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Reliving ‘peace time,’ healing wounds of war

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A 1904 PHOTOGRAPH from the collection of the US National Archives shows Japanese laborers at work on a slope in Camp 3 in Benguet province during the construction of the Benguet Road.

For many, World War II is remembered for its pain, untold suffering and death. Elders would advise their children not to forget these so they can continue to learn from history and not repeat its mistakes.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera rice varieties vanishing

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A WOMAN tends the terraces where traditional rice varieties are grown in Banaue town, Ifugao province. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Ever heard of “chong-ak,” “imbuucan” and “ominio?” These are rice varieties grown in the Cordillera that are fast disappearing, according to organic food advocates.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

John Hay, ecozone ancestral lands being sold

Titled ancestral lands inside the reservations of Camp John Hay and the Baguio City Economic Zone (BCEZ) are being sold indiscriminately, a matter that now requires congressional oversight, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said in a position paper sent to Congress.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Upland fires doubled in 2013; bad roads blamed

Incidents of fire in the Cordillera doubled in 2013 but the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said bad roads and the mountain terrain in the region had prevented firemen from responding promptly.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DA farm-to-market road racket nipped

IN THE CORDILLERA, roads are a valuable commodity. Mountain highways are hard to build and are quickly worn out, but these ferry upland vegetables to Manila markets and determine the condition of upland commodities. VINCENT CABREZA/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

A letter of thanks from a mayor in the Cordillera region helped the government discover another attempt at deceiving government officials, this time for their farm-to-market road allocations.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera malnutrition remains high

The malnutrition rate in the Cordillera remains high despite the region being among the top food producers in the country, government nutritionists and agriculture officials said.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tourism roads to lead to park reservation

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In the name of tourism, the government will improve the roads leading to the Mt. Pulag reservation this year amid concerns that the projects will further endanger the mountain’s rare plant and animal species.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Easterlies taking ‘brrr’ out of December

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Project NOAH MTSAT image, December 17, 2013, 4.32 AM

Warm, moist winds from the Pacific are taking the “brrr” out of December, the state weather bureau said Thursday. Explaining the slightly warm December mornings, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said easterly winds were bringing warm air to most parts of the country, including Metro Manila.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aid workers feel like victims in relief bickering

The political bickering over who best led relief operations in typhoon-stricken Tacloban City has made some social workers in the Cordillera region feel they are its collateral damage.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera women lead the way in mining

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Mining is one of the last bastions of masculinity. In Benguet province, for example, women are not allowed in “usok” (small mining tunnels). Miners are also not allowed to have sex three days before and after entering a new mine.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera officials call for ‘truly equitable’ budget after PDAF

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Ifugao Rep. Teodoro Baguilat PHOTO FROM CONGRESS.GOV.PH

The inevitable end of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) has led legislators and technocrats back to the likely roots of the much vilified pork barrel -– an inequitable budget process.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In the Cordillera, pork barrel breeds real pork

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BEEFING AGAINST PORK  In preparation for the Million People March against the corruption of the congressional pork barrel, volunteers on Monday start printing shirts for the Davao City edition of a looming nationwide protest initiated by angry netizens.  KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The Million People March last week portrayed the pork barrel as the country’s greatest evil since martial law.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

2 cops wounded in Mountain Province clash with NPA rebels

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At least two policemen were wounded in a firefight with suspected communist rebels in Mountain Province on Thursday morning, a top Cordillera police official said.

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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