The Commission on Human Rights-Cordillera has been urged to lead a multi-agency investigation to come out with a comprehensive report on suspected extrajudicial killings and murder cases in Baguio, which are allegedly drug-related.
SURVEILLANCE COMMAND CENTER -- The first phase of the citywide surveillance project of the city government of Baguio worth more than P12 million has been completed with at least 70 CCTV high-definition cameras installed in strategic areas within the central business district. S/Supt. Ramil Saculles, officer-in-charge of the Baguio City Police Office recently visited the central command room, which was earlier inspected by city officials led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan. -- Harley Palangchao/Ryan Mangusan
Department of Agriculture Sec. Emmanuel Piñol has formally designated Dr. Violeta Salda as the interim chief operations officer of the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center.
PUBLIC INCOVENIENCE -- Motorists and commuters, especially schoolchildren, were inconvenienced after a portion of Ambuklao Road was closed to vehicular traffic for several days last week when a section of the road that is undergoing construction eroded. The road was reopened for light vehicles last Thursday. -- Redjie Cawis
DRUG SYMPOSIUM -- Over 200 drug offenders who submitted for rehabilitation together with their families attended the first symposium on drug addiction recovery on Oct. 14 at the Itogon Training Center. Here, Ricky Paula of Narcotics Anonymous shared his experiences as a former drug addict and encouraged the clients to join the three-month recovery program, offered for free by the local government and police of Itogon, with Kaya Rehab as partner. -- Ofelia Empian
HOT LUMBER -- One hundred twenty eight pieces of narra lumber were discovered by Tuba Municipal Police Station personnel who responded to a vehicular traffic accident along the stretch of Marcos Highway in Taloy Sur, Tuba, Benguet. The forest product was not accompanied with papers prompting the police to file charges against the occupants of the vehicles. -- Tuba PNP photo
OUTSTANDING NUTRITION SCHOLARS -- Most Outstanding Regional Barangay Nutrition Scholar (from left) Imelda dela Cruz Dagupon of Imelda Village, Baguio; 1st runner-up Agnes Bulintao of Poblacion, Hingyon Ifugao; 2nd runner-up Divina Guilandia of Sagpat, Kibungan, Benguet; and 3rd runner-up Herminia Diwayan received their awards and cash incentives from former Benguet governor and nutrition advocate Nestor Fongwan, DOH-CAR representative Engr. Gaudencio Tiwing, and Regional Nutrition Program coordinator Rita Papey during the 2016 Regional Nutrition Awarding ceremony held at Veniz Hotel last week. The city government of Baguio and Dagupon will represent Cordillera in their respective categories in the national search award. -- Bong Cayabyab
OUTSTANDING FEMALE COP -- Assisted by her proud parents, S/Insp. Jenelyn M. Kiwingan received the plaque from PNP Deputy Dir. Ramon Apolinario after she was chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Policewomen in the Philippines, an annual award jointly conferred by the PNP and Zonta Club of Makati-Paseo de Roxas to police officers for their service records and achievements. Kiwingan is the officer-in-charge of Calanasan Municipal Police Station in Apayao. -- Toti Navales/PNP
IEC ON COUNTERFEIT MONEY -- As part of the Consumer Welfare Month celebration, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has embarked on an education campaign on how to detect counterfeit money. Here, BSP officer Mariane Suanso explains to a vendor how to spot fake money during an inspection at the Baguio City Public Market. -- Redjie Cawis
FIGHT PLAN -- Eduard Folayang, the country’s top MMA fighter, trains with coach Mark Sangiao at the Athletic Bowl with only less than a month before his championship match with reigning ONE Championship lightweight world champion Shinya Aoki in Singapore on Nov. 11. -- HFP