Best in Reading Comprehension. DepEd - CAR Officials headed by Regional Director May Eclar awarded a Certificate of Recognition to the Baguio City National High School represented by Principal Brenda Cariño for being the top school, nationwide in the Reading Comprehension Category of the 2018 Program for International Students Assessment. The awarding was part of DepEd CAR's READ to LEAD Project launching through s Reading Exhibit and Reading Fiesta at the Regional Office in Wangal La Trinidad, Benguet, Friday. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera Culture. Cultural performers of the University of the Cordilleras in a photo opportunity with Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta after their performance at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Convention at Newtown Plaza Hotel, Baguio City, Friday. Peralta in his keynote message calls for support and active role from IBP in bringing reforms to the judiciary. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Critical Thinking. Education Secretary Leonor Briones in her keynote message during DepEd - CAR's launching of their READ to LEAD Project through a Reading Exhibit and Reading Fiesta at the Regional Office in Wangal La Trinidad Benguet, Friday outlined that as DepEd is working on the challenges of quality education through the Sulong EduKalidad program, the challenge now is for a united front in teaching our children with critical thinking and on how to prepare them on the realities of life. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera welcome. Officials of the IBP Baguio Benguet giving a Cordillera garment, shield and spear to Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta as a welcome token and in appreciation for their guest of honor for the IBP convention at Newtown Plaza Hotel, Baguio City, Friday. Peralta in his keynote message calls for support and active role from IBP in bringing reforms to the judiciary. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Galant Police. Baguio City officials headed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Congressman Mark Go awards citation to Patrolman Julius Walang for his gallantry in apprehending a taxi driver who tried to speed away and almost ramming the police. Similar citation was also awarded to rider Jaazerdallas Bandonil Chommog who assisted Walang in the incident. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

IBP leadership. Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta administering the Oathtaking of the IBP 25th House of Delegates Convention officers headed by National President Domingo Eyan Cayosa during the IBP Convention at Newtown Plaza Hotel, Baguio City Friday. Peralta in his keynote message calls for support and active role from IBP in bringing reforms to the judiciary. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Salakot ng Iloko. As a token of appreciation, the IBP Ilocos Region gives Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta a native Salakot (Hat) for being the guest of honor in the IBP convention at Newtown Plaza Hotel, Baguio City, Friday. Peralta in his keynote message calls for support and active role from IBP in bringing reforms to the judiciary. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Dormitorio family seeks justice for Darwin; wants hazing stopped

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 4 (PIA) -- The family of the late Philippine Military Academy cadet fourth class Darwin Dormitorio wants justice to be served and for the culture of violence and hazing inside the academy and other organizations stopped. 

“We want justice to be served to my brother but at the same time, we also want to prevent hazing from happening all together in any institution in any organization,” Dexter Dormitorio told members of the media here on Thursday.

Dexter, the elder brother of Darwin, arrived in Baguio City to file case against the suspects in the brutal death of his brother on September 18 at the PMA.

The family has commissioned a private lawyer, Jose Adrian Bonifacio, to help in assuring that the case which will be filed against the suspects in his brother’s death will be airtight.

Dexter together with their lawyer met with the Baguio City Police Office Director Col. Allan Rae Co to make sure that documents and pieces of evidence are well taken into account in the case.

 “We have to finalize the paper works. As much as possible we want it to be very complete. It should be as airtight as possible,” Dexter said.

“We want to consolidate everything to make sure that all pieces of evidence are at hand and that the proper charges will be well defined. We do not want to file a case which will just be dismissed. It is a very complicated case so we really need to piece together all of the angles in this case,” Bonifacio said.

Dexter Dormitorio, eldest brother of Darwin, in a huddle  with the family's  legal counsel,  Jose Adrian Bonifacio, during their visit at the Baguio City Police Office,  (RMC PIA-CAR

Along with the family’s cry for justice, Dexter said they are still hopeful that the PMA’s reputation which was tarnished by this tragic incident would be repaired.

“My father (Retired Colonel Wilfredo Dormitorio) loves his alma mater and also the values na naturo doon sa Academy, that’s what he used to raise us his children,” Dexter said.

This is also for the sake of the children who want to join the academy and other institutions in the future, he added.

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong earlier praised the Dormitorio family for allowing the death of their son as an opportunity to pave the way for the PMA to enforce the necessary reforms   to improve its existing systems to prevent similar incidents in the future.

In a press briefing on Monday, the Police Regional Office – Cordillera Regional Director PBGen. Ephraim Israel Dickson and  Co presented the timeline of the maltreatment  suffered by the 20  year old Cadet Dormitorio  from  his upper classmen  from August 19  up  to  his death  in the morning of Sept. 18.

“Parang pinatay si Dormitorio ng dahan-dahan,” Co said.

Police Regional Office – Cordillera Regional Director PBGen. Ephraim Israel Dickson  says in a press briefing  that   the BCPO is ready to file appropriate charges against  seven cadets and two doctors involved in the maltreatment and death of PMA Cadet  Darwin Dormitorio .  With him is  is BCPO Director Col. Allen Rae Co. (RMC PIA-CAR )

Co identified the seven cadets who will be charged with violation of the Anti-Hazing law as  Cadet First Class Axl Rey Sanopao, third class cadets  Shalimar Imperial, Felix Lumbag Jr., Julius Carlo Tadena, Rey David John Volante and John Vincent Manalo, and   cadet second class  Christian Zacarias.

