Council asked to nix e-bingo in city

BAGUIO CITY – Religious groups have asked the city council to stop the operation of electronic bingo (e-bingo) outlets in the city. Fr. Manuel Flores, representing the concerned citizens who signed the petition against the e-bingo last Monday asked the aldermen to consider their appeal for the body to refrain from issuing the documents being required by the Philippine Amusement […]

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Provincial capitol to be finally restored?

BONTOC, Mtn. Province – The goal is for the lifting of the Cease and Desist Order (CDO) of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines! With the agreement of a small group here, this will hopefully be attained. A dialogue was held afternoon of April 26, 2017 between concerned citizens who wanted to uplift the sorry or “eyesore” state of […]

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BSU to hold first int’l confab on food, environment and culture

Benguet State University in partnership with the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIERD) and Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) will gather experts from the USA, South Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, Australia, Vietnam and the Philippines for the 1st International Conference on Food, Culture and Environment. The conference with […]

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DA-CAR reveals 2017 Regional Gawad Saka winners

The Department of Agriculture-CAR declared the winners of this year’s Agriculture Gawad Saka search for outstanding achievers in agriculture and fisheries through its Regional Executive Committee on April 21, 2017 held at the DA-CAR Conference Hall, Guisad, Baguio City. Out of the 40 entries who submitted for the 16 categories of the regional Gawad Saka, 15 from the different provinces […]

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Work program for Itogon waste project laid down

BAGUIO CITY – The technical assessment team for the Itogon town waste management system project at the Benguet Corporation’s Antamok open pit laid down the work program to set the direction for the project during its first meeting last Tuesday. The team is headed by Benguet Gold Operations resident manager Antonio Buenavista and composed of representatives from the local government […]

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Anti-smoking ordinance approved

BAGUIO CITY – The amended anti-smoking ordinance, no. 24, series of 2017, was approved last Monday at the City Council with more stringent provisions including increased fines. Dubbed the “Smoke Free Baguio,” it is also known as “An Ordinance prohibiting the use, sale, distribution and advertisement of cigarettes and other tobacco products in certain places, imposing penalties for violations thereof […]

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Baguio patients offer ways to enhance Angara bill

BAGUIO CITY – Members of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Dialysis Patients and Partners Association offered suggestions to Senator Sonny Angara to enhance the lawmaker’s bill that would require all government hospitals to provide free dialysis treatment for poor patients in the country. In a letter to Angara dated April 21, association president Ramon Dacawi lauded the senator […]

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Lang-ay fest a big success, more innovations proposed for next year

BONTOC, Mtn. Province– In a post assessment meeting of the stakeholders on the just concluded twin events in the province conducted last April 20, 2017, commendations were accorded the organizers, particularly the Lang-ay Festival Organization headed by Paulino Tumapang, Jr, for the success of this province’s mother of festivals. The assessment was to rate the commemoration of the 50th Founding […]

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