Issue of January 23, 2022


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As DOH confirms Omicron cases in Baguio:
City braces for daily Covid-19 case surge

Baguio City has recorded two cases of Covid-19 Omicron variant cases and reported its highest daily tally of 725 cases on Jan. 20.

MODERN FARM --  Considered the country’s “Salad Bowl”, Benguet  is also home to modernized farms such as this hydroponics farm along the Halsema Highway planted with assorted lettuce varieties and other vegetables. The Department of Agriculture is aggressively promoting hydroponics and aquaponics in the urban areas to help in achieving food security in the country. -- Harley Palangchao

The city government has reimposed the restrictions on unvaccinated individuals aged 17 years old and below in Baguio.
The national Inter-Agency Task Force on Covid-19 has placed three provinces in the Cordillera under alert level 4 from Jan. 21 to 31.


Disqualification case vs Rep Yap dismissed
The Commission on Elections dismissed the disqualification case against Benguet caretaker Rep. Eric Yap citing lack of evidence.


Business owners in Baguio have asked for a review of the property tax ordinance, saying the fees are exorbitant and are not reasonable at a time when businesses are struggling from the impact of the pandemic.



SERVE THE PEOPLE -- Policemen assigned at Baguio City Police Office Station 7, who were on foot patrol along the central business district, assisted an elderly in riding a cab after fainting at the O-shape overpass.  -- BCPO photo
BEAUTIFICATION-- Students of the University of the Cordilleras were tapped by the Department of Education-Cordillera to paint the long stretch of wall near the regional office, adding beauty to the area, which is slowly being turned into a small community garden in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet. -- Ofelia Empian

FORMALLY INSTALLED -- Health Usec. Myrna Cabotaje formally installed Dr. Rio Magpantay as regional director of the Department of Health-Cordillera during ceremonies at DOH-CAR office on Jan. 17 with ARD Amelita Pangilinan assisting Cabotaje. Magpantay has vowed to sustain the gains of the regional office against the Covid-19 pandemic and other health concerns in the region. -- DOH-CAR photo
SUCCESSFUL TRADE FAIRS -- Trade and Industry Sec. Ramon Lopez has announced the agency through its Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotions had a successfully adopted hybrid national trade fairs in 2021, such as combining virtual activities with in-person events. The agency has also announced the lined-up plans for this year which aim to help millions of Filipinos. -- DTI graphic
GOOD AS GOLD -- SEM9 Flash Axle team composed of young racers from Southeast Asia and Australia including Iñigo Anton of the Philippines placed fourth in the 24 Hours of Le Man, the biggest and most prestigious virtual race in the world. The other members of the team owned by former Formula 1 driver Alex Yoong are Naquib Azlan of Malaysia, Mohammad Aleef of Singapore, and Josh Purwien of Australia. -- Contributed photo


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Gov. Melchor Daguines Diclas, MD
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlalawigan
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Baguio Water District
Benguet Electric Cooperative, Inc.
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Congressman Mark Go and Sol Go
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