Issue of August 11, 2019
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P500 fine for traffic obstruction okayed

Fines and penalties for traffic violations will soon be increased as the proposal to amend the rates contained in Ordinance 7 s. 1984 or the Comprehensive Traffic and Transportation Ordinance, as amended has already reached second reading after publication.

DISASTER READINESS -- Well-trained personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council display how they extract seriously injured trapped individuals from the rubbles and debris of a collapsed building when City Hall participated in the second quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Aug. 8. Other public and private institutions joined the nationwide drill that aimed to test public readiness during a disaster such as earthquake -- Harley Palangchao

With the continuing problem on marijuana cultivation in the Cordillera, the hemp plant that is closely associated with marijuana is being proposed as an alternative for farmers in the region.

The Police Regional Office-Cordillera has formed a special investigation task group (SITG) to investigate the shooting of an American human rights defender and provincial correspondent of Northern Dispatch by unknown assailants outside his home in Tungngod, Lagawe, Ifugao on Aug. 5.

Opposition snowballs vs additional taxi units
More taxi drivers are opposing the transportation department’s approval of the operation of premium taxis in Baguio and in other urban areas in the country.


Portions of the Athletic Bowl complex which are currently occupied by concessionaires will soon be recovered by the city government as part of the development program for the area.

SEWER LINE INSPECTION -- Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong together with representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Baguio City Police Office and other agencies concerned conducted an on-the-spot inspection of business establishments to check on the status of their sewer system. Big establishments in the city were directed to construct their own sewage treatment facilities to help aid in the city’s water pollution woes. -- Bong Cayabyab
KENNON ROAD CLEARING -- Residents along Kennon Road, particularly students and employees going to Baguio City or the nearby towns of Benguet, were given window hours to pass through Kennon Road, while heavy equipment and personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways conducted clearing operations in a landslide affected area along the road. -- Redjie Melvic Cawis
CONTINUING DESTRUCTION -- Mt. Pulag National Park Superintendent Emerita Albas urged the community to be wary in buying pine lumbers for they might be acquiring poached lumbers coming from Sitio Naubanan in Ekip, Bokod, Benguet, which is adjacent to Mt. Pulag. With the unabated illegal logging in the area, the impact is being felt by the community and nearby areas, manifested in soil erosions, siltation, and flooding especially during heavy rains and typhoons. -- Contributed photo
HEMP ADVOCATE -- Presidential Adviser for Northern Luzon Raul Lambino suggested during the joint Regional Development Council-Regional Peace and Order Council to further study the cultivation of hemp as an alternative to marijuana in the Cordillera to combat the problem on the illegal plant. He said the hemp plant, recently ruled out by the U.S. as a controlled plant, is generally described as non-intoxicating variety of cannabis, which could be used for textile, paper, food, and medicine, among others, compared to marijuana, which is known to have high psychoactive effects on the user. -- Ofelia Empian
SAVOR THE HIGHLANDS -- Dr. Roberto Kalugdan, owner of the Ibulao Bed and Breakfast in Kiangan, Ifugao, adds his especially-made dressing for the kiniing and pako salad prepared by Baguio-based chef Charlynne Buangan, which guests sampled at World Food Expo at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City on Aug. 9. -- Rimaliza Opiña
ANTI-DENGUE DRIVE TOO -- Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong gives last warning to auto repair shops and establishments for not complying with the health and sanitation standards of the city. Apart from being eyesores, used tires serve as breeding grounds for dengue-carrying mosquitoes endangering the health of residents.
-- Bong Cayab-yab
BAGUIO JIU-JITSU -- ONE flyweight title contender Danny Kingad employed the so-called Baguio jiu-jitsu against world-class grappler and jiu-jitsu blackbelt Reece McLaren in the ONE flyweight world grand prix semi-finals in Manila to reach the finals against former Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight world champion Demetrius Johnson. -- ONE photo
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