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SC stops activities in Mt. Santo Tomas forest

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The Supreme Court issued on Tuesday a temporary environmental protection order (TEPO) stopping development projects in the Mt. Santo Tomas forest reserve along the border of Pangasinan and Benguet provinces.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Church seeks stop to sale of land in watershed

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A suit filed by the Church and private individuals seeks to strip a watershed in the town of Benguet province of all commercial activity, including the construction of a supposedly ecological resort being developed by a congressman.

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

Garden replaces house on Benguet farm road

‘SIGA’ The village leader’s house (encircled) sits right in the middle of this farm-to-market road in Buguias town, Benguet province. This grainy photo was taken by a farmer. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The house built in the middle of a farm-to-market road in Buguias town, Benguet province, is gone.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Benguet solons seek scrapping of taxes on small-scale gold mining

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Ronald Cosalan

Two lawmakers from gold-rich Benguet province want to remove taxes on gold extracted by small-scale miners to curb the smuggling of the precious metal out of the country.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

12 HS students die in Benguet road accident

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DOOMSDAY IN BUGUIAS  A vehicle carrying 15 high school students fell 300 feet into a ravine and landed in a creek on Tuesday killing 12 of the passengers aged 12 to 18, and its driver in Buguias town, Benguet. They were on their way home from school.  PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY BENGUET POLICE OFFICE

Efren Dalisdis went to Poblacion National High School in Buguias town in Benguet province in his old Ford Fiera jeepney on Tuesday afternoon to fetch his 16-year-old son, John Ray. On their way home, John Ray’s schoolmates hitched a ride.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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