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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 […]

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ATOK TO WELCOME TOURISTS BY SEPTEMBER – SARAC

The coldest town in Benguet is crafting a dress code rule for tourists as it prepares to open its tourist sites before the end of the year.    Mayor Raymundo Sarac of Atok said the rule will be part of the tourism ordinance and plan stipulating restrictions, entrance fee, and environmental fee, among others.  Sarac […]

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BENGUET INFO DRIVE AIMS FOR 90% COVID VAX – DICLAS

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas said the province continues to do information education campaigns (IEC) in the communities to ensure readiness and acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccines. Diclas was a guest in the “Laging Handa” virtual briefing of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) hosted by PCOO Assistant Secretary for Global Media and Public Affairs JV […]

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VEGETABLE PROCESSING PLANT RISES IN BENGUET – DAR

Agriculture Secretary and Cabinet Secretary for Regional Development and Security (CORDS)-CAR William Dar led the groundbreaking ceremony of the P40 million-worth of vegetable packaging and processing facility inside the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center in La Trinidad, Benguet recently. “The rationale of having this food processing facility, ayaw natin na mangyari muli na iyong excess ay matatapon lang. We […]