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Senator urges residents to retain Baguio’s glory

Sen. Panfilo Lacson stressed the need to restore discipline and sense of home as he urged residents of Baguio to retain the city’s glory.


FRUIT BASKET CAPITAL -- The municipality of Sablan, Benguet staged last week the 5th Fruit Festival featuring locally grown fruits, including those believed to grow only in Mindanao. Benguet Gov. Melchor Diclas who is escorted by Mayor Manuel Munar, Jr., was the guest of honor. -- Harley Palangchao/Ofelia Empian

The municipality of Sablan, Benguet lived up to its unofficial moniker as the “fruit basket” capital of the province with its annual celebration of the Fruit Festival that saw floats loaded with various fruits, including the famous durian and marang, that are grown locally.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Benguet has asked Rep. Nestor Fongwan, Sr. to sponsor a bill for the creation of a second legislative district in the province.

 
Land reclassification along Halsema sought
Benguet Rep. Nestor Fongwan has called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to reconsider anew the proposals to reclassify as alienable and disposable portions of the Halsema Highway that are covered by the Mt. Data National Park.

 

After 20 days of searching, the body of one of the teenagers believed to have drowned in a creek in La Trinidad, Benguet was found on Sept. 2 but the identity is yet to be confirmed.

 
 
 
City
BAGUIO’S CONVENTION CENTER -- The 110th Charter Day celebration of Baguio City was celebrated Sept. 1 at the Baguio Convention Center. The 40-year old facility, which is presently under rehabilitation was opened just for the charter celebration, is targeted to be finished this year.
-- Ofelia Empian
Region
VICTORY WALK -- Ifugao Gov. Jerry Dalipog walks with Ifugao son, Police B/Gen. Jesus Cambay, Jr. who graced the Victory Day celebration in commemoration of the 74th anniversary of the surrender of General Tomuyuki Yamashita on Sept. 2, 1945 with the theme, “Freedom: Engine for inclusive growth” at the Kiangan National Shrine in Kiangan, Ifugao.
-- Contributed photo
Environment
REGREENING -- Mrs. Eco International 2019 Shiela DeForest together with seminarians and residents and officials of Pacdal and Purok Liteng planted bamboo seedlings at the mountain slopes of the Saint Francis Xavier Seminary on Aug. 31. DeForest also joined the group in cleaning the Siapno creek in an effort to inculcate the importance of saving the environment.
-- Contributed photo
Health
SMOKE - FREE COMMUNITY -- Smoke-free advocates composed of medical experts, policy makers, journalists and law enforcers observed the first Smoke-Free Baguio Convention on Aug. 27 at Venus Parkview Hotel. The stakeholders were updated on the global and local situations of the tobacco-free campaign and recognized model barangays in implementing the Smoke-Free Baguio Ordinance.
-- VJ Catacutan
Life
BEST FLOAT -- Barangay Banengbeng won this year’s best float and best booth during the fifth staging of the Fruit Festival of Sablan, Benguet last week. Floats adorned with locally grown fruits were paraded along the stretch of Naguilian Road before they were parked at the municipal open gym for public viewing.
-- Harley Palangchao
Business
WASTE-TO-ENERGY -- City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Philippine National Oil Corp. Renewable Corp. President and CEO John Arenas signed on Aug. 30 the memorandum of understanding formalizing the joint commitment to solve the city’s garbage problems through the conduct of a detailed feasibility study of a waste-to-energy facility in in the city. The study aims to determine if WTE is applicable in the local setting and what technology or set of technologies would be appropriate in the city.
-- PNOC photo
Sports
WORLD’S TOUGHEST ULTRA RACE -- Baguio ultra-runners James Tellias and Sandi Abahan were successful finishers in two categories of the Ultra-trail du Mont-Blanc, the world’s toughest ultra race in the European Alps. Tellias conquered the 171-kilometer event while Abahan finished the 101-km. category.
-- Contributed photos
 
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