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Construction worker pinned to death in Benguet building collapse

BAGUIO CITY (July 27, 2022)— A construction worker was pinned to death when a building being constructed collapsed as the ground shook Tuesday morning at Central Buyagan, La Trinidad, Benguet. This strong magnitude of 7.3 jolted Lagangilang, Abra, the earthquake epicenter, at around 8:43 am sending most residents into panic. The earthquake was also felt […]

Benguet Rep. Yap assures quick response, aid to quake victims

BAGUIO CITY (July 27, 2022) – Following the magnitude 7.3 earthquake that hit Northern Luzon, Benguet lawmaker Eric Go Yap vowed a quick action response to victims while also seeking help from public works contractors to help clear debris and landslides along major road networks in the province. “Sa mga nangangailangan ng mga relief goods,inaayos […]

Tulfo in Abra overseeing situation after 7.3 quake

BAGUIO CITY(July 27, 2022)—-Social welfare chief Erwin Tulfo immediately flew to Abra province to oversee government aid and assistance operations after the 7.3 magnitude tremblor that shook the province and the rest of the Northern provinces at 8:43 AM Tuesday. Speaking with Abra governor Dominic Valera,  VGov. Ma. Jocelyn Valera,  former Rep. JB Bernos, and other officials,  Tulfo […]

Two hurt in Benguet mountain to a collapsed community irrigation canal

Two farmers working on a community irrigation canal in sitio Tikop, barangay Karap, Bokod, Benguet were badly hurt after it collapsed when the strong tremblor hit northern Philippines at 8:43 AM Tuesday. Alfredo Coyos Boliquen, 60, and Pedro Vicente Camilo, 62, both from Karao, Bokod, were fixing their community irrigation system when the earthquake struck […]

LU officials probe case of LU nursing grad refused to march on his graduation

BAGUIO CITY (July 22, 2022) – La Union province’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s Committee on Education has began to closely examine the case of John Rosaldo, a nursing graduate who was not allowed to go on stage during his graduation rites at the Lorma Colleges because of an “unprocessed graduation fee”, which went viral online. Thursday’s hearing […]

Baguio drug trade ‘boss’ to spend 42 years in jail

BAGUIO CITY(July 24, 2022) – A local court here found a drug trade ‘boss’ guilty of drug sale and sentenced him to life imprisonment and also ordered him to pay P500,000.00 for drug violations. Rommel Yanis Baucas, 54, was further sentenced by Regional Trial Court branch 5 Judge Maria Ligaya Itliong-Rivera to another 12 years […]

4th Highland Vegetable Festival

Theme: ” Overcoming Challenges in the Vegetable Industry”. With Mr. Jasson Y. Del-amen – BAPTC Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Felife Salaing Comila – President, Benguet State University, Hon. Mary Rose Fongwan-kepes – Board Member, Province of Benguet, Ms. Elsie Gis-it – VP, Highland Vegetable Festival Stakeholders Association, and other official and Guests held on July […]

Metrobank named ‘Best Bank in the Philippines’ at the Euromoney Awards 2022

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) bagged the ‘Best Bank in the Philippines’ award at the recently held Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2022, solidifying its strong position and reliability as the country’s second-largest bank. “A changing of the guard this year as Metrobank pushes aside other local banks to post the best numbers in a […]

Reds reject localized peace talks proposal under PBBM’s “new” ELCAC

BAGUIO CITY (July 16, 2022)—- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Saturday flatly rejected localized peace talks being proposal by the revitalized inter-agency counter insurgency task force NTF-ELCAC, arguing that like its predecessor, (the task force’s) tact to hold peace talks at the local levels “are nothing but a smokescreen for psywar, pacification […]

Baguio remembers 1990 killer quake

BAGUIO CITY(July 16, 2022)— Baguio City, 32 years ago, and other areas of North Luzon knelt into rubbles after a magnitude 7.7  earthquake shook at past 4:00 PM. In commemoration,  Baguio City officials, together with heads and personnel of government line agencies renewed Saturday the great “vow of resiliency”, during and after disaster and calamities, displayed during […]

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