Cimatu orders inventory of pine trees in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu on Saturday ordered the conduct of an eco-system research to extend the life of the Benguet pine…

Cordillera seeks P18-B rehab fund

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is asking the national government for a PHP17.93-billion fund that will be used to rehabilitate and restore the region after being battered by…

Gov’t projects jack up demand for cement in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Cordillera said the government’s ongoing massive “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program in the region is boosting the demand for cement…

Cordillera reg’l council backs medical marijuana legalization

BAGUIO CITY — Cordillera’s top governing body, the Regional Development Council (RDC), is throwing its support behind the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. “No problem if it will be utilized…

‘Ompong’ leaves 54 dead, 42 missing in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — Typhoon Ompong left 54 dead, 42 missing and 32 injured as it lashed provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council…

BJMP chief reminds Cordillera personnel to stay ‘clean’

BAGUIO CITY — Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Director Deogracias Tapayan on Thursday took pride in the clean record of the BJMP-Cordillera, saying he has high hopes the…

Cordillera autonomy bill set for committee hearing Aug. 14: GMA

BAGUIO CITY — The hearing on the Cordillera region’s autonomy bill has been set by the House of Representatives’ local government committee on Aug. 14, Regional Development Council (RDC) chairman and…

DOTr rounds up 64 colorum vehicles in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) in Cordillera has so far rounded up 64 colorum vehicles, or public utility vehicles plying without permits, since January this year, the agency’s…

Cordillera leaders condemn NPA attack in Sagada

LAGAWE, Ifugao — Members of the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) and Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) unanimously endorsed – in a joint meeting on Monday – a resolution condemning…

15 cops facing charges in Cordillera

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Fifteen cops are facing administrative and criminal cases with the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) of the Police Regional Office in Cordillera (Procor), authorities said Wednesday. Police Senior…

30,000 poor Igorots to get free college education

  BAGUIO CITY — Around 30,000 poor members of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) or Igorots in Cordillera will benefit from the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017, the…

New DBP branch to aid infra initiatives in Baguio, Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has opened a branch in Baguio City to boost the Duterte administration’s “Build, build, build” economic growth tack, particularly in the…

DA stirs up Cordillera production for stronger coffee sector

  LA TRINIDAD Benguet — To meet local demand and participate in the international market, the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera (DA-CAR) will undertake rehabilitation projects on aging coffee plants and expand areas…

‘Minahang Bayan’ application to be made easier for pocket miners

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Small-scale miners in this upland province have something to look forward to as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Cordillera…

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Cordillera Cops Seize P3.7-million Worth of Marijuana

CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet —The intensified campaign against illegal drugs in the Cordillera region proved its efficiency with the confiscation of P3.7- million worth of dried marijuana leaves and…