Issue of December 9, 2018

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RDC wants Kennon Road repairs to be fast-tracked

With the increasing clamor for a breather from the traffic caused by the large volume of vehicles going to Baguio City using the Palispis-Aspiras (Marcos) Highway, Mayor Mauricio Domogan has asked the Department of the Public Works and Highways to fast-track the reopening of Kennon Road, which has been closed since June this year.

USHERING IN CHRISTMAS IN BAGUIO -- The 10th annual lantern parade of Saint Louis University community has ushered in the Yuletide season in Baguio with thousands of residents and tourists witnessing the show on Dec. 1. The annual event, which also coincided with the lighting of Christmas tree at Burnham Park’s Rose Garden, has become one of the sought after events next to the Baguio Flower Festival. -- Harley Palangchao

BONTOC, Mountain Province –  Local treasurers called on the attention of the Land Bank of the Philippines to address the continuing problem of cashless or offline automated teller machines (ATMs) here.

A representative portion of some sectors of Baguio City are willing to shell out an amount to fund any effort to preserve the government-owned tree park located at the heart of the city because it is the last remaining forest stand in the middle of a concrete jungle that is crucial in having a clean and healthy environment.

CA clears COA exec on charges over SALN
A ranking official of the Commission on Audit-Cordillera has been cleared of criminal and administrative charges by the Court of Appeals and the Municipal Trial Court of Benguet.


Concerned agencies have renewed their call for local government units in the Cordillera to pass measures mandating the total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in celebrating Christmas and New Year to attain zero firecracker-related injury this season.
TF probes killing of Islamic preacher
The Baguio City Police Office has created Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Bedejim, a day after the charismatic Islamic preacher Imam Bedejim Abdullah was shot several times in broad daylight on Dec. 6 at Kayang St. at the Baguio City Public Market.
READY FOR SUMMER -- The recently rehabilitated Sto. Tomas Rain Basin (STRB) of the Baguio Water District is stored with around 700,000 cubic meters of rainwater. The rain harvesting facility serves as a reservoir, which is intended for the district’s summer operations.
-- Mark Victor Pasagoy
MORE NATIONAL AWARDS -- The municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet led by Mayor Romeo Salda (4th from l) with Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Yoshio Labi (right) show the awards received by the town recently such as being the top winner of the 2018 National Gawad Kalasag Awards for1st to 3rd class town for its continuing programs on disaster risk reduction and management. Other awards include the plaque of recognition by the Department of Tourism-Cordillera as the tourism-oriented LGU in the region, which was received by Tourism Officer Valred Olsim (left) and Councilor Roderick Awingan.
-- Ofelia Empian
BRAND NEW -- Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Priest Mario Tambic blesses the newly purchased five dump trucks and one water tanker, all worth P25.5 million at the City Hall grounds last Dec. 6 with Mayor Mauricio Domogan and City General Services Officer Eugene Buyucan, and city employees as witnesses. The new equipment will help in the city’s solid waste management.
-- Bong Cayabyab
ADVOCATES -- The Baguio AIDS Watch Council led by City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo (2nd from l) and CHSO’s Reproductive Health and Wellness Center head Dr. Celia Flor Brilliantes (5th from l) and AWAC-member Baguio Association of Bars and Entertainment Society President Allan Bandoy (right) acknowledged AIDS/HIV advocates Pastor Myke Sotero and Ginalyn Bendicio for gracing the World Aids Day observance of the city government on Dec. 4 and for their continuing support in educating the nation on HIV/AIDS prevention and assisting people, with the condition, where to find help. -- Ofelia Empian
MIDLAND FUND DRIVE -- The last batch of recipients of the Baguio Midland Courier fund drive from Itogon, Benguet who were greatly affected by Typhoon Ompong received financial and non-cash assistance from the Courier led by General Manager and Publisher Antoinette M. Hamada represented by Corporate Treasurer Emilia B. Hamada. Overall, the fund drive has raised P382,477 cash and P41,182 worth of donation in kind that benefited 38 families in Baguio and Benguet, including the orphaned siblings from Bontoc, Mountain Province and Itogon. -- Diane Garas
HONORING TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS --  The Department of Tourism - Cordillera gathered tourism stakeholders in the region, particularly from the local government units and private sector recognize their accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of the tourism industry in the highlands during awarding rites at the Baguio Country Club last week. Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer Marie Venus Tan and DOT-CAR OIC Jovita Ganongan awarded plaques to the local chief executives and tourism officers, as well as private individuals and groups in the tourism industry including accommodation establishments, travel and tour agencies, tour guides, tourism-related establishments and corporate partners.
-- Redjie Cawis
OLD RELIABLE -- Members of the Camp John Hay golf team led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan topped the inaugural super seniors division of the 69th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament held at CJH and Baguio Country Club fairways last week. The other members are Jun Tolete, Park Jong Won, Albert Tualla, Carlos Nano and Nelson Eslao.
-- Harley Palangchao
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Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
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Department of Health – CAR
John Hay Management Corporation
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
New Media Services
Pag–IBIG Fund
Pines City Colleges
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Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
Choobi Choobi
Congressman Mark O. Go
Councilor Leandro B. Yangot Jr.
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Science and Technology
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
Gen. Benjie B. Magalong
GMS Technology
Governor Crescencio C. Pacalso
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Nagomi Spa
Narda’s / Sunflower Ridge
Northern Luzon School for the Visually Impaired, Inc.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori, Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
Regional Development Council – CAR and National Economic and Development Authority – CAR
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