La Trinidad wants to learn and adopt Mandaue’s climate change programs

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/22/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet wants to learn Mandaue City’s programs regarding climate change. On Wednesday, September 21, officials of the municipality including councilors and barangay captains visited Mandaue City to learn…

COVID-19 positivity rate up in Metro Manila, 9 other areas — OCTA

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 07/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate from June 25 to June 29 in 10 areas in the country has increased, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said on Friday. Seven of the areas also breached the World Health…

‘Poging lineman’ on his love and commitment to his work

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 02/08/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Typhoon Odette (internationally name: Rai) had brought so much damage to homes and livelihood in some parts of Visayas, Mindanao, and Palawan after its landfall in December 2021. It also caused darkness as it wiped out…

‘Out-of-the box’ tracing helps Baguio contain COVID-19 spread

Vincent Cabreza - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/28/2020

    BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines — Computer-aided contact tracing and information gathered by police and medical investigators are helping the city stem the local transmission of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As of Tuesday, no new…

NHA releases P20M for Benguet landslide victims’ housing

Inquirer.net 10/13/2018

ITOGON, Benguet — The National Housing Authority (NHA) has released P10 million for the acquisition of land to resettle families removed from landslide-prone areas and danger zones here. Earlier, the NHA already released P10 million to purchase…

Chiz: Quarry suspension may worsen inflation

Inquirer.net 09/26/2018

The temporary suspension of quarry operations will just worsen the country’s inflation, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero warned yesterday. Earlier, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) released a memorandum suspending quarrying operations in Regions 1, 3,…

Deadly delay

09/23/2018

Too late is the relief of four officials of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas. Too late is President Rodrigo Duterte’s review of the mining industry, years after mine closures by erstwhile environment secretary Regina…

House Committee to probe Benguet tragedy

Morexette B. Erram 09/19/2018

The House Committee on Natural Resources is planning to conduct a public hearing to probe on the tragedy that hit Itogon, Benguet due to typhoon Ompong. Cebu City South District Representative Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa, who sits as…

Dozens feared trapped in Philippine landslide

AP 09/16/2018

A Philippine police officer says at least 40 people, mostly gold miners, are feared to have been trapped in a landslide in the country’s north and seven bodies have been dug out by rescuers. Police Superintendent Pelita…

10 schools receive Smart Technocarts

06/01/2017

TEN public schools in Lanao del Norte, La Union, Benguet, Capiz, and Leyte are getting digital technology packages that can help enhance the education of their kindergarten students. Smart Communications is donating units of the Smart TechnoCart,…

Duterte asked to protect PH veggies

10/17/2016

BAGUIO CITY — Cordillera farmers, who produce salad vegetables for markets like those in Metro Manila, said the Duterte administration must not relax regulations on the importation of Chinese products in his move to cozy up to…

‘Egay’ exits PAR, but stronger typhoon nears

07/07/2015

All storm signals were lifted as Tropical Storm “Egay” (international name: Linfa) moved out the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday morning, the state weather bureau said. As of 8 a.m. Egay was spotted 320 kilometers…

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