Issue of November 19, 2017


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Benguet executives divided over medical marijuana bill

Benguet officials are still divided over the controversial bill that seeks to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND -- A portion of Camp John Hay, particularly The Garden of The Manor, comes alive with various Christmas lights that formally opened last week to the delight of residents and local and foreign tourists who want to experience a “white” Christmas in the country’s Summer Capital. Several establishments in the city like SM City Baguio (inset) also opened their respective Christmas centerpiece to celebrate the Yuletide season. -- Harley Palangchao/Redjie Cawis

Russian transport investors target Baguio-LT metro line

There was no special occasion; nor was there a declared holiday in Baguio last Monday, but the residents of Baguio unexpectedly experienced monstrous traffic because of the sudden influx of visitors to the city.

A metro rail line connecting Baguio and La Trinidad, Benguet will possibly be implemented by a group of Russian investors.
Councilors stymied on new trade fair request

The city council is facing a dilemma on how it would act on the latest request submitted to them to allow a trade fair at Burnham Park.

Vacated market stalls up for bidding
A court case is not enough to prevent the city government from bidding out stalls that have recently been vacated as a result of the non-renewal of contracts.
Red Orchid awarded to
La Trinidad
For its effective implementation of the anti-smoking ordinance, the municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet has won the coveted Red Orchid award conferred by the Department of Health recently.
ARTS SHOW CONTINUES -- More budding local artists like Edmund Andrada, Julian Almirol, and Robert Joaquin are displaying their artworks that are greatly appreciated by people from all walks of life, such as Miss Universe runner-up Shamcey Supsup-Lee, who graced the “Walk of Art” at the Baguio Country Club last week.
-- Harley Palangchao
BENGUET’S PRODUCTS -- This year’s staging of the Adivay Festival in Benguet brings the people of the province and visitors to the agri-eco tourism booths setup in Wangal, La Trinidad where the finest produce from the 13 towns are featured, Here, Tublay Mayor Armand Lauro and his wife Josie present the products from their municipality.
-- Ofelia Empian
TECHNO-ASSISTED FARMING -- Farmers and entrepreneurs in the province are provided with various resources on technologies and solutions that would assist them in their farming and businesses in the ongoing Adivay Agri-Techno Fair in the Benguet Sports Center in Wangal, La Trinidad. The opening of the fair was led by Gov. Crescencio Pacalso and Melvin Carlos, director of the Technology Transfer and Promotion Division of Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development.
-- Ofelia Empian
PURPLE RIBBON AWARDEE -- Officials of Bauko, Mountain Province led by Mayor Abraham Akilit (4th from l) receive their plaque of recognition and P30,000 cheque from DOH-CAR Director Lakshmi Legaspi for bagging second place in the Purple Ribbon award municipal category during the DOH-led Gawad Kalusugan harmonized regional awarding at the Baguio Country Club. Bauko was also awarded among the smoke-free environments and second place in the Functional Inter-local Health Zones for being part of the SABATA or Sabangan, Bauko, Tadian, Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital.
-- Lito Dar
BENGUET’S FACES -- Thirteen pairs of gorgeous ladies and gentlemen from the various towns of Benguet are vying for the Mr. and Ms. Benguet 2017 as part of this year’s 117th Benguet founding anniversary and Adivay Festival. Each contestant gave their best answers during the press presentation and search for the Darling of the Press last week in preparation for the coronation night on Nov. 24. -- Ofelia Empian
DISKWENTO CARAVAN -- Thousands of consumers from Baguio City and nearby areas flocked the Baguio Convention Center to avail of the discounts and promos of the Sari-sari Store Bonanza Year 7 – Diskwento Caravan of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Tiong San Group last week.
-- Redjie Melvic Cawis
WORLD CHAMPION -- Team Lakay’s Stephen “The Sniper” Loman is the first Asian fighter to capture the world MMA bantamweight belt in the Bahrain-based Brave Combat Federation with a stunning technical knockout of Gurdarshan Mangat in Bahrain on Nov. 17. -- Brave photo

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Department of Tourism – CAR
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
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