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Issue of September 17, 2017
     

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Baguio pays out P1 B for waste hauling in 10 yrs

The City of Baguio has already spent roughly P1 billion for the transport and hauling of its garbage in 10 years, an amount the city government is trying to cut through a permanent disposal area and applicable technology.


NATIONAL TREASURE -- Ibaloy elder Vicky Macay revisits the centuries-old mummy from Benguet, which is being safe kept in a sealed glass at the Baguio Museum. Macay performed a ritual before the mummy with no certain historic account was placed in a sealed glass. Mummies in Benguet particularly in Kabayan town (inset) were declared National Cultural Treasures pursuant to Presidential Decree 374.
-- Harley Palangchao


Cordillera lawmakers clarify stand on P1,000 CHR budget

One of Baguio’s homegrown coffee shops, Café Yagam, is among the top nine among thousands of entries worldwide in the 2017 search for “Google Business Stories.”

Some Cordillera lawmakers slammed the House of Representatives’ majority decision to practically abolish the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) by giving it P1, 000 budget for 2018 during its Sept. 12 deliberations.
 
Bid for autonomy not urgent bill for 2017
The quest for autonomy in the Cordillera might take sometime during the Duterte administration.
 
Probe sought on harbored terrorists in Baguio City
The Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council is verifying reports that some terrorists involved in the crisis in Marawi City have graduated from a school run by Muslims in Baguio City.
 
NCIP cites impacts of P1K budget
The Lower House’s allocation of P1,000 for the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples’ 2018 budget did not only deal a blow to the agency, but also on the rights of the indigenous peoples.
 
City
MITIGATING ACCIDENTS -- Personnel of the DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Office repair high curbs along the stretch of South Drive to avoid a repeat of previous series of vehicular accidents resulting to injuries and even death due to a high curb without any warning signal to motorists.
-- Harley Palangchao
Region
RPOC MEETING -- Apayao Governor Elias Bulut Jr. (2nd from l) called on the different government line agencies through the Regional Development Council to establish offices to ensure that services will be provided to the people of Apayao during the joint meeting of the RDC and Regional Peace and Order Council both chaired by Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan in Luna, Apayao last week. -- Redjie Cawis
Environment
LANDSLIDE AVERSION -- Community leader of Barangay Villavieja, in Pilar town of Abra, Randy Dalligus, points out to Benigno Cesar Espeji, OIC chief geologist of the Mines Geosciences Bureau-Cordillera the part of the Villavieja mountain where a reported crack was found. The crack turned out to be a landslide that earlier occurred in the area. Fortunately, the geohazard area is not residential but community leaders were cautioned that prolonged heavy rains could trigger a mudflow that could possibly affect nearby Barangay Ocup. -- Sheila May Sanqui
Health
POSTER-SLOGAN CHAMPS -- For their creativity and innovation, winners of the inter-school poster-slogan making contest in line with the celebration of the Nutrition Month, received their awards from Secretary to the Mayor Rafael Tallocoy, City Administrator Carlos Canilao, and city councilors.  Michelle Grace Dawe of the Philippine Women’s University bagged the 1st prize, Daniel Ray Perez of Saint Louis-Pacdal won the 2nd place, while Jasrie Paula Austria and Jescel Angel Jade Landingin both from Saint Louis Aurora Hill garnered the 3rd place.
-- Bong Cayabyab
Life
STORY WEAVER -- Ibaloy doctor cum writer Dr. Ryan Guinaran (2nd from left) stands tall as one of the three national finalists in the 11th Jaime Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards under the category book for youth with his book, “To My Fellow Igorot Youth: Poems, Stories and Essays.” -- Paul Nuval
Business
RESTARTING AQUAPARK -- Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Cordillera Director Lilibeth Signey (4th from l) together with National Irrigation Administration-MRIIS Division Manager Rodolfo Mejia (3rd from l), Alfonso Lista Mayor Glenn Prudenciano (5th from l), led the re-launching of the Magat aquapark project through the stocking of fingerlings in an effort to improve the living conditions of fisherfolk in the different villages of the Magat reservoir in Ifugao. The agencies also turned over 20 fishing boats in the municipality.
-- Rodelyn Foronda
Sports
SCORPION KICK -- A female taekwondo athlete showed her athleticism with an extended kick to the head of her opponent during the quarterfinals, while Baguio runners dominated the athletic events of the 2017 Milo Little Olympics North and Central Luzon leg in Baguio last week.
-- Harley Palangchao
 
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