Issue of October 12, 2014

Baguio Day Anniversary Issue
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Bishop opposes operation of
e-casino joint in Baguio

Baguio Apostolic Vicar Bishop Carlito Cenzon on Thursday raised alarm over the reported entry of electronic gambling in the city.

Group endorses free access to city’s lone skating rink
Advocates called for the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law to prevent the alarming teenage pregnancy rate, with Cordillera having the highest teen fertility rate in the country.

A petition signed by more than 18,000 individuals, including church leaders, asking City Hall to allow free use of the Skating Rink at Burnham Park will be up for review by city officials.


SABANGAN, Mountain Province – The chair of the House Committee on National Cultural Communities has suggested for a review and possible refinement of government policies and processes that deal with indigenous peoples rights over development projects in ancestral domains...

A major revamp among police commanders in the Cordillera, especially in Abra, is seen to take place anytime after the killing Wednesday of a mediaman who turned  administrative officer of the Abra Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.
The office of Justice Sec. Leila M. De Lima has been urged last week to look with more urgency on the cases filed against Baguio City Rep. Nicasio Aliping, Jr. and three construction companies for violations of the Presidential Decree 705 or the Revised Forestry Code in Mt. Sto. Tomas...
PEACEKEEPERS -- The winners in the search for outstanding barangay peace and order committees, which was topped by Barangay Pinsao under PB Raymund Lacsamana (3rd from l-front row) were honored by city officials led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr., Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, and some members of the city council during the observance of the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Local Government Code. The other winners are Lourdes Subdivision Extension under PB Benjamin Macadangdang (r-front row); Loakan under PB Jesusa Viscaya, and Imelda Village under PB Arturo Rapelo.
-- Bong Cayabyab
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS -- Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera Director Andrew Alex Uy (center), Col. Monico Batle, commandant of the Philippine Military Academy and City Administrator Carlos Canilao inspect the equipment used for disasters during the opening of the eight-day collapsed structure search and rescue training at PMA last week. The training focused on earthquake scenarios. -- Redjie Cawis
NEGLECTED? -- This metal sign set-up by the DENR warning the public from any destructive activities within the Mount Sto. Tomas Forest Reserve such as dumping of wastes, tree cutting, gardening, quarrying, pasturing, treasure hunting, wildlife hunting, and harvesting of forest products is not serving its purpose as prohibited acts have been committed decades now.
-- Contributed photo
MEDICAL OUTREACH -- More than 500 indigent residents of Barangay Asin Road in Baguio City avail themselves of free medical and dental services offered by the Baguio Chapter of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry led by its president Alex Sia and vice president Peter Ng. The outreach program was held last Oct. 4 at the Pacday Quinio Elementary School with Asin barangay officials led by Punong Barangay Peter Dumapis present to assist their constituents.
-- Harley Palangchao
DAYAW FESTIVAL --  Top officials of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts led by Marichu Tellano and Edwin Antonio together with Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan invite the public to be part of the biggest gathering of indigenous peoples groups in Luzon during the staging of the Dayaw Festival 2014 on Oct. 23 and 24 with Baguio as host.  Here, members of the Ibaloy cultural group from Wangal, La Trinidad usher in the festival with a cultural performance.
-- Redjie Cawis
UPLAND FISHING -- Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources National Director Asis Perez (3rd from r) and Bokod Mayor Mauricio Macay inspect the fishing area and some facilities of the Ambuklao Dam before the cabinet official turned over post-harvest facilities and equipment, including a newly constructed post-harvest packing shed and new concrete fish landing site, to beneficiary Bantey-Pesik-Kiweng Organization Inc. last week.
-- Redjie Cawis
VICTORIOUS -- Kapangan pride Nathan Bolcio (r) wins via unanimous decision against Danelo Peña after their eight-round match was stopped in round 7 due to an unintentional head injury. Filipino southpaw Argie Toquero won the vacant WBC Youth super featherweight belt in a cruising TKO against Takaya Kakutani of Japan in round 1. -- HFP

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