THOM F. PICAÑA

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BAGUIO CITY: Search and rescue group with the help of a K-9 found the “missing Lola (grandmother)” after 14 days of massive search operation in the forested area of Bokod, Benguet. Andrew Alex Uy, Office of the Civil Defense regional director said, the cadaver of Mina Balangay, 83, of Barangay…

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BAGUIO CITY: Police and military personnel have been deployed in Tinglayan town to mantain peace and order pending the result of negotiations under the practice of bodong between the tribes of Tulgao and Tongrayan in the wake of a ceasefire they called. Kalinga acting Gov. James Edduba said the government…

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LUNA, Apayao: What used to be widely known as the lair of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army (CPP-NPA) in the Cordillera is now free of the rebel group’s presence. The secret – roads to the their stronghold. Gov. Elias Bulut Jr. said “the peace advocacy is a…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) clarified that this city is not a producer but a transshipment point of marijuana. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino pointed this out after Mayor Mauricio Domogan urged the Agency to rectify its previous report indicating Baguio City as a source of illegal…

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BAGUIO CITY: The local police here ruled out illegal drugs in the death of a 17-year-old Grade 12 scholar of the University of Baguio whose body was found in a creek on Thursday. Vaughn Carl Dicang has been reported missing since September 1, Baguio City’s Charter Day, and his body…

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Itogon, Benguet: Two miners choked to death inside a mine tunnel in Gumatdang, Itogon, Benguet on Monday. Cousins Robert Binay-an Corteza and Anthony Corteza Salas were apparently trapped inside a mining tunnel at the mill site in Gumatdang from early morning until afternoon that choked them to death. Reports said…

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BAGUIO CITY: The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (Cdrrmc) on Friday has cautioned the public from going to the different spelunking and hiking sites in the region over threat of landslide and flashfloods. Andrew Alex Uy said the municipality of Bokod, Benguet already cancelled all hiking activities at…

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BAGUIO CITY: July 15 was a special non-working holiday in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Thirty yeas ago, Executive Order No. 220 by former President Corazon Aquino created CAR — separating the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Mountain Province and the City of Baguio from Region I and the provinces of…

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NAGTIPUNAN, Quirino: Six soldiers were wounded after a landmine allegedly planted by the communist New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels exploded in Barangay Sangbay here on Tuesday morning. 1Lt. James Carl Teaño, Army Civilian-Military Operations officer of the 86th Infantry “Highlander” Battalion (86IB), 5th Infantry Division (5ID), said the soldiers based…

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CAMP DANGWA, Benguet: The improvement of agricultural production and the construction of farm to market roads (FMRs) might be the solution to the marijuana cultivation problem in this largely agricultural province. Benguet Police Provincial Director, Senior Supt. Florante Camuyot, related the experience of Barangay Kayapa, Bakun town that used to…

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