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Building, tree cutting moratorium committed

Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu committed to help fast-track the issuance of an executive order imposing a moratorium on the construction of commercial buildings and tree-cutting in the city.


ENCHANTING CHRISTMAS IN BAGUIO -- The Saint Louis University community ushered in the Christmas celebrations in Baguio with the annual lantern parade on Dec. 1, which is one of the much-awaited yearend events in the Summer Capital following the lightning of the Christmas tree at Session Road, which is the city government’s centerpiece for its an “An Enchanting Baguio Christmas” project. -- Ofelia Empian

Another taxi driver has proven true Baguio City’s moniker as a haven of honest taxi drivers after returning precious pearls worth U.S. 4,200 dollars (or more than P240,000) to its owners.

There’s no stopping athletes from the Cordillera region in mining gold, contributing to the medal haul of the Philippines, during the 30th Southeast Asian Games slated Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

 
Probe on chalet trading sought

Organizers of the Christmas fair at the Rose Garden of Burnham Park have been asked to appear during the next city council session, Dec. 9, to shed light on the issues arising...

 

Health authorities warn the public on the harmful effects of using electronic cigarettes or vape products, saying that the World Health Organization has introduced a new International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code to be used immediately...

 
Strict cosmetic labeling urged
With various products such as beauty and other cosmetics flooding the markets and online stores that usually become an instant hit and could encourage a huge following, a doctor of internal medicine is calling for the need for strict regulation...
City
MODEL CITY -- Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu supports Mayor Benjamin Magalong’s plans to order commercial establishments generating a huge volume of liquid wastes to build their own sewerage treatment facility to lessen the volume of waste being treated at the city’s biggest sewerage treatment plant at South Sanitary Camp. The three-decade old STP was built through a grant by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
-- Jessa Samidan
Region
SANTA COPS -- The Benguet Police Provincial Office led by Col. Elmer Ragay set the Christmas spirit at the Jose F. Opiles Elementary School in Barangay Tinongdan, Itogon by sharing gifts and providing fun and entertainment to the pupils and teachers who expressed their gratitude to the uniformed personnel for reaching out to them.
-- Jane Cadalig
Environment
FROM DUMPSITE TO PARK -- Mayor Benjamin Magalong briefed Environment and Natural Resources Sec. Roy Cimatu and DENR Regional Executive Director Ralph Pablo on the city’s plan to transform the decommissioned Irisan dumpsite into an eco-park during the secretary’s visit to the city on Dec. 6.
-- Jessa Mardy Samidan
Health
SENIOR’S BOOKLET -- Department of Health-Cordillera Director Amelita Pangilinan and PhilHealth Regional Vice President Jerry Ibay led the launching of the Senior Citizen Booklet and the memorandum of agreement signing with City Health Office and Senior Citizen Federation for its pilot testing in Baguio. The booklet, launched at the 2019 Am-among for Health Plus, a regional health forum for Cordillera stakeholders held at Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio on Dec. 5, aims to ensure that discounts and other related benefits for senior citizens are properly documented and recorded. -- Lito Dar
Life
DISASTER-READY SCHOOLS -- The educational institution finalists in the 2019 Cordillera Gawad Kalasag led by Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Director Albert Mogol, were awarded to the University of the Cordilleras for higher education institution category, Manabo National High School in Abra for public high school, Mt. Data Elementary School for public elementary school, and Epiphany Christian Academy of La Trinidad, Benguet for private elementary school. They will join the Mountain Province Provincial DRRM Council and La Trinidad Benguet Municipal DRRM Council for the National Gawad Kalasag search. -- Lito Dar
Business
HELPING APAYAO --  La Trinidad, Benguet officials led by Mayor Romeo Salda and League of Associations at the La Trinidad Trading Post led by its president Nora Ganase sent more than five tons of assorted highland vegetables, non-food items and cash that was used to buy 28 cavans of rice, which was donated to the typhoon-hit province of Apayao last week. -- Redjie Cawis
Sports
SEAG MEDALISTS -- Crisamuel Delfin of Baguio won a gold medal in the non-traditional men’s division while the tandem of Stephani Sabalo of Baguio and Michael Angelo Marquez also won silver medal in the jive event, aside from the two gold medals in dancesport in the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games being hosted by the country. -- Contributed photos
 
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