THOM F. PICAÑA

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BAGUIO CITY: The former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Philippines on Friday lauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in handling the crisis in Mindanao. Stephen Cutler, who served in the FBI while assigned in the Philippines for…

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BAGUIO CITY: Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives in the Cordillera and local policemen have arrested brothers – Aprillo and Benjamin Lagman Jr., recently after selling P3,000 worth of shabu during a buy-bust along Asin Road here. Aprillo alias “Apeng” and “April,” of Balsigan and his brother Benjamin Jr. alias…

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CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet: Cordillera police condemned the treacherous attack by New People’s Army (NPA) guerillas of the Lepanto Mine site in Mankayan, Benguet on Wednesday night. NPA rebels attacked the dam area of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corp. (LCMC), burning the chemical and mineral laboratory owned by Xian Jinrui…

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BAGUIO CITY: A candidate-soldier undergoing training at Camp Melchor F. Dela Cruz (CMFDC) in Isabela died of heat exhaustion on Thursday night. Capt. Jefferson Somera, spokesman of the Philippine Army’s 5th Infantry Division, said Jackson Lataan Manallog, 21, of Barangay Massipi, Cabagan, Isabela joined the traditional opening ceremony on Thursday…

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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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