Issue of February 18, 2018

Mt. Province

Panagbenga Flower Festival
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DA says Dairy Farm not for city waste station

Baguio is without a transfer area for its wastes once again.
Just as the city is expecting the influx of visitors to witness the highlights of the Panagbenga, the Legal Service department of the Department of Agriculture said the area is not intended to be a waste transfer station.

BAGUIO STRAWBERRY FARM -- A vast tract of land at Barangay Sto. Tomas Proper, some 10-minute drive away from the central business district, which is planted with San Andreas strawberry variety from the United States that can be grown whole year-round, is being projected by the city government as an agro and eco-tourism site. Here, visitor Lalaine Payay presents the freshly harvested and bigger strawberries during the pre-launching of the site last week.
-- Harley Palangchao

Finally Baguio will have its own “Baguio strawberries.”
In time for the biggest events of the Panagbenga next week, a group of farmers at Sitio Bilis in Barangay Sto. Tomas Central in this mountain resort is opening their farms for the first time to tourists.

The National Electrification Administration on Feb. 9 has taken over the operations and management of the Abra Electric Cooperative.
R. Molintas, Benguet statesman, dies at 60

Lawyer Raul “Rocky” Mencio Molintas, the public servant who helped laid the groundwork for Benguet as one of the most progressive and developed provinces in the country, passed away in San Francisco, California on Feb. 14. He was 60.

TF blasts illegal SSM tunnels at PMA
It was literally an explosive Valentine’s Day when members of the newly created National Task Force-Mining Challenge (NTF-MC) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources led by Secretary Roy Cimatu blasted 18 small-scale mining tunnels in Barangay Kias, Baguio City last week.
PARK CARNIVAL -- A new addition to the Baguio Blooms this year is the carnival at the biking area, which has drawn controversies and issues in this year’s edition of the Baguio Flower Festival.
-- Redjie Melvic Cawis
FIRST QUARTER DRILL -- Close to 280,000 individuals from the private and government sectors in the Cordillera, mostly pupils and students, participated in the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill for this year at around 2 p.m. on Feb. 15. Civil Defense officials hope that the strong participation would translate to proper execution of the “duck, hold, and cover” if an earthquake actually strikes. -- Harley Palangchao
MAKAKALIKASAN -- Baguio’s pride Iñigo Anton of Achiever’s Academy was awarded as Ginoong Kalikasan during the 15th National Science Quest of the Association of Science Educators in the Philippines at Teacher’s Camp last weekend. Eimerverlee Fren Canimo from Calayan Educational Foundation Inc., Lucena City was crowned as Binibining Kalikasan. -- Lito Dar
DENTAL HEALTH -- City Mayor Mauricio Domogan led the awarding of the winners in the activities of the Philippine Dental Association during the kick-off ceremony of the National Dental Health Month in the city. The PDA also conducted various outreach activities to promote oral and dental health awareness among school children and their parents.
-- Redjie Melvic Cawis
COOPERATION -- Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan asked the cooperation of various sectors in keeping the vibrant culture and arts scene in the city during the official launching of Baguio City as part of the exclusive Unesco Creative Cities Network in the crafts and folk arts category last weekend. The launching was attended by officials and Baguio-bred artists such as Benedicto Cabrera, who designed and took part in the unveiling of the Baguio Creative Cities’ official logo.
-- Ofelia Empian
LOVELY FLAMINGOS -- Hundreds of fresh and colorful flowers were used in highlighting the five 12-foot tall flamingos showcased in the Bloom Garden centerpiece at the SM City Baguio-Atrium. The mall chain encourages residents and visitors to experience Panagbenga, the season of blooming of flowers in Baguio.
-- Contributed photo
BOUND FOR MALAYSIA -- Team Lakay and top flyweight contender Danny Kingad will be back in action next month as he takes on  fellow contender Gianni Subba of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
-- ONE photo

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
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Pines City Colleges
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Baguio Water District
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
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Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
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Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
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Immigration Network Services, Inc.
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Mayor Romeo K. Salda
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