Sixty three barangays in three Cordillera provinces have not allocated for maternal and newborn emergencies in their annual budget, according to a study conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
ITOGON, Benguet – The buildings of a church-backed institution that provided care, food, education, and love to children who were abandoned, neglected or orphaned have been razed Wednesday, leaving these children ‘homeless.’
Justice served. The primary suspect in the Kayang Massacre in Baguio on April 6, 2014 has been meted life imprisonment for five counts of murder with no eligibility for parole.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The construction of the P268-million worth multi-business center-public market in this municipality by developer Jarco Realty and Development Corporation will commence this February.
The garbage collection schedule of the General Services Office will be enhanced with the addition of garbage trucks in its current fleet.
WASTE OF FUNDS? -- The Baguio Flower Festival Foundation has been reported to shoulder the cost of rehabilitating the damaged grass portions of the Athletic Bowl oval, following the drum and lyre elimination round during the opening of the Panagbenga Festival on Feb. 1. Despite the damage done, other events of the festival will still be held within the facility. -- HFP
MORE THAN A COP -- Cordillera police command officers led by C/Supt. Ulysses Abellera are joined by PNP Press Corps President Cesar Reyes and members of the judges’ panel, photojournalists EV Espiritu and Topper Ballola in cutting the ribbon for a photo exhibit that highlights the heroism and bravery of the men and women of Police Regional Office-Cordillera. The exhibit is held at Malcolm Square in Baguio City. -- Harley Palangchao
AWESOME TRANSFORMATION -- The entry of the Association of Barangay Council at the Market Encounter at the Burnham Park Lake Drive proves that recycled materials can be transformed into an attractive landscape. The Market Encounter and landscape competition is part of the 21st edition of the Baguio Flower Festival. -- Harley Palangchao
REBUILDING DREAMS -- Rev. Donald Soriano (on wheelchair,) receives from elementary school classmate Ramon Dacawi P20,000 to help in rebuilding the Bethesda Children’s Home in Tuding, Itogon, Benguet, which was razed by fire recently. The amount came from Japan Karate Association blackbelt and former world Shotokan champion Julian Chees who heads Shoshin Kinderhilte Foundation based in Germany. With them are Soriano’s son and boyhood friend Albert Saclangan. -- Rosa Moresto
GREEN ARCHITECTURE -- A partnership has been sealed following the signing of memorandum of agreement between officials of the Department of Tourism-Cordillera and University of the Cordilleras for an architectural design for the DOT-CAR office building and a master development plan for the Baguio tourism complex as a pilot for green architecture. Signing the MOA are (seated from l) TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Atty. Guiller Azido, DOT-CAR Dir. Marie Venus Tan, UC President Ray Dean Salvosa, and UC Graduate School Dean Cleofas Basaen. -- Contributed photo
SAGADA DELICACY -- The traditional production of smoked etag (pork) is very much alive in Sagada, Mountain Province with prices ranging from P250 to P300 a kilo especially when demand is high. Some enterprising etag producers improved on their packaging so they can sell the delicacy in high-end markets. -- Ofelia Empian
UPSET WIN -- The University of the Cordilleras Jaguars rallied a back-to-back win against defending champions Saint Louis University Navigators in the women’s basketball semifinals of the BBEAL Season 29. The Jaguars will face the University of Baguio lady Cardinals in the finals. -- Ofelia Empian