Kalinga weaving as SHS special track awaits DepEd approval

TABUK CITY, Kalinga — The inclusion of the traditional Kalinga weaving as a special track for Senior High School in Lubuagan town here will have to wait for another year as the program implementation is still being finalized, a Department of Education (DepEd) official said on Thursday. Ginadine Balagso, officer-in-charge Assistant Schools Division Superintendent of Kalinga, said they are waiting […]

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State think tank confirms high school non-reader problem

The Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS), the state think tank, implicitly confirmed that the problem of high school non-readers is pervasive. In the report titled “Pressures on Public School Teachers and Implications on Quality” released last February, the PIDS called on the DepEd to issue clearer instructions to elementary schools to stop allowing non-readers to graduate. The report said […]

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Three villagers of Besao butchered

It was savage. It was animal. It was the work of the devil. Words will never be enough to describe how they were killed. Between the boundary of Besao, Mtn. Province and Tubo, Abra is a forested area known as “Pagpag” (literally, “forest”) which serves as the hunting ground for wild boar and deer for people from Besao, Tubo, Abra […]

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Dengue vigilance urged

BAGUIO CITY – Outgoing Mayor Mauricio Domogan Monday urged the public to remain vigilant against dengue fever even as the City Health Service Office reported that cases in the city remained low. In his address during the flag-raising ceremonies, Domogan reminded residents to continually keep their surroundings clean and free from stagnant water where dengue-carrying mosquitoes breed and thrive. “Dengue […]

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GAYANG– A comic book of 132 pages written and illustrated by senior high students featuring Cordillera mythical creatures which finally now have visual representations. Majic Asbucan (center) and Tor Sagud (left) of Gripo Comics, with apprentice artist Mary Grace Butil (right), hold a copy of the comic book. It will be launched on June 22. **PNA photo by Pigeon M. Lobien

Observers said the never-ending determination and hard work paid off for the triumvirate who ran on different slates. Other triumphant bets in the first district are Board Members-elect Ceasario Cabbigat (independent), outgoing Kiangan mayor Joselito Guyguyon (LP), former Tinoc vice mayor Agustin Calya-en (PDP-Laban) and re-electionist Board Member Geronimo Bimohya (independent). On the other hand, Orlando Addug (independent), Perecta Dulnuan […]

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Cordillera mythical creatures get visual portrayal in new comics

BAGUIO CITY — Cordillera mythical creatures can now be visualized with a comic book published by two Baguio-based Igorot artists, who got help from senior high arts students and will be launched on June 22 here. Gripo Comics will launch Gayang (Cordillera spear) on June 22 featuring seven Cordillera mythical creatures, which the two artists pieced together based from researches […]

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Baguio, 7 others rated as outstanding in peace and order

The city government of Baguio was rated 90.86 percent in the 2018 Peace and Order Council (POC) Performance Audit earning a first level ranking together with seven other local government units in the Cordillera Administrative Region. The result of the POC performance audit conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional office was transmitted to City […]

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Police Corner from PROCOR RPIO

Robbery A case of robbery with force upon things committed at about 3:00 Am of May 24, 2019 to June 1, 2019 at 251 Ambuklao Rd., Pacdal, Baguio City owned by Avelino Albaniel Buban, 71, married, born at Albay, businessman wherein his master’s bedroom was robbed by still unidentified suspect/s. The incident was reported at around 11:00 AM of June […]

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