Issue of March 11, 2018


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Court denies plea for TRO on liquor policy

The Regional Trial Court Branch 6 denied for lack of basis the bar owners’ plea for the issuance of a temporary restraining order in its suit for damages filed against the city government over its implementation of Ordinance 88 s. 2009 or the Liquor Code.

CELEBRATION OF CULTURE -- The 10th staging of the Ayoweng di Lambak ed Tadian Festival displayed the myths and legends of the great people of the municipality, who showcased their rich culture and tradition which is being passed on to the younger generations. One of the highlights of the festival was the men in G-string participating in a friendly “bahagketball” to the amazement of the crowd. -- Ofelia Empian

Forty-seven years old Erwil Agyapas did not have second thoughts in returning the wad of money he found inside the jeepney he rode on his way home to Tublay, Benguet in the afternoon of Feb. 23.

Commuters in the Cordillera will have to shell out more for transportation expense with the implementation of higher taxi fare rates nationwide as approved by the Department of Transportation-Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.
DA okays Dairy Farm site as waste station

Department of Agriculture Sec. Manny Piñol has approved the request of the city government of Baguio to use a portion of the Baguio Dairy Farm in Barangay Dontogan as a temporary transfer station for non-recyclable garbage.

Congress supports free dialysis
The House committee on health has recently passed the proposed bill mandating all government hospitals to provide free dialysis treatment to indigent patients.
CALIBRATION -- Taxi units in Baguio are undergoing meter calibration following the taxi fare increase in the city. Prior to the meter calibration, the taxi units must comply with requirements such as installation of dashboard camera and CCTV as part of the public utility vehicle modernization program.
-- Redjie Melvic Cawis
NEW FIRE TRUCK -- All towns in Benguet now have their own fire trucks as the municipality of Tublay led by Mayor Armand Lauro (6th from l) received the brand new fire suppression vehicle from the provincial government of Benguet led by Gov. Crescencio Pacalso recently. The event included the blessing of the newly activated Bureau of Fire Protection office in the municipality. The event was also graced by BFP-Cordillera Chief FS/Supt. Lilibeth Simangan (4th from l). -- Ofelia Empian
CALENDAR GIRL -- Various women’s organizations in the city joined, using recycled materials, the parade as part of the nationwide observance of the Women’s Month in March. This year’s theme for the Women’s Month is, “We make change work for women.” The observance in the city included the awarding of Outstanding Women Leaders.
-- Redjie Melvic Cawis
FREE DIALYSIS NOW -- Baguio Rep. Mark Go along with free dialysis movement advocates Ramon Dacawi and Maricar Docyogen, Dr. Virginia Mangati and staff of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center and dialysis patients and their relatives gathered in support of the bill being reviewed in Congress pushing for the mandatory free dialysis in all public hospitals nationwide.
-- Ofelia Empian
WOMEN LEADERS -- In celebration of March as Women’s Empowerment Month, Mayor Mauricio Domogan administers the oath of office to the Charter Officers of the Outstanding Women Leaders of Baguio at the City Hall grounds on March 5. The inducted officers are (from left) Imelda Bisnar, president; Jennifer Mejia, vice president; Milandre Rusgal, secretary; Ma. Clarita Casuga Tabin, asst. secretary; Milagros Costalea, treasurer; April Rose  Ayangwa, P.R.O.; Ma. Christine Garcia, auditor; business managers Mila Singson and Rovilyn Mayat-an and advisers Patricia Anne Marcelo, Leah Fariñas and Perlita Rondez.
-- Contributed photo
DEVELOPMENT PARTNER -- Development Bank of the Philippines Chairman Alberto Romulo (left), President and Chief Executive Officer Cecilia Borromeo and Director Rogelio Garcia with Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Benguet Gov. Crescencio Pacalso, and Tuba Mayor Ignacio Rivera led the ribbon cutting for the inauguration of the DBP Baguio Branch at Lower Session Road in Baguio on March 8. DBP has assured it will boost its lending activities in the city and Benguet province.
-- Redjie Melvic Cawis
UNDEFEATED BOXERS -- Jay-r Raquinel and Conrado Tanamor, two undefeated boxers who train with La Trinidad-based Highland Boxing Gym undergo sparring sessions in preparation for their OPBF and WBC-ABC title bouts in Japan and China, respectively.
-- Harley Palangchao

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March 11, 2018 Issue

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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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