The Commission on Audit has ordered past and incumbent city officials, some department heads and some employees to return the productivity incentive allowance granted to officials and employees of the Burnham Park Management Authority, Baguio Convention Center, and Asin Hydro plants.
`WINTER IN THE HIGHLANDS’ -- A farmer attends to his farm as early morning frost covered portions of vegetables in Paoay, Atok, Benguet following a continued drop in temperature to below 10 °C triggered by the cold front from China and Siberia. Contrary to reports that farmers incurred huge losses due to frost, they have adopted measures to counter the impact of cold temperature to maintain good yield all year round. -- Harley Palangchao
Responding to a call for help aired through a local television channel, inmates of the Baguio city jail raised P6,598 which they turned over last Valentine’s Day to the family of a young girl in need.
ATOK, Benguet – ‘Winter is coming.’ Getting up early from bed was a great challenge among vegetable farmers here last week as temperature was colder by two to four degrees Celsius from the mercury level recorded in Baguio.
Two of three suspects in the burning of the two trucks of Philex Mining Corporation have posted bail last week after being detained for two days at Camp Bado Dangwa, regional headquarters of the Cordillera police command.
A master plan for Baguio’s tourism industry will not be paper alone.
CARPET OF FLOWERS -- While reveling in Burnham Park, residents and visitors of the city enjoyed looking at the flower arrangements and landscaping done at the Lake Drive as part of the celebration of the month-long Flower Festival. -- Ofelia Empian
SAY-AM FESTIVAL -- Young Iaypayaos present the Philippine eagle-inspired float of the municipality of Calanasan, Apayao during the street dancing and float parade in celebration of the 22nd Apayao Foundation Day and Say-am Festival 2017 in Kabugao, Apayao last week.
-- Redjie Cawis
MEMORIAL TREE PLANTING -- Pine tree saplings were planted at the Busol watershed last week in memory of veteran journalists, including the late Midland Courier publisher Dr. Charles Hamada and columnist Baboo Mondoñedo, Pablo Mercado of Bombo Radyo, Roger Santander of RPN-DZBS, Napoleon Javier of DZEQ Radyo ng Bayan, and Angelito Soberano of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The event was organized by the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club. -- Ofelia Empian
GAWAD KALUSUGAN -- The Benguet Provincial Barangay Health Workers Association led by Benguet Barangay Health Worker Federation President Maria Jimenez receives the award and check worth P500,000 from DOH-CAR Director Lakshmi Legaspi and ARD Amelita Pangilinan after it was adjudged as the “Best Barangay Health Workers” in the region during the DOH-CAR Regional Gawad Kalusugan last week. -- Angela Baylon UP Intern/PIA
HEART’S DAY -- Personnel of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management team of Kapangan, Benguet form a heart hit by an arrow during the World’s Heart Day celebration that coincided with the first public hearing of grand march. -- Contributed photo
NO WORRIES -- The supply and prices of temperate vegetables in Benguet province remain abundant and stable despite the occurence of early morning frost in some elevated towns in the province. Here, a young farmer inspects a cabbage farm covered with frost that is not a new phenomenon in vegetable producing towns. -- Harley Palangchao
LEAGUE LEADER -- University of the Cordilleras Jaguars employ excellent defense in their match against Saint Louis University Navigators to win in five sets at the latter’s home court on Valentines Day. The Jaguars are currently the league leader and have entered the semi-finals. -- Ofelia Empian