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TARLAC STATE U TOPS CRIMINOLOGY LICENSURE EXAM

TARLAC STATE U TOPS CRIMINOLOGY LICENSURE EXAM

TARLAC CITY-- Tarlac State University (TSU) was ranked as the top-performing school in the December 2018 Criminologist Licensure Examination with a passing rate of 98.25 percent, besting 575 other schools in the country. “We have produced 56 new criminologists out of...

BENECO SETS INFO DRIVE ON CONVERSION

BAGUIO CITY--The Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) has set a massive information campaign on the decision of its members to register with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and, as such, insulate it from the threat of privatization. Beneco’s...

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PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS 2019

January 1, 2019, Tuesday – New Year’s Day
April 9, 2019, Tuesday – Araw ng Kagitingan
April 18, 2019 – Maundy Thursday
April 19, 2019 – Good Friday
May 1, 2019, Wednesday – Labor Day
June 12, 2019, Wednesday – Independence Day
August 26, 2019, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day
November 30, 2019, Saturday – Bonifacio Day
December 25, 2019, Wednesday – Christmas Day
December 30, 2019, Monday – Rizal Day

Philippine Special (Non-Working) Days 2019
February 5, 2019, Tuesday – Chinese New Year
February 25, 2019, Monday – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
April 20, 2019 – Black Saturday
August 21, 2019, Wednesday – Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1, 2019, Friday– All Saints’ Day
December 8, 2019, Sunday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 31, 2019, Tuesday – Last Day of the Year

Additional Special (Non-Working) Holidays 2019
November 2, 2019, Saturday
December 24, 2019, Tuesday

Proclamations to declare national holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha follow after approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined.

***The Philippine Holidays 2019 was released through the Proclamation No. 555 (Declaring the Regular Holidays and Special Non-Working Days for the Year 2019). It was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

BUSINESS

SNAP Installs of Seismic Monitors in Benguet Facilities

Benguet-based renewable energy company SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) recently completed the installation of strong motion recorders in its 105-MW Ambuklao and 140-MW Binga Hydroelectric Power Plants (HEPP). SNAP invested nearly AUD217,000 (about P8 million) for the...

DTI OPENS OTOP HUB IN KALINGA

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga (PIA) -- Expanding the market of regional products, another One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Hub was blessed and opened in this city aimed to promote only the best handcrafted products of the Cordilleras. This OTOP Hub located at the...

SAGADA REGULATES TOURIST ENTRY FOR HOLIDAYS

SAGADA, Mountain Province (PIA) -- Mayor James Pooten said the local government of Sagada will regulate tourists coming to the municipality starting this Christmas season. This is due to the experiences of the municipality during the past long weekends and holidays...

DA PROMOTES INDUSTRIAL CROPS PRODUCTION

DA PROMOTES INDUSTRIAL CROPS PRODUCTION

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Dec. 17 (PIA) - - The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 2 is promoting industrial crop production to help boost regional economy and ensure food security of the growing population in the region. Engineer Rodolfo Bayucan, chief of the...

FEATURES

CELEBRATING VIGAN’S CITYHOOD FOUNDED ON SPANISH ROYAL DECREE

VIGAN CITY--Dios ti agngina! Hurrah for another year to celebrate the cityhood of Vigan as a component city, ushering the unity of residents welcoming visitors on January 22 declared as non-working holiday through Republic Act No 9411 signed by then President Gloria...

The Stairways to the Sky

The Stairways to the Sky

The Banaue Rice Terraces in the province of Ifugao is recognized as a civil engineering project believed to have been completed in 2000 B.C. (PIA photo) Rice cultivation is an industry common in most Filipino communities but rice paddies carved along steep mountain...

SHOWING REMARKABLE ILOKANO DEVOTION TO POON NAZARENO

SHOWING REMARKABLE ILOKANO DEVOTION TO POON NAZARENO

SOME OF us only witness on television Catholic devotees who flock to Quiapo, Manila to join and touch the Poon Nazareno (Black Nazarene) which is believed by many to heal sickness. SOME OF us only witness on television Catholic devotees who flock to Quiapo, Manila to...

