Atok - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Atok


Dennis Uy buys 100 million shares in Roberto Ongpin-led mining firm

Jul 16, 2019 - 2:55 PM

North Kitanglad Agricultural Company sells 100 million common shares of Atok-Big Wedge to Dennis Uy's Udenna Corporation at P2 per share or a total of P200 million

Northern Blossom Flower Farm: Atok’s floral carpet

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:25 PM

How a humble cut flower farm in Atok, Benguet, is upping the local tourism landscape

Photo by Ivan Layugan/Rappler

Could Duterte's approach to China ultimately make Ongpin richer?

May 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

It s no secret President Rodrigo Duterte dislikes tycoon Roberto Ongpin But Duterte s friendly approach toward China may be the key Ongpin has long been waiting for to unlock a natural gas windfall in the South China Sea

Negative temperature in Atok, Benguet not true, PAGASA says

Feb 17, 2017 - 8:40 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA says that if the negative temperature was indeed true then Atok and nearby municipalities should have experienced snow

NEGATIVE TEMPERATURE? State weather bureau PAGASA says there is no possibility that Atok experienced negative temperature from February 15 to 16. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/

'Sakura' in PH: Cherry blossom park to open in Benguet

Jun 08, 2016 - 5:26 PM

A cherry blossom park is set to open in Atok Benguet in the cool northern part of the Philippines

'SAKURA' IN THE PHILIPPINES. A cherry blossom park is set to open in Atok, Benguet – a tie-up project between the Kochi Prefecture and Benguet province. Pictured are the cherry blossoms at the Yamazakigawa Riverside in Nagoya, Japan. Photo provided by Irene Maligat

Pakistan provincial minister among 14 killed in suicide attack

Aug 16, 2015 - 6:01 PM

2nd UPDATE Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada is killed with several others after a blast brought down the roof of the building in the village of Shadi Khan in Attock district

How can LGUs help prevent hunger?

Jul 08, 2014 - 9:30 AM

An early warning system for hunger and food insecurity helps local government units create timely interventions

Plenty of food, little nutrition in Benguet

Jul 07, 2014 - 10:57 PM

Atok Benguet is abundant with vegetables and yet more than 25 of its children are stunted or short for their age

ON TOP. The journey to Atok, Benguet is long and cold. But the scenery makes up for it. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/

Van falls off ravine in Benguet: 1 dead, 15 hurt

Nov 30, 2013 - 4:01 PM

While 16 passengers survive the accident one unidentified male passenger is pronounced dead on arrival

Atok, Intex finalize agreement on Mindoro mine suit

Oct 24, 2013 - 2:15 PM

The Ongpin led group s mining firm says it has finalized and completed agreement with Intex to amicably settle their dispute

FINAL AGREEMENT. The agreement between Atok and Oslo-based Intex to settle dispute over Mindoro mine has been completed, says the firm of Filipino billionaire Roberto Ongpin (left). File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Atok, Intex 'agree' not to sue each other

Sep 16, 2013 - 4:48 PM

Mining partners Atok Big Wedge Co Inc and Norwegian firm Intex Resources AS have reached an agreement in principle to work together

NO MORE SUIT. Atok Big Wedge and Oslo-based firm Intex have reached an 'agreement in principle,' according to the firm of Filipino billionaire Roberto Ongpin (left). File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Ongpin-led Atok loses bid for Mindoro mine

Sep 15, 2013 - 10:00 PM

The court of appeals favors the foreign mining firm over of the group of Filipino billionaire Roberto Ongpin in a civil case involving a Mindoro nickel mine

GOODBYE, NICKEL? The court of appeals favored the foreign mining firm instead of the group of Filipino billionaire Roberto Ongpin (left) in a civil case involving a Mindoro nickel mine. File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Ex-Pagasa chief Yumul in Atok mining board

Apr 20, 2012 - 5:27 PM

This is his first job in the private sector after serving 30 years in government