Issue of May 15, 2016

Mt. Province

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Illicit logging hotspot in
Mt Province discovered

Environment officials on board two Air Force choppers were shocked by the discovery of logging activities within a forested area in Bauko, Mountain Province on May 12.

RAPE OF A FOREST -- The site of  logging activities in a thick forest in Bauko, Mountain Province was uncovered during the “Bantay Gubat” operation and National Greening Program monitoring jointly conducted by the DENR and PAF Tactical Operations Group 1 on May 12. By some indications, the logging activities have been ongoing for quite some time without being detected until the aerial operation was carried out followed by a ground operation by government’s Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force last week. Logging in public and private lands without authority are punishable under the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines.
-- Harley Palangchao

No shot fired in 4 CAR provinces on election day

Not a single shot due to election-related violence was ever fired in four provinces in the Cordillera.

The people of the 13 towns of Benguet have spoken with the results of the recent local and national polls paving the way for incumbent and newbie leaders to sit in the executive and legislative positions in the different municipal governments in the province.

Incumbent Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog retained their elective posts while congressman-elect Mark Go led five newcomers in the new set of officials after the May 9 local and national elections.

Voting 2-1, the board of canvassers (BOC) proclaimed lawyer Kathy Jyll Mayaen as governor of Mountain Province on Tuesday with 60,664 votes amid legal questions for substituting her father.
PUBLIC INCONVENIENCE -- Traffic gridlock builds up in some parts of the city where road and canal projects are implemented, like at the corner of Kennon Road and Military Cut-off, especially during rush hours. Affected motorists and commuters appeal to the concerned agencies to finish the projects on time.
-- Redjie Cawis
ONE BENGUET, ONE PEOPLE -- Reelectionist Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan and governor-elect Crescencio Pacalso congratulate each other when they met at the Capitol lobby during the proclamation of winners for the May 9 elections in the province. Regardless of political affiliations, Benguet elected leaders are known for supporting each other for the betterment of the province and its people.
-- Ofelia Empian

RDANA ASSESSMENT -- The Tactical Operations Group 1 of the Philippine Air Force and OCD-Cordillera conduct an aerial assessment of geo-hazard and typhoon-ravaged communities in Baguio and Benguet like the site of the massive ground subsidence at Poblacion, Bakun, Benguet. The activity is the final phase of the Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis training course jointly undertaken by OCD-CAR and PAF-TOG 1. -- Harley Palangchao
FCTC-COMPLIANT -- A restaurant cashier shows packs of cigarettes that comply with the World Health Organization-Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which directs tobacco companies to include grim pictures of diseases caused by smoking in cigarette packs. The WHO-FCTC also prohibits the sale of cigarettes individually or in small packs.
-- Harley Palangchao
SOLORSCAPE -- Jordan Mang-osan presents one of his solar paintings with intricate details of the rice terraces in his hometown Mountain Province. His artworks together with other local artists, including national artist for visual art Benedicto Cabrera, are on display at SM City Baguio. -- Harley Palangchao
JOB OPPORTUNITIES -- After almost two years of waiting, members of the LARNS HILL Association of Itogon, Benguet finally receive the sewing machines for garments that they requested under the shared services facility program of the DTI-CAR. The project is expected to benefit 30 members of the association and create about 120 job opportunities for the women and youth in the community.
-- Contributed photo
SUBMISSION -- The Lakay Grapplers Cup has once again brought together mixed martial arts athletes from various teams for a friendly competition. The event is a training ground especially for young and upcoming fighters from the region such as the winner in the 56kg and above category, Jen Olsim of Tribal Torogi (in armbar position), winning against Kate Copa from the University of the Cordilleras.-- Ofelia Empian
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Department of Tourism – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Informatics Institute
Medline International Training Institute

Baguio Central University
Baguio Multicultural Institute
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Health – CAR
Department of Tourism – CAR
Fox Elite Immigration Consultancy
King’s College of the Philippines
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Philippine Veterans Bank
Philippine Women’s University – Baguio
Pines City Colleges
Regional Development Council & National Economic Development Authority – CAR
Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Benguet
Sutherland Global Services
University of Baguio

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center, Inc.
Baguio Water District
Banco De Oro
Barangay 92.7 FM
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Cordillera Kidney Specialists, Inc.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Science and Technology – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
John Hay Management Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Nagomi Spa
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philex Mining Corporation
Philippine National Police – Police Regional Office – Cordillera
Pines International Academy Inc.
Pugad: Pugo Adventure
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Social Security System
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