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Issue of September 19, 2021
     

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69 COVID-19 deaths in Baguio in 16 days

More than 400 residents in Baguio have died due to Covid-19 infection, with 69 of them recorded in September alone.


DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINATION -- The drive-through vaccination site setup at the Athletic Bowl by the City Health Services Office, in coordination with the Baguio City Police Office and Public Order and Safety Division continues to cater to drivers and operators of public utility vehicles and registered owners of private vehicles. Meanwhile, Covid-19 survivors, National Artist for Film Kidlat Tahimik and wife, Katrin de Guia, strike an Olympic medalist’s pose after they received their first dose at the Baguio Country Club recently. The city government of Baguio has been innovating ways to reach out to eligible population to get vaccinated. -- Harley Palangchao/KT


The Benguet Inter-Agency Task Force is discouraging the singing of hymns during wakes and funerals and for attendees to limit their visit to 15 minutes only.

Residents who are waiting for the arrival of their second dose of Gamaleya’s Sputnik V vaccine have been told their first dose is still effective as advised by medical experts following the continuous delay in the arrival of supply of the vaccine brand in the country.

 
Sobriety called on BENECO GM

The camp of Atty. Ana Maria Rafael, who was appointed by the National Electrification Administration-Board of Administrators as general manager of Benguet Electric Cooperative, has called on concerned parties to let the proper court decide on the issues surrounding her appointment.

 

Qualified citizens have until Sept. 30 or less than two weeks to register as voters in line with the 2022 national and local elections.

 

City

BAGUIO CHARTER MOVING IN SENATE -- Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong attended the Sept. 15 deliberation of the bill seeking for the amendment of the City Charter at the Senate plenary session. He credited the efforts of Rep. Mark Go and former congressman and mayor Mauricio Domogan for their efforts to update the City Charter. -- Contributed photo

Region

UNIVERSITY OF ABRA -- President Rodrigo Duterte presented to Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (Asist) President Dr. Gregorio Turqueza Jr. a copy of Republic Act 11574 or an act converting the Asist into the University of Abra, during the signing of the Bureau of Fire Protection Modernization Act and presentation of newly-enacted laws on various state universities and colleges in Malacañang on Sept. 10.  -- King Rodriguez



Health

IN THE FRONTLINE -- The City Health Services Office is thankful for the support of various offices and agencies such as the Baguio City Police Office, including civilian volunteers, who are serving in various vaccination sites in the city in a bid to fast-track the inoculation of all eligible population. -- Harley Palangchao

Business

INTERNET FOR CORDILLERA -- The provincial and municipal governments of Kalinga, Benguet and Mountain Province signed at the Baguio Convention Center on Sept. 17 a memorandum of agreement with Converge for its fiber optic laying project in the region. The project aims to bring connectivity even to the farthest barangays in the region until 2023. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses the government officials of Cordillera through the video call of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, who graced the MOA signing -- Ofelia Empian

Sports

BOUND FOR TRAINING -- University of Baguio boxer Aira Villegas has qualified for the Olympic Solidarity Scholarship by the International Olympics Committee where she and seven others will be trained for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. Villegas emerged as the best Filipino female boxer during the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in Vietnam in 2019. -- Asian Boxing Confederation photo

 

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