Baguio Stock Farm intruded by 2 armed groups

The Department of Agriculture- Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR) told the Baguio City Council that the Baguio Stock Farm had been intruded by two different armed groups just recently. Atty. Jennilyn Dawayan, DA-CAR Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations, and Robert Domoguen, Head of DA-CAR Baguio Animal Breeding and Research Center (DA-CAR BABRC), narrated during the council’s regular session how […]

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Benguet needs blood as dengue cases increase threefold

BAGUIO CITY – Medical practitioners here and in Benguet province have expressed concern over the increasing cases of dengue which require blood transfusion. Norelyn Aspiras, blood program coordinator at the City Health Services Office (HSO), on Thursday hopes the rise in dengue cases would have the accompanying increase in blood donation. She said supply at the different blood banks in […]

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PNP seizes P44.5-M marijuana in Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY – Government forces in Kalinga province have seized and burned PHP44.536 million worth of marijuana in a week. Kalinga Police Provincial Director Col. Davy Vicente Limmong on Thursday said the confiscated and later burned marijuana came from three operations from July 14 to 20. He said law enforcers conducted two simultaneous eradication operations on July 20 in two […]

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29 babies born at home, clinic receive free newborn screening

Bontoc, Mountain Province – Two years after the free newborn screening ordinance of Bontoc was enacted, a total of 29 infants born at home and in birthing clinics were tested for possible disorders. The newborn screenings administered to the 29 infants resulted negative for any possible disorders. Ordinance No. 310, s. 2018, authored by Councilor Alsannyster Patingan and passed by […]

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Benguet hospital uses 74% of beds for Covid-19

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The provincial government has devoted over 70 percent of the bed capacity of the province-run Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) related illnesses. Dr. Meliarazon Dulay, BeGH chief and the province’s Covid-19 point person, on Monday said 111 out of the 150 bed capacity of the hospital are used either for Covid-19 positive […]

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Igorot war hero awarded with Medal for Valor

BAGUIO CITY(PIA) – A Cordilleran war hero was posthumously awarded with the Medal for Valor for his acts of heroism during the Marawi Siege in 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte recently awarded the highest military honor to Igorot soldier Private First Class Gener C. Tinangag who hailed from Barangay Lunas in the municipality of Barlig in Mountain Province. “The Medal for […]

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Baguio City reaches 100K mark in COVID – 19 vaccination

BAGUIO CITY (PIA) – – The Coronavirus disease vaccination program here continues to move along with total vaccine doses administered already reaching the 100,000 mark and nearing 30 percent of the city’s more than 370,000 population. The Baguio City Health Services Office, in the Regional Vaccinations Operations Center meeting on Tuesday, reported that as of its July 12 data, 111,930 […]

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Baguio’s Covid-19 vax drive gets boost with add’l vaccinators

BAGUIO CITY – The city government has hired 60 more vaccinators to further improve the implementation and extend the coverage of the inoculation process. Dr. Rowena Galpo, city health officer, on Wednesday said they have hired additional personnel to assure that there will be sufficient manpower at the four coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) mega vaccination sites and new areas opened […]

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Council clears up Kaltimex issue

The city council last Monday (July 12) met with city executives to cast light on several issues arising from the request of Mayor Benjamin Magalong to confirm the termination of the contract between the city government and Kaltimex Energy Philippines Inc. Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda apprised Mayor Magalong, City Administrator Bonifacio dela Pena, and OIC City Legal Officer Richard Dayag […]

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Five barangays in Bontoc declared as drug free

Bontoc, Mountain Province – Five barangays of this capital town have been declared as drug-free by the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Program. The drug-free barangays are Tocucan, Gonogon, Guina-ang, Maligcong, and Bayyo. 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 […]

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