Benguet marks 118th anniversary, 13th Adivay Festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The 13th Adivay Festival opened here on Monday, coinciding with the 118th foundation anniversary of the province, for which various simple activities have been lined-up. “Our celebration of Adivay will continue. The festival is already an institution,” Governor Crescencio Pacalso said during the special edition of “Kapihan” at the provincial capitol. The … Read More

Attempts to bring in dead pigs, fowls blocked amid quarantine act

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Benguet’s provincial veterinary office has blocked attempts to bring into the province nine dead pigs and a dozen chickens since an animal quarantine ordinance was passed in February. The dead animals were intercepted and confiscated in various entry points to the province, Benguet chief veterinarian Miriam Tiongan said on Tuesday. Tiongan said … Read More

Supply, prices of highland vegetables remain ‘normal’ amid rains

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The supply and prices of highland vegetables from this province to Metro Manila and nearby areas have remained normal, the provincial administrator told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday. Lawyer Noel Ngolob, provincial administrator, said: “The situation regarding vegetable production, supply, and trading in Benguet is normal. Hence, there is no … Read More

Chicken dung traders shut

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The Municipal Council of La Trinidad has unanimously passed a resolution supporting the mayor’s closure order against fertilizer establishments illegally operating in this capital town. La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda issued closure orders last May 28 against two local businessmen, Nora Lagadeo and Franklin Yubos, traders of chicken dung as fertilizer. The … Read More

Loan assistance for La Trinidad micro cooperatives pushed

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Small or micro-scale cooperatives in this capital town have something to look forward to, as the municipal council pushes for a loan assistance program for the sector. The proposed ordinance is called “La Trinidad Cooperative Livelihood Loan Assistance Program”, La Trinidad Councilor Horacio Ramos Jr., the principal author of the ordinance, shared … Read More

Benguet town nixes PMA expansion

  TUBA, Benguet — The Municipal Council passed a resolution asking President Rodrigo Duterte not to approve the recommendation of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu for the issuance of a Presidential Proclamation reserving an additional area of 106 hectares over a parcel of land for the training ground of the Philippine … Read More