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…

Why elections in Benguet have always been peaceful

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Although Benguet has been noted as a peaceful province during elections, unlike some of its neighbors in the Cordillera, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here still held…

Itogon holds ritual for guidance as residents told to evacuate

ITOGON, Benguet — The municipal government of Itogon performed on Sunday the “pamakan,” an indigenous ritual calling on the ancestors for guidance, as its order for pre-emptive and forced evacuation in…

Ifugao mourns townmates’ death in Benguet mines landslide

ITOGON, Benguet — Ifugao province recorded zero casualty in the onslaught of Typhoon “Ompong” (Mangkhut), but the Ifugaos are mourning the death of scores of their townmates in a landslide in…

‘Ompong’ death toll in Cordillera rises to 67; 63 others missing

ITOGON, Benguet — Death toll due to Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) has risen to 67 in the entire Cordillera region, while 63 other were reported missing as of Wednesday noon,…

PRRD to visit collapsed church in Benguet

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he will visit the church building that collapsed in Itogon, Benguet when he visits Cordillera on Monday to assess Typhoon Ompong’s damage. “There…

Incessant heavy rains cause landslides, riprap collapse in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — The incessant heavy monsoon rains have taken its toll on Cordillera, as the region’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) reported 22 incidents of landslide and mudslide,…

Jail guard meted out two life terms for selling shabu

BAGUIO CITY — A trial court here slapped a senior jail officer in Benguet with two life terms after he was found guilty of selling shabu and possessing some more. Regional…

37 Benguet students downed by food poisoning now safe

BAGUIO CITY — The 37 students rushed to the Atok District Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after eating contaminated candies are now out of danger, Buguias Mayor Ruben Tindaan said in a…

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…

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…

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.…

4 seriously hurt in separate highway accidents in Benguet

BAGUIO CITY — Four persons were injured in two separate highway accidents in Tuba, Benguet late afternoon on Thursday (May 24), involving three trucks and a motorcycle, the police reported. Chief…

Benguet capital allots P10-M for medicines, dialysis

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — This first-class town and capital of Benguet is allocating PHP9 million for the purchase of medicines and medical equipment and PHP1 million for those needing dialysis treatment,…

3 suspects in Abra fiesta blast face murder raps

CAMP BADO DANGWA, Benguet — Murder and frustrated murder charges have been filed against three suspected perpetrators of the grenade blast during the La Paz town fiesta in Abra province…

P2-M marijuana burned in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Some PHP2 million worth of marijuana were seized and burned this week by government law enforcers in Kibungan, one of the 13 municipalities of Benguet province.…

Benguet taps locals to protect communal forests

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The province of Benguet sees the importance of involving the community in preserving and protecting its 76 existing communal forests. A report obtained from the Provincial Environmental…

Benguet suspends 6 road contractors over fake bid documents

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — This province’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) is barring six private contractors for one year from participating in future public biddings for its projects, for…

Benguet town mayor vows strict ‘no plastic’ regulation

  LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — La Trinidad, Benguet Mayor Romeo Salda on Monday vowed to strictly implement the town’s ordinance on plastic, polystyrene, and other synthetic packaging materials with the goal…

Benguet LTO beefs up anti-colorum drive; revenue collection up

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) Benguet District had intensified its “anti-colorum” campaign, going after vans-for- hire plying several tourist spots in the province without the necessary permits.…