Issue of July 16, 2017


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Duterte sets autonomy meeting w/ CAR leaders

Ardent advocates for Cordillera autonomy are upbeat  that the long-time quest for an autonomous region will be established in the nearest future after President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to meet with regional leaders on July 18 in Malacañang.

PROUDLY BENGUET VEGGIE SALAD — Assorted vegetables grown in Benguet were mixed to produce the largest veggie salad that was served to more than 3,000 people at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post. Gracing the event organized by the League of Associations at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Areas Inc. which is vying for a possible entry to the Guinness World Records in the future, are La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda, Benguet Gov. Crescencio Pacalso and Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan. -- Ofelia Empian
Kalinga solon is legislative caretaker for Mt Province

Around 3,000 people partook of the biggest vegetable salad served to the public at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post as part of its 1st foundation day celebration in the capital town of Benguet.
Kalinga Rep. Allen Jesse Mangaoang has been designated caretaker of Mountain Province on July 5 over a month after Rep. Maximo Dalog Sr. passed away at age 70
16 shabu sachets seized in city house
Composite police and anti-narcotics agents seized numerous sachets containing suspected shabu and other paraphernalia from the house of two siblings at Camp Sioco in Baguio on the night of July 9.
P2.3 M prize for design tilt questioned
Members of the city council questioned the practicality of allotting more than P2 million for the competition that aims to come up with the best design for the repair of Baguio Convention Center.
PERENNIAL PROBLEM -- Damaged steel gratings at some busy thoroughfares in Baguio such as Abanao Road seem to be a common problem among motorists and commuters. DPWH through the Baguio City District Engineering Office might consider inspecting all steel gratings in the city for corrective measures.
-- Harley Palangchao
PRIVATE LOT WOES -- A barricade was earlier set up by the security personnel of a private lot owner along the Pico-Lamtang Road to get their point across to the Department of Public Works and Highways-Benguet 1st Engineering District and settle the alleged encroachment by the national government on a private property. The barricade has since been removed through the intervention of the La Trinidad LGU, pending talks of the lot owner with the DPWH to resolve the issue, which “deprived” the owner of “use and control over his property.” .
-- Ofelia Empian
REGREENING BAGUIO -- Around 20,000 Benguet pine saplings were planted by SM City Baguio at their adopted site at the Busol Watershed in line with the company’s commitment to plant 500,000 trees in five years. An additional of 30,000 saplings/seedlings will be planted by Deyan Construction, SM’s contractor, to complete the 50,000 pine trees which the mall’s managenent committed to plant at the site. -- Contributed photo
GIVING SAVES LIVES -- Mayor Abraham Akilit of Bauko, Mountain Province (right), a regular blood donor, proudly shows his collected blood to his participating constituents in support to the Provincial Blood Donation Month and National Blood Donors Month with the theme of the year, “Give Blood, Give Now, Give Often” held at Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital in Abatan on July 11.
-- Coney Nibaten
UNITY FOR AUTONOMY -- The growing call for autonomy in the region is bolstered by the unity of the six provinces and two cities of the Cordillera as shown by these cultural dancers during the kick-off ceremony of the annual unity gong relay at the Benguet  Capitol last week. Lawmakers in the region has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent House Bill 8343 or the act that sought to establish the autonomous region of the Cordillera.
-- Ofelia Empian
HYDROPOWER EXPANSION -- Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, shares insights with AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor Inc. executives Bill Haboc and Darlene Arguelles during the opening of the 2nd Philippine Hydro Summit and Exhibition at the Makati Diamond Residences on July 12. Gatchalian backs the government’s thrust of supporting hydropower developers by streamlining and simplifying permit processes.
-- Contributed photo
WBC-OPBF CHAMPION — Journeyman Carlo Magali is now the new WBC-OPBF super featherweight champion with a technical knockout victory against Sandeep Balhara in their championship bout in Malaysia. — Brico Santig

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National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
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Philippine Veterans Bank
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Baguio Multicultural Institute
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Congressman Mark O. Go
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Cordillera Kidney Specialists, Inc.
Cordillera School of Digital Arts
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
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