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P9 jeepney fare hike takes effect on Feb 24

The 50-centavo fare increase for public utility jeepneys in the Cordillera will take effect Feb. 24.


CLOSER TO HOME -- The discovery of marijuana plantation sites in Sablan and La Trinidad (inset), both in Benguet, came as a surprise to police and anti-narcotics agents but they were quick to uproot and burn on site close to P3 million worth of marijuana plants in  the two towns within the BLISTT. No person was arrested during the operation but follow-up investigation is ongoing in a bid to put behind bars the marijuana cultivators. PRO-Cor photos
After three years, Baguio recorded its lowest temperature this month.

The intensified anti-illlegal drugs campaign of the Benguet Police Provincial Office (BPPO) led to the destruction of P2.93 million worth of marijuana plants in two towns within the BLISTT.

 
Cordillera towns lift ban on tourism-related events

Local government units in the Cordillera have lifted the temporary suspension of  tourism-related activities in light of the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19).

 

Selling of wet wipes that have iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, and parabens is now prohibited in Baguio.

 
 
 
City
CELEBRATING MILESTONE  -- Management and staff of the Baguio Country Club led by General Manager Anthony de Leon with city’s First Lady Arlene Magalong as a special guest released 115 doves to celebrate another milestone in the hospitality and tourism industry when the only five-star mountain resort in northern Luzon marked its 115th anniversary last week. -- Harley Palangchao
Region
HONORED GUEST -- The Chief Directorial Staff of the Philippine National Police Lt./Gen. Guillermo Eleazar was the guest of honor during the Distinguished Visitor Program of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera in Camp Bado Dangwa in La Trinidad, Benguet. He was accompanied by PRO-Cor Director, B/Gen. R’win Pagkalinawan and Col. Noel Vallo. -- Contributed photo
Environment
REGREENING PROGRAM -- South Korea’s Lions District 356-D led by its governor, Kim Wan-ho and northern Luzon’s District 301-C led by its governor Modesto Imayaho, planted pine tree saplings at Mount Cabuyao as part of the worldwide advocacy of the Lions Clubs International to rejuvenate the fragile environment in communities.
-- Harley Palangchao
Health
ASF IN CORDILLERA -- Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Executive Director Cameron Odsey confirmed there are positive cases of African swine fever in the provinces of Benguet and Kalinga, but precautionary measures are being done to prevent the spread of the disease. The DA executive has called on the different local government units and communities to heighten their biosecurity measures to ensure a clean swine industry in the region with the continued threat of the ASF virus. -- Redjie Melvic Cawis
Life
OUTREACH MISSION -- The 18-man delegation from South Korea’s Lions District 356-D of the Lions Clubs International led by its district governor Kim Wan-ho conducted an outreach mission in three public schools in Baguio where they gave financial grants to deserving pupils and students, donated school supplies and sports equipment, and also reached out to visually-impaired individuals through their feeding program and gift-giving activities. The visiting Koreans were assisted by the Lions District 301-C led by district governor Modesto Imayaho.
-- Harley Palangchao
Business
15 YEARS -- As the first global business process outsourcing company that set up shop in Baguio, Sitel with its 5,000 employees celebrated 15 years of business success and operational excellence. Here are members of the Sitel Baguio’s Strength Relay Team during the recent Call Center Association of the Philippines Fitness Festival Champions with Vice President for Operations-Sitel Philippines Ian Zafra and Chief People Officer of Sitel Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand Haidee Enriquez. -- Contributed photo
Sports
RESILIENT -- Two-time ONE lightweight world champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 36, dismissed talks of an early retirement from combat sport, as the poster boy of the Philippine mixed martial arts said he has more fights ahead of him. Younger fighters of Team Lakay have testified that Folayang is one of their great inspirations for excelling in MMA.
-- ONE photo
 
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