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Businessman cleared from Espino ambush

State prosecutors from the Department of Justice clear businessman Jewel Castro from being involved in the September 2019 ambush of former Pangasinan governor Amado Espino, Jr., on the merits of evidence.

Special election urged for Benguet representative

Benguet officials are asking the Congress to approve a special election for the seat vacated by Lone District Representative Nestor Fongwan, Sr., who died in December last year.

Magalong expresses regret over strawberry blunder

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong apologized to the officials and people of La Trinidad, Benguet for his remark that strawberry farms in the municipality utilize water from the polluted Balili River to water their crops.

Benguet “Action Man” laid to rest

Families, friends and the people of Benguet laid to rest Representative and Former Governor Nestor Bagtang Fongwan, Sr. on Saturday, December 28, at his residence in Guidayan, La Trinidad, Benguet.

Benguet solon Fongwan dies at 68

Benguet Representative and former governor Nestor Fongwan, Sr. died on December 18 at the age of 68 after battling an illness, his son Nestor, Jr. confirmed.

Malacañang upholds suspension of Lagayan mayor

The Office of the President upheld the suspension of husband-wife tandem, mayor Jendricks Luna and vice mayor Joy Chrisma, of Lagayan town in Abra for dishonesty and grave misconduct.

MILLIONAIRES’ GAME | How rich are the incumbent governors of Northern Luzon?

Based on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) filed in 2018 acquired from the office of the Ombudsman for Luzon, provincial chief executives in Northern Luzon belong to the elite community of landlords, capitalists and luxury car riders with millions in their bank accounts, the richest of who has a net worth of more than a hundred million.

Imee fails to declare son, cousin in SALN

The incumbent Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, who is now running for senator, failed to declare in her 2017 Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) her son, Matthew Manotoc and first cousin, Mariano Marcos II in the list of family members who are holding public offices.

Tan is richest city mayor in Northern Luzon

By SHERWIN DE VERA BAGUIO CITY — They are all millionaires, but the mayor of Santiago City in Isabela province is the richest among the...



Underscoring the role of the church in pursuing just and lasting peace

During the founding assembly of One Faith, One Nation, One Voice Cordillera in Baguio City, Anglican Bishop Rex Reyes underlined the important role of the church in pursuing peace based on justice amid the heightened attacks against the people and hostilities between the revolutionary forces and the government.



Farmers say NTA, negligent and accountable for the low price of tobacco

Tobacco farmers criticize the National Tobacco Administration for its negligence to ensure the early resolution of the price deadlock during the Tripartite Conference in September 2019. They said the agency should be held accountable for the consistently low price of dried tobacco leaves.