Values We Must Learn From Andres Bonifacio

Values We Must Learn From Andres Bonifacio

Opening the pages of Philippine history books, Bonifacio’s name would always be mentioned and associated with the formation of the Katipunan, a separatist movement which spearheaded the Philippine Revolution of 1896. But unlike Jose Rizal, whose life and undertakings...

Fil-American Angelica Hale, second time around on AGT (America’s Got Talent) – Yahoo Philippines

CULTURE AND ARTS

ETAG FESTIVAL SHOWCASES SAGADA’S DISTINCT CULTURE

ETAG FESTIVAL SHOWCASES SAGADA’S DISTINCT CULTURE

SAGADA, Mountain Province — This scenic town will highlight its rich culture and tradition in the 8th Etag Festival set from January 31 to February 3, 2019. Etag Festival coordinator Denver Sibayan said this year’s festivities will highlight the culture and traditions...

NEW ART HUB OPENS IN SAGADA THRU NCCA, CNA

NEW ART HUB OPENS IN SAGADA THRU NCCA, CNA

SAGADA, Mountain Province, Dec. 27(PIA) -- A new art hub in this scenic town has opened through the National Commission on Culture and the Arts(NCCA) with the Cordillera News Agency (CNA) and the Dao-as family . Traditional rituals were performed by elders to launch...

OPINION

LOCSIN’S COLLEAGUES IN CORY GOVT BEHIND PASSPORT CONTROVERSY

LOCSIN’S COLLEAGUES IN CORY GOVT BEHIND PASSPORT CONTROVERSY

By Rigoberto D. Tiglao (First of a Series) IN his acerbic, sound-bite style, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. tweeted that he’ll “eviscerate alive the Yellows who did the passport deal.” I’m sure he wasn’t aware — deliberately misinformed by his officials,...

‘NOT BY BREAD ALONE’: A CRUEL ADAGE

This article represents the resumption of a different kind of column I had written every Sunday two years back, titled “Sunday Read,” which I ceased writing for various reasons. Sunday Read this time around will be devoted to topics other than politics and economics,...

ONLY THREE SCENARIOS FOR THE COMMUNIST INSURGENCY

ONE REASON for the survival of the communist insurgency is that there are those, like many ex-activist University of the Philippines and Ateneo teachers now in their senior years, who naively believe that the violent organization behind it is doing something right:...

SPORTS

POLICE BLOTTER

GUN FOR HIRE ARRESTED IN ILOCOS SUR

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- Police authorities in Ilocos Sur have arrested a gun for hire suspect in a drug buy-bust operation conducted over the week. Police Chief Superintendent Romulo E. Sapitula, Regional Director, identified the suspect as Marvin Y. Macugay, 30...

CORDI COPS UNDERGO MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

CORDI COPS UNDERGO MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

  CAMP BADO DANGWA, Benguet — 50 police officers of Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) started training their Motorcycle Riding Course (MCRC) at Camp Major Bado Dangwa. The MCRC is a specialized training for police and other law enforce agencies that is...

AMBULANCE DRIVER IN ABRA SHOT DEAD

CAMP BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet—An ambulance driver was shot dead after a drinking spree over the week. Chief Supt. Rolando Nana, Cordillera region police chief identified the victim as as Larry Tanura Baldemor aka “Aning”, 45, ambulance driver in the...

PAINTER FACES RAPS FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS AND GUN BAN

PAINTER FACES RAPS FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS AND GUN BAN

  CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet — A house painter is now in hot water after he is charged of the sale of illegal drugs and for violation of the Commission on Election’s gun ban. Chief Supt. Rolando Z, Nana, Cordillera police regional director...

PANGASINAN ONLINE TRADER DUPED IN BAGUIO

CAMP BADO DANGWA, Benguet— An online trader has filed charges of estafa/swindling and reckless imprudence resulting to physical injuries against an online buyer after she was duped by the suspects in Baguio City recently. Chief Supt. Rolando Nana, Cordillera regional...

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