 Dickson named two physicians, Captain Flor Apple Apostol and Major Ofelia Beloy who attended to Dormitorio at the PMA Station Hospital, could be charged with criminal negligence as well.

These seven cadets and two PMA personnel were earlier sanctioned by PMA. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

Baguio

  • OWWA –CAR releases P1.94M aid to stranded OFWs due to COVID

    BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 13 (PIA) - - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in the Cordillera Region   has provided  at least  P1.94 million financial assistance to stranded Overseas Filipino Workers or those who have failed to return back to their employers China, Macau and Hongkong  because  of  the  temporary travel ban  due to the 2019 novel coronavirus diseases (COVID - 19).

  • Youngest quarantined patient recorded in Cordillera

    BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines — Two of the country’s youngest patients under investigation (PUIs) for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are in the Cordillera, with the inclusion of a 10-month-old baby girl whose plane had to land in Taiwan for a layover on its way to Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) said here on Wednesday.

  • Piston stages rally vs jeepney modernization act in Baguio

    BAGUIO CITY –– Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) here called the government “heartless” during a protest rally on Valentine’s Day.

  • DSWD Sec lauds partners for effective delivery of social services

    BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 11 (PIA) - - Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista commended  the DSWD Cordillera Administrative Region(CAR) and its partners for the effective delivery of social protection services and calls for  continuing partnership for the social integration of the people  especially those in geographically isolated and displaced areas of the region.

  • DOH calls for better health seeking behavior for flu- like illnesses

    BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 12(PIA) - - With the cold weather being experienced  these days, the Department of Health reminds the public to exercise better health seeking behavior to  fight off  influenza and other  flu- like illnesses  including the 2019 Novel Corona Virus(nCoV)

Benguet

  • Task Force depopulates pigs to curb spread of ASF in Benguet

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 12 (PIA) – About 404 pigs were depopulated in the at least three areas in Benguet in efforts to   contain the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in the province.

  • Gov orders temporary lockdown of live pigs in Benguet

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 7(PIA) --  Governor Melchor Diclas ordered temporary ban on the entry of live pigs in the entire province following the confirmation of African Swine Fever(ASF)  cases.

  • Benguet caretaker assures continuity of programs of Fongwan

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet , Jan. 29 (PIA) -- Projects and programs for the province of Benguet which were started by the late Congressman Nestor Fongwan Sr. will continue thru the leadership of the new caretaker. 

  • Benguet welcomes Cong. Yap as caretaker

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 31 (PIA) - -  Benguet  officials and  government  employees warmly welcomed  Benguet Caretaker Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support Partylist (ACT-CIS) Party List Congressman Eric Go Yap   when he visited  the province on January 29.

  • DepEd Sec lauds BCNHS for topping PISA Reading Comprehension

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 31 (PIA) - - The Department of Education awarded the Baguio City National High School for being number one  nationwide  in the reading comprehension category in the 2018 Program for International Students Assessment (PISA) for 15 years old students.

Mt. Province

  • 2 centenarians in Mountain Province recognized

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 30 (PIA) -- The provincial government  recently  recognized two more centenarians in the province.  were recognized by  the awarding of a plaque of recognition, a congratulatory resolution and a check amounting to P30,000.00.

  • PCPC cites most functional school-based child protection committees

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 21 (PIA) -- Schools are considered as the second home of pupils and students.  It is in the schools that students spend most of their time so providing safe learning environment is very important.

  • Healthiest places in Mt. Province recognized

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 20 (PIA) -- The provincial government recently recognized winners of the 2019 Provincial Search for the Healthiest Places.

  • 11 CTGs surrender in Mountain Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 17(PIA) -- At least 11 members of the communist terrorist group(CTG)  who surrendered to government forces were presented on Wednesday(Jan. 15 ) at the Camp Montes here.

  • Poblacion Bontoc is outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 10(PIA) – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the provincial government extol the lupong tagapamayapa in their crucial role in conflict resolution in the barangays as they awarded recently the barangay justice committee of Poblacion of this capital town as the outstanding   in the province.

IFUGAO

  • Ifugao dads okay teen pregnancy reduction program ordinance

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Feb. 12 (PIA) - - Provincial officials  have  adopted an integrated and comprehensive reproductive health care plan  that specifically deals with adolescents to help them achieve their goals for a better life.

  • DepEd Ifugao pursues collaborative efforts for ALS

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 22(PIA)- -The Department of Education(DepEd), the local government units and other  and stakeholders  continue their collaborative efforts  for the successful implementation of Alternative Learning System (ALS) projects and activities in the province.  

  • Ifugao retirees savor moments together

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Jan. 23 (PIA) - - After years of working, retirees can now pursue   interests that have been put in the back burner  while  at the same time ensuring  their welfare.

  • BOSS ups business registrants, revenue collection in Ifugao town

    TINOC, Ifugao, Jan.30 (PIA)- - The Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) that aims to streamline the business permits and licensing system (BPLS) in local government units  is proving  to be  an effective way of delivering government service while  increasing  revenue  collections in  this remote town.

  • Ifugao PNP launches BMI fitness program

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 23(PIA) -- Personnel of the Ifugao Provincial Police Office (IPPO) and the municipal police stations    launched   last week the Philippine National Police fitness program for body mass Index (BMI).

celogo

CONTACT US

(074)661-5599

Globe:0917-558-5303

321B Lopez Bldg., Session Road, Baguio City

press@cordilleraexpress.com