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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 »

‘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 »

Sagada execs, cops watched for drugs


Officials of the tourist town of Sagada in Mountain Province and its police are under scrutiny following drug raids conducted on Oct. 24 that led to the arrest of owners of some business establishments there.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

This all-occasion ritual has calming effect on IPs


Occasions are never a private affair in the tourist town of Sagada in Mt. Province, because the community is always involved. When Lakay Lino Capuyan, elder and council figurehead of dap-ay (community gathering place) Akikis at Demang in central Sagada, died on Feb. 2, his death was a signal that the community needed to perform some obligatory rituals, one of which was the senga.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sagada council asks NBI to go after people behind fake resort

A nonexistent resort in Sagada town in Mt. Province that has lured its share of clients online is now the subject of a probe by the National Bureau of Investigation and the police, a town official said.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »