Issue of April 15, 2018


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City gets public pulse on Burnham parking

People who attended last Wednesday’s public consultation on the proposal to build a multi-level parking building at the site of the old auditorium at Burnham Park found themselves on opposing ends with one group calling to preserve the Burnham of old, and the other pushing for the upgrading of the park to conform to the current and future needs of tourists and residents as well.

GETTING BIGGER, BETTER -- The annual staging of the Lang-ay Festival in Bontoc that coincides with the founding anniversary of Mountain Province is getting bigger and better with all 10 municipalities joining the festivities, including the grand street dancing and cultural presentations that remain distinct from other festivals in the Cordillera. This year’s theme “Keeping the culture alive, nurturing the homeland” has gathered thousands of spectators on weekend. -- Ofelia Empian/Harley Palangchao

It’s reason enough for singing on rooftops, for buttonholing people to share them the good news.

A carless day is set every first Thursday of each month within the premises of the town hall in La Trinidad, Benguet in line with its advocacy of achieving a pollution-free town.
Drug test for barangay, SK candidates pushed

Candidates for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections must prove they are not involved in illegal drugs.

‘Money comes first at Burnham’
At Burnham Park, money first before anything else.
THE PATRIOTS -- The remaining World War II veterans who liberated Baguio and Benguet from Japanese occupation salute their fallen comrades during the 76th observance of  Araw Ng Kagitingan with the theme, “Kagitingan at pagmamahal sa Pilipinas para sa tunay na pagbabago”  at the Veteran’s Park along Harrison Road on April 9. -- Bong Cayabyab
ADOPTED SON -- Mountain Province through Acting Gov. Bonifacio Lacwasan and Acting Vice Gov. Francis Tauli has adopted Sen. JV Ejercito as its son during the celebration of the 2018 Lang-ay Festival in Bontoc. Ejercito, as the guest of honor, was given the name “Bulanglang” or rainbow and dressed with the ethnic attire, the blanket pinagpakan, wanes (g-string), bedbed (headgear), and the spear and shield, which are symbols of the strength of the Igorots.
-- Harley F. Palangchao
HOT LUMBER -- A total of 1,233 pieces of lumber were recovered on April 8 in a house compound in Ubbog, Magsaysay in Tabuk City, Kalinga by Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Kalinga and police personnel. The confiscated lumber were estimated to be worth P803,167.50 through a search warrant issued by the local court.
-- Contributed photo
SERVICE TO PEOPLE -- Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company and its partners will again organize the biggest medical-surgical-dental mission that will benefit residents in northern Benguet and nearby Ilocos Sur from May 6 to 8. Surgical procedures are done at the upgraded Lepanto Mine Hospital in Mankayan.
-- Harley Palangchao
MONTAÑOSA BEAUTIES -- Pheobe Fantiyao Lao-ed of Bontoc (center), who was crowned as this year’s Miss Mountain Province, is joined by (from left) first runner-up Shayne Bulayog Baguingan of  Paracelis, second runner-up Desiree Pog-ok Manengyao of Sadanga, third runner-up Melanie Ba-on Mejia of Tadian, and fourth runner-up Jessibel Cominga Pineda of Sabangan during coronation rites last week. The bevy of beauties will serve as ambassadresses in various events promoting the rich culture of the province to the world. -- Ferdie Castañeda
STRAWBERRY FEVER -- Isabelle Duterte, granddaughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, experienced strawberry picking at the newest tourist destination at Bilis strawberry farm at Sto. Tomas Central, Baguio City. Assisting her is Solomon Lang-ay, farm manager and president of the Bilis Livelihood and Farmers Association. Isabelle was in town for the first time for an academic requirement and to experience Baguio.
-- Ryan Dale Mangusan
HE’S COMING BACK -- Former ONE lightweight world champion Eduard Folayang will see action against undefeated Russian Kharun Atlangeriev in Singapore on May 18. Meanwhile, Kevin Belingon, together with Honorio Banario and Gina Iniong, will represent the country when ONE returns to Manila for the ONE: Heroes of Honor at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 20.
-- Harley Palangchao

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Baguio Country Club
Department of Tourism – CAR
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
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