fresh locally produced vegetables were prepared and served to at least 2,000 people, each receiving a full plate of the sumptuous greens Thursday (July 13, 2017) during the Giant Vegetable Salad event at the La Trinidad Trading Post in Benguet. The event is in commemoration of the establishment of […]


Buguias town to eventually co-own hydropower plant being built by BENECO

Cordillera communities at a loss on how to deal with influential power companies harnessing their water resources for renewable energy generation may well learn to negotiate for benefits offered by the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) to Buguias, Benguet in its first hydro power generation project. Topping the benefits accruing to the community, the Buguias municipal […]