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7 01, 2022

BENECO blindsided by unauthorized P58m withdrawal of coop funds

By |2022-01-07T11:35:56+00:00January 7, 2022|News, Top Story|0 Comments

THE Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) was caught by surprise when an unknown entity ordered the withdrawal of some P58.6 million worth of money from the cooperative’s account with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), without authorization or approval from BENECO. According to Advisory 2021-60, issued by  BENECO General Manager [...]

7 12, 2021

City asks unvaxxed workers to pay for testing out of their own pockets

By |2021-12-07T10:38:55+00:00December 7, 2021|News, Top Story|0 Comments

UNVACCINATED employees of both the government and private establishments have more expenses to expect this coming month.   Vaccine-eligible but unvaccinated employees working on-site in the city are now required to undergo COVID-19 testing at least once every two weeks, paid for out of their own pockets.   Under Executive [...]

7 12, 2021

Curfew lifted, liquor ban shortened as Baguio slinks to Alert Level 2

By |2021-12-07T10:38:19+00:00December 7, 2021|Business, News, Top Story|0 Comments

WITH Baguio City now on Alert Level 2, the local government has loosened some restrictions on its local populace, like shortening its existing liquor ban and removing curfew entirely. Executive Order (EO) 160-2021, taking effect since Wednesday, shortens the liquor ban from 12:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M to 2:00 A.M. [...]

29 11, 2021

Magalong eyes “third party” to run Maharlika as HSDC mulls early turnover to Baguio

By |2021-11-29T14:56:07+00:00November 29, 2021|News, Top Story|0 Comments

AS the state-owned Human Settlements Development Corporation (HSDC) contemplates the possibility of turning management and ownership of the Maharlika Livelihood Center (MLC) to the city government of Baguio, Mayor Benjamin Magalong is eyeing the involvement of a private third party to run the complex. Magalong has requested the city’s finance [...]

29 11, 2021

Baguio joins 700 COVID Club

By |2021-11-29T14:23:02+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News, Top Story|0 Comments

ON November 17, Baguio joined the dreaded 700 Club, meaning the city has now 700 COVID-19 related deaths since March 2020. This could be a depressing statistic, but that means that more than halfway through November, the city has only logged 35 deaths. It means that Baguio has finally stopped [...]

12 11, 2021

Schools in Baguio and Benguet declare academic breaks after SLU incident

By |2021-11-12T11:08:32+00:00November 12, 2021|News, Top Story|0 Comments

BAGUIO Congressman Mark Go has expressed full support for an academic break in Baguio City in accordance with the growing clamor and demand for the break among the city’s universities, even as some have already provided respite. Congressman Mark Go, Mayor Benjie Magalong, Councilors Levy Orcales and Vladimir Cayabas, heads [...]

12 11, 2021

City booster shots expected at end of November

By |2021-11-12T09:24:04+00:00November 12, 2021|Health, News, Top Story|0 Comments

THE country’s vaccine czar said that Baguio will roll out its booster shots by the end of the month. Carlito Galvez Jr., National Task Force against COVID-29 chief implementor, said that they will start with the medical frontliners followed by immunocompromised senior citizens and individuals. In a press conference here [...]

24 10, 2021

Death came to dinner

By |2021-10-24T09:27:31+00:00October 24, 2021|News, Top Story|0 Comments

by Frank Cimatu and Angel Castillo   THREE siblings were killed when their house in La Trinidad was buried by a landslide on Monday evening while Severe Tropical Storm Maring was pounding the town. The Teligo family was having their dinner inside their house in Central Purok Ubbog, Ambiong when [...]

1 10, 2021

BENECO looks into lowering rates despite hike in global production cost

By |2021-10-01T14:32:19+00:00October 1, 2021|News, Top Story|0 Comments

FOLLOWING increased electricity rates for the past months in the city of Baguio, the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) has committed to searching for and implementing a measure to lower the costs for consumers and prevent increasing production costs from being passed on to Baguio residents. BENECO General Manager Engr. Melchor [...]

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