THOM F. PICAÑA

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BAGUIO CITY: Government leaders in the Cordillera have expressed support for a new agrarian reform program that respects the indigenous peoples’ right to ancestral domain. During the two-day regional consultation on the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-economic Reforms (Caser) called by the government peace panel, the Regional Development Council and the…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Cordillera Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-CAR) has approved a new wage order prescribing the new minimum wage rates for domestic workers in the region. Augusto Aquillo, RTWPB-CAR board secretary, said the new wage rate fixed the monthly salary of not less than P3,000 a month…

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Currimao, Ilocos Norte: Three alleged gun-for-hire members were killed in a shootout with policemen at their hideout in Barangay Tapao-Tigue here. Ilocos Norte police information officer, Chief Insp. Dexter Corpuz, said Donnel Guiang, son of alleged gunrunning syndicate leader Delfin Guiang; Joseph Coloma, 17, and Glen Esteban were killed when…

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La Trinidad, Benguet: About half-a-million pesos worth of marijuana bricks and shabu were seized from five drug traffickers, including a young woman, on Tuesday in Sadanga, Mountain Province. Police intercepted businessman Robin Ayco Jacob, 25; Antonio Gonzales, 48; Marvin Pastora Martir and Lister Ayzlei Pangilinan Allada, all from Biñan, Laguna…

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BAGUIO CITY: The country’s summer capital is eyeing to host this year’s Advertising Summit tentatively scheduled on September 13-16, 2017 at the CAP Convention Center inside Camp John Hay and at Baguio Country Club. City Administrator Carlos Canilao recently had an initial meeting with officials of the Media Specialists Association…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Health (DoH) regional officer here has warned the public to be cautious of food and water-borne diseases as bacteria develop easier with hotter temperature. Geeny Anne Austria of DOH–Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) said during the Kapihan media forum that with the summer heat, common illnesses…

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Bangued, Abra: A barangay (village) chairman and his live-in partner are fighting for their lives at a hospital in Ilocos Sur after an assassin backriding a motorcycle fired shots at them along the highway in Barangay Casili, Santo Domingo town. Angelito Torricer of Barangay Poro in Magsingal town and his…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Baguio-Benguet Sultanate Chief Sultan Bon Amin Torres said the Muslim community here is working with the residents to protect the city they consider their second home against criminality and terrorism. Torres said, “:Our Muslim brothers who are in Baguio City fear that they might be suspected as…

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Kiangan, Ifugao: At least 10 members of New Peoples Army’s local auxiliary force “Militia ng Bayan” (MB) have surrendered to soldiers in Asipulo town in Ifugao on Monday. The local militia members, attached to the NPA’s Nona del Rosario Command in Ifugao, surrendered without firearms to the 54th Infantry Battalion…

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Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur: Tobacco farmers in the Ilocos region and in Abra province are pushing for a full audit of all projects awarded by the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) and coursed through local government units. The farmers also asked new NTA Administrator Robert Seares Sr. to thoroughly study and…

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