Bright prospects for Baguio’s tourism industry

BAGUIO CITY – Local feng shui experts disclosed that there will be bright prospects for the sustained growth of the city’s tourism industry during the Year of the Young Earth Dog.

 

Kalinga’s bid to break Guinness record reset

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The provincial government decided to reset its bid to break the Guinness Book of World Record in the number of gongs played simultaneously during the celebration of the province’s founding anniversary next year.

 

4th leg of concert-forum engages Ifugao youth

LAMUT, Ifugao – A number of college students from different municipalities in Ifugao were treated to an entertaining and informative concert-forum on Cordillera autonomy last October 12, 2017 at the Luis Hora Gymnasium, Ifugao State University (IFSU).

 

NEA takes over Abra coop

BANGUED, Abra – The National Electrification Administration (NEA) formally took over the ailing Abra Electric Cooperative (ABRECO) to allow the rural electric cooperative to undergo a rigid rehabilitation.

 

OCD-CAR calls for public participation in earthquake drill

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 12(PIA) -- The Office of Civil Defence is calling for the support of the people of Cordillera in instilling a culture of disaster preparedness and community resilience in the country by joining the 2018 first quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) set at 2 pm on Thursday, February 15.

 

Cordi autonomy bill passes 1st reading in Senate

BAGUIO CITY – The Senate approved on first reading Monday Senate Bill (SB) 1678 or the bill that seeks to establish an autonomous region in the Cordillera which will serve as the Senate version of House Bill (HB) 5343 or the proposed autonomy law pending with the House of Representatives.

 

Balili river project

BAGUIO CITY – A four-semester, two-year project for the rehabilitation of the Balili river will be conducted, after a memorandum of agreement signing last Monday with Mayor Mauricio Domogan, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda, the academe and partner agencies present.

 

Zubiri files Senate Bill on Cordillera Autonomy

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 12 (PIA) -- Senator Miguel Zubiri fulfilled a recent promise to the Cordillerans by filing a senate bill version of the house bill creating the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera.

 

Ifugao-Japan rice terraces project backed

BANAWE, Ifugao—The Banaue Rice Terraces of Ifugao and Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi of Japan were identified as globally important agricultural heritage systems (GIAHS).

 

Cordi autonomy bill passes 1st reading in Senate

BAGUIO CITY – The Senate approved on first reading Monday Senate Bill (SB) 1678 or the bill that seeks to establish an autonomous region in the Cordillera which will serve as the Senate version of House Bill (HB) 5343 or the proposed autonomy law pending with the House of Representatives.

 

DOH-CAR, CSOs partner for RPRH law implementation

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 8 (PIA) -- The Department of Health-Cordillera regional office is partnering with civil society organizations (CSOs) to ensure that responsible parenthood and reproductive health services and information reach communities where there is an urgent unmet need for family planning among couples and women of reproductive age.

 

Rizal LGU donates marching band instruments to PNP Kalinga

RIZAL, Kalinga, Feb. 2 (PIA) -- The Kalinga Provincial Police Office (KPPO) may soon have its own marching band with the recent donation of the Rizal local government unit of a set of marching band instruments.

 

Gov’t not ready for ban on export of minerals

BAGUIO CITY – Kalinga Rep. and Mountain Province caretaker congressman Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang said the government is not yet ready for the implementation of a total ban on the export of minerals because of the reported absence of the needed industries that will utilize the produced minerals aggravated by the high production cost.

 

NHCP lifts CDA of MP Capitol building

BONTOC, Mountain Province  – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) decided to lift the nearly 5-year cease and desist order (CDO) it previously issued that prevented the previous administration from implementing the rehabilitation of the Provincial Capital building to pave the way for the eventual realization of the project.

 

Empower women against VAW

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 2 (PIA) -- Violence against women (VAW) is threat to human security so women should know their rights and be empowered.

 

City to consult with stakeholders on fund use

BAGUIO CITY – The local government will consult with the stakeholders on the formulation of a comprehensive master plan on how to sustain the city’s new identity as a creative city and the utilization of the earmarked P2.5 million for crafts and arts.

 

House okays bill increasing bed capacity of Baguio Gen. Hospital

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 6 (PIA) -- The Lower House unanimously voted for the approval on third and final reading the bill that seeks to increase the bed capacity of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC).

 

Cordillera autonomy bill less controversial

BAGUIO CITY February 01 – An autonomy and federalism expert underscored that House Bill (HB) 5343 or the bill that seeks to establish the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) is less controversial compared to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that is being pursued by the administration for Muslim Mindanao, thus, its enactment into law should not encounter rough sailing in Congress.

 

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Baguio Latest News

Bright prospects for Baguio’s tourism industry

BAGUIO CITY – Local feng shui experts disclosed that there will be bright prospects for the sustained growth of the city’s tourism industry during the Year of the Young Earth Dog.

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Smoke-free task force inspection of establishments at cbd on

BAGUIO CITY – Members of the Smoke-Free Baguio Task Force conducted inspections of business establishments at the central business district on Feb. 13 and 15 to monitor the extent of compliance to Ordinance No. 34 series of 2017 or Smoke-Free Baguio ordinance.

