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Mayor favors SM bid to rehab city market

It’s SM Prime Holdings, after all.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong has overturned the decision of the committee that recommended the award of an original proponent status (OPS) to Robinsons Land Corp. in relation to the modernization of the city public market.

 
FILIPINO BEAUTIES IN BENGUET -- The first batch of candidates for the inaugural Miss Universe Philippines 2020, who tested negative of the Covid-19 infection prior to their entry to the city border, were toured around the Strawberry Farm and other tourist spots in La Trinidad, Benguet on Oct. 15. All 48 candidates representing the various local government units in the country are billeted at the Baguio Country Club where the grand finals will be held on Oct. 25 and available for live streaming worldwide. -- Ofelia Empian

Forty-eight winsome candidates for the inaugural Miss Universe Philippines 2020 got to experience the beauty of Benguet when they visited selected tourist sites in La Trinidad last week.

A possible case of anomaly concerning the P27-million improvement of the Amburayan-Boneng provincial road in Kapangan, Benguet is being raised by one of the contractors who bid for the project.

 
CAR records 28 COVID-19 deaths

The number of individuals infected by the Covid-19 in the Cordillera has reached more than 2,000 with 28 deaths since March.

 

Baguio City’s potential tourists have reached more than 2,000 since the city allowed the regulated entry of visitors from Region 1, but only four have so far made it to the Summer Capital on various dates.

 
 

 

City
RETOOLED CONTACT TRACING SYSTEM -- Mayor Benjie Magalong lectured on the retooled contact tracing system during the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) team visit in Mariveles, Bataan last week, which was attended by National Task Force officials led by Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. The event aims to address the issues and concerns of local government units on Covid-19 as well as highlight the good practices and efforts of LGUs against the pandemic. -- Contributed photo
Region
CORDILLERANS IN ZAMBOANGA -- Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan and Police Regional Office-9 Director, B/Gen. Jesus Cambay Jr., two proud Cordilleran officers, shared great moments when the former held a command visit in Camp Abendan in Zamboanga City on Oct. 10. -- Toti Navales/PNP


Environment
ROAD TO DEVELOPMENT -- The newly-improved Jose Mencio farm-to-market road in Atok, Benguet spanning more than 11 kilometers traversing six barangays and expected to boost the coffee industry in the municipality is scheduled for turnover on Oct. 29. The project was funded by the World Bank with counterpart from the Department of Agriculture and the provincial government. -- Contributed photo
Health
FOR PATIENT TRANSPORT -- Two units of ambulance worth a total of P3.2 million were turned over to mayors Bill Raymundo of Bakun (6th from l) and Manny Fermin of Kapangan ((8th from l) from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office represented by Consultant for Charity Marie Louise Serojales through the Benguet Legislative District Office represented by Chief of Staff Kevin See (9th from l) on Oct. 16. The vehicles were part of the 300 units of ambulances distributed to various towns of the country under the PCSO’s program. -- Ofelia Empianty. -- Mark Hamada
Business
HIGH COMPLIANCE RATING -- The Ambuklao and Binga Dams in Benguet and Magat Dam in Ifugao owned by SN Aboitiz Power Group received high compliance ratings during the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market Compliance Officer Summit held last month. The Philippine Electricity Market Corporation confers rating citations to generation companies that have an exemplary compliance record with WESM’s laws and manuals, such as the must offer rule, rule on nomination of projected outputs or loading levels, and real-time dispatch schedule. -- SNAP photo
Sports
VYING FOR BETTER RESULT -- Former two-time ONE lightweight world champion Eduard Folayang wants better result in his fight against Antonio Caruso of Australia in one of the main cards of ONE: Inside the Matrix set in Singapore on Oct. 30. A win by Folayang will make the Igorot fighter back in title contention. -- ONE photo
 

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