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5 cops in Bontoc sued for murder of student


The National Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed murder charges against five policemen assigned to the Mt. Province capital, Bontoc, for the Nov. 5 death of a student while he was under police custody.

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

Villagers help search for rebel camp in Sagada

TOURISM is a major industry in the Mt. Province town of Sagada, which has declared itself to be a peace zone where armed rebels and soldiers are not welcome. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Villagers searched the mountains of Sagada town in Mt. Province for New People’s Army (NPA) camps on Wednesday so they could dismantle them, their contribution to peacekeeping efforts in their resort town.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Upland folk ready for summer tourists

RIDING TANDEM A tourist experiences the thrill of a local ride as he hitches on a wooden scooter driven by an Ifugao man during the recent Imbayah Festival in Banaue town, Ifugao province.

Frequent summer visitors in the Cordillera may meet Nutnot Barnaba, clad in G-string, as he stands guard with a shield and spear over the best view of the Bay-yo rice terraces in Bontoc town, the capital of Mt. Province.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Killer bus’ operator suspended 6 months

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DRIVERS of GV Florida Transport Inc. wait at the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board for the thorough inspection of their bus units following a deadly accident in Bontoc town, Mt. Province, involving a GV Florida bus. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday ordered the six-month suspension of bus operator GV Florida, which operated the unit that fell into a ravine in Bontoc town in Mt. Province last month, killing 15 people and injuring dozens of others.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Florida bus crash survivor: ‘I smelled something odd… bus suddenly went wayward’

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

He promised to go back to Bontoc after his recovery. Dino Dimar, 25, one of the survivors of the wayward Florida bus that fell into a ravine in Bontoc town, Mt. Province and killed 15 people last Feb. 7 made this vow during an interview with INQUIRER.net at his hospital bedside.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »