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Dagupan mayor, city PNP chief deny link to radioman shooting

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Dagupan City map

Mayor Belen Fernandez and the city’s police chief on Thursday denounced insinuations that they were involved in the shooting and wounding of a radio station manager here.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Naguilian-Baguio road section closed to heavy vehicles due to weak bridge

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Naguilian road

A section of the Naguilian Road connecting La Union and Benguet provinces was closed to heavy vehicles beginning Tuesday due to a weakened bridge in Barangay (village) Ribsuan in Naguilian town in La Union.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In Ifugao, a ritual after a bountiful rice harvest

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HUNGDUAN children forge a bond by joining community festivals and rituals tied to Ifugao province’s rice cycle.  EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

When the rice terraces in Hungduan town in Ifugao province turn from green to yellow, villagers start harvesting the ripened grains and hold a ritual to mark the end of the harvest season. The “punnuk,” a postharvest ritual, is performed by residents of Hapao, Baang and Nungulunan in Hungduan.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera remembers its heroes

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ILLUSTRATION BY DOROTHEA YSABEL MARANAN FROM THE BOOK “CORDILLERA HEROES”

Except in some forgotten government archives, people will never find Ama Lumbaya, Pascual Pocding or Daniel Ngayaan on a list of national heroes like Jose Rizal or modern heroes like the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Baguio activists launch signature drive for law vs ‘pork’

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Baguio Abolish Pork Barrel Movement

A group of activists launched the summer capital’s version of the “abolish pork” movement, aiming to gather signatures of the more than 150,000 voters here, as the city’s contribution to a people’s initiative for a law banning the pork barrel in the national budget.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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