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Bontoc outraged by student’s killing

MOUNTAIN Province students march  in outrage at the Nov. 5  death of Stefene Galidan (inset), a student of
  Mt. Province State Polytechnic College in Bontoc town, while he was under the custody of policemen. Five police officers have been suspended pending an investigation. PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY FERDIE CASTAÑEDA

Students in the Mountain Province capital town of Bontoc marched on Friday to express their outrage at the death of a fellow student allegedly at the hands of policemen who rounded up curfew violators there on Nov. 4.

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

Bontoc plan to remove trash from dump awaited

WORKERS segregate plastic rubbish from biodegradable wastes to be prepared for composting at the new Ecological Park 1 of Bontoc, the capital town of Mountain Province, which was slapped in 2012 with a writ of kalikasan for an open dump near a river it shares with Kalinga province.

This province’s capital, Bontoc town, has developed ecological sanitation parks, crushed glass and plastics into construction materials, and enforced a plastics ban to fulfill the conditions of a 2012 writ of kalikasan over an open dump that used to operate a hundred meters from Chico River.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

LTFRB suspends bus firm in Bontoc tragedy; faulty brakes seen

The driver of the GV Florida Transport bus that fell off a cliff and killed 15 people in Bontoc, Mt. Province, on Feb. 7 may have been speeding, according to a government forensic team.  RICHARD BALONGLONG

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) suspended for six months the operations of the GV Florida Transport after it was found that one of its buses had faulty brakes, which resulted in the death of 14 passengers when it plunged into a ravine in Bontoc in February.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Florida bus driver in Bontoc crash granted bail

Police and rescuers retrieve bodies of passengers after a bus veered off a mountain road in Bontoc town, Mountain Province, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

A court granted temporary freedom to the driver of the G.V. Florida bus that fell off a ravine in Bontoc, Mountain Province and killed 15 people, according to a radio report.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LTFRB surprised with visit to bus garage in QC

LTFRB building. Screengrab from ltfrb.gov.ph

This time around, it was the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that was surprised when they visited a bus company’s garage on Thursday.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »