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‘SAGIP BUHAY’ BLOODLETTING SET ON JAN 21

BAGUIO CITY (PIA) -- A mass bloodletting donation activity dubbed “Tambalang Sagip Buhay, Karamay Habang Buhay Part III” will be conducted at the city’s Malcolm Square on Saturday,

BENGUET OFFICIALS OPPOSE HB 5518 GRANTING FRANCHISE TO SEPARATE ELECTRIC COOP FOR BAGUIO

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet(PIA)-- Provincial officials expressed their opposition to the proposed separation of franchise on the distribution of electric power from the existing Benguet Electric

DOT TARGETS TO BRING IN 10M FOREIGN TOURISTS BY 2016

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) - - To become the ‘must experience’ destination in Asia, is the strategic vision of the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) National Tourism Development Plan

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF NHTS-PR POOR FAMILIES EXTENDED UNTIL DEC. 2012

BAGUIO CITY, Jan 13 (PIA) - - The health insurance coverage of Philhealth sponsored members under the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) is extended up to December

1,121 INDIVIDUALS IN CAR BENEFIT FROM DOLE’S EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM IN 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 10 (PIA) - - Around 1,121 individuals from typhoon-stricken areas in the region were benefitted by the emergency employment program of the Department of Labor and Employment

DENR OFFICIAL SUPPORTS LAW ON STIFFER PENALTY ON ILLEGAL LOGGING

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 10 (PIA)-- Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR)- Cordillera executive director Clarence Baguilat believes that the bill seeking the imposition of life

ENVIRONMENT IS A MAIN CONCERN FOR BENGUET

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet. Jan.9 (PIA)-- Environment protection will be a top priority of this vegetable producing province for the year 2012. Governor Nestor B. Fongwan said they will intensify the

DOLE-CAR DISPOSES 188 CASES OF INSPECTION-RELATED LABOR VIOLATIONS IN 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 9 (PIA) - - The Department of Labor and Employment- Cordillera Regional Office (DOLE-CAR), through the inspections they made to 736 establishments in the different parts of the

‘DSWD-CORDILLERA ROSE ABOVE CHALLENGES’ –SEC. SOLIMAN

BAGUIO CITY-- Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman commended the DSWD-Cordillera personnel Wednesday saying the regional office has ‘risen

SAVING THE WATERSHED OF THE CORDILLERA THRU PES

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 3(PIA)-- There is an urgent need to revive and to sustain the source of water which is necessity for the survival of all living creatures that include human, plants and

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MNTC EXPANSION PROJECTS TO BOOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN N.LUZON
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | February 21, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 14 (PIA) – The Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) linked to the North Harbor and up to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) will boost economic activities between the Northern and Southern part of Luzon.

Tthis is the expansion project being undertaken by the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), in partnership with Metro Pacific Tollways.
In a media briefing last week at the Baguio Country Club, MNTC President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rodrigo Franco explained that the project they are undertaking is composed of three phases.

For the first phase which was finished June 2010, the 2.7 km NLEX – Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City link showcases the biggest full cloverleaf in the country and has reduced the congestion in Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) while creating a new route to the port area in Manila.

For the second phase, MNTC will be undertaking the NLEX Harbor Link, which will be composed of two sections. First on schedule is a 2.4 km. road extending NLEX westward from the end of the NLEX Mindanao Avenue link at the new Cloverleaf up to MacArthur Highway in Valenzuela.

The detailed engineering design for the project, with an estimated cost of P1.69 billion is almost complete. Construction is expected to start last quarter of this year.

The next section of the NLEX Harbor Link is a 5.65 km. elevated expressway from MacArthur Highway interchange to the C-3 road shall be built substantially along the Northrail and Philippine National Railways (PNR) tracks. This project would cost about P6.33 Billion and with target construction period, from second quarter of 2012 up to the third quarter of 2013.

For the third phase, Metro Pacific Corporation will construct a NLEX-SLEX ‘connector road’, a 13.2 km, 4-lane integrated system that is crucial for fast and efficient movement of goods between North and South Luzon, which will also be built above the PNR tracks.

