Cordillera Administrative Region - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Cordillera Administrative Region


Over 1,600 stranded individuals in Cordillera sent home – DILG

Jun 13, 2020 - 3:42 PM

OWWA Cordillera also reports that it assisted 710 OFWs in the region from May 1 to June 9

6 men in Kalinga stopped for not wearing masks, arrested for illegal logging

Apr 03, 2020 - 10:01 PM

They could have passed through safely at the checkpoint had they wore their face masks

Cordillera youth seek to protect frontliners with improvised face masks amid shortage

Mar 24, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Cordillera Youth Brigade hopes that through their simple efforts, frontliners will have ample protection so they can go home to their families safely

All photos from Cordillera Youth Brigade

Baguio cancels Panagbenga, CARAA games amid coronavirus threat

Mar 09, 2020 - 5:53 PM

Mayor Benjamin Magalong also suspends the night market along Harrison Road for 14 days starting Tuesday, March 10

CANCELED. After initially considering just a postponement of the event, Mayor Benjamin Magalong cancels the famous Baguio flower festival on March 9, 2020. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

P50k at stake in DILG Cordillera's peace-building poster-making contest

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:55 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Regional winners will receive certificates and cash prizes – P10k for the first prize, P6k for the second prize, and P4k for the third prize

Cordillera unveils 3rd SAF 44 shrine on Mamasapano clash anniversary

Jan 25, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Fourteen of the elite cops who died in the botched anti-terrorist operation on January 25, 2015, were from the Cordillera

SALUTE TO HEROES. The Cordillera police open unveil the SAF Memorial at the Ifugao Park, The Manor at Camp John Hay, Baguio City on January 22, 2020. A number of the elite cops killed in the anti-terrorist operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, in 2015 were from the Cordillera. Photo courtesy of JJ Landingin

Baguio students challenge CHED-backed army 'info campaign' in schools

Nov 09, 2019 - 2:50 PM

A Commission on Higher Education regional memorandum endorses security forces' Sulat-Kamay information campaign inside universities in the Cordillera Administrative Region

PETITION. Student leaders of Cordillera appeal the CHED's regional office to revoke a memorandum that endorses an information drive by the police and army to be held inside schools. Photo courtesy of the NUSP-Cordillera

Roads closed due to Severe Tropical Storm Rosita

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Many roads and bridges are closed to traffic, especially in Mountain Province and Benguet

Duterte declares state of calamity in CAR, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The proclamation is intended to hasten relief and rehabilitation efforts after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by members of his cabinet upon his arrival at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao City on September 16, 2018 for a situation briefing to discuss the disaster response measures on the aftermath of Typhoon 'Ompong.' KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

At least 95 dead due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Most of the fatalities come from the Cordillera Administrative Region

SEARCH. Police and rescue teams search for individuals buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet. File photo Jire Carreon/Rappler

At least 81 killed by Typhoon Ompong

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Dozens remain missing in the Cordillera Administrative Region, which was heavily affected by landslides

SEARCH AND RESCUE. Rescuers retrieved a body buried from the landslide in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet on September 17, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Typhoon Ompong death toll rises to 74

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Majority of fatalities and the missing are in the Cordillera Administrative Region

LANDSLIDE. 5 bodies recovered from the Portal 070 Lower Gumok landslide in Ucab, Itogon. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PNP: Typhoon Ompong death toll climbs to 66

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says 52 remain missing, nearly all of them in the Cordillera Administrative Region

CASUALTIES. Bodies retrived from the landslide in Portal 070 Lower Gumok, Ucab, Itogon on September 16, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

At least 59 dead in Philippines due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:05 AM

(5th UPDATE) Most of the fatalities are in the Cordillera Administrative Region, which was badly hit by landslides

A massive landslide in Portal 07, Loacan, Itogon buried a number of bunkhouses killing 13 people. Forty more more remained missing. Photo courtesy of Lily Ann Rosal-Ullani

DSWD sends response teams to regions for Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:00 PM

These teams will help manage evacuation centers in areas most affected by Ompong (Mangkhut)

OMPONG PREPARATIONS. The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office in the Cordillera Administrative Region taps police to help deliver 1,000 family food packs. Photo from DSWD Region 2

3 dead in Benguet landslides

Aug 26, 2018 - 4:25 PM

A 27-year-old man and a couple, both farmers, are killed in two landslides on Saturday, August 25

DOTr dismisses two Cordillera officials

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Despite the dismissal order, Assistant Regional Director Datu Mohammad Abbas refuses to obey, saying only President Rodrigo Duterte can remove him from his post

