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15 08, 2022

BENECO coop files for permanent injunction against unauthorized access of coop funds

By |2022-08-15T07:40:03+00:00August 15, 2022|News, Top Story|0 Comments

THE Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) has filed for permanent injunction against the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), preventing it from allowing access to cooperative funds without authorization from the current signatories, Board of Directors (BOD)-appointed General Manager Melchor Licoben, and Board of Directors (BOD) President Esteban Somngi. A restraining [...]

1 08, 2022

Nine dead from Abra earthquake in Cordillera, infra damage pegged at 400M in Northern Luzon

By |2022-08-01T15:30:55+00:00August 1, 2022|News, Top Story|Comments Off on Nine dead from Abra earthquake in Cordillera, infra damage pegged at 400M in Northern Luzon

DEATH caused by the 7.0 Lagangilang earthquake last July 27 climbed to nine after the four bodies of residents buried in a road landslide in Kayadakkad, Luba, Abra were recovered Friday afternoon. Using six backhoes, rescuers were able to recover the bodies of Louie Balais Dining, 21 years old; Jack [...]

25 07, 2022

Robin Padilla bats for marijuana as alternative treatment option

By |2022-07-25T12:04:36+00:00July 25, 2022|Cordillera, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Robin Padilla bats for marijuana as alternative treatment option

SENATOR Robin Padilla, who prides himself to be the Cordilleran senator,  is pushing for the legalization of medical marijuana or cannabis as an alternative treatment option in the Philippines. This may help sort out Cordillera’s illicit marijuana industry.  Senate Bill 230 seeks said legalization, as well as expanding research into [...]

25 07, 2022

Magalong uncovers P50-M market scam, files cases against city treasury officers

By |2022-07-25T12:02:57+00:00July 25, 2022|Business, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Magalong uncovers P50-M market scam, files cases against city treasury officers

MAYOR Benjamin Magalong said that a cabal in his own City Treasury Office has been uncovered to have defrauded the city of at least P50 million in market arrival fees or the so-called kwartais.  Magalong said five employees have been charged with malversation and said that more (cabbage) heads will [...]

18 07, 2022

Dengue clustering in almost half of Baguio’s barangays

By |2022-07-18T11:12:42+00:00July 18, 2022|Health, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Dengue clustering in almost half of Baguio’s barangays

THE fight against dengue fever in Baguio City continues as new cases and clustering in the city’s various barangays have increased yet again even after three weeks of intensified anti-dengue operations. City Health Services Office (CHSO) data shows that 10 new barangays have reported clustering or having two or more [...]

18 07, 2022

Habagat damage hits P50M in Banaue

By |2022-07-18T11:11:55+00:00July 18, 2022|Cordillera, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Habagat damage hits P50M in Banaue

Frank Cimatu and Angel Castillo YOU’VE seen the footage of cars and even pigs being washed away from the roads of Banaue which the Habagat rains have turned into a river. But, as it turns out, what affected the province more were the unseen damages. About P50 million worth of [...]

11 07, 2022

COVID in Baguio hits triple digits again

By |2022-07-11T15:46:44+00:00July 11, 2022|Health, News, Top Story|Comments Off on COVID in Baguio hits triple digits again

AFTER a long period of low COVID-19 case incidence, Baguio City has once again seen triple digits in terms of active COVID cases. As of Thursday, July 7, the city had some 106 active cases, up by 30 cases from last week’s figure of 76 active cases. Prior to last [...]

11 07, 2022

Tourists reaching 60k a week – CTO

By |2022-07-11T15:38:48+00:00July 11, 2022|Business, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Tourists reaching 60k a week – CTO

THE number of tourists in Baguio City has increased and is closing in on pre-pandemic numbers, according to City Tourism Officer Alec Mapalo. According to Mapalo, Baguio Visitor Information and Tourist Assistance (VISITA) data shows that the city is now reaching weekly tourist counts of 50,000 to 60,000. The numbers [...]

4 07, 2022

Kankanaey IPs in Benguet in standoff against mining exploration

By |2022-07-04T11:03:49+00:00July 4, 2022|Cordillera, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Kankanaey IPs in Benguet in standoff against mining exploration

THE indigenous Kankanaey community of Bulalacao in Mankayan is staging a stand-off against a mining company that is attempting to explore the area for minerals without their consent. The community has set up a mountainside barricade despite the government having issued a mineral production sharing agreement (MPSA) for Crescent Mining [...]

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