Baguio eyes September opening of borders to tourists

BAGUIO CITY – This summer resort city hopes to start accepting a limited number of tourists by September amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, an official said on Wednesday. Aloysius Mapalo, supervising tourism operations officer, said they are looking at a “gradual opening of our borders to tourists.” He said they are devising a system where tourists will have […]

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Ifugao tomato probe: sort of, short of

LAGAWE, IFUGAO – – It started out with an advisory that it was a meeting of the committee on agriculture, food, fisheries and aquatic resources and transformed into sort of quasi-inquiry on the longstanding problem on oversupply of tomatoes as well as bell peppers at a trading post in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. Indeed, there’s a lot of transformation during the […]

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Barter system is the new normal in Bontoc

Bontoc, Mountain Province – A modern style of barter through social networking site Facebook is now becoming a new norm in this capital town. The Bontoc Barter Community Facebook Page was created by Pharisia Gail Leyaley Tudlong who was inspired when she saw through Facebook how the modern barter system is making a great impact in Davao in helping citizens […]

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Tinglayan to perform ‘Forcha’ to keep COVID-19 at bay

TINGLAYAN, Kalinga– Households of this municipality will perform the “Forcha” to keep the COVID-19 virus away. Mayor Sacrament Gumilab reported during the 2ndQuarter Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council meeting that all tribal people will simultaneously perform the forcha, a ritual setting a boundary between the populace and all forms of illnesses. Similar to the […]

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Police Corner from PROCOR RPIO

Three more NPAs surrender Three more Militia ng Bayan (NPA) members surrendered with firearms to PROCOR Regional Director PBGen. ‘RWIN SA PAGKALINAWAN and were presented to the public this morning at PROCOR Conference Room. RD Police Brigadier General PAGKALINAWAN identified the surrenderees as Alyas Balyer, Alyas Nanay and Alyas WiIly. He stated that they surrendered through the concerted efforts of […]

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Full, partial discount on misc. fees “requested”

The city council passed a resolution “requesting” all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the city to consider granting full or partial discount on miscellaneous fees that will not be used by the students for online learning. Earlier, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) announced it will implement flexible learning arrangements for the next school year which will start in August. […]

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