Cordillera council wants power to go after publishers of erroneous textbooks

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:11 PM

While the Committee on Indigenous People's Concerns condemns the mistakes and misrepresentations, the Department of Education's Cordillera Education Program Supervisor, Ethielyn Taqued, says the books did not pass evaluations

Scholars who didn't take science courses owe P6.8M to PSHS

Aug 21, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The COA report says the students come from the Philippine Science High School campuses in Western Visayas and Cordillera Administrative Region

MONEY OWED. The COA says students from the Philippine Science High School who did not take science and technology courses in college owe the school some P6.8 million. Photo from Philippine Science High School

Federalism is the spoiler of the Cordillera autonomy party

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Thirty-one years after the Cordillera Administrative Region was created, the region has not moved toward autonomy – and the Duterte government’s barnstorming of federalism may derail it once again

Powerhouse NCR tightens grip of top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Traditional favorite NCR stays on top with a 25-gold, 16-silver, 12-bronze medal haul

Ifugao province pins Palarong Pambansa 2018 hopes on rhythmic gymnast

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Trisha Nayao wants to repeat her multi-medal performance in the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet in the forthcoming Palarong Pambansa 2018

Fifteen year-old Trisha Nicole Canayan Nayao, a Grade 9 student of Don Bosco High School in Poblacion South, Lagawe, Ifugao, dominated the gymnastics event of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2018 Meet held in Abra last February.  source: DepEd Press Release

LOOK: Mount Pulag torched, portable burner found left behind

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Around 1.5 hectares of grassland was completely blackened by the fire

TORCHED. Mount Pulag has been closed off from hikers after a grassland fire. BFP photos

Odette aftermath: Some national roads in Cordillera closed

Oct 13, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Sections of at least 5 national roads are closed due to minor landslides, says the DPWH in the Cordillera Administrative Region

LANDSLIDE. Minor landslides close some national roads to traffic in the Cordillera. Rappler file photo

Search on for driver buried with trucks in Ifugao landslide

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Days before this in Benguet in the same region a landslide also buried 6 vehicles parked in a lot

P2-M worth of agricultural damage in CAR after typhoons

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The provinces of Benguet and Ifugao suffer the most damage after being hit by Typhoons Gorio and Huaning

A farmer from the Cordillera Administrative Region carries some harvested crops. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Thousands in Cordillera, Ilocos displaced by Huaning, habagat

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Most of the displaced from northern Luzon are staying with relatives while hundreds in other parts of Luzon are in evacuation centers

Typhoon Gorio: Closed roads, landslides in Cordillera and Ilocos

Jul 30, 2017 - 12:35 PM

UPDATED The typhoon causes 6 landslides in Benguet Baguio City and Mountain Province

LANDSLIDE. Incessant rains triggered by typhoon Gorio cause a massive landslide in Brgy Ampucao, Itogon, benguet on July 28,2 017. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Regions should retain taxes paid by big firms – CAR, ARMM execs

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Cordillera and Muslim Mindanao officials tell congressmen the regions can t attain fiscal autonomy because firms that exploit their resources pay taxes in Manila

FEDERALISM TALK. Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan are among the officials from CAR who had a dialogue with lawmakers on June 28. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Region III shrugs off rust to end CAR's journey in secondary girls volleyball

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:06 PM

Central Luzon spikers cap the elimination round of the volleyball girls secondary category with a 4 game sweep

HARD HIT. Rachelle Roldan (2) of Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) tries to escape a Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) blocker during their secondary girls volleyball match at the St. Anthony's College gymansium in San Jose de Buenavista on Thursday, April 27. Photo by Kenneth Duran/ Rappler

New flights to cut travel time to Banaue Rice Terraces

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

A local airline will offer flights from Clark to reduce total travel time to the popular tourist destination

FAST TRAVEL. The new route from Clark International Airport to Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya is expected to cut travel time to the Banaue Rice Terraces in more than half.

