Better and more road signs, rerouting, and one-way traffic are among the recommendations cited to manage more than 30,000 vehicles in and out of Baguio starting this month up to New Year.
SOFAD 2015 -- Scout Mayor Ruth Ann Romero of BCNHS and Scout Vice Mayor Kyle Justin Almazan of UBSHS (7th and 8th from left-top photo) lead fellow scouts in taking the affairs of City Hall, as Scout Gov. Djared James Minas of BSU-SLS and Scout Vice Gov. Kryshydyl Simon of Bokod NHS-Daclan annex (7th and 9th from l-bottom) take the helm at the Benguet Capitol during Scout Officials-For-A-Day. The program allows scouters to demonstrate the nobility and vision of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Elected officials were on hand to assist the scouts in performing their duties and responsibilities last Nov. 9.
-- Harley F. Palangchao / Ofelia C. Empian
A measure that seeks to prohibit government institutions from implementing strict dress codes that prevent citizens, especially those belonging to marginalized sectors, from accessing frontline services and from attending public meetings was recently filed in Congress.
The Cordillera Bodong Administration, the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army’s administrative arm, turned over to the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples the Cordillera Regional Assembly building.
PEACE AND ORDER CONCERNS -- Scout Mayor Ruth Ann Romero joins Mayor Mauricio Domogan in his meeting with ranking officers of the Baguio City Police Office as her first official task during the Scout Officials For-A-Day, where discussions included peace and order concerns. The BCPO said they are ready for the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. -- Harley Palangchao
NEW CARE LEADERS -- Civil Service Commission Chair Alicia dela Rosa-Bala (l) administers the oathtaking of the newly elected officials of the Cordillera Association of Regional Executives (CARE) during the CSC-SEA awarding ceremony in Baguio on Friday. The new CARE officials are NEDA RD Milagros Rimando – president; PRC RD Teofilo Gaius Sison Jr. – vice president; DSWD RD Janet Armas – secretary; DOH RD Amelita Pangilina – assistant secretary; LBP-Baguio Manager Adeline Ramos – treasurer; The Mansion Director Bernadette Filler – assistant treasurer; PIA RD Helen Tibaldo – public relations officer; DPWH ARD Alberto Gahid – business manager; and CSC RD Marilyn Taldo and ARD Cornelia Rillera – marshals. -- Lito Dar
WALK THE TALK -- Japanese student Mazakaso Nose, who gained admiration from Baguio residents for his voluntary service in maintaining cleanliness in the city’s overpasses, was joined by Mayor Mauricio Domogan in cleaning the Igorot Park and G-shape overpass of litters, such as cigarette butts. The clean-up drive was not announced beforehand. -- Harley Palangchao
ZUMBATA -- Baguio elementary pupils participate in the “Zumbata for child protection,” an activity calling to end all forms of abuse on children through dancing. The event, which encouraged children to be active in physical activities amid the convenience offered by electronic gadgets, was sponsored by DSWD and SM City Baguio. -- Harley Palangchao
EMPOWERING IP LEARNERS AND EDUCATORS -- DepEd Sec. Armin Luistro (seated 4th from l), together with DepEd USec. Alberto Muyot and DepEd-CAR Director Ellen Donato, presents the country’s indigenous cultural community leaders, who helped in charting a better Indigenous Peoples Education Program for IP learners and educators during the closing ceremonies of the IP Month celebration at Teachers Camp in Baguio City. -- Harley Palangchao
SYSTEM UPGRADE -- Beneco crew prepare to replace the utility’s 20-megavolt amperes transformer at North Sanitary Camp with a 50MVA transformer, which resulted in 12-hour power blackout in most parts of Baguio. The new transformer aims to address the needs of the growing number of consumers especially in Baguio and to ensure stability of power during calamities. -- HFP
TOP BATANG PINOY BETS -- Faith Liana Andaya, together with Zereena Dumseng, and Hazel Angela Dalisay, will see action in the Batang Pinoy national finals next month. Wushu teams are expected to be medal haulers for Baguio in the national event. Vanessa Chan (left, 2nd row) will not be part of the team this year. -- Harley Palangchao