Issue of October 26, 2014
     
 
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Smoking ban ignored by biz establishments

Many business establishments have poor compliance to the city’s Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance by failing to designate smoking areas authorized by City Hall.


IN SEARCH FOR NEW BURIAL GROUNDS -- Despite the noticeable overcrowding of the Baguio Public Cemetery, which is in use since the early 1950s, the city government has yet to identify an alternative or expansion site for the city’s main burial grounds, which is expected to be full of people who pay respects to their loved ones on All Saints’ Day. Several houses have been constructed right at the boundary of the cemetery, although no case of encroachment was reported to the concerned City Hall offices.
-- Harley Palangchao
Nov 1 – Oplan Kaluluwa for city traffic routes bared
Another cab driver proved anew that honesty is not only a virtue but also a way of life among drivers in this mountain resort for returning P120,000 cash and other valuable items left by a passenger recently.

The Baguio City Police Office has released the traffic scheme that will be implemented on All Saints’ Day.

 

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Cordillera said some of the livelihood projects for the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) members under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana)-DILG were affected by the controversy on the Disbursement Acceleration Program reason why some were marked “under preparatory” or “still pending.”

 
The hastened disposition of cases, especially petty crimes, will no longer prolong the agony of suspects, some of whom are detained for several years for simple offenses.
 
City
MODERN-DAY HERO -- Cab driver Venancio B. Peralta, who returned a bag containing P120,000 and valuable items to owner Franc Hidalgo (r), receives a plaque of commendation from Vice Mayor Edison Bilog. The driver will be formally honored by the city government for his honesty next week.
-- Bong Cayabyab
Region
City
BETTER ROAD NETWORK -- Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan seeks audience with officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways about the planned concreting of the remaining unpaved sections of major road networks in the province. Billions have already been infused for road rehabilitation projects in the Cordillera since 2010. -- Amor Moresto
Environment
RIVER PROTECTORS -- Representatives from various organizations, institutions, and civic groups who pledged to support the city’s efforts in protecting the river systems join Baguio officials led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and councilors Fred Bagbagen and Michael Lawana after the signing of memorandum of agreement among parties to seal the pledge.
-- Bong Cayabyab
Health
SMOKE-FREE -- Dr. Donna Tubera ( r) of the City Health Services Office and her staff post “no smoking” signs in strategic corners of various establishments at the central business district on Monday. CHSO noted poor compliance by various establishments to the city’s Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance.
-- Harley Palangchao
Life
CAMPUS JOURNALISM -- Pupils of Naguey Elementary School in Atok, Benguet who participated in the campus journalism present their photographs as outputs in the workshop and outreach program supported by the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club, the biggest media organization north of Manila.
-- Dave Leprozo Jr.
Business
City
CRAFTMANSHIP -- Baguio RTC Branch 4 Executive Judge Mia Cawed and BJMP Regional Director Renato Gacutan are amazed by the craftsmanship of Baguio City Jail inmates who were able to produce quality furniture’s and other handmade products as alternative source of livelihood while in prison. Assisting the two guests who graced the National Correctional Consciousness Week event on Tuesday are Jail Warden Elvis Danglose and Wardress Mary Ann Tresmanio.
-- Harley Palangchao
Sports
BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPION -- The University of Baguio Cardinals led by coach Joel Flores (extreme right) celebrate after winning the sought-after BBEAL men’s basketball title in Game 2 of the best-of-three finals against Baguio College of Technology Atoms, 86-77, at the University of the Cordilleras gym Friday. It’s the 23rd basketball title for the men’s Cardinals.
-- HFP
 

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