CPLA purges rank of scalawags; talks peace with OPAPP

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The new leadership of the 7,000 combatants of the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA), the group that originally signed the peace pact with the government in 1986, urges Cordillerans to inform them of members misrepresenting themselves and are into illegal activities using the group’s name. Abra Vice Governor Ronald Balao-as, who … Read More

July 15 is special holiday in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Cordillera as a region, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has issued Proclamation 247, declaring July 15 as a special (non-working) day region wide. The Proclamation said “it is just fitting and proper that the people of the Cordillera Administrative Region … Read More

Baguio extends help to Marawi victims

BAGUIO CITY — Officials of Baguio have gone to Iligan to personally bring the city’s assistance to the victims of Marawi atrocities. Mayor Mauricio Domogan in a late Wednesday afternoon press briefing said he had sent the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) chief and his staff to bring food supplies for the victims … Read More

Benguet readies for ASEAN provincial stakeholders forum

BAGUIO CITY — To be able to develop and raise awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agenda and vision as well as the opportunities provided to the member-countries, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) through the Philippine Information Agency-Cordillera (PIA) will hold the first provincial multi-stakeholders forum on ASEAN … Read More

PROCOR arrests four drug dealers in Baguio, Benguet

  CAMP DANGWA, Benguet -– The fight against illegal drug continues as four suspects fell on the hands of the law enforcers on Tuesday. Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) Regional Director Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona on Wednesday said three suspects were successively arrested by combined operatives of PROCOR and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency … Read More

NGCP restores power in Baguio, Benguet

BAGUIO CITY –- Three hours after the unscheduled power interruption in Benguet and the whole of the city, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) was able to restore power. Melma Batario, NGCP Northern Luzon corporate communications officer, in a text message to the PNA, said NGCP was able to restore transmission service in … Read More