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Issue of August 20, 2017
     

NEWS
Benguet
Kalinga
Mt. Province
 
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Council wants Pagcor to solve
e-bingo crisis

The city council is letting the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation decide if it will issue a license to operate to two bingo operators – using as basis two documents that contain opposing views.


URBAN WOES -- Despite the heartbreaking scene where a young hapless mother is trying to comfort her children while their house atop the 94-hectare Baguio Dairy Farm reservation is being demolished, the flattening of houses illegally built within the reservation proceeded last week with Baguio policemen securing the peaceful and orderly conduct of the demolition. More than 300 structures were accounted for demolition as supervised by the government, which is armed with a court order. -- Harley Palangchao


500-MW hydro plan in Kibungan backed

Benguet wants to get a share of the market of the chocolate industry as it strengthens its farmers to venture into cacao farming.
All seven barangays in Kibungan, Benguet through their authorized elders and leaders favorably endorsed the proposed 500-megawatt pumped storage hydro power plant worth $500 million to be constructed in Barangay Badeo.
 
DENR urged anew on Puguis forest survey
The Cordillera office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is being urged anew to initiate the conduct of a joint relocation survey to settle the dispute relative to the actual location and boundary of the Puguis communal forest in La Trinidad, Benguet.
 
Quarantine vs bird flu in CAR on
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The provincial government of Benguet assured there are no reported cases of avian influenza or bird flu in the province and is strengthening its quarantine checkpoints to avert the entry of the disease that has plagued some poultry farms in Pampanga.
 
 
City
FUN RUN FOR PEACE -- Children of Baguio aged 12 and below join a fun run as part of the three-day “Sports For Peace” games conducted by the city government with the support of the Philippine Sports Commission at the Athletic Bowl from Aug. 16 to 18, for the development of young grassroots athletes.
-- RJ Cayabyab
Region
LEADER’S FORUM -- Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan opens the leader’s forum on autonomy and federalism at the Benguet Sports Center gymnasium where key leaders from the barangay up to the provincial levels gathered to listen to the pros and cons of autonomy and federalism and to build a consensus among the provincial leaders and have a united stand on autonomy and the planned shift to a federal form of government.
-- Ofelia Empian
Environment
GRANDEUR -- The breathtaking beauty of Mt. Pulag National Park never gets old as tourists flock to its peak to feel the cold temperature and take a glimpse of the “Sea of Clouds” early in the morning. However, all these grandeur is threatened by unregulated tourist activities and the encroachment and expansion of vegetable gardens inside the forest reserve, which can only be preserved and flourish if all concerned agencies and stakeholders put their acts together in sa-ving the crucial mountain.
-- Angelo Acosta
Health
BENGUET RH ORDINANCE -- The Benguet Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Council headed by Gov. Crescencio Pacalso and heads and representatives from line agencies and the private sector present the recently signed Provincial Ordinance 17-204 or the RPRH Code. The salient provisions of the ordinance were shared to reporters at the Supreme Hotel in Baguio City last week.
-- Redjie Melvic Cawis
Life
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY -- Baguio Midland Courier production personnel Nestor Gamundoy (4th from l) and Nelson Rante were honored with a congratulatory resolution from the city council and a certificate of recognition from Mayor Mauricio Domogan for their honesty after returning a lost wallet containing more or less P100,000 to its owner recently. Witnessing the awarding rites are Baguio Rep. Mark Go, the city council led by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, Midland Courier Publisher and General Manager Gloria Antoinette Hamada, and  wallet owner retired military colonel Prudencio Asto.  -- Harley Palangchao
Business
LOCAL PRODUCTS --Various products from different groups in Benguet are displayed at the lobby of the Capitol providing clients with healthier options, at the same time promoting the products of the different micro small and medium enterprises that give boost to the province’s vibrant economy. -- Ofelia Empian
Sports
MEDAL HAULERS -- Members of Team Baguio from Bravehearts Martial Arts Institute, Inc. beam with prided after amassing 14 gold, 17 silver, and 36 bronze medals in in the 2017 Kaohsiung International Taekwondo Championships held in Taiwan recently.
-- Contributed photo
 
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Department of Agriculture – CAR
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