DepEd-CAR reaffirms “No Read, No Pass” policy

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – In a move intended to stop the practice of promoting failing students commonly referred to as “mass promotion” as well as deal with the reading crisis, the Department of Education-Cordillera Administrative Region (DepEd-CAR) has issued a memorandum mandating the retention of frustration level readers and non-readers starting this school year. Citing DepEd Order No. 45, series […]

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Manila mayor allows Benguet veggie traders in Divisoria

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Vegetable farmers and traders here supplying vegetables in Metro Manila will have something to celebrate as Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso backtracked on the order prohibiting the entry of vegetable truckers from Jan. 17 to 19. “Okay na at hindi isasara (Recto Avenue), so tuloy ang purchase ng vegetables (It’s already okay, it won’t be […]

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Search for Biggest Loser makes 14 individuals lose weight

Bontoc, Mountain Province – The “ Chagsen Challenge” ( Search for the Biggest Loser) of this capital town transformed not only participants’ bodies, but their lifestyle habits too. After months of sweating, persistence and living a healthy lifestyle, Municipal Health Officer Dr. Diga Kay Gomez reported that 14 participants made it to the Final Weighing on January 7, 2020, out […]

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NCIP welcomes ‘Bago’ Regional Director for Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY– “Mid tekteken” (there’s not much of a difference) were the words of most of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples – Cordillera Administrative Region (NCIP – CAR) personnel to incoming NCIP – CAR Regional Director Manuel Jaramilla during the turn-over ceremony last Monday [January 13, 2019] underscoring that his former constituents, Indigenous Peoples (IPs) from Region 1, are […]

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Police Corner from PROCOR RPIO

P7-M marijuana eradicated Php7,078,200.00 worth of maijuana were destroyed in several areas in Benguet as hereinafter particularized.. Recently, a total Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) Value of Php2,864,200.00 worth of marijuana plants were destroyed at Moling, Palina, Kibungan, Benguet on January 12, 2020. Eleven (11) plantation sites were discovered with a land area of 260 square meters planted with 526 pieces […]

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BIR-CAR surpasses 2019 collection target by 5.3%

BAGUIO CITY – The Bureau of Internal Revenue-Cordillera Administrative Region (BIR-CAR) has surpassed its 2019 collection target by 5.3 percent, exceeding the collection by PHP326 million, an official said on Thursday. The region’s collection is PHP6,437,149,712 as against the PHP6,110,505,000 target. The collection also posted a 17.29-percent increase compared to the 2018 collection of PHP5.2 billion. BIR-CAR regional director Douglas […]

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Baguio to remain open to tourists amid rehab

BAGUIO CITY—National government officials on Friday assured that Baguio City will remain open to everybody while rehabilitation works are being done. “We will not close Baguio, how can you close it?” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said during the press conference as part of the city’s development update briefing at The Mansion here. Puyat, who came with Interior Secretary Eduardo Año […]

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