Issue of September 16, 2018
Mt. Province

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NBI stops probe on chicken dung payola

Due to lack of evidence, the National Bureau of Investigation-Cordillera has stopped its investigation on the alleged chicken dung payola involving municipal and provincial officials of Benguet.

MODERN BONTOC CAPITOL -- The four-story Bontoc Municipal Capitol, possibly the most modern structure of its kind in the Cordillera with wider spaces for the executive, legislative and division offices, a separate civil wedding room, a multipurpose hall, and a parking area at the ground floor, was inaugurated on Sept. 12 by town officials led by Mayor Franklin Odsey (in G-string) and Vice Mayor Eusebio Kabluyen. The inauguration coincided with the 110th foundation day of Bontoc and 14th Am-among Festival. -- Alpine Killa

The Cordillera Regional Development Council has asked the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples to study the possibility of filing a class suit for civil damages against the authors of the elementary textbooks that erroneously portrayed indigenous peoples, particularly the “Igorots of the Cordillera.”

It was like revisiting the much-publicized Myrna Diones case in the early ‘90s.

450 wanted men fall; P100 M drugs seized

Close to 450 wanted persons, including top most wanted men, and more than P100 million worth of illegal drugs were seized during the first 100 days in office of C/Supt. Rolando Nana as regional director of the Cordillera police command.r

Kalinga mourns death of 14 elders

People in Balbalan, Kalinga are mourning the death of 14 senior citizens who died in a vehicular accident along the town’s highway on Sept. 11.

PERFORMING WELL -- Center for Police Strategy Management Director C/Supt. Noel Alvarez Baraceros and Napolcom Commissioner Zenonida Francisco Brosas administered the conferment of Performance Governance System (PGS) ‘Proficient’ Status of the eight Police Regional Office-Cordillera offices for satisfying the mandatory requirements for the 3rd stage of PGS during the flag raising and conferment ceremony on Sept. 10 at the Camp Bado Dangwa. Baguio City Police Office garnered the highest rating of 95.72 percent among all the police offices in the region. -- Contributed photo
LINGKOD BAYANI -- Civil Service Commission - Cordillera officials headed by Director Marilyn Taldo and Baguio Rep. Mark Go pose with the outstanding civil servants of the Cordillera during the Honor and Awards program at Hotel Elizabeth. The event is an annual activity of the CSC in celebration of the Philippine civil service anniversary. -- Lito Dar
DECOMMISSIONING -- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Cordillera continue to monitor Benguet Corporation’s Tailings Storage Facility 3 in Itogon, Benguet after it recommended for its total decommissioning due to the leakage that happened on Aug. 17. The mining firm was also directed to rehabilitate the facility that gave way due to water pressure from the past monsoons. -- Sheila May Sanqui

FORCE MULTIPLIERS -- Members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams from three villages in Kibungan, Benguet undergo training on arrest and self-defense techniques, basic first aid, ropemanship and carries to become better police force multipliers in the community. The BPATS are also the frontliners when it comes to emergency operations in the community especially during disasters and untoward incidents.
-- Brenilyn Siadto

WHEELCHAIRS FOR THE DEPRIVED -- The Baguio City Police Office under S/Supt. Ramil Saculles and its benefactor, Dr. Ashok Vasandani and city officials distribute wheelchairs to indigent residents of Baguio at the Malcolm Square which coincided with the observance of the 24th National Crime Prevention Week. -- BCPO photo
‘ATOKAPE’ -- Considered as the best coffee in the country when it comes to the Arabica variety, the Atok Arabica Coffee Growers Marketing Cooperative continues to strengthen its membership so it can expand and produce more coffee to meet the ever present demand for coffee. The cooperative, with its shared service facility, now has over 300 members situated in the high elevation area of Caliking, Atok, Benguet.
-- Ofelia Empian
CHASING DISTANCE -- Young athletes compete in athletics such as the long jump on the first day of the 2018 Milo Little Olympics at the Athletic Bowl despite the downpour on Saturday morning. The Baguio City National High School topped the athletics boys and girls secondary level. -- Ofelia Empian
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University of Baguio

Baguio Central University
Baguio Country Club
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Department of Health – CAR
John Hay Management Corporation
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
New Media Services
Pag–IBIG Fund
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
Choobi Choobi
Congressman Mark O. Go
Councilor Leandro B. Yangot Jr.
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Science and Technology
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
Gen. Benjie B. Magalong
GMS Technology
Governor Crescencio C. Pacalso
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Nagomi Spa
Narda’s / Sunflower Ridge
Northern Luzon School for the Visually Impaired, Inc.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori, Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
Regional Development Council – CAR and National Economic and Development Authority – CAR
Regional Tripartate Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
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Tony Boy Tabora
Veterans Bank
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