Cops destroy P5.4-M marijuana in Benguet village

BAGUIO CITY — Operatives of the Benguet Provincial Police Office (BPPO) destroyed fully-grown marijuana plants in an operation on Friday. “Discovered were fully-grown Marijuana plants in nine areas of Sitio Lanipew and Tanap, both of Barangay Tacadang, Kibungan, Benguet,” Senior Supt. Lyndon Mencio, BPPO director, said in a report sent to the media on Saturday. He … Read More

Stop planting marijuana: Benguet guv

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso has called for a stop to the illegal cultivation of marijuana amid a monitored resurgence of planting cannabis in some areas of the province. “We ask them to stop planting, maybe until they are told that they are licensed to plant and not them just going ahead with … Read More

Police gears up for PMA homecoming, Panagbenga

CAMP DANGWA, Benguet — The Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) has laid down security preparations for the annual Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and flower festival revelries especially with the spate of bombings that happened in Mindanao, an official said on Monday. “There are no monitored or reported threats pero patuloy ang pakikipag-ugnayan natin with our counterparts [in the … Read More

Baguio eyes 4Es to solve traffic woes

BAGUIO CITY — The perennial traffic problem in this city might be addressed by the application of the 4Es — engineering, enforcement, education and enactment of proper traffic laws, a traffic engineer said on Monday. “Kailangan walang mawawala sa apat (None of the four should be left out),” said Ted Tan, a volunteer of the Traffic Transport … Read More

Itogon town to undergo geohazard assessment

BAGUIO CITY — The mining town of Itogon in Benguet is set to undergo a thorough geological assessment and evaluation, months after it was hit by landslides due to torrential rains brought by Typhoon Ompong last year. In an interview on Monday, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan expressed appreciation to the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) for … Read More