Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong with partners from DOLE, DTI and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, promotes the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PMA Host Parent Assn at 40. PMA Host Parent Association officials headed by chairperson and former Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan with Guest of Honor and Speaker Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PMA officials give recognition to their Pioneer members who started the foster a cadet program in 1979, during the t 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association, Saturday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Regional body OKs anti small scale mining task force revival

BAGUIO CITY-- To protect the public from the effects of illegal small scale mining activities, the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Council (RLECC) on Friday approved the move to pass a resolution reactivating the Task Force Mining Challenge (TF-MC).

 

The TF-MC will implement the cease and desist order (CDO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) stopping all small scale mining activities in the Cordillera.

The CDO was issued following a massive landslide in September 2018 that killed scores of people in Benguet’s mining town of Itogon.

“That is a timely reactivation because it is almost rainy season and if there is indiscriminate mining on the mountains or rivers, it will just aggravate the effect of the typhoon and the heavy rains,” said Police Brig. Gen. Israel Ephraim Dickson, the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) head and RLECC chair, on the sidelines of the meeting.

With the reactivation of the task force, the areas where there are mining activities will be identified to avoid any untoward incidents.

“The reactivation of the task force will be a preventive measure against untoward incidents. It will be a multi-agency task force with each having its own role like education and enforcement that will be implemented with other law enforcement agencies to avoid such [loss of lives and property] incidents,” Dickson said.

Following the onslaught of typhoon Ompong in September last year, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu issued a CDO for all small scale mining activities in the Cordillera.

To ensure that the order will be complied with, the agency formed TF-MC to implement the CDO. It was later deactivated and the responsibility of implementing the CDO fell on the shoulders of the local government unit with the help of the police.

No mining activities should take place until the Minahang Bayan applications are approved.

On June 5, two farmers were reported to have died of gas poisoning after allegedly doing mining activities in an abandoned small scale mine processing pond where tailings, including chemicals with cyanide, go.

Dickson said they are still investigating the incident.

“Wala pa kaming (We do not have) conclusive report. We will provide you with the finding when it is completed,” he said.

The task force hopes to have village officials as members and deputized agents, who will identify adits (small scale mine holes) in their respective areas. (PNA)

By Liza Agoot

 

Baguio

  • Muslims offer to guard churches in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY—Churchgoers were surprised on Sunday morning when Muslims joined them for a Mass at the Baguio Cathedral, a site popular among residents and tourists.

  • Window hours set for Kennon Road residents only

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug 9 (PIA) -- Despite the closure of Kennon Road, the Cordillera Region Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CRDRRMC) has set window hours to allow residents to pass through the landslide affected area in Barangay Camp 6, Sitio Camp 5 in Tuba, Benguet.

  • PIA develops strategic communications curriculum for PMA

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) explored areas of cooperation on developing a curriculum on communication and public information for the Academy.

  • DENR to help LGUs craft, approve implementable solid waste plans

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- Local government units in the Cordillera region look forward to having their own approved solid waste management plans (SWMP) or their plans updated and implemented. 

  • DepEd orients key school officials on ALS new curriculum

    BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) -- A more comprehensive Alternative Learning System that is aligned with the country’s K to 12 Basic Education System and generally aims to provide quality informal education to out  of school youths (OSYs) and adult learners is set for implementation this school year.

Benguet

Mt. Province

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 6(PIA) -- To raise community awareness and to inculcate health and nutrition habits for children at an early age for healthy living, the provincial government conducted Healthy Mother and Child   and cooking contests in celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month.

  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

  • PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

  • Mt. Province officials vow to work together for a common goal

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward. 

  • MP sectors one skedy resolution of murder of 3 Besao youths

    Bontoc, Mountain Province – Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council put their full weight for the speedy resolution of the killing of three natives of Agawa, Besao who reportedly went to hunt and fish but were found dead days later along the Lakanga creek within the vicinity of Baclingayan, a sitio of Tabacda, Tubo, Abra.

IFUGAO

celogo

CONTACT US

(074)661-5599

Globe:0917-558-5303

321B Lopez Bldg., Session Road, Baguio City

press@cordilleraexpress.com