Issue of June 17, 2018

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DOE grills retailers on high fuel prices in city

The big question remains unanswered.
The reason behind the unusual high prices of oil products in Baguio City – highest in fact in Northern Luzon and even higher than in Metro Manila – remains unclear in the continuing inquiry in support to the calls to amend or defend the provisions of the deregulated oil industry law in the country.

FATAL -- Two individuals – a newly-wed 23-year-old engineer and a 22-year-old Human Resource representative – perished due to a mudslide that occurred in a condominium project at Sandico Street in Salud Mitra Barangay in Baguio on June 13 due to the inclement weather xperienced all over the country last week. The Department of Labor and Employment has issued a work stoppage order to the developer, which will be required to implement measures necessary to avoid, correct, or remove such imminent danger at the work site. -- Contributed photo

The Baguio City Police Office, being the show window of the Cordillera police force, must always strive for excellence which starts with a presentable, well-groomed, and officers wearing the prescribed uniform.

Two individuals perished and two others were injured as non-stop rains battered Northern Luzon forcing 46 other individuals in the Cordillera to flee their homes during the height of the weather disturbances last week.

RPOC questions group using Duterte’s name

The group campaigning for federalism and whose members introduced themselves as representatives of President Rodrigo Duterte will be invited in the joint meeting of the Regional Development Council-Regional Peace and Order Council in Ifugao on June 18.

PNP-CITF arrests 2 Benguet policemen

Two police officers from Benguet were among those arrested in the recent operation conducted by the Philippine National Police Counter Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) in line with the internal cleansing within the ranks of the PNP.

PEACE REIGNS -- Police Regional Office-Cordillera Director C/Supt. Rolando Nana meets with Muslim leaders and their followers on June 15 to rally their support in the peacekeeping efforts of the government, as he also assured their continued safety and protection. The meeting at a mosque at Bakakeng Central, Baguio City took place before Muslim brethren marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan. -- Harley Palangchao
“OWIK” -- The capital town of La Trinidad, Benguet celebrated its 68th foundation anniversary with the traditional offering and butchering of at least 21 pigs in front of Municipal Hall last week. This year’s celebration of the town that was established on June 16, 1950 banners the theme “La Trinidad towards greater heights.”
-- Redjie Cawis
CAUGHT IN THE ACT -- Four individuals were caught in the act of cutting pine trees without permit in Barangay Bahong, La Trinidad, Benguet after concerned residents reported their illegal activity to the police in the afternoon of June 10. Pine logs and a chainsaw were also seized along with them while a case of violation of Presidential Decree 705 will be filed against them.
-- PRO-Cor photo
CHARITY -- The Filipino-Chinese Amity Club National led by its President Tai Kuo An and Baguio City Chapter through Tomas Co led the giving of 30 wheelchairs to various indigent beneficiaries in the city as part of the mobile hope program of the group. The activity was in partnership with the Philippine Heart Association Baguio-Benguet Chapter and the office of Councilor Arthur Allad-iw. Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Councilor Leandro Yangot graced the event. -- Ofelia Empian
FOUNDATION AWARDEES -- The awardees in the 68th Foundation Day of La Trinidad, Benguet were presented during the celebration last week. Leading this year’s honorees is James Paw, author of the historical book, “The Cordillera Valley of La Trinidad: In Time and Place: Early History, 1572-1896” published in 2015 which gives a rich account of the municipality’s rich past.
-- Ofelia Empian
JOB OPPORTUNITIES -- Thousands of job seekers apply for local and overseas employment opportunities during the Kalayaan Day jobs fair at Porta Vaga Mall with 81 job seekers hired on the spot, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. A total of 17 local companies and four overseas recruitment agencies have offered job vacancies under one roof, sparing the jobseekers from too many expenses. -- Redjie Cawis
AND STILL WORLD CHAMPION -- Cordilleran fighter Stephen Loman of Team Lakay remains the Brave Combat Federation bantamweight world champion by defeating Frans Mlambo in Belfast, Ireland on weekend. With him is his proud mom, Naty, and teammate Honorio Banario.
-- Brave CF photo

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June 17, 2018 Issue

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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
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Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
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