Strict implementation of “Smoke Free Baguio” measure called

BAGUIO CITY – Now that the “Smoke Free Baguio” ordinance has been approved, there is a need for concerned city government offices and other agencies to coordinate with local police in strictly implementing the measure’s rules and regulations. This was emphasized by Mayor Mauricio Domogan during a recent meeting with department heads led by city administrator Carlos Canilao, city health […]

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PIA organizes communication network, discusses ASEAN in Ifugao

LAGAWE, Ifugao – – With President Rodrigo Duterte’s focus on information and communication as imperative for good governance, the Philippine Information Agency recently organized the Ifugao Communication Network (iComNet). PIA Cordillera Regional Director Helen Tibaldo explained that the Development Communication Network (DevComNet), an initiative of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, is aimed at having a strong and powerful government information […]

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DENR reports better environment climate in the Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY– The Department of Environment and Natural Resources affirmed a better environment climate in Cordillera. In a “Kapihan para sa Kalikasan” forum, DENR Regional Director Ralph Pablo reported that for the reforestation efforts under the National Greening Program from 2011 to 2016, almost 68,000 million trees have been planted in over 104,775 hectares of planting areas in different parts […]

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2017 Search for Outstanding Volunteers now open

BAGUIO CITY– The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) in coordination with the Regional Search Committee for the Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV) has launched the 2017 Search for Outstanding Volunteers. This annual activity aims to highlight and recognize Filipino volunteers for their exemplary performance and dedication to service in building strong communities across the region. The Search is […]

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Regional organic agriculture achievers in CAR known

The Department of Agriculture Cordillera through its Organic Agriculture Program (OAP) declared the winners of this year’s search for Regional Organic Agriculture Achievers’ Award. Out of the 12 entries submitted for the 8 award categories, 8 from the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao and Kalinga were declared as winners in their respective categories. There were four (4) winners from the province […]

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DA, LGU convene to finalize SAAD implementation in Apayao

LUNA, Apayao– The Cordillera Office of the Department of Agriculture convened a special meeting with the provincial local government unit here to ensure full implementation of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in the province. The meeting focused on the finalization of the project’s supplemental implementing guidelines, sustainability concerns, adoption of projects to local conditions, compliance with the guidelines […]

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KSU offers free tuition fee program to qualified students

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga — The Kalinga State University (KSU) offers the free tuition fee program for school year 2017-2018 to help poor but deserving students finish their college education. KSU President Eduardo T. Bagtang informed the move is in accordance with a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) guideline sent to KSU recently. Under the guideline, priority beneficiaries of the […]

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RDC-CAR endorses 167 major road projects in the Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY– The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) recently endorsed for funding and implementation 167 major road projects in the region in the next few years. Sixty-three of these are under Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) convergence program while 104 are under the Department of Tourism (DOT)-DPWH convergence program. These were endorsed to […]

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No extension of BIBAK demolition deadline

BAGUIO CITY May 30 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said the local government is not inclined to grant another extension of the June 30, 2017 deadline for the voluntary demolition of the illegal structures constructed by informal settlers within the 5,000-square meter Benguet-Ifugao-Bontoc-Apayao-Kalinga (BIBAK) lot along Harrison Road because it was the group that committed to voluntary remove their structures […]

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