Owners of lodging facilities in the city prepped for eventual reopening

City managers, June 29, conducted talks with local lodging providers in preparation for loosening of quarantine measures allowing them to operate, even while the Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) threat remains. At City Hall, Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong started the talks saying, “We in the city government would like to know your suggestions, experiences, and the problems… so we can help […]

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Big-time drug trader in Baguio yields to cops

BAGUIO CITY – A known big-time drug trader voluntarily surrendered to the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) on Monday afternoon, after several days of pursuit operations. Accompanied by a relative, Abdul Raman Abdullahi, an alleged big-time drug trader here, and in nearby provinces in the low lands surrendered to Col. Allen Rae Co, BCPO director. Co said prior to the […]

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Online payments, auto-payments for utility bills suggested

The city dads are requesting the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO), Baguio Water District (BWD), and other public utility companies in the city to consider the possibility of providing for online payments or automatic payment arrangements of bills, subscriptions, and other transactions. In a resolution unanimously approved on June 22, the council members suggest a cashless transaction in order to contribute […]

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No power rate hike in Baguio: Beneco

BAGUIO CITY – The Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) has assured consumers here and in Benguet province that there will be no increase in commercial and residential power rates. In a media release, the city information office on Tuesday said Beneco general manager Melchor Licoben has given the assurance to Mayor Benjamin Magalong. Beneco has over 120,000 registered consumers providing power […]

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Benguet farmers test new potato varieties, see increased yields

Natubleng, Buguias, Benguet- Potato farmers in the Cordillera stand to benefit from the variety trials being done by the Manpat-a Farmers’ Association in Balili, Mankayan and Seeds and Fruits Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SFMPC) in Natubleng, Buguias. Under the Potato Industry Development Program of the DA-CAR, the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) partnered with the Prince Edward Island Potato Board and […]

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Mayor Odsey reiterates call for Smart and Globe to improve their services

Bontoc, Mountain Province – Mayor Franklin Odsey reiterates his call to Smart Communications and Globe Telecom to improve their services in this capital town. This is due to the constant and growing clamor of the people for the two network providers to upgrade their systems because of slow internet speed, unstable network signal especially now that face-to-face transactions are discouraged […]

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Midwife gets permanent gov’t post after recovering from Covid-19

BAGUIO CITY – The municipal government of Mankayan, Benguet is appointing for a permanent post in government the midwife who recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) due to her dedication to service. “We are hiring as a permanent midwife Glory Galino because she is dedicated, industrious, hardworking, dependable who is known as the ‘go to girl’ always willing to be […]

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Ifugao again weighs attention in Tinoc

LAGAWE, IFUGAO– Tinoc and Asipulo. And now after bloody skirmishes between military troops and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in recent past in these two poverty-stricken towns, the Ifugao provincial government again is confronted with the question of what, if anything, officials should really do to confront the scourge of the armed violence afflicting this part of the province. While […]

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Baguio eyes September opening of borders to tourists

BAGUIO CITY – This summer resort city hopes to start accepting a limited number of tourists by September amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, an official said on Wednesday. Aloysius Mapalo, supervising tourism operations officer, said they are looking at a “gradual opening of our borders to tourists.” He said they are devising a system where tourists will have […]

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Ifugao tomato probe: sort of, short of

LAGAWE, IFUGAO – – It started out with an advisory that it was a meeting of the committee on agriculture, food, fisheries and aquatic resources and transformed into sort of quasi-inquiry on the longstanding problem on oversupply of tomatoes as well as bell peppers at a trading post in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. Indeed, there’s a lot of transformation during the […]

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