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BAGUIO CITY — “Yes to rehabilitation, No to fake modernization!” clamored by the Baguio-Benguet jeepney drivers and operators as they marched from the Convention Center to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) office, last July 17, in support to the nationally coordinated action against the government’s modernization program of public utility jeepneys (PUJ).
BAGUIO CITY — Progressive groups in the city are all set to commemorate Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA), July 24, with the “people’s assessment” of his first year as president.
BAGUIO CITY — As the second state of the nation address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte draws near, people are still asking if there was really any change. With this, youth groups readily presented their assessment on the first year of the so-called “first left-leaning” president.
BAGUIO CITY — Continuosly facing harassment and anti-labor employment scheme by the management, members of Sitel Philippines Association of Rank and File Workers (Spark) expressed frustration over the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)’s limp involvement in the case during a conference, July 3, attended by representatives from the parties at stake.
BAGUIO CITY — Mahigit 500 estudyante ng Baguio City High School (BCHS) ang nakiisa sa ginawang Sine Katututbo ng Progressive Igorot for Social Action (PIGSA) nitong Hulyo 19.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Police officers and Philippine Military Academy (PMA) personnel arrested 17 persons for illegal mining inside PMA premises last July 20.
Cloud Kissed City used to be one of the poetic descriptions bestowed upon Baguio City in Northern Luzon, Philippines. That was ions of years ago when one of my vivid memories as a kid in the 1950s is where one could be lost in the thick fog that descend upon Burnham Park.
Following through the case of the Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative (IPRM) of Baguio, I feel there is a deliberate attempt to discredit the selected representative especially in the move to call an assembly of the different indigenous cultural communities in Baguio to resolve whether or not the national guidelines for the selection of an IPMR for Baguio was followed; or so with the local guidelines for the selection, and if the selected IPMR for Baguio was eligible.
BAGUIO CITY — After a series of petitions, the residents of Purok West, Camp 7 succeeded in redeeming a parcel of land from the “Talaveras”.
BAGUIO CITY — “Akala ko, libre na talaga. Hindi pa pala,” Louise Montenegro, a BA Communication Student of University of the Philippines-Baguio said in an interview regarding the free tuition policy. This is almost the same reaction of other students from Baguio-Benguet state universities and colleges like Benguet State University when asked about the implementation of the free tuition policy.
BAGUIO CITY — At least a week after a labor issue broke out, Sitel, a business process outsourcing (BPO) firm based in the city issued a twelve-day ’preventive suspension order’ against a union leader alleging “serious and imminent threats” to the firm’s operations.