Issue of August 12, 2018

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Public resistance prevents city's waste facility plan

Public resistance is what is preventing the city government from finally implementing its integrated solid waste management system.

DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN -- More than 30 families were evacuated to safer grounds after a huge slide that occurred during the onslaught of typhoons Inday and Josie last month at Dalicno, Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet is posing great danger to limbs and properties. Government personnel and the local police are closely monitoring the site during inclement weather to ensure that other residents in the area are safe from disaster. -- Harley Palangchao

A scientist debunked theories that tourism is largely to blame for the rapid rise of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the country.

ITOGON, Benguet – A huge portion of the thickly populated village of Dalicno, Ampucao is on the verge of being wiped out by a mountain slide that occurred during incessant rains at the height of typhoons Inday and Josie late last month.

Sovereign Cordillera better under federalism

QUEZON CITY – Benguet Rep. Ronald Cosalan expressed deep concern about a provision of the proposed federal Constitution, which changed the provision for an autonomous Cordillera region into a federated state of the Cordillera.

LTMPS is country's best PNP station

Active community participation in peacekeeping efforts has led to the recognition of the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station as the “Best Municipal Police Station” in the country during the 117th Police Service Anniversary rites in Camp Crame on Aug. 8.

MORE LOGISTICS SUPPORT -- Baguio City Police Office Director S/Supt. Ramil Saculles and his deputies distributed 61 level-three bullet proof vests to all police stations in the city, as part of the continued logistics support of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera under C/Supt. Rolando Nana to the Baguio’s Finest.
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WELL DONE -- Eleven Cordillera police personnel were awarded with the PNP Medalya ng Kagalingan and the Medalya ng Papuri by Benguet Vice Gov. Florence Tingbaoen and PRO-Cor Director C/Supt. Rolando Nana during the distinguished visitors program on Aug. 6 at Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet. The police personnel were awarded for their accomplishments.
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GROWING TOWN -- With La Trinidad’s steady growth, traffic congestion is felt especially during the rush hour aggravated by various road constructions in the capital town. The La Trinidad Traffic Management Board composed of the local government unit, police, and the community is now mulling on setting up CCTV cameras with audio capability in the main thoroughfares of the town to help in traffic management, peace and order concerns, and even in solid waste management.
-- Ofelia Empian

SERVICE TO PEOPLE -- A medical, dental and optical mission that benefited dozens of indigent residents of Pugo, La Union was successfully held by the Baguio City Host Lions Club headed by Jeff Ng in partnership with the Philippine Pediatric Society Northern Luzon Chapter, Saint Louis University Hospital of the Sacred Heart, Philippine Dental Association Baguio Chapter, and the newest lions club, the Benguet Optometrists Lions Club. The civic mission was coordinated by civic leader Peter Go and the local government of Pugo under Mayor Precy Martin.
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CELEBRATION -- The recently-staged “punnuk” post-harvest ritual in Barangay Hapao in Hungduan, Ifugao remains as one of the well-kept traditions in the country showcasing the indigenous peoples’ way of celebrating life and thanking the Almighty for a bountiful harvest and an acknowledgement that everything they need comes from the land and their environment. -- Ofelia Empian
EXEMPLARY -- Outstanding cooperatives in La Trinidad, Benguet were recognized by the municipal government led by Mayor Romeo Salda during the 1st Gawad Parangal for Cooperatives of the municipality on Aug. 9 at the town gymnasium. Cooperative Development Authority-Cordillera Director Franco Bawang Jr. (1st row, 4th from l) urged the cooperatives to reach their full potential and not be contented with their current status to further help in the development of the capital town. -- Ofelia Empian
ALL SET -- Three Highland Boxing former champions (from left-front row), Jomar Fajardo, Nathan Bolcio, and Merlito Sabillo, are all set for their respective fights next month in three different areas and promotions. With them are reigning and future champions from Highland. -- Harley Palangchao

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Albergo Hotel and Residences
Baguio Country Club
University of Baguio
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Baguio Central University
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Cong. Mark O. Go
Cong. Ronald Cosalan
Department of Education – CAR
Department of Health – CAR
Gov. Crescencio Pacalso
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Narda’s and Sunflower Ridge
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
University of the Philippines Baguio

Assumption Medical and Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
BSBT College, Inc.
Bureau of Internal Revenue
BVS Colleges
C &Triple A Supermart
Councilor Edgar M. Avila
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Interior and Local Government – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
John Hay Management Corporation
King’s College of the Philippines
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
STI Baguio
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