Issue of November 10, 2019
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Baguio gets P200 M Safer City plan fund

The city government of Baguio has received from the Office of the President the P200 million fund for its sophisticated communication command center that aims to strengthen peace and order, disaster response, and traffic management of the city.

TIME-OLD PRACTICE -- The panag-aapoy, which means to produce fire, is one of the enduring practices among people of Sagada, Mountain Province in remembering their loved ones. Every Nov. 1, people in Sagada lighted saleng (thin strips of pine tree firewood with natural resin) to produce small bonfires on the ground near the graves of their loved ones. Such activity can be traced back as a church practice introduced by the Anglican Church when it started to evangelize people in the highlands such as this mystical town. -- Dangonay Piluden

Seventy-six wanted persons, including two top most wanted, were arrested in a series of operations conducted by operatives of the Baguio City Police Office in October.

The family of the late Cadet 4th Class  Darwin Dormitorio has filed a separate complaint against two former ranking officials of the Philippine Military Academy, in relation to the cadet’s death on Sept. 18, due to alleged maltreatment by upperclass cadets.

Witnesses surface on killing 45 trees
Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong has asked the City Prosecutor’s Office (CPO) to reinvestigate the complaint he filed in behalf of the city government against Gateluck Corporation, whose board of directors were accused of ordering to kill 45 mature pine trees at their property along Legarda Road by injecting at the trees’ trunks a poisonous substance.


Criminal charges were filed against 12 individuals connected to a company with offices in Baguio and Quezon City which the National Bureau of Investigation projected to have collected almost P500 million from more than a thousand individuals in Northern Luzon.

HONEYMOON ROAD WOES -- This section of Honeymoon Road, which is undergoing rehabilitation has been left for more than a month by its contractor and has not provided flagmen to ensure smooth flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The project is being implemented by the city government of Baguio. -- Redjie Cawis
NATIVE-INSPIRED ATTIRES -- Contenders for the annual search for Mr. and Ms. Benguet 2019 flaunt native-inspired attires during the kick-off ceremony of the Adivay Festival and 119th founding anniversary of Benguet on Nov. 6.  The 13 pairs from the13 towns will be vying for titles during the coronation night on Nov. 21 at the Benguet Sports Complex in Wangal, La Trinidad. -- Ofelia Empian
REGREENING CAMP -- The Police Regional Office-Cordillera headquarters at Camp Bado Dangwa in La Trinidad, Benguet is implementing a regreening program with the regional office ordering provincial and municipal police stations to support the clean and green program of the government. Several years ago, coffee trees were planted within the camp. -- Redjie Cawis
MALASAKIT CENTER -- Sen. Bong Go, Sec. Michael Dino of the Presidential Assistant for Visayas (in white jacket), Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Rep. Mark Go, and Benguet Gov. Melchor Diclas launched the 50th Malasakit Center at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center on Nov. 7. BGHMC Chief Ricardo Ruñez also received a check for P5 million from the Office of the President to aid the center. -- Ofelia Empian
CORDILLERA GAMES -- Indigenous games by various ethnolinguistic groups in the Cordillera were presented by young indigenous peoples that attracted throngs of viewers during Sunday’s closure of Session Road. -- Neil Clark Ongchangco
CONSUMER WELFARE ADVOCACY -- The Baguio and Benguet field offices of the Department of Trade and Industry convened the Baguio City Price Coordinating Council for a reorientation and briefing on the Price Act. DTI Baguio-Benguet Provincial Director Freda Gawisan gave an overview of the mandate and functions of implementing agencies that form an advocacy and monitoring organization called ConsumerNet. -- Art Tibaldo
TOP SEAG BET -- Cordillera’s Divine Wally (4th from left), the most bemedalled female member of the Philippine Wushu-Sanda National Team, is one of the top favorites to win gold in the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games to be hosted by the country from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. -- Contributed photo
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