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Baguio’s Igorot “First Citizens” Raise the Alarm Over City’s Charter Change

“None of our members were invited to participate in any consultation process if any was called, despite the impact of the charter amendment to our ancestral rights.” Thus is the claim of two prominent Igorot groups in the City over the Senate Bill 2163, an Act Revising the Charter of the City of Baguio. The […]

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Police Officer from Cordillera Shot Dead in Sulu

PNP Chief PGen Guillermo Eleazar confirmed the shooting of Sulu PNP Provincial Director PCol Michael Bawayan, Jr. On August 6, Bawayan was reported to be conducting inspection at the quarantine control point Big Bites in Barangay Asturias, Jolo, Sulu when he was allegedly shot by Police Staff Sgt. Imran Jilah, a policeman assigned with the […]

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NUJP Slams Baguio Ex-mayor Bautista

“Rewarding Olympic winners, keeping media as losers.” The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Baguio-Benguet Chapter took note of news reports that former Baguio mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. will reward University of Baguio students who participated in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The former mayor reportedly said their family corporation, NakTayNay, Inc., would give silver […]

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DA Clarifies Potato Dumping in Tublay

Photos of potatoes accordingly dumped along KM. 21, Ambassador, Tublay, Benguet has been circulating in social media particularly on Facebook as of August 3. This was after Mr. Chris Polig, owner of the Polig Farms, took photos of the dumped potatoes which is located near his farm.  One of the reasons that farmers were not […]

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COVID-19 Delta Variant Detected in Apayao

The Municipality of Pudtol, Apayao was placed on lockdown effective August 6. This came about as the Apayao Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (PIATF-EID received a notification from the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) about the detection of the COVID-19 delta variant in one of the specimens from the Municipality […]

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NCIP Steps Into Nas Daily – Apo Whang-Od Controversy

  Atty Marlon Bosantog, regional director of NCIP-CAR, wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, August 5, that the commission “certainly celebrates the artistic expression of Apo Whang-od and will not stand in her capacity to enter into private contracts.” However, Bosantog reiterated that Indigenous Peoples have the rights to Intellectual Property over cultural expressions, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]