Issue of December 3, 2017


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Baguio asserts 13 villages at John Hay be segregated

Is Resolution 362-94 setting out the conditions on John Hay’s development without force and effect?

CHRISTMAS IN BAGUIO -- This year’s edition of the Lantern Parade by the Saint Louis University community has drawn a crowd almost equal to the Panagbenga. Spectators lined up at the central business district to be part of the spectacular display of lanterns that come in different colors, sizes, and shapes making the event command a homegrown audience since its inception in 2008, the year Baguio people welcome the birth of a tradition to usher in the month-long Yuletide season in this mountain resort. The School of Law emerged as champion this year. -- Harley Palangchao

NCIP lifts suspension for 500MW hydro in Kibungan

A 19-year-old grade 10 student in Baguio has been charged for assaulting persons in authority and for violating the Smoke Free Ordinance even while inside a police station.

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Cordillera has ordered the resumption of the conduct of the free prior and informed consent (FPIC) process for the proposed 500-megawatt hydropower plant in Kibungan, Benguet.
Kalinga, MP lead good governance awardess

Two provinces and 21 municipalities in the Cordillera were conferred the coveted Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, a proof of improved delivery of government services in these areas.

Residents oppose Ampucao ESL plan
Residents of Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte for the non-approval of the segregation of a proposed site for an engineered sanitary landfill (ESL) from the Lower Agno Watershed Forest Reserve (LAWFR) and its delisting from the National Integrated Protected Areas System (Nipas) Law.
Eighteen and 16-year-old Lily and Ivy (not their real names), respectively, are soon-to-be mothers.
IT’S HAPPENING -- The old structure along Session Road is now up for demolition to pave the way for another development project at the Central Business District after years of being untouched. -- Redjie Cawis
MUSCLE MEN -- Proud men showcase their well-sculpted bodies, proving the strong physique of Benguet men who are known nationally and internationally, during the 117th Founding anniversary celebration and Adivay Festival of the province on Nov. 23 in the Benguet Sports Center in Wangal, La Trinidad.
-- Ofelia Empian
MEANINGFUL WORK -- With the launching of the First Knowledge Festival of the University of the Philippines-Baguio, the university led by  Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos, opened to the public access to the institution’s various researches and work that has great impact and meaning to the community, especially for the environmental protection and cultural preservation of the Cordillera region.
-- Redjie Cawis
SERVICE -- More than a thousand individuals from Baguio City and nearby areas benefited from the Serbisyong Pang-Masa activity at the Igorot Park last week spearheaded by the Baguio City Police Office Advisory Council with the Office of Councilor Edgar Avila and other supporters. Among the services rendered during the one-day health event are free medical and dental services, legal counseling, and distribution of water purifiers to barangays, and wheelchair and leg gaiter distribution. -- Redjie Cawis
DAWIT -- After four decades, the dawit or the welcoming of the spirits of ancestors, was performed by the descendants of Kivas and Comiw who were said to have been buried in the vicinity of City Hall. The descendants led by spiritual elder Vicky Macay (r) started their ritual at City Hall and from there walked to the Ibaloy Heritage Park where they continued their ritual welcoming the spirit of the ancestors to join them in their clan reunion. The practice is now rarely done by Ibaloy families.
-- Ofelia Empian
LOCAL DELICACY -- Kiniing or kinuday (smoked pork), a Benguet delicacy, remains one of the sought after products that were on sale at P300 per kilo in one of the booths during the recently concluded Adivay Festival and 117th Foundation Day celebration of Benguet in Wangal, La Trinidad. Benguet State University sells the delicacy in vacuum packs for easier transport and to lengthen its shelf life.
-- Ofelia Empian
NEW PBF CHAMPION -- KJ Natuplag of Ifugao (right) stopped Danilo Peña via technical knockout to capture the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation featherweight belt in the main event of Highland Brawl 2: War in the North held at the Cordillera Career and Development College gym. -- Harley Palangchao

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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
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