WHY BENGUET ARABICA COFFEE IS THE BEST

By Larry T. Lopez Benguet (PIA)– Coffee lovers say a cup of coffee in the morning makes your day. But coffee drinkers would claim, it’s up to your coffee! Well, coffee experts say the best Arabica coffee in the Philippines is grown in the highlands, particularly in the province of Benguet. Produced in the upland […]

TOPDAC LAB COOP SAVES, LEARNS, RIPPLES

By Susan C. Aro ATOK, Benguet (PIA) – – Being part of the laboratory cooperative (lab coop) is more than just learning the habit of saving at young age but also shaping up values and skills and becoming future leaders. Cooperative Development Authority- Cordillera Regional (CDA-CAR) Director Franco Bawang Jr said establishing a lab coop […]

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- […]

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 […]

STUDY ON ‘BANGAW’ TO AID PH FORENSICS

By Allyster A. Endozo, DOST–STII In a landmark feat, experts from the University of the Philippines Diliman have established baseline data on the country’s blow fly population. With key information on their distribution, identity, and growth rates, local forensic investigators would be aided in setting accurate crime scenarios from the onset of decay of a […]

DORM FOR AETA STUDENTS OPENS IN CAPAS

By Cherie Joyce V. Flores CAPAS, Tarlac — Municipal government of Capas opened a dormitory for Aeta students. Located in Sitio Bilad of barangay O’Donnell, the facility has two rooms wherein each can accommodate approximately 40 students. “It will be utilized by our Aeta students residing in several mountains and sitios here in Capas. We […]

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 Macapagal-Arroyo on March 24, 2007. Walking through the cobbled streets in Vigan history, […]

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 join and touch the Poon Nazareno (Black Nazarene) which […]