Issue of December 10, 2017

Mt. Province

Panagbenga Flower Festival
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Baguio’s crime volume drops by 47%

The Baguio City Police Office reported a 47 percent decrease in the number of crimes and improved crime solution efficiency this year.

CHRISTMAS COLOR -- Many flower stores in Baguio like Arnnie’s Garden at the Baguio Orchidarium never missed to grow poinsettia all year-round, especially during Christmas, as the plant has become a worldwide holiday favorite for indoor decorating at this time of the year. -- Harley Palangchao

15 students, driver held for marijuana

IFUGAO – A fourth-class municipality in this culture-rich province recorded zero crime on major crimes in a span of seven days from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3 totally cementing its reputation as one of the most peaceful towns in the Cordillera.

It was the distinct smell of marijuana in their vehicle that led to the arrest of a driver and 15 students, including four minors and confiscation of marijuana in various forms with a total of P1.4 million in a checkpoint in Sabangan, Mountain Province last week.
Palace wants 32 trees cut for executive house

The office of City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has been asked to issue a clearance for the cutting of 32 trees located at the Philippine Information Agency compound, which is part of the forested property of the Office of the President.

2018 BFF Execom revamped
The composition of the 2018 Baguio Flower Festival or Panagbenga executive committee has been reorganized, this time with government taking the lead.
BEST PERFORMING OFFICE -- For their outstanding performance as a unit, DepEd Baguio City led by Supperintendent Federico Martin (4th from l) and OIC-Asst. Supt. Soraya Faculo (3rd from l) present their plaques of recognition for garnering the Best Performing Schools Division Award during the 2017 Regional Recognition and Awarding. With Baguio City are the regional office division chiefs led by newly-installed Assistant Regional Director Bettina Daytec-Aquino (5th from l). -- Georaloy Palao-ay
HALL OF FAME -- For the third consecutive time, the University of the Cordilleras was awarded as the Best Higher Education Institution in the 2017 Cordillera Gawad Kalasag inducting the school to the Hall of Fame. UC was recognized for its efforts in disaster risk reduction and management and its community involvement through Project HELEN. VP for Administration Dr. Leonarda Aguinalde (2nd from l), who received the award, is flanked by (right) Office of Civil Defense Administrator Usec. Ricardo Jalad, who is also the Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, M/Gen. Paul Atal (2nd from right), Commander of the 5th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, and OCD-CAR Director Andrew Alex Uy (left). UC also won the National Gawad Kalasag for the same category in 2014. -- Lito Dar
LEARNING FROM MISTAKES -- The contractor of an ongoing road expansion along Legarda Road extension made sure that the base trunks of the matured Benguet pine trees have enough space to breathe, unlike the other trees from a recent road construction where crew of irresponsible contractors choked the trees with cement.
-- Harley Palangchao
BEST PDRRMC -- Mountain Province Acting Gov. Bonifacio Lacwasan (5th from l) and Provincial DRRMC head Edward Chumawar receive the Gawad Kalasag 2017 plaque of recognition and cash prize for winning the Cordillera Regional Best Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in the provincial category. Leading the awarding ceremony at the Baguio Country Club last Dec. 1 were NDRRMC Executive Director and OCD Administrator Usec. Ricardo Jalad, OCD-CAR Director Andrew Alex Uy, and AFP 5th IB Commander M/Gen. Paul Atal. -- Lito Dar
HONEST PUPILS -- Baguio Central School pupil Asya Dimatangkal and Doña Josefa Cariño Elementary School pupil Ailah Samporna were recently honored for their honesty in reporting to the police P5,000 they found at the Abanao Street overpass. Their honesty was appreciated by the Baguio City Police Office headed by S/Supt. Ramil Saculles with the presence of city officials along with school officials headed by DepEd-Baguio Schools Division Superintendent Federico Martin, BCS school principal Esther Litilit and JCES principal Proserpina Estacio during City Hall flag raising ceremonies last Dec.4.
-- Bong Cayabyab
SMART GRID -- Engr. Fraiser Angayen, Benguet Electric Cooperative’s metering supervisor, explains to newly appointed Energy Regulatory Commissioner Agnes Denavedra and other ERC officials how the electric cooperative uses the smart grid meter for its big load customers at the cooperative’s operation center in South Drive, Baguio City. Beneco is the first electric cooperative to be benchmarked by Denavedra, a former solicitor general, since assuming office on Dec. 4. -- Contributed photo
FIL-AM GOLF CHAMPIONS -- The Baguio City Hall Golf Team with Mayor Mauricio Domogan as adviser present their championship trophies for ruling the Fil F of the 68th edition of the Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament in Baguio. The members are (from left) Art Bayot, Dai Tsuchiya, Tony Abriol, Michael Lawana, and Edwin Macgui-ing. -- Redjie Cawis

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Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
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Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
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Department of Transportation – CAR
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La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
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