Issue of September 9, 2018
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PNP nabs suspect in deadly grenade blast

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Combat-trained cops arrested one of three suspects involved in the grenade blast that killed two policemen and wounded more than 10 individuals, including Abra Rep. JB Bernos and wife Menchie in La Paz, Abra on Jan. 25.

OUTSTANDING CITIZENS OF BAGUIO -- The city government of Baguio, on the occasion of its 109th Charter Day celebrations on Sept. 1, honored the 10 outstanding citizens for their contributions to the city and its people throughout the decades. The awardees are (from left) Bonifacio Dela Peña for professional distinction; Jose Tajan for community service; Teresita Marcelo for culture and arts; Esther Litilit and Rosalind Camat for education; Jane Cosalan and Generosa Carbonell for community service; Rolando Villanueva for business;  and Jose Bugayong and Guillermo Cortes, also for community service. -- Ofelia Empian

Artist and filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik brings further honor to the Unesco creative city of Baguio and to the country in the field of culture and development after he was chosen among the six Prince Claus Awards Laureates for 2018.

La Trinidad’s first and only funeral services provider has not been off to a good start as its operations are beset with concerns from its neighbors.

Baguio petitions modern PUV plan

The City of Baguio may not be able to comply with the national government’s plan to fully implement the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program by next year

‘Agencies must check poisonous cosmetics’

Mayor Mauricio Domogan has asked concerned agencies to verify reports regarding cosmetics or beauty products that contain poisonous chemicals such as lead and mercury that are allegedly sold in Baguio.

ABK OFFICIALS -- Newly elected officers of the Association of Barangay Kagawads of Baguio headed by its president Arturo Rapelo Jr. and vice president Clarence Domilies paid a courtesy call to Mayor Mauricio Domogan who officiated their oath of office as witnessed by Association of Barangay Councils president Michael Lawana. The new set of officers vowed to work for the benefit of kagawads of Baguio and to support the programs of the city government.
-- Ryan Dale Mangusan
HAZARD -- Police responded to a distress call involving a truck loaded with vegetables that plunged into a 70-meter ravine at Sitio Dalipey,  Barangay Ampusongan in Bakun, Benguet on Aug. 31. The driver was unhurt as he was able to jump out of the vehicle, which skidded out of the wet road into the ravine. Meanwhile six persons died in four vehicular accidents in Mountain Province, Apayao and Ifugao.
-- Bakun PNP photo
CLEANEST AND GREENEST BARANGAYS -- Officials of the 20 cleanest and greenest barangays in Baguio present their award with Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Rep. Marquez Go, Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, search committee chairperson Dr. Julie Cabato and Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay during the 109th Baguio Day celebration at the University of the Cordilleras gym on Sept 1. Barangay SLU-SVP topped the search followed by Hillside, Greenwater Village, Sto. Tomas Proper, Imelda Village, Middle Quezon Hill, Scout Barrio, Middle Quirino Hill, Lualhati, M. Roxas-Teachers Camp, Middle Rock Quarry, Pinsao Pilot Project, City Camp Proper, Atok Trail, Upper Rock Quarry, Upper Quezon Hill, Lower Quirino Hill, Upper QM, Magsaysay Private Road, and Trancoville.
-- Bong Cayabyab

HARMFUL? -- Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan is calling the attention of concerned agencies to verify and come out with reports on the reported proliferation of cosmetics laced with mercury and lead, which are harmful to the health of end user.  Private group EcoWaste Coalition has reported the alleged presence of these beauty products in the local market. -- EcoWaste Coalition handout photo

EXTRAORDINARY -- Longtime security guard Guillermo Cortes, who is widely known for his honesty and being courteous to customers, could be the first security guard to have been conferred the Outstanding Citizen of Baguio award. Here, Cortes is presented by Baguio officials led by Rep. Mark Go and Mayor Mauricio Domogan and BIR Commissioner Ceasar Dulay, who was the guest of honor and speaker during the 109th Charter Day celebrations at the University of the Cordilleras gym on Sept. 1.
-- Ofelia Empian
QUALITY LOCAL BANANAS -- Banana varieties grown in Sablan, Benguet, which is one of the top agricultural products of the municipality, have been featured during its recent Fruit Festival. Despite the entry of huge volume of banana varieties from the south, fruits grown in the municipality are widely bought in the local markets. -- Ofelia Empian
AIR BENDERS -- Members of the Baguio City High School cheer dance troupe wow the crowd with their acrobatic skills in the cheer dance competition of the 2018 Little Milo Olympics that kicked off in Baguio on Friday. Around 5,000 athletes and coaching staff from central and north Luzon are participating in the three-day sports competition.
-- Harley Palangchao
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