Mayor formally asks ltfrb to recall 400 taxi franchises

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin Magalong has formally asked Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra III to withdraw Memorandum Circular No. 2019-06 which mandates the opening of additional taxi franchises in the city saying it negates the city’s efforts to fix its burgeoning traffic problem. “(We) vehemently oppose the said (circular as it) essentially breaches the battle […]

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Nobody better than a transformational leader

BAGUIO CITY – – The first appearance at an all-important Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP)-Ilocos Region and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) chapters election of officers meeting of Baguio City Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan shall possibly rewrite the history of the country in search of transformational leaders. The VMLP-Region 1 and CAR chapters chose August 16 for its members […]

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Busol demolition stalled; city, squatters to work out accord to protect watershed

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Aug. 9 agreed to put on hold the demolition of eight on-going constructions at the Busol watershed even as he secured commitment from the informal settlers to guard the reservation from further intrusion while both parties decide on a long-term solution to the standoff. In a dialogue with the watershed occupants numbering 150, […]

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63 Cordillera barangays still drug affected

BAGUIO CITY August 09 – The Cordillera office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-CAR) reported that some 63 barangays in the different parts of the region remain to be drug affected amidst the unrelenting and uncompromising anti-illegal drug campaign being undertaken by law enforcers and anti-narcotics agents. Based on the PDEA-CAR report during the joint meeting of the Regional […]

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Police Corner from PROCOR RPIO

4 arrested and P9.5M MJ bricks seized Cordillera police arrested four drug violators (including a minor) in a series of police operations where a total worth of P9,588,000.00 marijuana bricks were confiscated over the weekend. In a checkpoint operation, two drug transporters were arrested at Km 13, Acop Caponga, Tublay Benguet on the afternoon of August 3, 2019 after bricks […]

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Kennon Road indefinitely closed to traffic

BAGUIO CITY– The whole stretch of Kennon Road is indefinitely closed to motorists and pedestrians after the authorities have yet to put measures to stabilize the soil in the area, an official said on Thursday. Albert Mogol, Office of Civil Defense regional director and chairman of the Cordillera Administrative Region Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CRDRRMC), said the soil after […]

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Baguio City council says no to provincial bus ban

BAGUIO CITY- The Baguio City Council is strongly urging the Department of Transportation (DOTr)-Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to conduct an in-depth study on Memorandum Circular 2019-031 that prohibits provincial buses to traverse EDSA and identifies the loading and unloading points for provincial buses coming from North and South Luzon. Memorandum Circular 2019-031 provides that “all routes of […]

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