DU30 on a rampage

By: Lito Monico C. Lorenzana (www.manilatimes.net) After the ignominious retreat of the water concessionaires, throwing away P10 billion that they won in the Singapore arbitration, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the Deegong, Du30 or PRRD, drew blood. There is nothing that arouses the killing instinct of a predator than the taste of first blood. Ayala and […]


Benguet confirms ASF case

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet— Officials here confirmed on Wednesday that the African swine fever (ASF) virus has reached the province and will no longer allow the entry of all live pigs to contain the disease. Dr. Meriam Tiongan, provincial veterinary office chief, said they are finalizing the executive order of Governor Melchor Diclas declaring a total […]


No lockdown but big activities remain postponed in city as region logs four n-CoV suspects

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin Magalong Feb. 5 reiterated his pronouncement that the city is not on a lockdown and tourists are free to visit the city albeit government-sponsored events that would attract large crowds in the next three weeks or until Feb. 21 remain postponed as a proactive measure against the 2019 Novel Corona […]


Births in Baguio drop by 2.92 percent

BAGUIO CITY – The Local Civil Registry Office reported were 9,747 registered live births in the city last year which is 2.92 percent lower compared to the 10,040 live births that were registered the previous year. Local Civil Registrar Maria Bernardita Tabin said that of the total live births, 15 babies were delivered from mothers […]


City starts collecting entrance fee for Botanical Garden, Diplomat Heritage Park

The city government of Baguio started implementing the collection of entrance fees for Botanical garden and Diplomat Heritage Park as mandated by City Ordinance No. 18 series of 2016 or the City Environmental Code. The city government through the City Environment and Parks Management Office on 3 February 2020 started the collection of P10 for […]


2 die in Benguet road mishap as driver dozes off

TUBA, Benguet — Two persons died and five others were injured when the vehicle they were riding in rammed into a parked vehicle on Sunday night. Maj. Dominador de Guzman, Tuba Municipal Police Station chief, identified the fatalities as Kevin Patras Fermin and Melbert Patras Caligtan. Injured were Komatso Patras Mallari, Cedric Pili Dapyawen, Vincent […]


Benguet braces for nCoV as 1st PUI recorded

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet— The provincial government here is calling on its residents to be calm and abide by health guidelines as it records its first-person under investigation (PUI) for possible 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Governor Melchor Diclas on Wednesday advised residents that the best way not to contract the disease is to stay physically healthy […]


Tabuk City collects P24M from business fees

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga — The city government has collected P24, 755,014 from business permit fees as of January 31 this year. Pierre Galicia, head of the City Business Licensing Division, said the figure can still go up after the deadline set but late applicants are charged additional penalty fee. The city’s collection performance continues […]


City inks MOA with PPP Center to fasttrack rehab projects

BAGUIO CITY – The city government and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Friday at City Hall aimed to provide a framework for cooperation and coordination between the two parties. Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan represented the city government while Undersecretary and Executive Director Ferdinand Pecson […]


Benguet prosecutor raps corporation for “pine tree poisoning” in Baguio

The Office of the Provincial Prosecutor in Benguet charged a corporation and its land developer of two counts of violation of environmental laws for allegedly poisoning 45 fully grown Benguet pine trees along Legarda Road last year. In a joint resolution dated 27 January 2020, Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Sheryl Anne Paoad – Cabantac charged the […]