Stakeholders forge partnership to protect Abra River

BAGUIO CITY– Various stakeholders from the Cordillera and Region 1 forged a partnership for the integrated management and implementation of the Abra River Basin which is a priority river basin in the country. The Memorandum of Cooperation(MOC) for the establishment of the Abra River Basin Management Council (ARBMC) was spearheaded by the DENR and Environmental and Management Bureau offices of […]

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Benguet village to pilot landslide early warning system

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Barangay Poblacion in the municipality of Bakun is selected as one of the pilot sites for the installation of a landslide early warning system. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan granted authority to Governor Crescencio Pacalso to forge a memorandum of understanding with Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOLCS), University of the Philippines, which holds the Intellectual Property […]

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5 injured as truck falls in Bontoc

BONTOC, Mountain Province– Five were injured when a black V10 dump truck bearing plate number RHE 625 fell down along the Balili-Sagada Road and landed on its left side along the Bontoc-Baguio road about 50 feet deep and nearly fell again towards the Chico River recently. The ill-fated vehicle is owned by Edwardo Latawan, Jr. of Antadao, Sagada. The victims […]

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Group advocates for transparency in extractive industry

BAGUIO CITY September 02 – The Philippine Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (PHEITI) continues to advocate for transparency in the country’s extractive industry in order for the people to be aware of the contributions of the industry to the overall economic growth of the nation. Lawyer Maria Carla Espinosa, PHEITI naational coordinator, said the group’s process requires mining, oil and gas […]

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Mall management told to comply with compensatory requirement

BAGUIO CITY September 02 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged the management of SM City Baguio to strictly comply with the compensatory requirement prescribed by the environment department in the implementation of its mall expansion project to avoid criticisms from local residents, especially the critics of their project. The local chief executive said the recent ruling of the Supreme Court […]

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City marks 107th Baguio Day on Sept. 1

BAGUIO CITY – The city will mark the 107th Baguio Day celebration on Sept. 1 with colorful and meaningful activities top-billed by the traditional program at 8 a.m. at the Baguio Convention Center and a civic parade down Session Road. Presidential Communications Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin Andanar will keynote the program with this year’s theme, “Fostering Meaningful Change Through Synergy […]

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Family planning not acceptable to Cordillerans

BAGUIO CITY August 25 – The Cordillera office of the Population Commission (POPCOM-CAR) disclosed that 50% of Cordillerans do not accept modern family planning because of misconceptions on the side effects of contraceptives to the health of users. Rose Fortaleza, POPCOM-CAR regional director, said pills are the most common form of artificial contraceptives being used by females in the region […]

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Legislative agenda for environmental concerns

BAGUIO CITY – The Sangguniang Panlungsod last week at City Hall conducted public consultations for different concerns– development, institutional and governance, infrastructure, environment and natural resources– for legislation, from this year until 2019. Last Thursday, Councilors Peter Fianza, Elaine Sembrano, Lilia Farinas and Ma.Victoria Mylen Yaranon looked into proposed environmental legislations by Councilors Joel Alangsab, Edgar Avila, Arthur Allad-iw, Benny […]

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