#RoadAlert: Baguio's Session Road closed on Jan 18 for Miss Universe parade

Jan 12, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and this year s contestants will be riding on a flower decorated floats from Upper Session Road to the Baguio Country Club on January 18

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Regional officials: Lawin left 15 dead in Cordillera

Oct 24, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Kalinga Apayao and Mountain Province are all under a state of calamity due to Super Typhoon Lawin Haima

AFTERMATH. Some barangays in Pinukpuk, Kalinga became inaccessible due to Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima), according to Kalinga Vice Governor James Edduba. Photo from Edduba's Facebook page

#RoadAlert: 42 roads closed due to Typhoon Lawin as of October 21

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:27 AM

Clearing operations are ongoing for the affected road sections according to the Department of Public Works and Highways

Typhoon Lawin: 6 road sections in CAR closed to traffic

Oct 20, 2016 - 11:45 AM

The Department of Public Works and Highways deploys equipment and maintenance crews for ongoing clearing operations

Typhoon Lawin: Over 14,000 people in 136 evacuation centers

Oct 20, 2016 - 9:45 AM

According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Lawin has affected a total of 13 428 families or 61 126 persons in 118 barangays

EVACUATED. More than 700 residents living along the shoreline take refuge in Alcala Gymnasium after pre-emptive evacuation due to Super Typhoon Lawin in Alcala town, Cagayan. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

After heavy rains, Benguet, Mt Province roads closed

Jul 11, 2016 - 5:16 PM

‘Habagat’ rains after Typhoon Butchoy damage sections of two major roads while landslides hit Kennon Road

LANDSLIDE. Construction and softened soil due to continuous rains have caused landslides along Camp 8, Kennon Road, in Benguet. Unlike another road in the province, Kennon is still passable. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

LOOK: La Trinidad houses turn into gigantic, colorful mural

Jun 26, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A huge colorful mural is painted on houses on the hillside community of Stonehill Botiwtiw and Sadjap STOBOSA in Barangay Balili La Trinidad Benguet

CAR loses men's wrestling title, pushes for sport regularization at Palaro

Apr 15, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Cordillera Administrative Region did not earn any golds for men’s wrestling but hopes the demonstration sport becomes regularized at the Palarong Pambansa

DEFEAT. A Cordillera Administrative Region athlete (L) loses a wrestling match. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

When Binay, Roxas visit same area to court votes

Mar 14, 2016 - 6:25 PM

The 2 presidential hopefuls spend their Sunday in Baguio and outlying areas

Photos courtesy of the Mar Roxas campaign team

Beyond Carrot Man: Issues that matter to Baguio and Cordillera

Feb 29, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Netizens who admire the 21 year old farmer from Bauko Mountain Province talk about local concerns including agriculture environment and culture

MovePH brings #TheLeaderIWant forum to Baguio!

Feb 23, 2016 - 11:24 AM

PHVote: Baguio s TheLeaderIWant is open to the public Those interested to take part in the forum need to sign up here

Farmers told to vacate Benguet vegetable trading post

Feb 07, 2016 - 8:32 PM

La Trinidad s Kilometer 5 vegetable trading post will be converted into a commercial complex evicting its traditional clientele of farmers traders and disposers

BUSINESS AS USUAL. The La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post remains vibrant despite an impending eviction of farmers and traders to a million worth trading facility. Rappler photo

Woman to fellow Cordillerans: Show tourists what being Igorot means

Nov 27, 2015 - 9:19 AM

Not all Cordillerans look alike or live the same lives

Nearly half of Cordillera 2016 hopefuls running as independents

Nov 18, 2015 - 5:17 PM

A number of these independent aspirants for local positions are also running unopposed according to the regional Comelec

Signals: Indigenous communities and climate change

Nov 10, 2015 - 11:55 PM

[Special Report] We take a look at how two indigenous communities are heeding signals from the Earth as they cope with and adapt to a changing planet

Signals: Tug of War

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:35 AM

Farmers of Ifugao tribes heirs to the world renowned Ifugao Rice Terraces are waging a war against a new enemy – or more accurately an old enemy reaching unprecedented extremes: climate disruption

DENR Cordillera approves 7,000 land patents

Oct 23, 2015 - 8:38 AM

DENR CAR declares it was able to meet its target number of processed and issued land patents for 2015 under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program

Landslides, floods from Typhoon Lando kill 5 in Cordillera region

Oct 20, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Typhoon Lando now downgraded to a tropical storm caused heavy flooding and landslides in the Cordillera region over the weekend

AFTERMATH. Toppled trees and debris caused by strong wind and heavy rain from Typhoon Lando. Photo by Mau Victa

Typhoon Lando: Signal No 2 in 10 Luzon provinces

Oct 19, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Public storm warning signal number 2 and 1 are hoisted over much of central and northern Luzon a significant downgrade from previous storm warnings

MTSAT-FLOATER Visible image of Typhoon Lando (Koppu) Oct 19, 2015, 2:01 UTC. Image courtesy NOAA