We arrived early morning when the fog still lingers the slopes of Dominican Hill. On a clear day, they said you could see a whole lot of Baguio from this hill. In the afternoon, one could catch the sun as it descends at this mountain city. But the moment we got there, everything was covered by a thick wall of mist and only the crumbling structure of the Diplomat Hotel stands amidst, one of the famous haunted places in Baguio.
The hill got its name from the Dominican Order who built a vacation house on a 17-hectare property acquired from the previous American owners of the lot. The structure ...
President Benigno Aquino III has been asked to exempt Kibungan, Benguet from large-scale mining operation to enable the town to protect its ancestral domain that consists mainly of prime agricultural lands.
"It is fear of the destructive effects of large-scale mining that communities in Kibungan are seeking for the exemption," said Benguet Board Member Florence B. Tingbaoen.
The exemption was sought by the town's indigenous people's organization in a petition addressed to the President. The municipal council of Kibungan has endorsed the petition to the office of Rep. Ronald M. Cosalan an ...
The Benguet provincial board has backed the town of Itogon in its campaign to stop the operations of a mining company.
The board's Committee of Environment and Mining recommended the approval of a local resolution against Milan Mining Company.
Board Member Jim Botiwey said the operation of Milan Mining affects sitios Ud??"Udan, Bayating, Uppercamp and Calhor.
The local council of Itogon is backing the petition of Ud??"Udan Clhor Bayating Camote Miners Association and the Bayating Upper Camp Community Association to the Provincial Mining and Regulatory Board not to approve any appli ...