Bontoc LGU officials and employees join weekly zumba exercises

Bontoc, Mountain Province – Officials and employees of the Bontoc Local Government Unit (LGU) are one in promoting physical health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the celebration of the Civil Service Month this September and the 113th Bontoc Founding Anniversary and 17th Am-among on September 16, 2021, the Bontoc LGU through the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) has […]

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PDEA wants drug queen’s house used for abused kids

BAGUIO CITY – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is working on the declaration of the residence ofnthe city’s alleged “drug queen” to become a safe house for abused children. Gil Cesario Castro, regional director of the PDEA-CAR, in a phone interview on Friday, said they are asking the city council’s anti-illegal drugs board […]

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EcoWaste Coalition to Online Shopping Sites: Take Down Product Listings for Banned Mercury-Laden Skin Whiteners

Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition today appealed to online retail giants to remove product listings for mercury-laden skin whitening cosmetics long proscribed by the authorities to protect human health and the environment. The toxics watchdog group had earlier urged e-commerce sites to “go mercury-free” after uncovering the unbridled sale of mercury-containing medical devices by third party dealers in four online […]

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Two Benguet farmers’ associations receive hauling trucks worth P4.9M

Transportation costs will now be cheaper and market linkages will expand for the Manpat-a Farmer’s Association (FA) and Buguias-Japan Agricultural Trainees Association (BJATA) with the provision of two new hauling trucks with refrigerated vans from the Department of Agriculture Cordillera High-Value Crop Development Program (DA-CAR HVCDP). Amounting to PHP4,986,000.00, the assistance is in line with the Post-Harvest Processing Logistics and […]

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Search is on for Outstanding COVID-19 Volunteers in the Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY – The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) through NEDA-CAR is now accepting nominations for Outstanding Volunteers this 2021. This year’s Search for Outstanding COVID-19 Volunteers (SOCV) highlights individual volunteers who, and organizations that, offered their services, skills and resources and made significant contributions in addressing the challenges and unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Interested parties […]

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Police Corner from PROCOR RPIO

P116.389M worth of MJ eradicated Operatives of PROCOR and PDEG conducted a big time eradication operation, dubbed as “Coplan First Giant”, which resulted in the discovery and destruction of marijuana plants and marijuana oil with overall Standard Drug Price (SDP) amounting to Php 116,389,000.00 in ten plantation sites at Mt. Chumanchill, Brgy. Loccong, Tinglayan, Kalinga on September 15-17, 2021. Operatives […]

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Benguet mulls ECQ if Covid-19 surge continues

BAGUIO CITY – The provincial government of Benguet is looking at the possibility of requesting the national government to place it under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to curb the continued surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections. Governor Melchor Diclas, in a briefing after the meeting of the provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (PIATF) on Tuesday, said this is the last […]

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Community unity and resilience highlight Bontoc Founding Anniversary

Bontoc, Mountain Province – Unity, resilience, creativity, innovations, and adapting to changes to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic are the traits of the Bontoc community that were highlighted during the celebration of the 113th Bontoc Founding Anniversary on September 16, 2021, at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol grounds. By tradition, a grand celebration was held yearly to celebrate the Bontoc Founding […]

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