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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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1-month extension of Baguio Blooms exposition likely

BAGUIO CITY – The city government is inclined to grant the request of the exhibitors of the ongoing Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition within the Baguio Convention Center for a one-month extension of their operation considering the serious negative impact of the 2019 Novel Corona virus (nCoV) scare to their supposed lucrative activity, one of […]

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Piggery project gaining ground

BAGUIO CITY – The Dept. of Agriculture-backed piggery project of the city in San Pascual, Tuba, Benguet is starting to gain acceptance from the host community giving the project some headway. City Social Welfare and Development Officer Betty Fangasan Feb. 3 told the Management Committee headed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong said they are awaiting word […]

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PMA homecoming activities reset to Feb. 22

MANILA — Due to safety concerns over the 2019-novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (PMAAAI) announced that activities for its annual homecoming have been rescheduled to February 22. “PMAAAI announces that PMA Homecoming for this year is postponed to a later date, 22 February 2020, Saturday, at […]

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CANCELLED – Panagbenga opening parade, CARAA, etc

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin Magalong Jan. 31 decided to cancel the Panagbenga opening activities and other major and crowd-drawing activities in the city in the next three weeks as a safety precaution against the 2019-nCoV. The Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. (BFFFI) however clarified that the opening parade will not be totally scrapped but […]

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Panagbenga carpet of flowers landscaping contest to beautify center islands

BAGUIO CITY – This year’s carpet of flowers landscaping exhibition and competition of the Baguio Flower Festival will take on an innovation to beautify choice traffic islands and medians at the central business district. City Environment and Parks Management Office Asst. Head Rhenan Diwas said the idea hatched by the members of the Baguio Flower […]