SSS: Ursula-stricken members, pensioners may now avail of Calamity Assistance Package

The state-run Social Security System (SSS) on Friday said members and pensioners who were affected by Typhoon Ursula last December 2019 may now avail of the Calamity Assistance Package (CAP) which has a fund allocation of nearly P260 million. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said more than 398,000 paying members and pensioners who were devastated by […]

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PLDT boosts Baguio rehab, tourism with Smart WiFi expansion

Residents and tourists traveling to Baguio City can look forward to more areas with fast, free and reliable connectivity as PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) expand Smart WiFi coverage in the City of Pines this year. PLDT and Smart recently signed an agreement with Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong to roll-out fiber-powered, carrier-grade Smart WiFi to […]

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Sagada’s Bucks lands 2nd place in international baseball tourney

Bontoc, Mtn. Prov. – The Ganduyan Bucks, a baseball team from Sagada won the second place in the junior category baseball tournament during the 2020 Pacific Super Game held at The Village Clark Sports Complex in Pampanga on January 2-5, 2020. The tournament was spearheaded by the Philippine-Korean Baseball Association and was participated in by teams from the Philippines, Taiwan […]

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City to demolish 100 structures in Loakan airport buffer zone

BAGUIO CITY January 14 – The city government will demolish more or less one hundred structures within the declared buffer zone of the Loakan airport as part of the preparatory works for the opening of the airport to commercial operations. Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAA) submitted to the city government the identified […]

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Health, food safety a priority for CARAA 2020 delegates

The Department of Education and the Department of Health in the region assured that health and food safety will be prioritized for the over 6,000 delegates of the 2020 Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet from February 16 to 21, 2020 in Baguio City. This was assured by Dr. Soraya Faculo, OIC-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent of Baguio during a […]

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Some tourism sites “in Sagada” disputed

Bontoc, Mountain Province – The municipality of Bontoc firmly opposed the inclusion of the municipality of Sagada of at least four boundary-disputed tourism destinations as part of its Natural Heritage and Ecological Tourism Park. These are the Kaman-otek in Barangay Balili, Bontoc (named by Sagada as the Blue Soil), Echo Valley known to the Bontocs as Kaipitan in Barangay Alab […]

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Areas for rehabilitation in city bared in briefing with three line agencies

BAGUIO CITY – City officials presented Jan. 10 the major issues and areas in the city that require rehabilitation before key officials of the Depts. of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources and the Interior and Local Government. Mayor Benjamin Magalong identified the environment, traffic and transport, water supply, tourist destinations and geo-hazard areas occupied by informal settlers as the main […]

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