Issue of July 9, 2017
     
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Panagbenga Flower Festival
 
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Political will needed to make BAPTC fully operational
NAME WITHHELD, La Trinidad, Benguet

I agree with the comment on the use of the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading published in the Courier’s Week’s Mail section last week.

As a resident of La Trinidad, the increasing problem of traffic congestion due to the vegetable trade done at the La Trinidad Trading Post is becoming bothersome to many commuters and travellers.

The BAPTC is the solution to the congestion at the old Trading Post. The BAPTC is also useful to farmers when it comes to trading their products.

Sadly, unlike former mayor  Edna Tabanda, who understands its benefits, many others, especially farmers, still do not know the advantages of trading at the BAPTC due to misinformation or ignorance. I just hope that the current officials, especially the mayor, will realize the benefits of the BAPTC and put it to use. People of La Trinidad need a firm leader who will not give in to the interests of a few.

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MORE ON WEEK'S MAIL
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:: No fake rice, only spoiled ones
There had been reports of the presence of fake rice, but the National Food Authority says it has not found any such sort in its routine monitoring of rice varieties being sold in the local markets.
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:: Businessman clarifies police story
This has reference to THE story published on page 2 of the Baguio Midland Courier on July 2 titled "Police arrest 12 wanted persons in 24 hours."
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:: Making the government’s free tuition policy work
When President Rodrigo Duterte was elected into office, he made sure that education will be one of his priorities. He signed Senate Bill 1304, which seeks to institutionalize a tuition-free policy in state-run colleges and universities in the country.
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:: Of morality and extrajudicial killings
As a Catholic student and as a citizen of this country, I surely have a lot to say about extrajudicial killings.
 

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