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19 09, 2022

At least 80 percent of road space dedicated to private vehicles – is it time to consider alternatives?

By |2022-09-19T13:32:29+00:00September 19, 2022|Feature, Green|0 Comments

EIGHTY percent of road space is dedicated to private vehicles. This was one of the main talking points of the recent #FreeToMove (FTM) talks held in Baguio City, at the esteemed Camp John Hay. Last Saturday, representatives of multiple sectors including various government entities met at the Camp for the [...]

12 09, 2022

Typhoon, monsoon rains not problem for highland veg supply – DA

By |2022-09-12T10:58:46+00:00September 12, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on Typhoon, monsoon rains not problem for highland veg supply – DA

DESPITE heavy rains and inclement weather, highland vegetable supplies in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continue to be stable, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). The Monthly Trading Volume Report of the DA-CAR Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) shows 1,800 metric tons (MT) of vegetables traded daily in [...]

12 09, 2022

Benguet among worst in air quality – Greenpeace

By |2022-09-12T10:49:05+00:00September 12, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on Benguet among worst in air quality – Greenpeace

BENGUET province is among the worst in terms of air quality in the Philippines, according to environmental organization Greenpeace. The Greenpeace report says that over 97 percent of the Benguet population is exposed to some of the highest particulate matter (PM) concentrations in the entirety of the country. While all [...]

22 08, 2022

Japan-funded capacity building for Benguet agri stakeholders launched

By |2022-08-22T15:34:49+00:00August 22, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on Japan-funded capacity building for Benguet agri stakeholders launched

THE Philippines has started a two-year capacity building project for farmers in Benguet. The project, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, is entitled “Strengthening Farmers’ Competitiveness through Capability Building of Vegetable Growers in the Province of Benguet.” The project is the Philippines’ proposal under the [...]

25 07, 2022

Councilor bats for total protection of Baguio pines

By |2022-07-25T12:13:25+00:00July 25, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on Councilor bats for total protection of Baguio pines

RE-ELECTED councilor, Leandro Yangot, is reviving his 2019 push to protect all of Baguio’s pine trees by declaring them as heritage and protected under an ordinance. The proposed ordinance seeks to curtail urban decay by penalizing those who would cut pine trees within Baguio’s territorial jurisdiction.  Only pine trees that [...]

11 07, 2022

Itogon to lobby for pocket mining ban lift

By |2022-07-11T15:43:25+00:00July 11, 2022|Cordillera, Green, News|Comments Off on Itogon to lobby for pocket mining ban lift

ITOGON’s new municipal government is hoping to lobby for the possible lifting of the four-year pocket mining ban that has hampered the local economy. Mayor Bernard Waclin has declared their intention to meet with pocket mining associations in Itogon and seek their full compliance with the ongoing ban in order [...]

28 06, 2022

Moratorium on tree-cutting pushed anew

By |2022-06-28T08:44:45+00:00June 28, 2022|Green, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Moratorium on tree-cutting pushed anew

THE city council’s attempt at institutionalizing a moratorium on tree-cutting in Baguio City is making its way through the legislative process. An ordinance for said moratorium, authored by councilors Levy Orcales, Arthur Allad-Iw, and Joel Alangsab has been approved on second reading by the city council. The Moratorium on Tree-Cutting [...]

21 06, 2022

DA to tap youth for agribusiness

By |2022-06-21T09:48:40+00:00June 21, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on DA to tap youth for agribusiness

THE Department of Agriculture (DA)’s Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has launched a program seeking to capacitate and further involve the youth in the agriculture industry. Dubbed the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP), the program seeks to aid Cordilleran farmers aged 18 to 30 by providing mentorship opportunities. Mentors are [...]

21 06, 2022

Burnham Lake now fishing spot

By |2022-06-21T09:37:40+00:00June 21, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on Burnham Lake now fishing spot

BAGUIO City’s government is now accepting applications for licenses for recreational fishing at the Burnham Park Lake. City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) Supervising Administrative Officer Sandra Almag said that as of Monday, the city is now accepting applications for locals to enjoy fishing at the tourist spot. Applicants [...]

21 06, 2022

CA affirms Baguio court raps against pair hauling illegal lumber

By |2022-06-21T09:33:31+00:00June 21, 2022|Green, News|Comments Off on CA affirms Baguio court raps against pair hauling illegal lumber

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the decision of a Baguio court to jail a duo transporting illegal lumber, striking down the duo’s appeals. The CA’s Thirteenth Division on June 10 affirmed the Baguio City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 5 decision, issued on January 13, 2019, which saw [...]

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