3 nabbed for transport of P2.9-M marijuana in Ifugao, Tarlac

BAGUIO CITY— Authorities have arrested three persons after yielding dried marijuana bricks worth PHP2.9 million in Ifugao province and Tarlac, a report said on Tuesday. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA-CAR) information officer Rosel Sarmiento said 16 bricks and four in tubular form of marijuana worth PHP2.5 million were seized from Christian Quintos and … Read More

CAR still hopeful to get autonomy

TABUK CITY, Kalinga— The call for the autonomy of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) still continues 33 years after the Cordillera Bodong Association-Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CBA-CPLA) and the government exchanged tokens for a peace accord where the declaration of self-determination is the primary condition. “Let us not waste what our forefathers planted, this is … Read More

Illegal ‘treasure hunting’ discovered on Hundred Islands

ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan – The Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) has uncovered alleged illegal treasure hunting activities in one of the islands of the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) in this city, an official said Friday. Lawyer Hipolito Salatan, CENRO western Pangasinan officer-in-charge, said an abandoned bunkhouse was found on one of the islands last … Read More

Police eyes 10 suspects in ex-Pangasinan guv’s ambush

SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan — About 10 unidentified assailants ambushed a convoy of former Pangasinan governor Amado Espino Jr. Wednesday afternoon, the police said. In a press briefing Thursday, Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) director Col. Redrico Maranan said they have persons of interest but they wanted to establish first a solid case against them. “We’ve … Read More

Sept. 13, holiday in CAR to recall Cory-Balweg peace accord

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is set to commemorate the successful peace talks between the national government under former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino and the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) led by former rebel priest Conrado “Ka Ambo” Balweg in 1986. Malacañang issued Proclamation 802 declaring September 13, 2019 as special non-working holiday … Read More

Vehicles of suspects in Pangasinan ex-guv’s ambush recovered

SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan — Authorities recovered two suspected get-away vehicles of the assailants in the ambush of former Pangasinan governor Amado Espino, Jr., hours after the incident. Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) director, Col. Redrico Maranan, in an interview Wednesday, said a red Hyundai hatchback was found in Barangay Cobol here while a metallic blue … Read More