Elections in the Cordillera region was generally peaceful with only four election-related incidents reported during the May 13 polls, police reported Tuesday.
COMELEC PROCLAMATIONS -- The Board of Canvassers of Baguio and Benguet proclaimed the winners of the May 13 elections last Wednesday. For Baguio, proclaimed were Congressman-elect Nicasio Aliping Jr., re-electionists Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice mayor Daniel Fariñas, and 12 city councilors. For Benguet, proclaimed were re-electionists Rep. Ronald Cosalan and Gov. Nestor Fongwan, Vice Governor-elect Nelson Dangwa, and seven of 10 Board Members. -- Harley Palangchao
The city is taking the following more seriously than just a motherhood statement: “It takes a village to educate a child.”
Incumbent and comebacking officials in Baguio were given fresh mandates after Monday’s elections. The exercise frustrated the entry of new faces who were pitted to help redefine the city’s political landscape.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan’s entry into his second term will not be smooth-sailing for apart from tackling unfinished tasks at the city hall, he will also have to answer the petition for disqualification filed by lawyer Jose Molintas.
DELIVERY ERROR -- The Board of Election Inspectors repacks and seals the ballots that were erroneously delivered to Barangay Lualhati in Baguio which were actually meant for Barangay Gabi, Compostela Valley in Mindanao. Some 638 registered voters of Barangay Lualhati weren’t able to vote as the Comelec declared a failure of election for the clustered precinct. -- Harley Palangchao
WELCOME BACK -- Cordillera Police Director Benjamin Magalong congratulates the men and women of the command who returned to Camp Bado Dangwa after serving in the region’s polling precincts last Monday. -- Harley Palangchao
OPERATION BAKLAS -- Barangay Pacdal Kagawad Paul Bagnos starts to clean his area of res-ponsibility in as much as some candidates, who posted these election campaign materials in the heat of the campaign, do not seem inclined to retrieve them and dispose them properly. -- Harley Palangchao
TAM-AWAN ARTS FEST -- Ambassador Agnes Nyamamde-Pitso of South Africa (c) along with (l-r) Ambassador Delia Albert, NCCA Director Emelita Almosara, DOT-CAR Director Pura Molintas, and Chanum Foundation president Jordan Mangosan graced the opening of the 4th Tam-awan Internationa Arts Festival last Friday. -- Harley Palangchao
STILL AT IT -- The election period seemingly did not hold back the implementation of infrastructure projects like this one along the Tacay - Tam-awan Road, which also serves as an alternate route to La Trinidad, Benguet or to Barangay Irisan. -- Harley Palangchao
GOSHENLAND SUMMER CUP -- Football players from 50 teams in Luzon competed in three divisions of the first phase of GoshenLand Summer Cup 2013 held at the Brent International School football grounds. Remarkably, all the championship matches were decided by penalty shootouts. -- Harley Palangchao