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

Laoag gov’t employees told to respect LGBT rights

LAOAG CITY — City government employees here are enjoined to avoid using derogatory terms such as, “bakla”, “tomboy” or “transgender” to address persons of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Addressing all department heads and employees of the Laoag government, City Administrator John Michael Fariñas issued memorandum no. 411 on Tuesday directing them … 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