FRONT PAGE PHOTOS – 2021

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Retrieval operation ends after rescuers and civilian volunteers found the body of Morina Simeon Lintan around 7:47 a.m., Aug. 20. Rescuers found the body of Nestor
Talangcag on Aug. 19. The two were buried by a landslide at Sitio Bida, Loacan, Antamok, Itogon, Benguet on Aug. 17. Photo by Freddie Rulloda, 08/22/21

SLIPPERY – DPWH regional office, the Baguio City District Engineering Office and the City Engineering Office agree to dismantle some tactile pavements installed along the city’s sidewalks. Residents complained that the fixtures, meant to aid the blind, instead pose danger to both the able and the persons with disabilities. Photo by Neil Clark Ongchangco, 08/15/21
Mud flowed from the ongoing land development project at upper Cogcoga in Pico LaTrinidad Benguet during heavy rains and covered parts of km 3 and km 4 of Halsema Highway making it not passable for motor vehicles on July 23. (Inset photo) Responders worked 24 hours just to clear the road. Photo La Trinidad LGU, 08/08/21
POWERLINE – Benguet Electric Cooperative linesmen brave the stormy weather to restore powerlines affected by collapse portion of Leonard Wood Road. Photo by Neil Clark Ongchangco. 08/01/21
Government officials and employees of national line agencies in the Province of Apayao kick-off the 34th Cordillera month celebration with the ceremonial beating of the unity
gong and traditional dancing at the Apayao-Cagayan boundary on July 5, 2021. Cordillera day will be celebrated on July 15 with the theme: “Working together towards
Cordillera Autonomy through Green Recovery”. Credits to Provincial Gov’’t of Apayao 07/11/2
Volunteers participate in the Balili River clean up drive as part of the celebration of environment month and founding anniversary of the municipality of La Trinidad on July 2, 2021. More than 1.5 tons of garbage were collected during the activity. Courtesy of Menro LT, 07/04/21
National Commission on Indigenous People-Cordillera Administrative Region (NCIP-CAR) orders Hedcor, Inc. on Tuesday, June 22 to shut down its three hydropower plants in Bakun, Benguet. NCIP issued a notice of violation to Hedcor for the continued operations of the three plants without the consent of the Indigenous peoples in the area. File Photo/Hedcor 06/27/21
Rainbow lane- Workers paint the pedestrian lane with different colors along Shanum Street between Burnham Park and Rizal Park in the City of Baguio. The painting of the pedestrian lane with rainbow colors is part of the LGBTQ Pride Month event this June. Joe M. 06/20/21
“UBBU” – Police force of Mayoyao in Ifugao joins the local folks in rice harvesting. Bayanihan is very well displayed during rice harvest season in the different parts of Cordillera. Credits to JBNalidong, 06/13/21
MIND REFRESHER-Sagada landscape viewed from Balintaugan, Bauko, Mt. Province. Before the pandemic, tourists visit Balintaugan to view the magnificent landscapes of Sagada. Joe M., 06/06/21
SABSABONG TI MAYO 2021 Floral Sculpture Finalists was on exhibit at the Rose Garden in Burnham Park from May 24 to 30. Final judging and awards was held on May 30, 2021. Photo by Neil Clark Ongchangco, 05/30/21
FULL OF FAITH -Some people still prefer to visit churches to worship even in this time of pandemic. Once crowded, Baguio Cathedral is now almost empty this holy week due to strict health protocols during this time of COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Joe M, 04/04/21
CEREMONIAL VACCINATION – Medical Center Chief, Dr. Ricardo B. Ruñez with volunteer rank and file employees of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) were the first recipients of the anti-COVID vaccine in the Cordillera. The Ceremonial Vaccination Program was held this morning at the BGHMC garden. – PIO Baguio, photo by Neil Clark Ongchangco, 03/07/21
Mankayan municipal officials inspect the completed Depnasan hanging footbridge cable support in barangay Cabiten to ensure the safety of the residents using the infrastructure. Joining the inspection were Mayor Frenzel Ayong and personnel of the municipal engineering team. Photo Joseph C. Awal, 02/28/21
Benguet caretaker Congressman Eric Yap led the launching of “Run, Sara, Run for President for 2022” in the province of Benguet. Some provincial officials led by Governor Melchor Diclas were present during the event. The movement aimed to encourage Davao City Mayor Sara “Inday” Duterte to run for president in the 2022 national elections. Joe M., 02/21/21
Law enforcers intensify the implementation of health protocols in La Trinidad, Benguet. The monitoring team of the municipality led by Vice Mayor Roderick Awingan has been re-deployed to check the compliance of the community and business establishments on minimum health
protocols against COVID-19. MO-LT Photo
Legislative Caretaker of Benguet Eric Yap denies any involvement in corruption in the public works department. He challenged his accusers to show their pieces of evidence on his involvement to such illegal activities. Joe M., 01/03/21
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