Issue of April 20, 2014
Mt. Province

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Cut in vehicle volume to declog traffic woes

Lessening the volume of vehicles will solve the problem on traffic, especially during the peak season of tourist arrivals in the city.

A REFLECTIVE WEEK -- Over time, young and old Catholic faithful patiently wait for their palm fronds to be blessed at the Baguio Cathedral on Palm Sunday, which marks the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and ushers in the reflective observance of the Holy Week among Catholics and Christians across the globe. -- Harley Palangchao

La Trinidad urged to resolve relocation site snags
Majority of La Trinidad’s punong barangays remain in the dark on the passage of a new municipal liquor ordinance and are largely unaware on how to implement it on the barangay level, indicating lack of consultation before its passage.

Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan expressed hope the local government of La Trinidad will exert effort to solve problems hampering the relocation of families affected by Typhoon Pepeng in October 2009.


The demolition of illegal structures built within the government-owned BIBAK compound along Harrison Road in Baguio has been set in June.

Dwelling too much on how much the national government will allot in case the Cordillera becomes autonomous could be one of the reasons why self-rule has not taken off despite the benefits championed by pro-autonomy groups.
QUEST FOR JUSTICE -- Families, relatives, and friends of two of five victims of the killing at Hilltop in Baguio on April 6 are seeking for justice as they brought the remains of the two victims to their final resting place.
-- Harley Palangchao
SETTING THE TONE -- DENR Mines and Geosciences Bureau Mine and Environment Safety Division Chief Felizardo Gacad inspires journalism students and information officers of mining companies in the region to learn from resource speakers during the annual multi-platform media seminar jointly organized by the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club and MGB-CAR. -- Redjie Cawis
WHO’S TO BLAME? -- Bureaucracy has its price, and among them is the case of a biologically dead tree along Lourdes Subdivision, which was denied a tree cutting permit several years ago, that fell and smashed a moving Kia Pride taxi injuring the driver and a female passenger on Tuesday morning. Agencies must act to have the dozens of dead trees along major thoroughfares cut before the onset of the rainy season. -- HFP
CLEAN TOILET ALONG HALSEMA -- Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan leads the inauguration of the comfort room near the famous Half Tunnel along the stretch of the Halsema Highway at Paoay, Atok, Benguet. Barangay and town officials led by mayors Peter Alos and MelchorDiclas of Atok and Buguias, respectively, also witnessed the inauguration of the 26th tourism facility funded by the 20 percent provincial development fund.
-- Dean Mark Monang
JEEPNEY FOR TINONGSHAN -- SNAP-Benguet President and CEO Manny Rubio together with Chief Corporate Services Officer Mike Hosillos, Chief Finance Officer Eleanor Blomdahl, and AVP and Plant Manager Emmanuel Lopez are all smiles as they turnover a brand new jeepney to barangay Tinongdan, the host community of its Binga plant in Itogon, Benguet. -- SNAP-B photo
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER -- Individual and corporate taxpayers trooped to the Bureau of Internal Revenue regional office to file their 2013 income tax returns during the last day of filing on April 15. BIR noted a marked increase of taxpayers few days before the deadline.
-- HFP
INSPIRED -- The impressive win by Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao against American boxer Timothy Bradley has inspired four Filipino fighters like Rey Docyogen (r) who will see action in the ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Heroes at the MOA Arena on May 2. -- HFP

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