EDUCATION officials claim parents should have the final say in fielding their children in upcoming activities, including the Panagbenga Festival next month.
Department of Education-Baguio Division Supervisor Dr. Ellen Donato said students who would be joining band competitions should be given parental consent before joining any such activity.
PAYMENT of the 13th month pay should have been over two weeks ago but complaints of non-compliance are still up for conciliation at the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).
Reports from Dole Assistant Director Sixto Rodriguez showed the agency has already settled 11 or 52 percent of all complaints lodged about the non-payment of 13th month pay, while nine complaints or 48 percent are still undergoing conciliation.
THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday said the temperature in Baguio City and suburbs went up to 13 degrees Celsius after an average of 11 degrees Celsius in the last three days.
THE Baguio City Veterinary Office is offering free anti-rabies vaccines to the more than 10,000 dog population in Baguio.
AFTER failing to obtain a restraining order, a group of vendors displaced by the demolition of stalls at Block 3 of the Baguio City market filed another petition asking the City Council to nullify the contract between the City Government and EGB Construction.
SEVERAL Abra folks are braving to enter far-flung municipality of Tineg this week to help government in its anti-poverty efforts and eradicate corruption and continued violence in their province.
CAMP BADO DANGWA - A two-day seminar aimed to improve skills and leadership was conducted on January 6 with University of the Philippines Professor Teofino Macabiog as lecturer.
SN ABOITIZ Power (SNAP)’s Binga and Magat hydropower electric plants received their 2010 Safety Milestone Recognition (Smile) Award from the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) for logging in record man-hours without any lost time incident arising from workplace accidents.
BANGUED, Abra – Tobacco farmers in the province received farm implements from Governor Eustaquio Bersamin as fair share of proceeds of the province’s share in the tobacco excise taxes.
BANGUED, Abra – Beset with threats and risks, media practitioners in Abra have finally decided to organize themselves again to build solidarity and promote welfare and capacity building.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Benguet Representative Ronald Cosalan has assured residents of Kapangan town the restoration after three years of their bridge, which tilted and became impassable since 2009 due to Typhoon “Pepeng.”
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Despite the frost damages of vegetable farms in Benguet, officials here say that vegetable importation is not needed.
THE United States Ambassador to the Philippines apologized to three Igorots over an incident during former US President Bill Clinton's visit in Manila last November.
US Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. wrote the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to convey his apologies to Vladimir Cayabas, Moshe Dacmeg and Joneelyn Aparri -- all members of the Igorot tribe in the Mountain Province.
BARANGAY officials in Baguio City will campaign anew for households to resume, if not maintain the waste segregation scheme implemented during the past two years.
Association of Barangay Councils president Joel Alangsab said the scheme has to be reiterated because the City Government will be re-implementing the no-collection, no-segregation policy.
MEDIA groups met over the weekend to talk about the banning of journalist Jimmy Laking from attending sessions of the La Trinidad Municipal Council.
The Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club (BCBC), mother organization of all media clubs in Baguio City and nearby areas, called on their officers to discuss the incident.
REVENUE collectors in the region reported an 18.66 percent growth in 2010 collection worth P489,225,105 due to enhanced efforts to run after tax evaders.
A FEW weeks after welcoming 2011, Baguio and the rest of the world will be welcoming the New Year anew, this time using the Chinese calendar.
ASIDE from Burnham Park, the Baguio City government is bent on redeveloping Mines View as a park again.
BAGUIO City Police Office (BCPO) recently reported a decrease in crime rate for 2010.
NO ADDITIONAL vegetable farms affected by frost have been recorded in the past week except those in Atok, an official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - A state university here is embarking on strawberry tours.
THE FRESH push for Cordillera autonomy has stirred discussions on how this mountain region can finally take stock and control of its dwindling natural and mineral resources for its own development instead of these being continuously exploited for national progress.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Benguet State University (BSU) is putting up a commercial complex along Km. 5 here, picking up from trashed plans of Jarco Realty Corporation.
THE Baguio City government is on the right track in its developmental pursuit gauging from the gains it attained in the delivery of service to the public for the past six months.
DAGUPAN CITY - Minimum wage earners in the region will receive salary increase from P5 to P8 come January 20.
SANGGUNIANG Kabataan Federation (SKF)-Baguio President Karmin Yangot stood her ground and decided to boycott the SKF national elections.
Yangot could have spent her Christmas break by going on an all expense paid trip to an out-of-town resort with other SKF presidents complete with shopping money, a great bonus for the season of gift giving.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Mayor Greg Abalos said plans to go full force in construction of the Tawang relocation site are put on hold after seven families claimed ownership of the property.
The Tawang site, formerly owned by the Benguet State University (BSU), was identified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as the best site for relocation of those displaced by Typhoon Pepeng based on safety standards.
COMPETENT English language teachers and the cold weather continue to lure South Koreans to the summer capital.
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Alien Control Officer Ricardo Cabochan said more than 20,000 South Koreans flocked here to avail of English lessons from numerous English as a Second Language (ESL) schools mushrooming in the city.
THE giant composting machines now installed at the Irisan dumpsite is expected to be fully operational on January 17, a report to Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said.
COUNCILOR Betty Lourdes Tabanda is proposing a measure for educational institutions to extend services to parents who are overseas workers.