Issue of September 18, 2016


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DILG orders updated lists of drug offenders

All 128 punong barangays in Baguio were directed to submit on a monthly basis an updated list of suspected drug pushers and users within their jurisdiction.

A LIVING TREASURE -- Known for her intricate traditional tattoo skills admired by people worldwide, Maria Oggay, popularly known as “Whang-od” is visited by many individuals in Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga to be tattooed by the woman artist, who was nominated for the National Living Treasure award of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts. With age catching up on her, Whang-od has trained her great grand niece Grace Palicas, 20, to continue the century-old tattoo practice in the northern highlands. -- Ofelia Empian

Whang-od is tourism magnet with up to 500 visitors daily

TINGLAYAN, Kalinga – Maria Oggay, more popularly known by her native name as Whang-od, might be the most sought after woman artist in the Cordillera with up to 500 visitors visiting her town a day, according to the Tinglayan Tourism Office.

The city government wants the contract on the development of Camp John Hay reservation revised so that the city’s share in the lease will already be paid directly by the developer to the city, removing the Bases Conversion Development Authority from the equation.

The courts may have put an end to the legality of the market development deal, but it is also the same venue where the city council could seek clarification.


The city government has granted the request of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor to temporarily delay the scheduled demolition of close to 60 structures within the Bibak lot along Harrison Road.

RENEWING PEACE COMMITMENT -- Muslim leaders renewed their commitment to support the peace and order and anti-illegal drugs campaign of the Philippine National Police under the Duterte government during a recent dialogue with S/Supt. George Daskeo, director of the Baguio City Police Office, in wake of the recent deadly blast in Davao City.
-- Harley Palangchao
HALL OF FAME -- The University of the Cordilleras is now a regional Hall of Fame awardee in the annual Gawad KALASAG award for disaster readiness and emergency management. UC, along with five other regional winners from the government and private sectors, will represent the Cordillera in the national Gawad KALASAG awards. Here, trained UC personnel participate in the recent citywide earthquake and fire drill.
-- Harley Palangchao
SAVE THE BALILI RIVER -- The retaining wall of a government center at Barangay Balili in La Trinidad, Benguet has been transformed into a big mural with a message encouraging the public to support the uphill bid to save the Balili River from pollutants and debris. The local governments of Baguio and La Trinidad have entered into partnerships with government and private offices to ensure the continued clean up drive along the stretch of the river. -- Ofelia Empian
BALILI RIVER AS A HEALTH CONCERN -- Adopters of the Balili River system, which traverses Baguio and La Trinidad, Benguet were honored for keeping the river clean from wastes that could be a source of epidemic if left at its current state. Honoring them during a program organized by the Balili River System Revitalization Coalition were mayors Armando Lauro of Tublay and Romeo Salda of La Trinidad and other representatives from the government and private sectors. -- Ofelia Empian
WINSOME LASSES -- Candidates for the annual search for Mr. and Ms. HRAB pose during the launching of the Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Weekend set from Oct. 19 to 21 in Baguio. The annual event showcases culinary competitions, learning sessions, expositions, and the National Food Showdown 2016 where culinary experts from various parts of the country will engage in the “Chef Wars.”
-- Carlito Dar
CASH CROP -- A resident of Barangay Bugnay in Tinglayan, Kalinga dries peanuts to be later processed into various products such as yummy nut, a chocolate coated peanut either with or without raisins; peanut butter, crunchy peanut with spice; fried peanut with garlic, and sugar coated peanut.  The Department of Trade and Industry has put up a facility for value adding of agriculture products produced in the locality. -- Ofelia Empian
EMERGING ATHLETES -- The recent sports league that drew thousands of young athletes featured barefoot runners, who were successful in bringing home medals while traditional Filipino martial arts like arnis was also well participated in by athletes from various schools.
-- Ofelia Empian

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