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Angel graduated with a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Baguio. As the youngest on the team, he writes on mental health and well being, and the millennial’s point of view.
26 09, 2022

Benguet province hires 147 teachers

By |2022-09-26T15:15:18+00:00September 26, 2022|Cordillera, News|0 Comments

THE provincial government of Benguet has hired some 147 teachers for both primary and secondary levels of education to augment the province’s existing teaching force ahead of the expected return to full face-to-face classes in November.        According to Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas, the newly-hired teachers under the Provincial School Board [...]

26 09, 2022

`P500k quake aid from Benguet given to Abra province

By |2022-09-26T15:13:36+00:00September 26, 2022|Cordillera, News|0 Comments

THE Provincial Government of Benguet has provided P500,000 worth of financial assistance to the Provincial Government of Abra in support of its relief operations for the families affected by the July 27 earthquake.        According to Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas, the fund was sourced from the province’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management [...]

26 09, 2022

Fires up in Baguio from April to August

By |2022-09-26T15:12:31+00:00September 26, 2022|News|0 Comments

THE number of incidents of fire in Baguio City has increased from previous figures in the same period of April to August last year, according to the Baguio Fire Department.        From April to August of last year, there were 13 recorded fire incidents, which increased to 15 incidents in the [...]

26 09, 2022

BENECO rates up again

By |2022-09-26T15:11:48+00:00September 26, 2022|Top Story|0 Comments

POWER rates from the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) saw another uptick this month for member-consumer-owners (MCOs) in Baguio and Benguet.        Power rates increased by a significant P0.9188 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) during the September billing period following increases in the generation, systems loss, and universal charges of the electric cooperative.        The [...]

26 09, 2022

Market “Paleng-QR” cashless payment launched

By |2022-09-26T15:11:13+00:00September 26, 2022|Business, News|0 Comments

THE Paleng-QR or cashless payment system in the Baguio City Public Market has officially been launched.        Mayor Benjamin Magalong said offline cash transactions at the city market started this month, with the current available cashless payment systems, including GCash and Maya. The system is still to be expanded, with online [...]

26 09, 2022

Councilor bats for regulation of transient houses in Baguio

By |2022-09-26T15:10:23+00:00September 26, 2022|Business, News|0 Comments

A BAGUIO City councilor is pushing for the regulation of the operation of transient houses in Baguio.        Approved on first reading, the ordinance by Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. seeks to regulate “safe, healthy, and non-discriminatory” housing arrangements for transient house operators through a regular licensing and inspection program.        Under the [...]

26 09, 2022

Baguio to take P3.7 billion loan for sewerage plant

By |2022-09-26T15:09:18+00:00September 26, 2022|Top Story|0 Comments

THE local government of Baguio is finalizing the acquisition of some $62.4 million worth of loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), amounting to some P3.7 billion pesos, for the five-year rehabilitation project of its sewerage treatment plant.        City Budget Officer lawyer Leticia O. Clemente stated that the Baguio Resilient [...]

19 09, 2022

Verhungern – Safe (?)

By |2022-09-19T14:13:44+00:00September 19, 2022|Opinion|0 Comments

THIS week, one of the major stories has been the easing of mask mandates nationwide. Now, they are voluntary outdoors as long as the place is well-ventilated.  Is it time? Are we finally to be rid of these accursed masks, which have long been a part of our lives for [...]

19 09, 2022

Masks outdoors now voluntary in Baguio

By |2022-09-19T13:41:50+00:00September 19, 2022|Health, Top Story|0 Comments

BAGUIO Mayor Benjamin Magalong has approved a resolution from the Baguio City Council making the use of face masks outdoors in the city voluntary in line with the president’s recent orders. The city council earlier approved Resolution No. 408, Series of 2022 in support of the President’s Executive Order No. [...]

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