FRONT PAGE PHOTOS – 2019

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FIRE OUT – Miners show their capability in fire fighting during the field demonstration in the 66th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference in Baguio City. Joseph B. Manzano, 11/24/19

Baguio City Mayor Benjie Magalong inspects the situation of Kennon Road. The mayor wants the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to speed up the rehabilitation of the historic road. Photo CTO Glenn Pat-ogan, 08/18/19 

Students and personnel of Luba Central School in Abra participate in the 3rd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) using their indigenous headgears for protection. Photo Credit: Office of Civil Defense = CAR, 08/11/19
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong inspects Environmental Recycling System (ERS) machine at Irisan to check on the progress of the operation of the facility. Photo by Rosalia See, 08/04/19
Joint elements of Police Regional Office-Cordillera and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency discovered another plantation and destroyed worth P50 million of marijuana, during the 3-day operation under PDEA-CAR OPLAN: “LINIS BARANGAY XIII” and PNP OPLAN: “GREEN PEARL DELTA” in the mountainous area in Kalinga Province. Photo credit to PDEA-CAR, 07/28/19
Typhoon Falcon aggravated the situation of Mogao, Gambang, Bakun, Benguet section of the Gov. Bado Dangwa Road. The local government of Bakun, DPWH-BSDEO and a local contractor will prioritize the restoration of the road once the weather improves. Photo credit to Bakun MDRRMC, 07/21/19
VEGGIELICIOUS – La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda(3rd from left) with other officials and municipal employees join in the ceremonial preparation of the vegetable salad during the Highland Vegetable Industry Week of the municipality. Photo by Joel C, 07/14/19
BIO-ENGINEERING- Mountain Province Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council operatives in the observance of the National Resilience Month plants Vetiver grass at Tay-ok, Bontoc Ili, Bontoc, Mountain Province. Photo from MPDRRMO, 07/07/19
BRIEFING PROGRAM FOR THE NEW ADMINISTRATION – City officials led by outgoing Mayor Mauricio Domogan and city department heads facilitate a briefing on each department’s functions, programs and plans for Mayor-elect Benjamin Magalong and his staff members last June 18, 2019 at the Holiday Inn. AILEEN P. REFUERZO, 06/23/19
FILIPINO CHINESE FRIENDSHIP DAY – Baguio City officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and officers of the Baguio Filipino – Chinese Community in a ceremonial launching of the Chinese Garden Marker inside Botanical Garden in celebration of the Filipino – Chinese Friendship Day. Lito Dar/PIA CAR, 06/16/19
Residents of Balluay, Sablan, Benguet are dismayed with this kind of government project in their area. The on-going road construction shows massive defects. Contributed Photo, 06/09/19
Baguio City hall workers hang the Philippine flag as part of the National Flag Day celebration along Session Road. The National Flag Days started May 28 and will last until June 12, Philippine Independence day. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 06/02/19
UNREACHABLE – Pedestrians are still in quandary about the purpose of this structure along Bonifacio Street, Baguio City since it was built several months ago. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 05/19/19
Joint personnel of Tinglayan Municipal Police Station and the 2nd COY KPMFC led by PCPT Willy D. Dumansi uprooted and burned on site a total of 3,000 fully grown marijuana plants with an estimated DDB value of PHP 600,000.00. The operating troops discovered the marijuana plantation in Tulgao East. Photo by Tinglayan MPS, 05/12/19
545 Colors of STOBOSA: Tourism Promotions Board COO Venus Marie Tan, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program leads around 140 TPB officials and personnel for a re – painting activity at STOBOSA, the world famous community mural along Km. 3, La Trinidad Benguet. Mayor Romeo Salda also joins the TPB and people in the community for the activity. Lito Dar/PIA CAR, 04/28/19
Bontoc women prepare their rice paddies with the available irrigation while some farmers are being affected with the El Nino phenomenon. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 03/24/19
Beautification and landscaping contest of Barangay Pito, Bokod, Benguet adds aesthetic view along the Benguet -Viscaya Road during their fiesta. Photo by JHONAR REBUTAZO, 03/17/19
GARDEN OF OPPORTUNITY – M Lhuiller’s concept for its 2019 Panagbenga Float netted them the top prize of this year’s Big Float Category to the tune of half-a-million Pesos. Photo by: JOHN KYLE MANZANO, 03/10/19
Bonsai lover, Arlene Dela Pena Apilado tends to her bonsai in the second Bonsai Cup at Burnham Park Rose Garden. The Bonsai Cup is the chance for them to showcase their passion. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 03/03/19
PICK YOUR BERRIES – La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda (right) and Vice-Mayor Joey Marrero invite everyone to join in the celebration of their Strawberry Festival on the month of March. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 02/24/19
FIRE FIGHTERS – La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda (2nd  from left) joins the other volunteers extinguish the forest  fire on Mt. Kalugong, Feb. 15, 2019. Photo by Joel Cervantes. 02/17/19
RIVER REHAB – Department of Environment and Natural Resources-CAR initiates the Bued River clean up drive with the support of other government agencies, volunteers and LGUs, Feb. 8, 2019. Photo by Association of Government and Information Officers of Cordillera, 02/10/19
BLOOM – Participants from the seven competing elementary schools open the 24th Baguio Flower Festival (Panagbenga) on Friday, Feb. 1. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 02/03/19
TINUNGBO DANCE – Pugo Catholic School performers emerged as champion and now a hall of famer in the 3rd Tinungbo Festival street dance and showdown competition of Pugo, La Union, January 20, 2019. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 01/27/19
BERRY FARM – Another potential tourist destination in Ambassador, Tublay, Benguet is in the making. Mr. Ben Polig shows some berries harvested from his Okami Berry Farm. Photo by JOEL CERVANTES, 01/20/19
Low prices of highland vegetables is a burden to the Benguet farmers but the cabbage roses of Northern Blossom flower farm in Atok, Benguet is a great relief for tourist and the owner. Contributed photo, 1/13/19
Baguio City records zero firecracker related casualty in the New Year revelry according to the Center for Health and Development in the region. JOSEPH B. MANZANO, 01/06/19
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