LAYUGAN GARDEN, ABRA’S NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION

By Christian Allister G. Tubadeza BUCAY, Abra(PIA) — The Layugan Garden in the town of Bucay is the newest attraction in the province averaging about 300 tourists a day. With its 10,000 artificial tulips in vibrant colors, it is attractive in the day and especially at night when lighted. Tulip LED flowers in different colors- […]

PDEA to ‘cleanse’ 827 drug-affected barangays in Central Luzon

By Marie Joy L. Simpao CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will ‘cleanse’ a total of 827 drug-affected barangays in Central Luzon this year. “Our marching order is to rid 2,439 barangays of illegal drugs and its related activities until 2022, and we will start with 827 barangays this 2019,” […]

DOT SEES POTENTIAL OF ‘IBONG DAYO FESTIVAL’ AS INT’L EVENT

By Mar Jay S. Delas Alas BALANGA CITY — Ibong Dayo Festival in Balanga City could be an international event in the near future. In his message during the ninth edition of the festival, Tourism Undersecretary Arturo Boncato Jr. praised the role of the city government as well as residents in protecting the wetland and […]

US ‘IDEOLOGICAL-IMPERIALIST’ BILLIONAIRE PUTS UP P30M FOR RESSA’S LEGAL EXPENSES

By Rigoberto D. Tiglao DON’T fall for the Yellows and US media’s portrayal of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa as a poor, helpless journalist being persecuted by the powerful state apparatus of the Philippine government. As an American citizen, she is protected by the most powerful nation on earth. Its embassy indeed issued a statement right […]

118 ARRESTED, 91 FIREARMS SIEZED IN VIOLATION OF COMELEC GUN BAN LAW IN REGION 1

By Larry Madarang CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO –Authorities have arrested 118 persons and seized 91 firearms since  the implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban. Chief Supt. Romeo Sapitula, regional director of the Police Regional Office-Ilocos Region (PRO-1) said, “the Region 1 police was able seized 91 assorted firearms composed of 20 […]

ELECTRIC COOPS PROTEST PHASE OUT MOVE

by : Ramon Dacawi BAGUIO CITY — The country’s electric cooperatives came out last Feb. 14 in protest over a recent recommendation  of Energy Secretay Alfonso Cusi to revoke the franchises of 17 ailing coops “without undergoing due process”. Here, the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco), one of the most successful energy distributors in the country, […]

CONVERGENCE IS AT WORK IN SEA TEACHERS PROGRAM

“CONVERGENCE as defined by many authors is actually coming into one or togetherness for quality practices. With the sharing of our mentors, with all your lessons learned and your reflections, we could say that you have shared your best and you have gained the best from Benguet State University.” This was according to Alexandra S. […]

PNG ATHLETES RECEIVE ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES

By Aileen P. Refuerzo BAGUIO CITY — Seventy one athletes and coaches instrumental in the city’s second-place finish in the 2018 Philippine National Games received their additional cash incentives last Wednesday. Mayor Mauricio Domogan and City Sports and Recreation Division head Gaudencio Gonzales handed over the monetary reward amounting to P10,000 for gold, P5,000 for […]

SEAWEED SPECIES MAY HAVE ANTICANCER BENEFITS, STUDY SAYS

By Geraldine B. Ducusin, DOST-STII Researchers from the University of Santo Tomas found that polysaccharides extracted from Codium species, locally known as “pukpuklo” (a seasonally-available seaweed), are effective against cancer cells and destructive enzymes associated with cancer metastasis. The researchers, headed by Dr. Ross Dizon Vasquez, evaluated the inhibitory potential of the polysaccharides fractions isolated […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT RESSA AND HER VILIFICATION OF DUTERTE

By Rigoberto D. Tiglao IF not for Maria Ressa and Rappler’s vilification campaign against President Duterte and the Philippines, and her success in getting foreign media entities to portray her as a heroine of press freedom, her journalism career would have crashed years ago. Ressa is, therefore, unlikely to give up her portrayal of herself […]