Sagada asks to allow face-to-face classes

BAGUIO CITY – The Schools Board of Sagada and the Parent Teachers Associations (PTAs) in the town are asking to allow face-to-face classes for students considering the poor cellphone and internet connectivity and the difficulty of parents to teach their children. Mayor James Pooten, in a phone interview on Monday, said the residents want that all schools in the municipality […]

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Benguet State U sees opening of medicine course in 2023

BAGUIO CITY – The Benguet State University (BSU) is now working on the opening of a College of Medicine by 2023 as groundworks on infrastructure and licensing are being done. Dr. Felipe Comila, BSU president, during the virtual “Kapihan” for its 105th anniversary on Wednesday, said the infrastructure preparation and licensing for the opening of the new course are ongoing […]

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SNAP welcomes twelve new college scholars

Renewable energy company SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) welcomed twelve college students who qualified for the 2021 Bridging Gaps in Higher Education through Tertiary Scholarships (BRIGHTS) program in a virtual event held on August 11 and August 31 for SNAP-Magat and SNAP-Benguet, respectively. The twelve incoming freshmen from Benguet, Ifugao, and Isabela are deserving students from low-income families who were chosen […]

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Cordillera RDC approves the creation of Committee on Devolution

The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) in its third quarter meeting on September 9 approved the creation of the Cordillera Regional Committee on Devolution (ComDev) as mandated by the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Executive Order No. 138 (EO No.138), “Full Devolution of the Executive Branch to Local Governments, Creation of a Committee on Devolution, and Other Purposes,” issued […]

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Caneo is drug-free barangay

Bontoc, Mountain Province-– Barangay Caneo of this capital town has been declared as drug-free by the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Program. The oversight committee, which is chaired by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), is composed of representatives of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Health (DOH), […]

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Non-essential travel to BLISTT areas suspended for 10 days

BAGUIO CITY – Starting Thursday until October 3, non-essential travel to Baguio City and the Benguet towns of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) is suspended to curb the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Mayors of these areas jointly issued an advisory limiting the movement of people and the entry of non-residents for non-essential matters. Residents […]

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Regionwide Government Online Career Fair (GOCF)

The Civil Service Commission-Cordillera Administrative Region, in line with the celebration of the 121st Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service will be conducting a Regionwide Government Online Career Fair (GOCF) on September 27 to October 1, 2021. The 2021 Career Fair is a strategic move to make accessible, transparent, and open vacancies in the region and attract highly qualified civil […]

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No sign of Covid-19 surge letup in next few weeks

22 September 2021 – The city may have to endure the effects of the Delta-driven Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surge for two months more before realizing a downtrend in cases. But Mayor Benjamin Magalong assured that with the continued implementation of restrictions, increased compliance with public health standards and ramping up of vaccination, the city can attempt to bring down the […]

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