Gov’t troops destroy P6-M marijuana plants in Kalinga

  BAGUIO CITY — Government troops destroyed a total of PHP6.1 million worth of marijuana in Tinglayan town, Kalinga, the 5th Infantry Division (5ID) base in Isabela reported on Tuesday. Captain Jefferson Somera, Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) chief, said three plantation sites of fully grown marijuana plants at Mount Chumanchil in Tinglayan municipality were discovered … Read More

17 NPA rebels surrender in Cagayan, Apayao

BAGUIO CITY —  A total of 17 more members and supporters of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army voluntarily surrendered to joint elements of the military troops and the local police of Rizal, Cagayan on Feb. 11, the Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) reported on Tuesday afternoon. DPAO chief, Captain Jeffrey Somera, said the … Read More

Fun, excitement mark Abra’s grand CARAA opening

BANGUED, Abra — Locals, tourists, and the over 5,000 delegates to the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) Meet were all in awe as they watched the grand opening ceremony for the region’s grassroots athletic event here in this provincial capital on Sunday evening. It was like a beauty pageant scene, where participating groups were each … Read More

Baguio expects Duterte to grace ‘Panagbenga’ festival

BAGUIO CITY — The people of Baguio are expecting President Rodrigo Duterte to grace the grand parade of the city’s annual Baguio Flower Festival or “Panagbenga” on February 24. The month-long festival opened Thursday, with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque standing as guest speaker, at the newly refurbished Baguio Athletic Bowl. The festivities will go on until … Read More

PDEA-CAR nabs retired cop for selling drugs

  BAGUIO CITY — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA-CAR) arrested a retired policeman for selling suspected “shabu” to an agent Tuesday night. In a buy-bust operation in Laubach Road, Upper General Luna here at about 6:20 p.m., operatives arrested Carlos Salviejo Lagayan, 69, married, of Slaughter Compound. Information provided by agents said … Read More