Issue of January 15, 2012

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Robinson’s mall to rise in Benguet State University
by Liza Agoot

Another mall will rise in La Trinidad.

Benguet State University president Ben Ladilad said he is for the benefit of the university, which at present is financially hard-up following the national government’s cut in the budget of all state universities. He said the mall construction is not a done deal, adding owners of Robinson’s has met with the university officials during the incumbency of former president Rogelio Colting and the board of trustees, where a memorandum of agreement was signed.

The mall will use stand on a 9,000 square meter area presently used by BSU’s elementary department.

The elementary department will be transferred to a new site where a new building will be constructed.

He admitted however some parties are now opposing the plan, as the area is supposed to be for educational purposes.

Ladilad said BSU officials are thinking of options on how to financially sustain operation, considering the decreasing funds provided to state schools.

Asked if he favors the construction of a mall inside the BSU compound, Ladilad said, “I am for what will benefit the school.”

Earlier, former president Colting has referred to the new venture as the “edutainment mall” where various educational activities will also be done.

BSU is also coming up with a land use plan to determine how to maximize use of its properties. It was recently found, most of the vacant spaces could not be used due to the steepness of the land.

To raise income, the BSU leases portions of its property to business enterprises such as where a fast food chain stands.

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Baguio Central University
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
University of Baguio

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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
Oversears Workers Welfare Administration
Philippines National Police–Police Regional Office–CAR
The Regional Development Council–CAR

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