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Cases of COVID-19 in CAR nears 1,000 mark

The number of Covid-19 cases in the Cordillera is nearing the 1,000 mark although the region has registered a high recovery rate, according to the data released by the Department of Health.


NEW TRIAGE SITES -- The Baguio Convention Center grounds will be used as the city’s centralized triage for returning Baguio residents and those on essential travel starting Sept. 16 and when the city opens its borders to tourists from Region 1 on Sept. 21. The Benitez Hall of Teachers Camp (inset) will serve as a night triage especially for returning overseas workers. -- Harley Palangchao/Celia Brillantes

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong has clarified it was not the intention to leave out the neighboring towns of LISTT or La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tublay-Tuba of Benguet in the tourism reopening program of the city on Sept. 21 in partnership with the provinces of Region 1.

City Mayor Benjamin Magalong has rejected the recommendation of the Public-Private Partnership for the People (P4) Initiative selection committee recommending the issuance of original proponent status (OPS) to Robinsons Land Corp. for the multi-billion development project for the city public market.

 
Professor accused of sexually abusing kin

A faculty member in one of the higher learning institutions in Benguet is being accused of sexually abusing three women who are his relatives and students when they were still minors.

 

As investigation continues in relation to the killing of a barangay kagawad in Bauko, Mountain Province, who was also an anti-corruption advocate, Mayor Abraham Akilit has issued a statement condemning the killing.

 
 

 

City
MORE DONATIONS FOR FRONTLINERS -- The cash donations of P10,000 from Elizabeth Bagcal and P6,000 from Jarky Dee plus the five boxes of disposable face masks from Kurt Dizon were turned over by Baguio Midland Courier Publisher Gloria Antoinette Hamada to the Philippine College of Physicians-Northern Luzon chapter represented by its immediate past president, Dr. Ruel Revilla, on Sept. 11. -- Mark Hamada
Region
GETTING READY -- As Baguio prepares to reopen its borders to tourists this month, the League of Municipalities-Benguet led by chapter president Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan, shortly after the meeting of the Provincial Inter Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, also met with the mayors to discuss their contingency plans for the anticipated spillover of tourists coming from Region 1. -- Ofelia Empian

Health
GOOD NEWS -- More Covid-19 patients in Baguio and nearby Cordillera provinces were discharged from various hospitals and isolation facilities, as the Department of Health recorded more patients recovering from the infection. -- Contributed photo
Business
CLOSED -- La Trinidad, Benguet officials led by Mayor Romeo Salda and Vice Mayor Roderick Awingan together with the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station served notices of closure to five sellers of chicken dung fertilizer.  The court has recently denied the petition for an injunctive relief filed by the traders, which in effect affirmed the administrative order issued in 2010 that said that trading and storage of chicken dung is a public nuisance. -- Contributed photo
Sports
FUN GOLF SET -- The first organized fun golf under the modified general community quarantine is set Sept. 26 and 27 at the Baguio Country Club and Pinewoods  Golf and Country Club with only 100 players allowed to play during the two-day tournament that will impose strict health protocols. -- Contributed photo
 

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