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Balili river project

BAGUIO CITY – A four-semester, two-year project for the rehabilitation of the Balili river will be conducted, after a memorandum of agreement signing last Monday with Mayor Mauricio Domogan, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda, the academe and partner agencies present.

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Gov’t not ready for ban on export of minerals

BAGUIO CITY – Kalinga Rep. and Mountain Province caretaker congressman Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang said the government is not yet ready for the implementation of a total ban on the export of minerals because of the reported absence of the needed industries that will utilize the produced minerals aggravated by the high production cost.

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City to consult with stakeholders on fund use

BAGUIO CITY – The local government will consult with the stakeholders on the formulation of a comprehensive master plan on how to sustain the city’s new identity as a creative city and the utilization of the earmarked P2.5 million for crafts and arts.

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Kalinga Latest News

‘Halfway’ house for former rebels to rise in Kalinga soon

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Nov. 24 (PIA) -- The Kalinga halfway house for former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels under the government’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) will soon rise at the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office compound, here.

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DTI opens 5th Negosyo Center in Kalinga

PINUKPUK, Kalinga, Nov. 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry opened here the fifth Negosyo Center in the province.

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NFA-Kalinga has rice supply for two months

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Feb. 8 (PIA) -- The National Food Authority (NFA) provincial station has 5,700 bags of the buffer stock, enough to last until early part of April.

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Kalinga ComNet trains on basic journalism

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Dec. 29 (PIA) -- Twenty five designated information officers from the Kalinga Provincial Government Communication Network recently participated in basic journalism training here.

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DPWH constructs 30 school buildings in Upper Kalinga

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Jan. 19 (PIA) -- Four municipalities in Upper Kalinga are recipients of 30 units of school buildings that are now being constructed by the Upper Kalinga District Engineering Office (UKDEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

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Ifugao Latest News

16 villages back AFP’s Community Support Program

ASIPULO, Ifugao, Oct. 18 (PIA) -- Sixteen villages in the provinces of Ifugao, Mountain Province and Nueva Vizcaya are backing the Community Support Program (CSP) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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Ifugao hosts ‘Biyaya ng Pagbabago’caravan kick -off

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Dec.12 (PIA) -- This capital town hosted the kick -off of the “Biyaya ng Pagbabago” Caravan 2017 on December 1 led by the Office of the Cabinet Secretary (OCS) through the Office of Participatory Governance (OPG).

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P34 million allotted to retrofit Ifugao hospital

LAGAWE, Ifugao  – Some P34 million was earmarked by the Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR) to retrofit the alleged substandard building of the controversial Ifugao General Hospital (IGH) once the issues and concerns raised against the project shall have been settled.

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Ifugao Hosts Regional Events for Autonomy

IFUGAO – The province of Ifugao hosted two major events of the Cordillera office of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) in the last quarter of 2017,  the Youth Autonomy Concert-Forum in Lamut and the Regional Conference on Culture and Arts in the Proposed Autonomous Region of the Cordillera in Banaue.

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Ifugao town creates anti-trafficking and anti-violence council

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Nov. 17 (PIA) -- Mayor Martin Habawel, Jr. has issued last week Executive Order No. K-14 creating the Local Council on Anti-Trafficking and anti-Violence Against Women and their Children (LCAT-VWC).

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Mt. Province Latest News

Dialysis patients group invites public to join in caravan for a cause

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Mar. 24(PIA)  - - The Kataguan Dialysis Patients Organization, Inc. is again inviting interested individuals to participate in the Kataguan Caravan to raise funds for the dialysis patients of the province.

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DOE promotes E-trike in rural areas

SAGADA, Mountain Province, Nov. 19 (PIA) -- The Department of Energy calls for the participation of the rural communities towards the reduction of environmental pollution and mitigation of the effects of climate change through the use of alternative fuels and energy technologies like the electric tricycle (E-trike) program.

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MP suspends P15M parking project

BONTOC, Mountain Province  – The provincial government ordered the temporary suspension of the implementation of its P15 million project within the Provincial Capital compound to pave the way for the province’s technical personnel to evaluate, review and assess the impact of the project to the state of the environment and its effect in addressing the parking problems in this capital town.

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Bauko donates lot for evacuation center

BAUKO, Mountain Province  – The local government donated some 2,000 square meters of its property in Poblacion as the site of the evacuation center to be put up by the Cordillera office of Civil Defense (OCD-CAR) to help strengthen disaster risk reduction and management in the province.

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NHCP lifts CDA of MP Capitol building

BONTOC, Mountain Province  – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) decided to lift the nearly 5-year cease and desist order (CDO) it previously issued that prevented the previous administration from implementing the rehabilitation of the Provincial Capital building to pave the way for the eventual realization of the project.

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Daily Reading

Repent and believe in the Gospel

The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness,

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Jesus calls sinners to follow him

After this he went out, and saw a tax collector, named Levi, sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, "Follow me."

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Fasting for the kingdom of God

Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"

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Take up your cross daily and follow Christ

"The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third  day be raised."

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When you pray, fast, and give alms

"Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in  heaven.

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"Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod"

Now they had forgotten to bring bread; and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.

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"No sign shall be given to this generation"

The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, to test him.

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