Issue of October 15, 2017

Mt. Province

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MP communities slam hydro station bombing

Provincial and town officials in Mountain Province are one with their constituents in condemning the bombing of a tapping point station of a hydro electric company in Otucan Norte, Bauko on the night of Oct. 10 that led to almost 11 hours of mass power outage in the whole province and nearby areas.


ATROCITY -- Mass power outage hit the whole Mountain Province and some towns in Benguet, Kalinga and Cervantes, Ilocos Sur when suspected rebels set into explosion the tapping point of Hedcor-Sabangan hydro plant in Otucan, Bauko on the night of Oct. 10. Provincial and town officials led their constituents in condemning the barbaric act that caused more than 11 hours of blackout in affected areas. -- MP-PIO

Capas landfill to raise fee for Baguio wastes

MANKAYAN, Benguet – One of the most accomplished mayors the Cordillera has urged parents and students of his alma mater to live by the advice of Great Britain’s famous leader Winston Churchill to never give up even in most difficult times.

The city government will negotiate with the entity that accommodates Baguio’s wastes for a lower tipping fee, after the latter informed the city of its plan to raise its fees by P100 per ton.
Police hunt suspect in stabbing of MP mayor

Police investigators are still looking for the suspect in the stabbing last week of Paracelis, Mountain Province Mayor Avelino Amangyen in Santiago City, Isabela.

Congress probes fuel hike in city
The Department of Energy and three major oil companies – Petron, Chevron, and Shell – reportedly have no clear explanation as to why fuels in Baguio are P6 to P10 higher per liter compared to the prices of fuel in nearby Rosario, La Union.
FUTURE LEADERS -- City officials and department heads give way to Scout Officials for-a-Day led by Scout mayor Roald Eras Javier Bautista of Baguio City High School, Scout congressman Jemma Sabelo of Easter School, and Scout vice mayor Loida Faith Dalingay of BCHS. The annual SOFAD is the highlight of the celebration of Scouting Month, which aims to hone the future leaders of the country. -- Bong Cayabyab
BENGUET SOFAD -- Ninety Scout Officials For-a-Day take over the positions of provincial government officials and various agency heads in Benguet led by SOFAD governor Kimberly Bacdayan and SOFAD vice governor Ira Sadatek Borja. The SOFAD aims to train future leaders of the country. -- Ofelia Empian
EKIP COFFEE FARMERS -- Indigenous peoples of Barangay Ekip in Bokod, Benguet with personnel of the National Power Corporation-Watershed Department and Upper Agno River Watershed Area Team are hopeful of producing the best coffee beans in the region. Ekip, a promising coffee-producing village, is suited for coffee farm establishment because of its cool temperature. The coffee trees, aside from acting as a reforestation material, provide great economic benefit for the community who relies in farming. -- Rhe-an Ngayaan
DIALYSIS SERVICE OPENING -- The Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital in Abatan, Bauko, Mountain Province opened its hemodialysis services on Oct. 10. Here, Dr. Ruby Cheryl Menia attends to the very first hemodialysis patient of the hospital. LHMRH is a government hospital that serves Mountain Province and adjacent municipalities of other provinces such as Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Ifugao, and Kalinga.
-- Jestoni Boaging
IMBIBING CULTURE -- The Sabangan cultural group from Mountain Province showcased their winning piece from the province’s Lang-ay Festival to participants of the 5th Gong Festival at the Ibaloy Park in Baguio City last week just in time with the country’s nationwide celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Month. -- Redjie Cawis
SCIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE -- Department of Science and Technology Information Institute Director Richard Burgos (3rd from r) leads the launching of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Information System for Cordillera during the 2017 Regional Science and Technology Week at the Kalinga Astrodome on Oct. 10. The Cordillera RSTW that ran from Oct. 10 to 14 aims to promote the importance of S&T and innovations in uplifting the life of the people and for the development of the countryside. -- Lito Dar
FACE-OFF -- ONE lightweight world champion Eduard Folayang and ONE featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen came face-to-face in Manila last week ahead of the cross-divisional showdown at the SM Mall of Asia arena on Nov. 10.
-- ONE photo

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