Cases have been filed against the three suspects, alleged to be members of the rebel New Peoples Army, in relation to the burning of two trucks owned by the Philex Mining Corporation in the morning of Feb. 9.
URBAN VIOLENCE -- The burning of two trucks owned by Philex Mining Corporation in Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet last week by an armed group has caused too much public fear and alarm that was complicated by irresponsible postings by citizens in social media. Hot pursuit led to the arrest of three suspects while combined police and military personnel are trailing other suspects as of press time Friday. -- Redjie Cawis
HONOLULU, Hawaii – Six senators of Filipino descent lead Filipinos who are now the most dominant ethnic group from Asia representing 25 percent of the 1.4 million of this most multiracial state in the United States.
Portions of the 2017 executive budget have been vetoed.
Families of the fallen Special Action Force troops in the region heaved a sigh of relief upon the recent approval of President Rodrigo Duterte of the conferment of a posthumous award to the other 42 SAF commandos who perished in the Jan. 25, 2015 clash against moro rebels in Maguindanao.
CHAMPIONS AGAIN -- Baguio athletes one again dominated the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet, making city officials led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Department of Education Baguio officials beam with pride as they receive the trophy as the overall champions in the recently concluded sporting event at the Baguio Athletic Bowl last week. -- Redjie Cawis
CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVES -- Benguet State University officials headed by President Feliciano Calora Jr. (r) gives Canadian Ambassador John Holmes a tour to the Strawberry Fields in La Trinidad. The Canadian embassy, in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities and the BSU facilitated a program that aims to help local government units understand and come up with climate change-related proposals that can be funded through the government’s People’s Survival Fund.
-- Lito Dar
STRENGTHENING RELATIONS -- East-West Center Director for Pacific Islands Development Program Gerard Finin together with Allen Clark, a senior fellow of the EWP Research Program and senior program development specialist of the Pacific Disaster Center based in Hawaii and other experts outline the benefits gained both by the United States and the Philippines in their bilateral relations that span for over 70 years. The briefing is part of the 2017 Foreign Press Center reporting tour attended by Filipino journalist in the United States. -- Harley Palangchao
WILLING HEARTS -- The signature campaign for free dialysis has reached detainees of the Baguio City Jail, who, from time to time pass the hat to raise funds for some patients needing money to sustain their medication, as they did to a leukemia patient recently. Next week, the inmates will hold a dinner for-a-cause for some patients including their mentor and benefactor Ramon Dacawi, now a dialysis patient himself. -- Rosa Moresto
PRIDE OF BAGUIO -- M/Gen. Robert Musni Arevalo is shown here after taking his Oath before President Rodrigo Duterte. He is joined by his parents Col. Filoteo S. Arevalo (ret.) and Norma M. Arevalo and siblings Col. Benedict M. Arevalo and Col. Armand M. Arevalo. -- Contributed photo
BUSINESS BOOST -- Student athletes enjoy some leisure time at the Burnham Park biking area after their games during the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet. The more than 5,000 participants comprised of students and coaches from the different CAR provinces who came last week were an added boost to the host city’s economy. -- Georaloy Palao-ay
REVIVING PINOY SPORTS -- Reviving indigenous Filipino sports activities as part of promoting the unique cultures of the country is one of the aims of the PalarongPambansa reason that athletes from Cordillera provinces competed in the kadang-kadang demonstration sport during this year’s CARAA competition with Mt. Province winning as champion. -- Ofelia Empian