Issue of October 4, 2015

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PAGCOR chair ordered to probe city’s e-bingo

President Benigno Aquino III ordered Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Chair Cristino Naguiat to “look into” the issuance of licenses to operate e-bingo in Baguio.

CALTS UP FOR CANCELLATION -- The certificates of ancestral land titles, covering Wright Park and a portion of a government lot where The Mansion compound is located that were issued in favor of private claimants, were recommended for cancellation by an investigation team of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples. The areas covered by the CALTs are within forest reservations covered by Presidential proclamations. -- Harley Palangchao

Valera reaps life term for death of ex-solon
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet  – Many public schools in the province are facing challenges due to unsettled land claims besetting school sites, according to the Department of Education-Benguet Division.

Former Abra Gov. Vicente Valera and co-accused Rufino Panday and Leo Bello were slapped with life imprisonment (40 years) over the killing of former Abra representative Luis Bersamin and his bodyguard SPO1 Adelfo Ortega in December 2006.

Referendum retains BENECO as non-stock

It’s status quo anew for Baguio and Benguet’s electric distribution firm.


Baguio City would have to rely on the waste management practices of its residents and on added push on other available means of disposal in order to cope with the increased daily waste volume of the city.

MASS WEDDING -- Fifty-nine couples tied the knot during the annual mass wedding at the Baguio Convention Center as part of the city’s celebration of Family Week. Baguio officials led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, who also solemnized the ceremony, acted as principal sponsors. Started in 1995, the mass wedding caters to couples, who do not have the means to finance their own wedding. -- Ofelia C. Empian
NUMBER ONE IN SERVICE -- Philippine Air Force 1st Air Division commander M/Gen. Raul del Rosario (center), who presided over the turnover of command from erstwhile Tactical Operations Group 1 commander Col. Dennis Estrella to new head Lt/Col. Onorlie Brillantes at the Baguio Airport on Monday flashes the number one sign after TOG1 has been conferred the best unit of PAF in Luzon.
-- Harley Palangchao

WRATH OF TYPHOON KABAYAN -- Tropical storm Kabayan toppled several trees and electric posts when it made a landfall in Baguio and Benguet on Oct. 1 and 2.  While the CDRRMC reported no casualties as of Friday, the DENR must allow the conduct of preemptive measures such as cutting or pruning of trees that pose danger to motorists and pedestrians during typhoon or incessant rains. -- Harley Palangchao
LIFE-SAVING TRAINING -- Members of the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club together with Mass Communication students of the University of Baguio undergo survival and first aid training such as CPR techniques. The Search and Rescue Unit Foundation Inc. facilitated the Disaster Preparedness with Earthquake and Fire Realistic Simulation, Personal and Home Disaster Survival, and covering Disaster and Hostile Environment workshop at PIA-CAR last weekend.
-- Harley Palangchao
PEACEMAKERS -- Officials of Barangay Ambassador in Tublay, Benguet led by PB Cruso Daguioa Jr. beam with pride after the village was declared first runner-up in the national search for best performing Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Award under the 4th to 6th class municipality during awards rites in Pasay City. Mayor Ruben Paoad and DILG-CAR Dir. John Castañeda joined village officials in receiving the award. -- Shane Awacan
BUSINESS RESTRICTION -- The City Health Services Office and the Baguio City Police Office make the rounds within the central business district and barangays to remind owners of sari-sari stores of the restrictions when selling tobacco products. Several establishments were found to have no permits in selling cigarettes, while some stores located several meters away from school premises openly dispense cigarettes to students.
-- Redjie Cawis
CIDG-CNL GOLF WINNERS -- Police Director Benjamin Magalong (4th from left), who placed first runner-up in the benefit golf event of the CIDG Central and North Luzon, joins in the front row a group of champions and other winners during the awards night at the Baguio Country Club over the weekend. Proceeds of the event will be used to purchase investigation equipment and second hand patrol car.
-- Harley Palangchao
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