Issue of August 21, 2016
     

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Underground wiring for Baguio CBD entails P2 B

A modern wiring system, which entails installing cable lines underground, comes with a cost and it’s not cheap.


MONSOON’S FURY -- A portion of the P40-million worth gabion and retaining wall project of the BCDEO along a landslide-prone section of Kennon Road within the city limit in Uabac, Camp 7 collapsed as monsoon rains battered the Cordillera for more than a week resulting in two deaths and displacement of over a thousand individuals. In Benguet, dams slightly opened gates to release water before they reach their critical levels. -- Harley Palangchao
Monsoon leaves 2 dead in Cordillera
Igorot Army officer leads purge against Abu Sayyaf

An igorot Army colonel is largely being credited for the capture of four camps of Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan, which to many is another Cordilleran exploit in the war against lawlessness and breakdown of peace and order.

Two persons were killed while more than 1,400 individuals were affected by the southwest monsoon that battered most parts of the Cordillera for seven days.

The Benguet Provincial Board is asking the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to allow tourists to visit Mt. Sto. Tomas in Tuba, one of the province’s prime tourist destinations.

 

The Police Regional Office-Cordillera has been honored for its effective implementation of the program that aims to transform the Philippine National Police into a credible, effective, and efficient force.

 
City
AMBITIOUS PLAN -- Officials of Benguet Electric Cooperative led by General Manager Gerardo Verzosa announced the planned underground cable wiring project for public utilities, such as Beneco, is possible in Baguio but such plan would entail P2 billion outlay, which could be passed on to its member-consumers. -- Jewel Castro
Region
EMPOWERING APAYAO FARMERS -- Agriculture Sec. Manny Piñol, assisted by Gov. Elias Bulut Jr. and Rep. Eleanor Begtang, turned over machineries, equipment, and other farm inputs for farmers in Apayao during his recent visit. He also announced the implementation of a P41-million farm-to-market road in the province.
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Environment
ALMOST A DISASTER -- A family of four was spared from a disaster after a landslide hit an extension of their house in Barangay Alab Proper in Bontoc, Mountain Province at the height of the southwest monsoon last week. The family is safe and has been evacuated to another house in the same barangay. The CRRDMC cautioned residents to stay away from geohazard areas during an inclement weather.
--  Ferdie Castañeda
Health
PRIORITIZE RH LAW -- Advocates called on the Duterte government to prioritize the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law, especially on efforts to lower HIV/AIDS cases in the country. The call was made during the RH and Sustainable Development Goals forum in Baguio with Benguet Gov. Crescencio Pacalso, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat Jr., Diwa Party List Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, FORUM for Family Planning and Development President Benjamin de Leon, and PLCPD Executive Director Rom Dongeto gracing the event. -- Redjie Cawis
Life
FULLBRIGHT SCHOLAR -- United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg presents three of the 30 scholars under the Fulbright Global Undergraduate Exchange Program.  University of the Philippines Baguio Mass Communication Christine Grace Catindig is the only Filipino to qualify for the fall-term global scholarship.
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Business
BEST SEASON -- The monsoon season is one of the best times of the year for people along Kennon Road in Tuba, Benguet to extract fine gold with the use of a sluice box and screen. Benguet Gov. Crescencio Pacalso ordered the suspension of all small-scale mining operation in the province during the non-stop rains last week.
-- Harley Palangchao
Sports
OVERALL CHAMPIONS -- The University of Baguio Lady Cardinals won the volleyball title against the University of the Cordilleras in Game 2 of the finals. The win made UB, led by president Dhanna Kerina Bautista-Rodas, as the overall champion in Season 29 of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League.
-- Harley Palangchao
 
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