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Teachers sacked over school exec’s resignation

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) dismissed 12 teachers of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) in Bontoc town, Mountain Province, for their alleged role in forcing their former college president to resign during one of the protest rallies mounted against the school official in 2011.

Posted: December 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Soldier killed, 6 wounded in Mountain Province ambush


A soldier was killed while six others were wounded when suspected communist rebels opened fire on two vehicles ferrying them in the town of Sagada in Mountain Province Sunday night, police said.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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 »