Issue of June 18, 2017


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Env’tal case filed over Lamtang waste station

Residents of Sitio Lamtang, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet filed an environmental case against a private garbage hauler, the local government units of Baguio and La Trinidad, Environmental Management Bureau-Cordillera, to complain about the continuos use of a garbage transfer station in their area.

THREATENED FOREST COVERS -- The ever-profitable vegetable industry in Benguet and nearby provinces of Mountain Province and Ifugao has its price, as enterprising farmers have expanded their commercial farms even in forested areas. Commercial farms throughout the decades have invaded vast tracts of forestland in the province, which are critical sources of clean water. -- HFP

Kalinga guv accepts six-month suspension

The Baguio Health Department described as shocking the results of the latest survey showing that there were more female smokers in the city in 2016.
Kalinga Gov. Jocel Baac started to serve his six-month suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman for Northern Luzon for mauling the provincial board secretary inside his office in May 2015.
Search on for missing Korean in Mt Province
The Korean Embassy is now helping in the ongoing search and rescue operation by a 20-man team for the Korean hiker who went missing on June 13 in the mountains of Barlig, Mountain Province.
Congress told to solve MP’s political void
Mountain Province Rep. Maximo Dalog Sr. has been laid to rest in his hometown in Bila, Bauko on June 12 leaving a leadership crisis, which the Lower House could solve if legislators act on the vacancy with urgency.
CLARIFICATIONS -- Suntrust Properties Inc. President Harry Paltongan explains to Baguio officials led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and heads of City Hall departments and the DWPH that the defective sewer lines caused the collapsed of sections of Gilbraltar Road located above their project site. Domogan has ordered all parties to fast track the rehabilitation of the road to be opened for the public in two months.
-- Contributed photo
GOLDEN KAYABANG AWARDEES -- For their outstanding performance in the community service, seven individuals and institutions were chosen as this year’s Golden Kayabang awardees during the 67th foundation anniversary of La Trinidad. The honorees are (seated from l) former mayor Edna Tabanda represented by Shirley Daniel, Calajo Restaurant, Khyla Kreanzzel B. Guinto, Dr. Imelda P. Olatic-Degay, Orly T. Primo, Stobosa Women’s Brigade represented by Gloria Agasen, and the Benguet State University Multipurpose Cooperative. The awardees were conferred the award by local officials led by Mayor Romeo Salda and Rep. Harry Roque on June 16.
-- Ofelia Empian
FROM TRASH TO FLOWERS -- Environment officials led by Environmental Management Bureau Director Jacqueline Caancan, DENR-CAR Executive Director Ralph Pablo and EMB-CAR Acting Director Reynaldo Digamo peruse the floral decorations made from recycled plastic bags, which were on exhibit during the 2nd Cordillera Environmental Summit in Baguio City last week.
-- Redjie Cawis
GIVE BLOOD, GIVE LIFE -- Various individuals donated blood for the blood bank of the Philippine Red Cross during the one-day World Blood Donor’s Day on June 14. The project was initiated by the Department of Health-Cordillera and the Philippine Red Cross. The event aims to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and inspire more people to become regular donors.
-- Ofelia Empian
PASAKALYE ART EXHIBIT -- Philippine Information Agency-Cordillera Director Helen Tibaldo together with Atty. Ruth Bawayan and Pasakalye Art Program Convenor Maricar Docyogen lead the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pasakalye Art exhibit dubbed “From Her Point of View” featuring the art works of six local lady artists at the Baguio Country Club last week.
-- Redjie Cawis
BEST PRACTICE -- SM City Baguio Mall Manager Rona Vida Correa receives a plaque in recognition for SM City Baguio’s best practice on solid waste management during the 2nd Cordillera Environment Forum at the Albergo Hotel in Baguio City last week. Giving the award are (from left) Environmental Management Bureau Director Jacqueline Caancan, USec. for Solid Waste Management Moel Felongco, MGB-CAR Director Fay Apil, DENR-CAR Executive Director Ralph Pablo and Benguet Gov. Crescencio Pacalso.
-- Redjie Cawis
FUTURE NATIONAL ATHLETES -- Training future national athletes is one of the main goals of the Alaska Power Camp. The recent basketball camp in Baguio has drawn 219 participants, including 24 girls, who underwent training for skills enhancement as well as value training to become the better athlete that they can be. -- Ofelia Empian

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Department of Tourism – CAR
Informatics College
King’ College of the Philippines
University of Baguio

Baguio Country Club
Benguet Electric Coooperative, Inc.
Department of Health – CAR
Department of Labor and Employment – CAR
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Philex Mining Corporation
Philippine Information Agency – CAR
Philippine Veterans Bank
Pines City Colleges
Saint Louis University
Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Baguio

AHEAD Tutorial and Review
Assumption Medical and Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Multicultural Institute
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
C & AAA Supermart
Congressman Mark O. Go
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Cordillera Kidney Specialists, Inc.
Cordillera School of Digital Arts
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Dreamforce Review and Training Center
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
FOX Visus Immigration Consultancy
GMS Technology
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Telecommunications Commission
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
R.A. Gapuz Review Center, Inc.
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Rianella Printing Press
Social Security System
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
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