Issue of June 6, 2021

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All cities and provinces affected:
143 COVID-19 variants recorded in Cordillera

All six provinces and two cities in the Cordillera have recorded cases of the SARS CoV-2 variants of concern and a variant of interest, totaling 143 out of the total 36,656 cases of Covid-19 in the region as of June 3.

ADVANCE TRAINING -- Members of different rescue groups in Baguio and Benguet participated in the simulated disaster rescue operations initiated by the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in partnership with the Philippine Air Force-Tactical Operations Group 1 at the Loakan airstrip on May 30. The simulated activities covered trainings on proper coordination between PAF and the rescue groups, preparation for arrival and landing of aircrafts for rescue, basic hand signals, and radio communication, among others. -- Ompong Tan

Those who have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 should be given premium.

Representatives from various sectors and civil society organizations in Baguio have renewed their opposition to the operation of electronic bingo and all forms of gambling in the city.

On killing of 45 pine trees:
Court junks case versus 6 accused

A Baguio court has granted the motion to quash the information against the accused in the reported poisoning of 45 pine trees in a private lot along Legarda Road, Baguio City in 2019.


An economic growth rate better than the national average and being one of the safest regions in the country are among the five major accomplishments the Cordillera has achieved as Pres. Rodrigo Duterte steps into the fifth year of his administration.


FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES -- Saint Louis University School of Nursing started its limited face-to-face classes  on June 1. SLU is one of the more than 23 higher learning institutions allowed by the Commission on Higher Education to conduct limited face-to-face classes effective second semester of academic year 2020-2021. -- Rev. Fr. Gilbert Sales
SOON TO RISE -- The Philippine Information Agency-Cordillera regional office will soon have its own building, which will help the office serve the public by providing timely, accurate and relevant information. PIA Director-General Ramon Cualoping III, PIA-Cordillera Director Helen Tibaldo, DPWH-Cordiller Director Khadaffy Tanggol, OCD-Cordillera Director Albert Mogol, other government representatives, and officials from the media organizations graced the laying of the capsule during the groundbreaking ceremony at Barangay DPS in Baguio City on May 31. -- Redjie Cawis

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE -- The Baguio City Health Services Office received from the Department of Health-Cordillera 300 first doses of Russian-made Gamaleya Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines on June 2. Only Baguio was given the Sputnik V vaccines among local government units in the Cordillera. -- CHSO photo
FINANCIAL AID -- Close to 1,500 workers from 10 tourism business establishments, tourism support service, and community-based tourism organizations affected by the pandemic in Baguio City were awarded cash assistance from the DOT and DOLE. National Artists Kidlat Tahimik representing the Victor Oteyza Community Art Space (VOCAS) received the certificate of eligibility from Tourism Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, DOT-Cordillera OIC Jovita Ganongan and DOLE-Cordillera Technical Support and Services Division Chief George Lubin, Jr. -- Redjie Cawis
WELCOME TO ONE -- Jhanlo Sangiao, 18, son of Team Lakay founder Mark Sangiao, has officially signed a fight contract with ONE Championship making him the newest fighter from the top mixed martial arts team in the Philippines to become a professional athlete. -- Contributed photos


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