THOM F. PICAÑA

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CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD: A gun man shot dead a farmer in Bangued, Abra on Thursday afternoon, several days after the ambush-slay of a barangay kagawad (village councilman) in Pidigan town during the first day of filing of candidacies for the May SK and barangay elections. Rodolfo Toribio Batalon, 55, was tending…

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: Four persons died while eight others were injured when a private van fell off a 12-meter ravine at Sitio Guesset, Bokod, on Thursday night. Senior Supt. Lyndon Mencio, Benguet Provincial Police director, identified the fatalities as Gemalyn Lorenzo, 28, of Ucab, Itogon; Antonio Antero Bulay, 65, of…

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CAMP BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet: In the drive to win the battle against illegal drugs, Cordillera police operatives scored again after eradicating more than P17 million worth of marijuana plants and seedlings in 15 plantation sites in the hinterlands of Kalinga. The massive eradication commenced at Barangay Buscalan, Tinglayan,…

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BAGUIO CITY: President Rodrigo Duterte is set to attend the graduation rites of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), whose “Alagad ng Lahing Pinagbigkis ng Tapang at Lakas” (Alab Tala) Class of 2018 holds the record of having the most female graduates. This Sunday, March 18, at Fort Del Pilar, 75…

LAWYER QUESTIONS CJ’S APPOINTMENT

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BAGUIO CITY: A day after going on indefinite leave, a defiant Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno turned up at the Summer Capital on Friday morning, rejecting calls for her to resign and calling instead for a fair impeachment trial at the Senate. Speaking at a forum on judicial reforms at…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently launched here a task force aimed at curbing illegal mining in the country. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said the DENR–Cordillera office is the best place to launch the task force because of the numerous mining activities in Benguet and…

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: The people in Kabayan, Benguet led by indigenous leaders and elders are set to perform rituals to appease the spirits at Mount Pulag after a fire destroyed about 5.9 hectares of grasslands there last month. Clarita Prudencio, Benguet tourism officer, said the revered Mount Pulag is considered…

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CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad: Police here are advising motorists to take extra precaution in driving, following a series of road accidents in various areas in the Cordilleras in a span of three days. A consolidated report by the Police Regional Police–Cordillera (Procor) showed separate road accidents were reported in the…

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La Trinidad, Benguet: Two passengers of a van died while its driver died in the hospital when their vehicle plunged into a 300-meter ravine along Kilometer 57 in Calasipan, Cattubo of Atok, Benguet. Killed were Mateo Elector Loy-odan Ngade, 34, of Tadian, Mountain Province and Lourdes Payagda Balog-ang, 69, from…

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BAGUIO CITY: Abra lawmaker Joseph Sto. Nino Bernos on Saturday sought justice over a grenade attack this week that wounded him, his wife-mayor Menchie and 23 others and killed two policemen. While condemning the incident that happened during his hometown La Paz’s fiesta festivities on Thursday, the enraged lawmaker, however,…

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