Baguio City out to end trash woes

BAGUIO CITY– The city government has spent over PHP1 billion in a span of more than nine years to haul its garbage to various sanitary landfills in Tarlac and in Pangasinan. Dexter See of the city information office on Monday said the continuous hauling of garbage from the city to the various sanitary landfills in Pangasinan … Read More

Baguio City to improve night market

BAGUIO CITY– The Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA) has approved the proposed extension of the night market area to include the parking spaces along Perfecto Street to accommodate the hundreds of walk-in vendors nightly. The city government is looking to improve the area for convenience and safety of all vendors and the public as the night market … Read More

PCOO-BCS weaves through ASEAN culture in ‘Habi’ photo exhibit

BAGUIO CITY — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary George Apacible said Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member nations may have different names, different languages, different religions, different designs and colors of dresses but are woven as ASEAN citizens, whose ancestry originates from the Malay race. At the opening of “Habi, continuing the thread of … Read More

Abrenians voluntarily surrender guns, grenade to PNP

BAGUIO CITY — A rifle grenade, hand grenade and a gauge-12 pistol were turned over by three barangay officials in the towns of Bucay, Dolores and Bangued to the police on separate occasions, the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) revealed in a report received Saturday. Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona, PROCOR regional director, said the Abra … Read More

QC receives Peace Buzz caravan at World Peace Bell site

QUEZON CITY— Mayor Herbert Bautista and local officials here have joined peace advocates to heighten the nation’s consciousness, understanding and sustaining of institutional and popular support to build a culture of peace as they received the “Peace Buzz” that will bring messages and prayers of peace to different provinces in the country. The Peace Buzz … Read More

City Council tackles ‘Silent night’ ordinance

BAGUIO CITY — The City Council here approved on first reading a proposed ordinance declaring it unlawful for any person to make or cause excessive, unnecessary or unusual loud sounds from audio devices within residential areas and public streets. The ordinance author, Councilor Edgar Avila, on Wednesday said once approved, the “Silent night” ordinance will … Read More

Barangays told to formulate health development plans

BAGUIO CITY – Councilor Elaine Sembrano said that the City Council has approved on first reading a proposed ordinance mandating all the 128 barangays here to formulate their integrated short and medium-term health development plans as part of their annually submitted barangay development plans. Sembrano, who authored the ordinance, said once approved, the barangay development … Read More

Barangay scholars heroes behind DOH nutrition program

BAGUIO CITY— Barangay nutrition scholars (BNS) travel kilometers by foot to reach children in far-flung communities. They never complain — despite the measly incentives they get. They are motivated by their desire to help solve the country’s malnutrition problem. And they are considered heroes behind the success of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) … Read More

Benguet town opens fruit festival

  SABLAN, Benguet — Sablan, the fruit basket of the province of Benguet, opened its 3rd Fruit Festival on September 2. Sablan Mayor Arthur Baldo said this is the town’s way of promoting and helping the farming industry, which is the primary source of income of the residents. “Through a festival, we hope to increase the … Read More

Motorists advised to avoid Kennon Road

BAGUIO CITY—Motorists are advised to avoid Kennon Road, the shortest route to and from this city, due to threats of landslide. The Office of Civil Defense Cordillera (OCD-CAR), in its latest advisory at 2 p.m. Thursday, relayed the information from the Department of Public Works and Highways Cordillera (DPWH-CAR) that “due to threats of landslide … Read More

VP urges Baguio grads to be selfless, helpful

  BAGUIO CITY — Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Thursday morning urged the graduates of the University of the Cordilleras here to hone their skills but to never forget their fellowmen who are in need. “I know that your being here, you have plans for the future, some will become teachers, doctors, public … Read More

Baguio marks 108th founding anniversary Sept. 1

  BAGUIO CITY — This summer capital of the country will commemorate its 108th founding anniversary on September 1, which will showcase the city’s accomplishment as home of champions. The day is also declared as a special non-working holiday in the city. Baguio Day coincides with the observance of Eid al-Adha or “The Feast of Sacrifice” … Read More