Sunday, December 15, 2019


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Sagada proposed rehab requires consultation

Sagada Mayor James Pooten said he is open to the idea of temporarily closing the town to tourists for rehabilitation only if it passes through discussion and consultation among stakeholders.

Tuba LGU asked to intervene in Asin resort row

Residents from the hotspring village of Tuba are asking the local town officials to take action on the renewed tension between the City of Baguio and the former occupants of the Asin Hotspring Complex.

Baguio forces claim over Asin hotspring

Tension runs high again at the disputed Asin Hotspring Complex after the Baguio City government forcibly cut the water supply feeding the pool and dipping area that is beyond the city’s property, more than a week after constructing a fence past the delineated boundary for the city.

Tingguians and Ilocanos of Abra celebrate Kalinawa Festival in Abra

Both Tingguians and Ilokanos of Abra manifested the spirit of solidarity and showed the rich culture of Abreños despite cultural diversity during the 3rd Division Kalinawa Festival organized by the Department of Education (DepEd).

Nothing final yet on Baguio’s rehabilitation

There is no finality yet in the plan to rehabilitate Baguio City, environment undersecretary Benny Antiporda clarified amidst fears of the city’s ‘closure’ in the coming days.

Diaries from the field: Napulawan, The moss covered enchanted mountain

For us, the mountains are the best playgrounds, a large library of knowledge waiting to be learned, a pharmacy of a myriad of medicinal herbs and plants, a market full of fresh food supplies for the taking, and where friendships are strengthened.

DOT acreditation pushed for Sagada Tourist entities

SAGADA, Mountain Province — Tourism related businesses are encouraged to seek accreditation from the Department Of Tourism - Cordillera (DOT-CAR) and to comply with environment laws. Top priorities for accreditation are tourist transport services, inns and restaurants.

Diaries From The Field: Basuram, iyawidmo

Idi napankami nagpasiar idiay Hundred Islands, apaman a simmangpetkami iti Lucap Wharf iti Barangay Lucap, Alaminos City, kasapulan nga agrehistro iti opisina ti Hundred Islands National Park (HINP). Nagbayad kami ti environmental ken entrance fee, ken nagdeposito ti P200 para iti dua supot a pagikkan ti basura.

Sagada mayor seeks stricter measure for tourists

BAGUIO CITY — The mayor of Sagada, another top tourist destination here in the Cordillera region said stricter guidelines for tourists who would trek the highland mountains should be crafted to avoid untoward incidents.

CPDF calls on to save Ifugao Rice Terraces

BAGUIO CITY — With the Peasants’ Month nearing its end, the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front – Ifugao (CPDF–Ifugao) calls upon the people to save the Ifugao Rice Terraces (IRT) and to advance the rights of peasants and minorities in the area.

Benguet dad wants tourists back to Sto. Tomas

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Tourists should not be banned from visiting Mount Santo Tomas in Tuba, Benguet because the permanent protection order issued by Court of Appeals, according to Board member Juan Nazarro, Jr., does not prohibit it.

Letters: Rethink the propagation of Sakura trees in Benguet

Who would not be excited to enjoy the sight of cherry blossoms or Sakura trees without having to go to Japan?




Church leads HR day commemoration in Pangasinan

The Promotion for Church People’s Response led the commemoration of the International Human Righths Day in Pangasinan with a mass and forum that tackled the people’s moral and spiritual responsibility to expose and act against social injustice.


DPWH not part of planning for RTF-ELCAC road projects

The Cordillera regional office of the DPWH said they were not part of the planning for the road projects that the anti-insurgency task force is insisting on them to implement.


Nueva Vizcaya stands by checkpoints, barricade against OceanaGold

The local government and people of Nueva Vizcaya would continue the checkpoints and barricade against OceanoGold despite the DILG’s order to dismantle them.