Issue of October 23, 2016

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13 dead, 14,000 affected as ‘Lawin’ batters CAR

Typhoon Lawin battered most parts of the Cordillera leaving 13 dead – including a family of five – and one missing and crippled transportation in Mountain Province and Benguet due to unstable bridges.

TYPHOON LAWIN’S FURY -- Super Typhoon Lawin battered Northern Luzon for 24 hours last week causing damage to public and private properties and leaving 13 people dead in the Cordillera. Thousands of commuters and motorists are also expected to be inconvenienced in the coming weeks after the Bontoc-Samoki in Mountain Province and Camp 4 Bridge along Kennon Road in Tuba, Benguet were initially assessed to be unstable for vehicular traffic due to strong river current during the typhoon. The provinces of Apayao and Kalinga were declared under state of calamity. -- Samantha Soliven / Harley Palangchao

P180 M approved for roads to tourism sites in Benguet

More than P180 million has been allocated for the improvement of access roads leading to tourist destinations in Buguias and Mankayan in Benguet.

PhilHealth members or any of their legal dependents with low-risk heart ailment, who undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery at the Notre Dame De Chartres Hospital (NDCH), will be entitled to P550,000 discount in their total hospital bills.

Two leaders of an indigenous peoples organization in Kabayan, Benguet asked Gov. Crescencio Pacalso to ensure that his office maintains neutrality in the ongoing free prior and informed consent (PFIC) process in relation to the planned mini-hydro project in the town.


In response to the need to cater to drug surrenderees in the municipality, La Trinidad will be launching its community-based reformation program that engages the help of all agencies and members of the society.

Realtors score conflict in nat’l and local laws
Even those in the real estate industry are confused about the implementation of laws governing construction and development.
SOFAD 2016 -- The Scout Officials For-A-Day led by (from left-front row) Angela Mae Rosario of Saint Louis University Laboratory School as congresswoman, Jasjine Khyla Dalog of University of Baguio Science High School as mayor and John Rev Gat-eb as vice mayor took their oath of office before Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday. The scout officials have presented executive and legislative policies to be considered by the current city officials.
-- Harley Palangchao
YOUNG BENGUET LEADERS -- The Scout-Officials-For-A-Day in Benguet led by Scout governor Krisha Mae Bugaling of Benguet National High School (inset with Gov. Cresencio Pacalso) and Scout vice governor Judy Lisayen (seated) of Lepanto NHS led other scouts in taking over the affairs at the Capitol last week. The SOFAD were credited for their good inputs on how to further improve the delivery of government services to the 13 towns of Benguet. -- Ofelia Empian
CLEARING OPERATIONS -- Government and public utility workers, together with civilian volunteers, worked double time to clear roads from fallen trees and debris that toppled Beneco electric posts, resulting to mass power outage in many barangays in Baguio and Benguet during Typhoon Lawin.
-- Harley Palangchao
GOOD NEWS -- Senior cardiologists of Notre Dame De Chartres Hospital led by Jose Beswilan, Joseph Bautista and Rochie Hojilla join Dr. Dominga Gadgad of PhilHealth-CAR in announcing the partnership between the two institutions, where qualified PhilHealth members and their dependents who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery at NDCH will be entitled to P550,000 deduction in their total bills.
-- Harley Palangchao
DIGITAL ARTS AWARDS -- The regional launch of the 2017 National Digital Arts Awards was held at Calle Uno Coworking and Collaborative Space in Baguio last week with Nato Agbayani, founder and chief executive officer of Brand Guerilla PH, and Calle Uno chief Ace Estrada calling on Cordilleran digital artists to submit their entries for a chance to win and to have better employment in the future. -- Harley Palangchao
EXCELLENCE IN COOPERATIVISM -- One of the success stories on cooperativism in Benguet is that of the Benguet Operators and Drivers Association Multipurpose Cooperative, which has been operating for 20 years now and has P79 million in assets. Aside from being a credit-servicing cooperative, it now also owns a gasoline station and an auto supply shop. -- Ofelia Empian
SEASON 30 BEGINS -- The 30th season of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League opened on weekend at the Philippine Military Academy gymnasium with Baguio Rep. Mark Go and PMA Supt. M/Gen. Donato San Juan II presenting the muses of the 11 participating schools from Baguio and Benguet.
-- Harley Palangchao

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