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Cordillera exports, imports down
/ from March 26, 2019
THE value of exports and imports in the Cordillera region decreased in October 2018, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on March 19.The agency recorded the free on board (FOB) value of imports at $117.67 million, 19 percent lower than the $144.5 million recorded in October 2017.The FOB value ...
Cordillera posts slower inflation in February 2019
/ from March 12, 2019
INFLATION in the Cordillera Administrative Region slowed down in February this year to 2.5 percent compared to 2.6 percent in February 2018.In a recent report from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) CAR regional office, the consumer price index (CPI) in February 2019 was 117.2 compared to the 114.3 in February ...
Loakan airport rehabilitation doable, says Neda chief
/ from February 8, 2019
SOCIO-ECONOMIC Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia announced the proposed P492-million rehabilitation of the Loakan airport.Pernia, who was in the city to spearhead the Cordillera stakeholders’ Forum on Regional Autonomy and the Baguio airport, said there are projects that need to be implemented to make the airport qualify as a national airport ...
Coffee production thriving in La Trinidad
/ from February 7, 2019
THERE is a significant growth of the coffee industry in Benguet’s capital town.Before a law was passed establishing the La Trinidad Coffee Festival in 2015, some 4,500 coffee trees were reported in the valley with 17.268 metric tons produced.Fast forward to December of 2018, the number of coffee trees grown ...
Clark ready for more flights
/ from October 29, 2018
CLARK International Airport Corporation [Ciac] President Jaime Alberto Melo announced an additional of 100 flights next month.“We are working on additional regional flights. Iyon po talaga ang bubuhay sa Pampanga because we have already the domestic base. If we have the international and domestic flights, buo na po iyong hub ...
First tourism business-to-business confab set
/ from October 14, 2018
SOME 25 tourism industry suppliers are set to convene for the First Tourism Business to Business (B2B) Northern Luzon conference to be held in Baguio City.Esgala, a travel and tour agency based in La Trinidad in Benguet, is taking a leap on its 18th anniversary with the launching of the ...
Public consultation no longer needed for SM Sky Ranch project
/ from October 8, 2018
BAGUIO City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said there is no need for a public consultation on the ongoing Sky Ranch project of SM City Baguio as long as the mall management complies with all the requirements.Domogan declined to sign Resolution No. 303, series of 2018, which urges SM City Baguio and ...
Ifugao town eyes rice sufficiency
/ from April 30, 2018
THE MUNICIPALITY of Banaue in Ifugao targets to achieve rice sufficiency, create jobs and draw more tourists with the rehabilitation of its abandoned rice fields. “If the 540 hectares will be restored, our target here in Banaue is after the project, you are going to eat Tinawon rice here in ...
DA sets aside P50M for farm loans
Maria Elena Catajan
/ from April 30, 2018
DEPARTMENT of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol announced another P50 million worth of loans for farmers in the Cordillera Administrative Region.In 2017, Piñol said the Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) was piloted in the Cordilleras with a P46-million fund for distribution to local farmers as soft loans.“The loans can be ...
Smart fires up LTE in Sagada
/ from April 19, 2018
SAGADA, Mt. Province – Residents and tourists in this resort town is set to benefit improved mobile and data services.PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) fired up its Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) in the town hoping to deliver better mobile experience in the area.Vice Mayor Benjamin Capuyan welcomed the ...