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  • Robredo, US eye stronger cooperation in drug war November 13, 2019
    VICE President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo on Wednesday, November 13, met with United States officials to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation in the fight against illegal drugs.Robredo, who
  • Duterte to work from home, Palace clarifies November 11, 2019
    MALACAÑANG on Monday, November 11, backedtrack from its earlier statement that President Rodrigo Duterte will go on a three-day break from his “punishing” schedule.In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson
  • Police, military ready to secure SEA Games November 11, 2019
    AT LEAST 47,000 law enforcers will be deployed to secure and maintain peace and order during the conduct of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in the country, the Philippine National Police (PNP)
  • 3 cops face dismissal for extortion November 11, 2019
    THREE ranking police officials face dismissal from service for allegedly extorting money from bidders of the P334-million body cameras procurement contract, Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge
  • Ground zero November 10, 2019
    MAKILALA, COTABATO - Residents of Barangays Luayon and Kapatagan, together with their small children and elderly, fled to safer grounds when the magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck around 9:10 a.m. on October
  • Inoue beats Donaire in World Boxing Super Series final November 7, 2019
    JAPANESE superstar Naoya Inoue won the Muhammad Ali Trophy and the right to be called the best bantamweight in the world after a hard-fought unanimous decision win over Nonito Donaire Jr. in the bantamweight
  • Economy improves, grows 6.2% in 3rd quarter November 7, 2019
    AFTER two quarters of deceleration, the Philippine economy expanded by 6.2 percent in the third quarter of 2019, the second fastest growth rate among emerging market economies in Asia.Socioeconomic Planning
  • Quality control on hollow blocks, quake drills sought November 7, 2019
    AMID the series of earthquakes that caused major damage to several structures in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered quality control measures on hollow blocks and other construction materials.There
  • P1-B fund, cold storage areas to combat ASF spread November 7, 2019
    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has approved the Department of Agriculture’s proposal to use the Office of the President’s (OP) contingent fund worth P1 billion to indemnify hog raisers affected by the African
  • Duterte expects Robredo to 'see realities on the ground' November 7, 2019
    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has welcomed Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo’s decision to accept the position of co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (Icad),

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  • Magalong takes heat for Baguio Christmas ’trade fair’ gaffe December 10, 2019
    BAGUIO CITY —- Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Monday (Dec. 9) took responsibility for mistakes made in the city’s “An Enchanting Baguio Christmas” program. Magalong apologized to the council during its session this week, following criticisms about a set of European-inspired “chalets” put for a “Christmas Fair” at the park’s Rose Garden. During the council’s Dec. […]
  • Baguio balks at being ‘default’ Cordillera sports meet host December 3, 2019
    BAGUIO CITY —- After agreeing to again host the 2020 games of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association, the Baguio government on Monday announced it would no longer be the “default venue” for the annual sports meet that is overseen by the Department of Education. No province joined the process to select next year’s host […]
  • Baguio council puts on hold persona non grata declaration vs Reds December 2, 2019
    BAGUIO CITY—Voting on the measure that would declare the New People’s Army, the Communist Party of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as “persona non grata” was deferred on Monday (Dec. 2) after some councilors commented that communist rebels were being singled out. Stressing that the council had passed resolutions urging […]
  • Rethink autonomy bid, Cordillera execs told November 29, 2019
    BAGUIO CITY—GOVERNMENT officials pushing for Cordillera autonomy must make sure this drive remains relevant three decades after the creation of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Agriculture Secretary William Dar said here on Friday. The 1987 Constitution mandates the creation of autonomous regions in Muslim Mindanao and Cordillera. ‘Stuck in transition’ But Dar said the Cordillera […]
  • Kennon Road to Baguio open from Nov. 22 to 25 November 23, 2019
    BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Kennon Road, the most scenic route to the summer capital, will be open to light vehicles headed up for the weekend, as the city hosts pre-yuletide events at the Burnham Park. The iconic zigzag road had been closed to traffic for repairs due to frequent erosions triggered by rains. Only residents […]
  • Judge in parking spat unwelcome in Baguio November 20, 2019
    BAGUIO CITY—The city council on Monday declared Cabanatuan Municipal Trial Court Judge Nelson Largo persona non grata (unwanted person) after he compelled local traffic enforcers, who cited him for illegal parking, to appear in his courtroom in Nueva Ecija province. The declaration came two days after Largo canceled the subpoena requiring the enforcers to appear […]
  • Creative council aim: Bigger market for Baguio artists November 19, 2019
    BAGUIO CITY—Improving the market and the livelihood of Baguio’s community of artists, including craftsmen like woodcarvers and weavers still operating in the underground economy, is the primary task of a newly formed Council for Baguio Creative City (CBCC). “Legitimizing informal sector artisans is necessary for developing a local creative economy once craftsmen have more access […]
  • Cabanatuan judge told to explain subpoena for enforcers who took his license plate November 14, 2019
    MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Court Administrator (OCAD) has ordered a Cabanatuan judge to comment on reports that he issued a subpoena to traffic enforcers who issued him an illegal parking ticket in Baguio. Cabanatuan Municipal Trial Court Branch 3 Judge Nelson V. Lago reportedly ordered Bernard Batnag of the Public Order and […]
  • Initial findings show PMA cadet died from accidental drowning November 9, 2019
    BAGUIO CITY — Initial investigation into the Nov. 8 death of another cadet of the Philippine Military Academy could have been an accident. Cadet Fourth Class Mario Telan Jr., who belongs to the same class as hazing victim Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio, was found 15 feet under water at the deep end of the […]
  • In Baguio, prices of cut flowers soar ahead of ‘Undas’ October 30, 2019
    BAGUIO CITY –– The prices of cut flowers here have sharply increased two days before “Undas” (All Souls’ Day). Flower vendor Jesus Gutierrez said the prices of some flowers almost doubled from their previous prices. On regular days, Alstroemeria or Peruvian Lily is sold at P40 to P100 per dozen. This can now be bought […]