Issue of January 31, 2016
Mt. Province

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63 brgys allot no funds for maternal, newborn crises
Sixty three barangays in three Cordillera provinces have not allocated for maternal and newborn emergencies in their annual budget, according to a study conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Man gets life term for massacre of 5
Help sought for kids after orphanage fire
ITOGON, Benguet – The buildings of a church-backed institution that provided care, food, education, and love to children who were abandoned, neglected or orphaned have been razed Wednesday, leaving these children ‘homeless.’

Justice served. The primary suspect in the Kayang Massacre in Baguio on April 6, 2014 has been meted life imprisonment for five counts of murder with no eligibility for parole.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The construction of the P268-million worth multi-business center-public market in this municipality by developer Jarco Realty and Development Corporation will commence this February.
Despite the worldwide effort to reduce the number of HIV/AIDS cases by half, its occurrence in the Philippines particularly in Cordillera is on the increasing trend.
CENTER OF PUBLIC DEBATE -- The whole stretch of Session Road sidewalks has been marked with a center lane to remind pedestrians to keep right at all times.  The marking received mixed reactions from citizens, with some saying the project is a waste of taxpayers’ money considering that no untoward incident involving pedestrians due to absence of a center lane ever happened. Other citizens supported the project as it will instill discipline among pedestrians. -- Ompong Tan
ALL BUT RUINS -- The whole church, administrative staff quarters, clinic, and student dormitory of Bethesda Ministry in Tuding, Itogon, Benguet have been razed last Tuesday. For over six decades now, the ministry has been helping children who are neglected, orphaned or abandoned by their families by providing them shelter, education, love and care so they can to live a normal life.
-- Harley Palangchao

CENTENNIAL PARK -- A centennial park will soon rise at the Benguet State University compound to feature the gains, history, and technological breakthroughs of the premiere agriculture and research school in Northern Luzon. The park, which will be an alternative venue for outdoor programs and activities, had its groundbreaking ceremony last week led by Maria Luz Fang-asan, director of planning and development office and lead project proponent, together with other BSU officials and Department of Agriculture Regional Director Lorenzo Caranguian.
-- Ofelia C. Empian
COLORS OF A SPECTRUM -- Close to people with autism, mostly children, and their mentors pose for a snapshot during a photography workshop dubbed, “The Colors of a Spectrum” held at Bahay na Bato in Luna, La Union over the weekend. The workshop, organized by the Autism Society of the Philippines-Baguio for eight years now, has been helping people with autism to explore their talents through arts and photography.
--Harley Palangchao
PICE OFFICERS -- The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers-Baguio Chapter inducts its new set of officers on Jan. 22 with PICE national president, Dr. Ernesto S. de Castro, as inducting officer. The PICE Baguio 2016 officials, with past presidents are (from left, top row)  Tony Caluza (past president), Ely Lagman (business manager and past president), Charles Carame (secretary), Richard Pascua (board member), Boni dela Peña (past president), Alec Mapalo (public relations officer), Raffy Macabiog (board member), Edith Dirige (VP for operations), Edna Dollaga (VP for admininistration), David Sanchez (past president and former national president), Evelyn Cayat (president), Dr. de Castro and Mary Carmelle Bautista (board members), Budz Royeca (auditor), and Jun Benavide and Mario Pulmano (board members). -- Ofelia Empian
REDEFINED BUFFET -- The Heritage Mansion Buffet, Restaurant & Cafe located along Kisad Road had its inauguration and grand opening Thursday with proprietress Dr. Corazon Padilla and Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio president Anthony de Leon gracing the occasion along with Susan Sanidad and Donna Padilla-Taguiba. The establishment is offering an introductory buffet price of P398 per client for a wide variety of dishes prepared by five chefs. The buffet is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. while the a la carte and coffee shop is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. -- Art Tibaldo
ANOTHER LEVEL -- Three-time Muay Thai world champion Brent Velasco trains hard with teammate Joseph Pasiwat at the Tribal Submission-Team Torogi gym in preparation for his debut with the PXC Laban MMA against a veteran fighter when the Guam-based promotion returns to Baguio on Feb. 27. -- Harley Palangchao

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City Council of Baguio
Congressman Nicasio M. Aliping Jr.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Health – CAR
King’ College of the Philippines
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Municipality of La Trinidad
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Saint Louis University
Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Benguet
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Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Memorial Chapels, Inc.
Baguio Water District
BSBT College
Congressman Maximo B. Dalog
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Criminal Investigation and Detection Group
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Agriculture–CAR
Department of Trade and Industry
Dreamforce Review and Training Center
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
GMS Technology
Gov. Nestor B. Fongwan
INS Baguio
Kalapaw Restaurant
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
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