MGB-CAR reminds miners to be safe during rainy season

BAGUIO CITY – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau – Cordillera Administrative Region (MGB-CAR) is urging small scale miners to be always updated with the weather condition for their safety. During the Kapihan sa Baguio on Thursday morning, Engr. Felizardo Gacad, MGB-CAR Mine Safety Environment and Social Development Divison head, reminded miners to take heed of … Read More

Yoga master helps drug surrenderers in Mt. Province town

BAGUIO CITY — Focusing on “character modification and mental reformatting,” an internationally known Ilocano healing guru and spiritual master is helping drug surrenderers in Bauko, Mountain Province veer away from drug addiction. Master Del Pe provides free sessions to the drug surrenderers for a period of two months, training them on anger management, martial arts … Read More

Baguio City vows to protect ‘safeguarded landscapes’

BAGUIO CITY — The City Building and Architects Office (CBAO) has committed to implement the provisions of the environment code on “safeguarded landscapes.” Engineer Nazita Bañez, during the Baguio Re-greening Movement’s (BRM) weekly forum on Thursday, said there are encroachments on “safeguarded landscapes,” especially in watersheds, parks and roads, in the past years. “Buyog watershed … Read More

2 drug personalities fall in Abra

BAGUIO CITY — Two persons were arrested after combined anti-narcotics agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Cordillera and the local police searched a residence in Abra’s capital town of Bangued. Joseph Frederick Calulut, PDEA-Cordillera information officer, said the team, armed with a search warrant, swooped down on the residence of Arlene Castillo Landa … Read More

Soldiers kill NPA rebel in Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY — The Armed Forces of the Philippines killed a member of the New People’s Army (NPA) and recovered his high-powered firearm in a four-day military operation in Balbalan town, Kalinga. Lieutenant Colonel Gulliver Señires, 50th Infantry Battalion Commander, said Tuesday the military clashed with the NPA rebels in Barangay Balbalasang, Balbalan on May … Read More

Baguio okays expanded anti-smoking ordinance

BAGUIO CITY – Health authorities claimed the passage of Ordinance No. 34, series of 2017, which prohibits the use, sale, distribution and advertisement of cigarettes and other tobacco products in certain places in the city and imposing penalties for violations, is a public health victory. The amendatory ordinance includes e-cigarettes. Dr. Donabel Tubera, medical officer … Read More

Two teens rescued from blocked small scale mine in Benguet

BAGUIO CITY -– A minor and his 19-year-old companion were rescued unharmed after an immediate rescue operation of the Mankayan police office and Bureau of fire personnel, Tuesday afternoon after the main entrance of the mine tunnel in Mankayan, Benguet collapsed. On Wednesday, Benguet Provincial Police Director Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot identified those rescued as … Read More

PAGCOR inaugurates 72-classroom donation in Baguio, Benguet

BAGUIO CITY — Thousands of students from Baguio City National Science High School (BCNSHS), La Trinidad National High School-Alno Annex and Alno-Kadoorie Elementary School in La Trinidad, Benguet and Tublay School of Home Industries in Tublay, Benguet will benefit from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s (PAGCOR) 72-classroom donation inaugurated on May 4 and 5. … Read More