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CAR breaches 240 cases since March:
DOH records surge in COVID-19 cases

The last few weeks of July have shown a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases  in the country with Cordillera having 251 confirmed cases with 119 active, 130 recoveries, and two deaths since March.


STRICT BORDER CHECKPOINT -- Public and private vehicles wait for their turn to pass through the Covid-19 border checkpoint along the Palispis-Aspiras Highway as uniformed personnel manning the checkpoints along the city’s borders remain vigilant against unauthorized travels, especially those coming from the lowlands who are avoiding the mandatory triage, or with bogus travel passes. All returning residents, including foreign students, are required to pass through triage either at Saint Vincent’s Gym or at Teacher’s Camp. -- Contributed photos

Baguio may be one of the local government units with strict border control measures but people still find a way to reach the city without having to apply for travel permit.

After his horrifying stint in southern Mindanao as a member of the police Special Action Force that played a role in liberating Marawi from the Maute terrorists, Lt/Col. Maximo Sumeg-ang Jr. is now among the frontliners facing a modern war where the enemy remains invincible.

 
Zoning exemption moratorium mulled

After the proposal for a localized tree-cutting moratorium, the city council is also planning on passing an ordinance that would suspend grant of zoning exemptions by the Local Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals (LZBAA) for 15 years.

 

Roads and bridges are made to connect towns, provinces, and people but this is not the case in Sadanga, Mountain Province.

 
 

 

City
PEACEFUL SONA PROTEST -- Activists and members of progressive groups in Baguio hold a peaceful protest in front of the Baguio Cathedral on the same day President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address on July 28. The protesters called for unity against the Anti-Terror Law, protection of human rights and indigenous peoples rallying against multi-national projects such as dam and mining. -- Mau Victa
Region
SECOND KAPANGAN VISIT -- Benguet legislative caretaker, Rep. Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS party-list, has visited Kapangan led by Mayor Manny Fermin for the second time to lead the distribution of the second payout of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program of the Department of Labor and Employment. The second batch of TUPAD intends to provide emergency employment for the disadvantaged/displaced workers of Kapangan who did not receive cash assistance from the Social Amelioration Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. -- Kapangan LGU

Health
BACK HOME -- Around 20 stranded residents of Apayao, who were among those who waited for their turn to be fetched at the Rizal Sports Complex in Manila, arrived in Luna last week. The stranded residents were ferried back to their respective hometowns by their municipal government representatives and will undergo 14-day quarantine as a measure against the Covid-19 infection. -- Jeriason Sebastian
Business
CLOSED FOR NOW -- Pending issues to be resolved by parties such as renewal of a memorandum of agreement and issuance of business permits, residents joined Bakun officials led by Mayor Bill Raymundo and Vice Mayor Edward Buscol in serving the notice of stoppage of operation to the three hydropower plants of Hedcor, Inc. in the landlocked municipality. -- Bakun LGU photos
Sports
SOON A STADIUM -- These bleachers at the Benguet Sports Complex at Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet will soon be demolished to pave way for a grander stadium once the P190 million funding for the total revamp of the sports complex is approved in the 2021 General Appro-priations Act, according to Benguet legislative caretaker, Rep. Eric Go Yap -- Ofelia Empian
 

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