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80,000 BENGUET RESIDENTS RECEIVE P412M BPSF AID

Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF) has reached the peaks of Benguet, rolling out a total of P412 million in cash aid and government programs to 80,000 beneficiaries in the province. Speaker Martin Romualdez, one of the major proponents of the service caravan, led a total of 70 participating national government agencies in delivering over 326 […]

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TIU LAUREL TACKLE AGRI DEV’T WITH BENGUET FARMERS

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. led a town hall meeting with highland vegetable industry stakeholders during a visit to the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center recently. The goal, Tiu Laurel said, is to find ways to further develop the farm sector and raise income in the Cordillera region.  “Konsultasyon talaga ito para magkaroon tayo ng […]

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KADIWA STORE SELLS BENGUET VEGETABLES IN BULACAN

Bulakenyo consumers flocked to the KADIWA Retail Selling activity of the Department of Agriculture-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) Regional Field Office-Cordillera Administrative Region held in front of Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in the City of Malolos recently as some highland vegetables from some farmers from Mankayan, Benguet were sold. With the help of the Provincial […]

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‘UNTOUCHABLES’ BEHIND FOOD SMUGGLING – PANGILINAN

Vice-presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan did not mince his words and said “untouchables” are behind the continuous large-scale food smuggling in the country, affecting the livelihood of local farmers, particularly those in Benguet. At the continuation of the investigation by the Senate Committee of the Whole on the issue, Pangilinan said that the government should […]

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AMPLE VEGETABLES FROM BENGUET FOR HOLIDAYS – SALDA

The local government of La Trinidad, Benguet has assured an ample supply of vegetables for the holiday season. “We have been assured by the traders that there will be a sufficient supply of vegetables when we celebrate Christmas and New Year,” said Mayor Romeo Salda. In preparation for the peak season of trading, Salda said […]

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GATCHALIAN CALLS FOR COMPROMISE IN BENECO ISSUE

Worried that the leadership impasse will disrupt the operations of Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO), Senator Win Gatchalian urged the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to undertake efforts to reach a middle ground with the employees and officers of the utility company. “My worry is the stability of the operations of BENECO. Baguio is a highly urbanized […]

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DPWH PROJECT TO END LA TRINIDAD FLOODING – SALDA

The municipal government of La Trinidad, Benguet sees an end to the flooding problem that besets the local strawberry farm, with the completion of a P60 million drainage project.  Mayor Romeo Salda said according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the project would be completed before the end of the second quarter […]

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BAGUIO OPENS VAX HUB FOR WORKERS IN NEARBY TOWNS

The city government of Baguio will set up a vaccination hub for workers in the neighboring towns of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay (LISTT) in Benguet province. Mayor Benjamin Magalong said they are converting the city as a vaccination hub to be able to help open up the economy of its neighbors. “Kailangan na […]

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PROBE SMUGGLING OF CARROTS IN BENGUET – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan expressed alarm over the reported sale of smuggled carrots in the province of Benguet. “Nakakaalarma ito dahil apektado ang benta ng mga taga-Benguet sa pagpasok ng puslit na carrots,” Pangilinan said. The veteran legislator said concerned authorities, especially the Department of Agriculture, should investigate this reported smuggling of carrots. “Kailangang imbestigahan ito […]

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BENGUET TRADING CENTER TO BE INCORPORATED – DAR

After six years in operation, the Benguet Agri Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) in La Trinidad — considered as the country’s biggest vegetable trading facility — will be transformed into a corporation. “We believe such transformation is forthcoming, as we aim to optimize the potentials and profitability of the BAPTC through the provision of more cost-efficient […]