Dirtied waters

By: Antonio Contreras (www.manilatimes.net) WE love to say that water is free. Thus, some would argue that those who profit from it are basically committing an ethical and moral sin. Indeed, and ideally, water is a commodity that is produced by nature. Technically, water is produced by the natural processes inherent in the water cycle. […]


No decision to close Christmas fair in Burnham

BAGUIO CITY – Members of the city legislative body underscored there is no recommendation or agreement reached in their previous regular session requesting the City Mayor to close the ongoing Christmas fair being undertaken by the Baguio Tourism Council (BTC) at the Rose Garden because of documented violations of existing trade fair ordinances, among other […]


Council ready to approve P2.255 billion budget

BAGUIO CITY – The city legislative body expressed its willingness to approve the proposed P2.255 billion annual budget of the city government next year once the executive branch shall have submitted the details where the excess funds will be appropriated. Last Monday, the city legislative body was supposed to approve the annual budget of the […]


Beneco justifies P160 million short-term loan with DBP

BAGUIO CITY – The management of the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) disclosed it availed of a P160 million loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) which was part of its P300 million omnibus clean credit line for its priority projects that was used to provide its equity to the Rural Electric Finance Corporation […]


Initial audit shows 57 barangays can accommodate roadside parking

BAGUIO CITY – At least 57 barangays can accommodate on-street or off-street parking, according to the initial audit report conducted by the City Engineering Office. CEO Traffic Engr. Richard Lardizabal reported to the Management Committee led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong Dec. 10 that out of the 128 barangays in the city, 104 have either been […]


La Trinidad wins 2019 Kalasag award anew

BAGUIO CITY — Benguet’s capital town, La Trinidad, has proven it is prepared to respond during disasters after it bagged for the second time the 2019 Kalamidad at Sakuna, Labanan Sariling Galing (Kalasag) award in the municipal category. La Trinidad received a plaque and a cash prize of PHP500,000 from the National Disaster Risk Reduction […]


DPWH needs P38-B to rehabilitate Kennon Road

BAGUIO CITY–An official of the Department of Public Works and Highways- Cordillera Administrative Region (DPWH-CAR) on Wednesday said they submitted the PHP38 billion-rehabilitation project proposal for Kennon Road “Who knows, it could be funded,” DPWH-CAR regional director Tiburcio Canlas said, noting that Kennon Road is not the only road in the country that the national […]


Cops give gifts to over 200 Benguet town pupils

GIFT-GIVING. Benguet Provincial Police Office director, Col. Elmer Ragay hands over to pupils of Bot-oan Elementary School in farming town Buguias, Benguet a goodie bag containing gifts on Tuesday. The same activity was held on Dec. 3 in a school in Itogon town. (PNA photo by Dionisio Dennis Jr.) BUGUIAS, Benguet–The Benguet Provincial Police Office […]


Collection of real property taxes from Beneco to be studied

BAGUIO CITY – Vice Mayor Faustino A. Olowan proposed the conduct of an executive-legislative meeting to discuss the position of the city government on whether or not to pursue the collection of real property taxes on the electric poles of the Benguet electric Cooperative (BENECO0. Olowan made the proposal during the deliberations of a letter […]


215 illegal structures within city government lots issued notices of violation

BAGUIO CITY – The City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) has issued notices of violation to owners of 215 illegal structures found within five lots owned by the city government. In their report to the Management Committee Dec. 10, Archs. Johnny Degay and Stephen Capuyan of the CBAO said their investigation resulted to the identification […]