Issue of April 16, 2017
Mt. Province

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Better roads in CAR assured
by Hanna C. Lacsamana

Compared to 10 years ago, roads in the Cordillera especially in its hard to reach areas are a lot better now.

Still, much can be done so that progress brought by tourism and trade would be entirely realized, Presidential Communications and Operations Office Asst. Sec. Ana Marie Banaag-Rafael said last week.

Rafael, a native of Natonin, Mountain Province and is no stranger to the difficulties of having poor road conditions, said she is confident that the Department of Public Works and Highways has enough funds for road concreting and some of it is going to the Cordillera, especially in provinces or municipalities that have great tourism potentials but are not yet accessible.

Aside from DPWH, she said the Department of Tourism also has funds allotted for road improvements, not only for Cordillera but for roads in the country that need to be paved.

“I am sure, these funds are trickling down to the Cordillera, especially those in the countryside that can be developed as eco-tourism sites,” Rafael said.

She said she has seen road improvement in her hometown, which used to resemble an island in the mountains every time a landslide occurred because the town become isolated due to poor road condition.

“Now, it is better, but we can still do better,” she said, as she added that given the its landscape, it would take years to have every road in the region improved.

“What we are improving now are rocks of mountains, so to widen those roads are quite taxing on the part of the DPWH but we’re getting there.”

The DPWH allotted more than P13 billion for infrastructure projects in the Cordillera for this year.

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Issues on personnel besiege BFP–Cordillera

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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