Issue of October 14, 2018

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Pending minahang bayan approval
DENR says small-scale mining CDO not lifted

The total ban on all small-scale mining operations in the Cordillera remains in effect pending the approval of minahang bayan applications in the region, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources clarified last week.

BAGUIO BEAUTIES -- Trizha Ocampo (5th from left) has been crowned Ms. Baguio 2018 during the pageant night at the Baguio City National High School on weekend. Flanking the city’s ambassadress of goodwill are (from left) Miss Charity Chaserylle Sison, 4th runner-up Xiannia Trinidad, 2nd runner-up Belle Belsa, Miss Liga ng mga Barangay Chelsea Claro, Miss Tourism Rol Neeve Comanda, 1st runner-up Ivylou Borbon, and 3rd runner-up CJ Virador. -- Ofelia Empian

A battle-tested police officer,  who is a proud son of Besao, Mountain Province, has just been promoted to the rank of senior superintendent (full-fledged colonel in the military), becoming the highest-ranking member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 1998.

The Regional Development Council-Cordillera has requested the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) to help fast-track the acquisition of permanent relocation sites for victims of Typhoon Ompong in the region.

Baguio bets file COC for ’19 polls
Some came early and without fuss, others made a statement – brought along their families and supporters, buntings, and performers.


SCOUTS OFFICIALS -- Scout Officials For-A-Day headed by Scout mayor Seiko Kyle Yaos of Pines City National High School took over the seat of Mayor Mauricio Domogan,while Vice Mayor Edison Bilog turned over his seat to Scout vice mayor April Joy Sumbang of Happy Hallow NHS. Other City Hall officials also vacated their posts to give way to their counterpart SOFAD during simple ceremonies as part of the observance of Scouting Month. -- Bong Cayabyab
OUTSTANDING -- For their exemplary performances in their respective duties, 11 uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera and  nine units of the regional command were awarded by Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Agbayalde and PRO-Cor Director C/Supt Rolando Nana during the 117th Police Service anniversary at Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.
-- Ofelia Empian
RESCUE TEAM -- Due to their kind-hearted assistance, the Philex Mining Corporation recently honored its rescue team that saw action in the search and rescue and search and retrieval operations at the landslide in Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet caused by Typhoon Ompong. On hand to honor and recognize the heroism and determination of the rescue team members in simple ceremonies held in Padcal were (from 6th from l) Mine Division Manager Ric Dolipas, Mill Division Manager Milton Agyao, Philex President and CEO Euls Austin Jr., and AVP and Asst. Resident Manager Roy Mangali. The Philex Rescue Team is led by Engr. Greg Oldangon (5th from r).
-- Contributed photo
FOR DIALYSIS PATIENTS -- Executive Assistant Ryan Dale Mangusan of the City Mayor’s Office, with Scout Official for a Day Mayor Seiko Kyle Yaos and SOFAD Executive Assistant IV James Angelo Mondares, turned over five units each of blood pressure apparatuses, oximeters, and oxygen regulators to the management of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center headed by OIC Medical Chief Ray Suanding, hemodialysis nurse Carmen Bumatnong, and officers of the BGHMC Dialysis Patients and Partners Association.
-- Rosa Moresto
IP STRENGTH -- Around 4,000 teachers from the 13 towns of Benguet converged during the Benguet Indigenous Peoples Education Summit 2018 at the Benguet Sports Center in Wangal, La Trinidad. Part of the summit is the conduct of indigenous games as way of upholding the rich culture and tradition of the province with a hope that these educators will be empowered to teach IP education to their pupils and students.
-- Ofelia Empian
THIRD TIME ORDER -- Escorted by the police, the municipal government of La Trinidad, Benguet implemented the closure order against a chicken dung commercial stall at Sitio Tili, Barangay Shilan, La Trinidad. Local courts recently upheld the order after the business owners questioned the same, but after authorities set up barricades in the area, the business owners allegedly destroyed the barricades. -- Ofelia Empian
CHAMPION SIBLINGS-- Siblings Jerry and Jenelyn Olsim of Tribal  Torogi Team proudly display the country’s flag in Singapore after winning their respective bouts in the Rich Franklin ONE Warrior Series Season 3 finale last week. -- Christian Villareal
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Technical Education & Skills Development Authority – CAR
University of Baguio

Baguio Central University
Baguio Country Club
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Department of Health – CAR
John Hay Management Corporation
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
New Media Services
Pag–IBIG Fund
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
Choobi Choobi
Congressman Mark O. Go
Councilor Leandro B. Yangot Jr.
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Science and Technology
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
Gen. Benjie B. Magalong
GMS Technology
Governor Crescencio C. Pacalso
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Nagomi Spa
Narda’s / Sunflower Ridge
Northern Luzon School for the Visually Impaired, Inc.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori, Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
Regional Development Council – CAR and National Economic and Development Authority – CAR
Regional Tripartate Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
SN Aboitiz
Tony Boy Tabora
Veterans Bank
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