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Tuguegarao mounts fire festival

DANCERS from Cagayan State University wow the audience with their performance during the Pav-vurulun Festival, depicting the fire’s significance in the culture and history of Tuguegarao City.  PHOTO COURTESY OF TUGUEGARAO CITY INFORMATION OFFICE

TUGUEGARAO CITY—The hottest place in the country has mounted the first-ever fire-themed festival.   Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano said making fire the theme of the weeklong Pav-vurulun (Ybanag for “get-together”) celebration served as a symbol for the people’s “burning desire for change” by turning back to its long history and culture.   “This is [...]

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Weaving Isinai culture back to life

ANTHROPOLOGIST Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores leads the turnover of the oldest ‘uwes,’ the traditional Isinai funeral blanket, to chieftain Bayani Laroza. The blanket was donated by the Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement to the Isinai as a token of appreciation for their efforts to revive their culture.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

It was a rainy Friday morning, but the mood inside the Senior Citizens’ hall in Dupax del Sur town in Nueva Vizcaya province was warm with conversations of a group of elderly women who were gathered around a dining table.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Illegal logging takes toll on Palaui


Illegal logging is taking its toll on the protected Palaui island in Santa Ana town in Cagayan province, environment officials confirmed on Saturday, following the discovery of about 10,000 board feet of felled hardwood trees deep in the island’s forests.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Vizcaya gov, 13 execs sued over purchase of 12 SUVs


Governor Ruth Padilla and other top provincial officials are facing graft charges over the alleged anomalous purchase of 12 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) worth P18 million in what complainants described as “thoughtless extravagance.”

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

3 women found dead in Nueva Vizcaya


Three women were found dead on the banks of the Magat River in Bambang town in Nueva Vizcaya province, police said.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »