Issue of August 23, 2015
Mt. Province

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LT advised to examine malls costs and rentals

The National Economic Development Authority last week refrained from making a categorical endorsement of the proposed P268 million Jarco mall contract but indicated there was need to rationalize the proposed contract of lease in terms of economic costs and benefits.

MAJESTIC HUNGDUAN -- Outdoor enthusiasts and local visitors from Luzon tour the majestic Hapao Rice Terraces in Hungduan, Ifugao during the launch of a community-based tourism development project by the local government unit and Department of Tourism on Aug. 19. DOT USec. Maria Victoria Jasmin and DOT RD Marie Venus Tan, who graced the event, hope the project will help in preserving the Unesco heritage site and provide supplemental source of income for the villagers. -- Harley Palangchao

Banaue LGU firm on P54-M parking accord
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Houses on mountainsides might soon become tourist attractions as the Department of Tourism-Cordillera and the local government units are planning to paint them in uniform to be more pleasant to the eyes.

BANAUE, Ifugao – This town will proceed with the P54-million worth six-story parking building as it informed the National Commission for Culture and the Arts the project site is not within a heritage site.

Storm leaves 9 dead;
531 families roofless

Typhoon Ineng has left the Cordillera with nine persons dead and 531 families evacuated from their homes due to landslides, mostly in Benguet and swelling rivers in other parts of the region.


Compensation will come later.
The request of the Tadiangan, Nangalisan Hydro Ancestral Landowners Association Inc. (TNHLA) for the city government to waive the damage claims arising from the forcible shutdown of the Asin hydro power plants

JAIL BIRD’S SPECIALTIES -- City Jail Warden Mary Ann Tresmanio takes the first bite of the cake baked by female inmates and jail guards, who finished a course on bread and pastry production national competency II administered by the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade and supervised by Vocational Instruction Supervisor Priscilla Calde, BCSAT Registrar Arlene Cadalig and BPP Trainer Anabelle Ateo-an. Other pastry products are available for sale to the public at the City Jail.
-- Bong Cayabyab
CONNECTING VILLAGES -- The improved bailey bridges located at Sebang-Baculungan Sur and Naleskey-Lingadan, all in Buguias, Benguet worth close to P5 million were inspected by Rep. Ronald Cosalan and Vice Mayor Ireneo Calwag, who also graced the inauguration and turnover of the two projects to the municipality recently.
-- Amor Moresto
PLASTIC COLLECTOR -- An elderly woman earns a living by collecting or buying plastic containers along Magsaysay Avenue. Collectors of recyclable and reusable trash also help the city in its waste management efforts.
-- Harley Palangchao
NUTRITION CHAMPIONS -- This year’s outstanding municipal nutrition councils in Benguet led by first placer Tublay MNC represented by Vice Mayor Armando Lauro (3rd from left) together with the Tuba MNS and Kabayan MNS represented by mayors Florencio Bentrez and Faustino Aquisan, whose towns  placed second and third, respectively, were awarded by Gov. Nestor Fongwan, DOH-CAR OIC Amelita Pangilinan, NNC coordinator Rita Pape and Mankayan Mayor Materno Luspian during honor rites at the Capitol last week.
-- Ofelia Empian
BAGUIO BEAUTIES -- The 20 winsome candidates for Miss Baguio 2015 pose for snapshots during last week’s search for the Darling of the Press special award. The pre-pageant is scheduled on Aug. 22 while the coronation night is set on Aug. 29, both to be held at the Baguio Convention Center.
-- Ofelia Empian
GOLDEN LEAVES -- Sixty-three year-old-old Marlyn Santiago, who belongs to pioneer vendors at the Baguio City Public Market, inspects first-class tobacco leaves grown in nearby La Union province. Selling tobacco leaves has been a major source of livelihood to countless vendors at the city public market for decades now. A leaf is sold at P6 while a banig, which has 100 leaves or more, is sold at P600.
-- Harley F. Palangchao
BIKE FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE -- More than a hundred bikers tour Camp John Hay, Mines View, and Teachers’ Camp in support of the outdoor event sponsored by R.O.X. to promote healthy lifestyle and to gather biking and cycling enthusiasts to strengthen camaraderie while enjoying the outdoors
.-- Redjie Cawis
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