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‘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 »

Sagada no longer peace zone–AFP


The military may no longer recognize the tourist town of Sagada in Mt. Province as a peace zone because it has become a staging area for rebel attacks, the head of the Northern Luzon Command said here on Saturday.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sagada cave opens for tours as search for tourist continues


The Sumaguing Cave in the tourist town of Sagada is now open again to visitors, but residents are not giving up on the search for Eiren Manaois, a tourist who was swept away by rampaging waters inside the cave during a typhoon last month.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Police launch air strikes vs rebels in Sagada


The Cordillera police launched aerial attacks against communist rebels in Mountain Province Friday morning, continuing a conflict that began Thursday in which at least two police officers were injured.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Road to shorten Sagada travel won’t push through

A PLAN to build a new road leading to these burial sites was suspended amid protests. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Following protests from local officials and residents, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has suspended the bidding for a road project that would shorten travel to the caves of the tourist town of Sagada in Mt. Province.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Stop ‘wrong’ tourist road project, Sagada asks DPWH

The tourist town of Sagada in Mt. Province has asked Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson to stop the bidding for a tourism road project that was supposed to shorten travel to its most visited caves.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sagada lights up fires to warm their departed

FIRE FOR THE DEAD. The people of Sagada, Mountain Province, gather in a cemetery for “Panag-apoy” (to make fire) at dusk on Thursday, All Saints’ Day. Combining Filipino practices with Anglican church rites, the ritual is intended to give warmth to the souls of the departed. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

All Souls’ Day here signaled families to gather and simultaneously light fires at the local cemetery to warm their departed.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

DOLE, DSWD join hands vs child labor in upland farms

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday launched in Sagada, Mt. Province, an antichild labor crusade among upland farming communities as the government pushes programs aimed at reducing child labor in the Philippines before 2015.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In upland villages, ‘commuvatization’ answer to water woes


Although based in the United States, Andrew Bacdayan, a retired economics professor, had closely monitored the intertribal conflict in the villages of Fidelisan and Dalican in his hometown of Sagada, Mt. Province, in the 1990s.

Posted: May 22nd, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

He’s coming ’round the mountain


The typical nine-to-five schedule will not cover all the things Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC has and wants to do in a day.

Posted: April 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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