Issue of June 26, 2016
     

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Mt. Province
 
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Panagbenga Flower Festival
 
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Baguio’s Env’t Code passed after 12 years

True to their word, members of the city council passed the encompassing legislative measure that aims to protect Baguio’s environment on second reading after publication last Monday and expect to finally approve the same on their last session on June 27.


COMMUNITY-DRIVEN ARTWORK -- Inspired by the famed favela arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hillside homes at sitios Stonehill, Botiwtiw, and Sadjap (StoBoSa) in Barangay Balili, La Trinidad, have been transformed into a large colorful mural, the first-of-its-kind community artwork in the country.  A part of the “Rev-Bloom” program of DOT-CAR, the project, which was launched by DOT Sec. Ramon Jimenez, DOT-CAR Dir. Marie Venus Tan, La Trinidad Mayor Edna Tabanda, Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan, and Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan, will showcase colorful combinations of flowers, strawberries, and tulips once completed next month. -- Harley Palangchao
LT unveils giant mural landscape
102,469 employed by 18,000 industries in CAR

The more than 18,000 business establishments in the Cordillera employ 102,469 persons with Baguio and Benguet hosting the most number of businesses.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – What seemed an impossible, complicated, and ambitious project that involved getting people to agree to have their houses painted according to another’s design has been realized in this capital town through bayanihan...

The Baguio Midland Courier emerged as the most awarded newspaper among all finalists both in the weekly and daily categories during the 2015 Civic Journalism and Community Press Awards of the Philippine Press Institute in Manila.

 
The First Division of the Commission on Elections has ordered the Office of the Secretary of the Commission to explain the existence of two sets of a minute resolution denying the validity of the substitution of Kathy Jyll Mayaen for the elective post of governor in Mountain Province during the May 9 elections.
 
City
E-CLASSROOM -- Pupils of Baguio Central School operate tablets which are part of K+12-compliant technologies donated by Samsung Electronics Corporation-Philippines through Public Affairs Head Arlita Tayko-Narag (3rd from l). Other personalities who attended the opening of the “smart” classroom last week were DepEd USec. Mario Deriquito (center), Baguio Schools Division OIC Agustin Laban III, FrontLearners CEO Elaine de Velez, and faculty members of the over 100-year old BCS, the oldest public school in the Cordillera.
-- Louise Maniego
Region
SEARCH AND RESCUE -- Trained search and rescue teams of various provincial police commands in the Cordillera execute their SAR skills during the PNP competition at Camp Bado Dangwa on Thursday. Police personnel and paramedics are in the forefront of search, rescue, and retrieval operations during disasters in any part of the country.
-- Harley Palangchao

Environment
WHAT GIVES? The cutting of tree branches between City Hall and Rizal Monument, which is frequented by park goers and senior citizens waiting for the dismissal of their grandchildren, received mixed reactions from citizens. A City Hall source denied that the cutting was done to make the fenced façade of City Hall visible. -- Redjie Cawis
Health
UPGRADING BeGH -- The Benguet General Hospital continue to upgrade and improve its services following the turnover of a CT scan technology and improvement of its Dialysis Center. Here, DOH-CAR Asst. Dir. Amelita Pangilinan turns over the machine to Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan with BeGH Chief of Hospital Maria Imelda Ulep and governor-elect Crecensio Pacalso standing as witnesses.
-- CJ Viduya
Life
HUMBLED -- Members of the Baguio Midland Courier Editorial Board pose with the plaque  of merit and three trophies the paper won during the 2015 Civic Journalism and Community Press Awards held in Manila last week. The members are (front row) Ofelia Empian, Jane Cadalig, Rimaliza Opiña, Hanna Lacsamana, (back row) Kenneth Hamada, Cristopher Hamada, and    Harley Palangchao.
-- Aries Yap
Business
AFFORDABLE -- Native ducks which are usually sold for P350 in Baguio City sells for only P100 in Lagawe, Ifugao. Along with crops and other products endemic in the province and nearby towns, these were sold out during last week’s celebration of the founding anniversary of the province and the Gotad ad Ifugao Festival.
-- Ofelia Empian
Sports
CHAMPIONS, AT LAST -- The University of Cordilleras Jaguars clinched the men’s volleyball BBEAL Season 29 title, one they last held in 2009, after defeating University of Baguio in game 3 of the best of three finals at the SLU gym over the weekend. With the squad are Alec Mapalo (3rd from l), dean of Student Affairs and Services, coach Henry Esquejo, and UC Athletics Dir. Danny Cong-o. -- HFP
 
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Fox Elite Immigration Consultancy
King’s College of the Philippines
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Philippine Veterans Bank
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Pines City Colleges
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Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Cordillera Kidney Specialists, Inc.
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