Electric coops protest move to phase them out

The country’s electric cooperatives came out last Feb. 14 in protest over a recent recommendation of Energy Secretay Alfonso Cusi to revoke the franchises of 17 ailing coops “without undergoing due process”. Here, the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco), one of the most successful energy distributors in the country, staged motorcades in the simultaneous “Valentine’s Day Protest” over what they perceive […]

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Benguet dad hopeful of fast internet services to spur development

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet– The availability of faster and affordable internet service in the remotest barangays in the province is seen to spark development and improve the lives of the people in this vegetable- producing province. Gov. Crescencio Pacalso is thrilled that Benguet is a beneficiary of the National Broadband Project (NBP) and is positively looking forward to its implementation very […]

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17th Panagbenga scrabble is 2nd leg of Philippine qualifier for world championship

The 17th edition of the Panagbenga Scrabble Tournament on march 9-10 at the Porta Vaga Mall here will be the second leg of the Philippine Qualifying Tournament for the World Scrabble Championship later this year. The 2019 staging of one of the longest running Scrabble tournaments is expected to draw players from all over the Philippines who are eager to […]

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Farm tourism launched

BONTOC. How is edible landscaping in farm tourism? What is farm tourism anyway? These twin questions were given answers last week at the workshop on farm tourism with edible landscaping sponsored by the regional office of the Department of Tourism, Cordillera Administrative Region, on February 6-7 at the Fortune Restaurant along Otek Street, Baguio City. Farm tourism is a marriage […]

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Avail of free measles vaccine– DOH-CAR

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Health – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) has urged parents to avail of the free vaccination in rural health units and barangay health clinics, following the declaration of a measles outbreak in the country. Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, DOH-CAR officer-in-charge, said that all routine immunizations are provided by the DOH to the rural health units and […]

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No gambling for gov’t officials reiterated

BAGUIO CITY – The no-gambling policy for government employees through Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Memorandum Circular 2017-20 was reiterated in a letter from City DILG executive Evelyn Trinidad last week. Through MC 2018-25, the memorandum was in turn transmitted by City Human Resource and Management Officer (CHRMO) Atty. Augustin Laban. It enjoins all local government officials […]

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