Issue of March 18, 2018

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Cops urged to defend stations from rebels

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – All police commands in the Cordillera were directed to defend police stations from being overran by New People’s Army guerillas.

BENGUET’S NEWEST ATTRACTION -- The Northern Blossom flower farm in Sayangan, Atok, Benguet is now the newest tourism attraction in the province with countless visitors from as far as Manila and Mindanao coming to visit the farm which is suitable for different imported flower varieties due to cold climate prevailing in the municipality. Nearby is the Sakura Park which is expected to draw thousands of visitors in the next two to three years. -- Harley Palangchao

Women power continues to make its presence felt in the once male-dominated Philippine Military Academy.

Cordillerans beamed with pride as five police and military cadets ranked among the top 10 graduates with two of them graduating as class salutatorians in the Philippine Military Academy and Philippine National Police Academy.
Robbers cart P1.5 M from two city stores

Unidentified robbers stole close to P1.5 million worth of cash, appliances, and gadgets from two adjacent establishments along Marcos Highway in Baguio recently.

Officials care for threatened trees in city
Members of the city council last week have reminded implementing agencies of road widening projects in the city to observe proper procedures to ensure that development serves its purpose and poses minimum harm to trees.
CHA-CHA HEARING -- The regional hearing on the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution was conducted last week at the University of the Cordilleras and was attended by officials in the Cordillera and neighboring regions. Senator Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan said the hearing is helpful in getting the sentiments of the people regarding the proposed charter change. With him are senators Bam Aquino, Panfilo Lacson, Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Koko Pimentel, and Nancy Binay.
-- Ofelia Empian
FAREWELL -- People from all walks of life join the officialdom of Benguet in paying their last respects to former Benguet governor Raul “Rocky” Molintas during the necrological mass at the Capitol last week before the local statesman was buried at the Governor’s Hill at Buyagan Public Cemetery on March 12.
-- Ofelia Empian
RAINWATER HARVESTING -- University of the Philippines Baguio Vice Chancellor for Administration Jessica Cariño explains the mechanics of the rainwater harvesting and recovery system  currently operational at the university with the use of a solar powered pump. She is with Chancellor Raymundo D. Rovillos; Vice President for Planning and Development Elvira Zamor, Architect Aris Go, and other officials of the UP system. -- Roland Rabang
HEALTH AND SPORTS -- Baguio Central School Principal Esther Litilit and pupils are filled with joy and gratefulness after receiving assorted sports equipment and learning materials that will help make them become physically fit. The donations, sorted out by officers of the Badihoy Homeowners Association led by Francis Martin, were courtesy of U.S.-based nurse Marites Epejo-Welch. -- Bong Cayabyab
ALBUBO FESTIVAL -- Municipal and provincial officials of Benguet join Rep. Ronald Cosalan in partaking the biggest cake prepared for guests and the public during the Albubo Festival in Buguias recently. Cosalan vowed to bring more development in northern Benguet through various infrastructure projects. -- Peter Guibac
BEST COFFEE --  Coffee grower Leo Balagot, who is in-charge of the Bureau of Plant Industry nursery, explains the methods employed to produce the best coffee by taking care of the seedlings. The coffee industry in the region is slowly growing, with various LGUs taking the challenge of planting more coffee trees to cater to the world’s demand for coffee. --Ofelia C. Empian
TARZAN AND JANE -- Cadets 1st Class Ricardo Witawit Liwaden of Barlig, Mountain Province and Jasm Marie Alcoriza of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental are this year’s recipients of the Athletic Saber award, which is conferred to outstanding athletes from the graduating class members of Philippine Military Academy Class 2018. The recipients are usually called the “Tarzan” of the class. -- Harley Palangchao

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