According to Franco, this expansion project would reduce the travel time from NLEX to SLEX to about 15 to 20 minutes and would provide unrestricted traffic flow linking airports and seaports, which will not be affected by the existing truck ban in metro Manila.

“This will have a major social and economic impact especially to trucks coming from and going to the ports as the connector road will be more convenient to them because they can use it 24 hours a day,” Franco said.

Franco also bared that they are entering into a concession agreement with the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) to manage, operate and maintain SCTEX for 25 years, so that they can fully integrate it with NLEX and also to make all the conveniences NLEX have be available to SCTEX.

Meantime, MNTC Vice President for Corporate Communications Marlene Ochoa also stressed that the direction they are currently taking mainly involves providing better access between North Luzon, Metro Manila, and the Southern part of Luzon, which will surely boost economic development of the provinces here in Northern Luzon, including Baguio City.

It is also part of the advocacy of MNTC to help tourism destination in the north, including Baguio City, in promoting tourist attractions in their areas not only here in the country but also abroad, through its tourism communication along NLEX, their North Philippines Visitors Bureau – which as a network of 10 Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) including one located in the city, the Lakbay Norte Media Tour and the Philippine Travel Mart.

MNTC, for the second consecutive year, will also join the Pangbenga’s Grand Float parade on February 27. *(PIA CAR)
 

TESDA OFFICIAL PROMOTES TECH VOC A CHOICE FOR BETTER FUTURE
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | February 21, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 14(PIA) – Make Tech-Voc (Technical-Vocational) course a top choice for a better quality of life.

This was stressed Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Director Cenon Querubin in a radio interview adding that maybe it’s time for the students to change their views about tech voc as an option for their future.

It’s high time we equate blue collar with white collar jobs. May be what we should think now is how fast we can get a job and help our family,” Querubin said.

Over Bombo Radyo’s regular weekly program dubbed “Unlad Pinoy, Angat ka sa Iba”, Querubin discussed TESDA’s massive training programs.

According to Querubin, there are four training components which the public can avail of like the school based program, Kasanayan sa Hanapbuhay (KASH), Community based training program and the TESDA Technology Institute.

The school based program refers to the direct delivery or provisions of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) programs by the TESDA administered schools.

Another component is the Kasanayan sa Hanapbuhay program (KASH) which is a training and employment program involving a contract between an apprentice and an employer on an approved apprenticeable occupation. It aims to provide a mechanism that will ensure availability of qualified skilled workers based on industry requirements, Querubin said.
Under the KASH, partners include the Texas Instruments (TI), MOOG Controls, Philippines, and other small industry players like food chains, sewing and others. This is formerly called the apprenticeship program, wherein students are given a salary of 75% of minimum wage, Querubin added.

For the TESDA Technology institute, there is the Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (BCSAT) which offers courses on hotel and restaurant management like bartending, commercial cooking, pastries and other.

We have our Regional Training Center (RTC) which offers machining, automatic, wielding, carpentry, electrical and other industrial trades. There are also training centers located in Abra, Kalinga, Ifugao and Mt. Province, Querubin said.

For Community-based Training for Enterprise development Program, TESDA partners with government agencies, local government units, non-government organizations, and people organizations with the mission to help the poor get into productive undertakings to help themselves and their communities.

This program is primarily addressed to the poor and marginal groups, those who cannot access, or are not accessible by formal training provisions. It is purposively designed to catalyze the creation of livelihood enterprises that shall be implemented by the trainees, immediately after the training.

According to Querubin, basically all the programs of TESDA in 2010 were free with President Benigno Aquino III pursuing the scholarship program started by the previous administration.*(PIA CAR)

MAN NABBED FOR VIOLATING GUN BAN IN BAGUIO
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | February 21, 2011

 

BAGUIO CITY ,Feb. 15(PIA) – The Baguio City police apprehended a man along the famous Burnham Park around 10:45 PM of February 13 for violation of the gun ban currently being imposed in the city in view of the Baguio Flower Festival 2011.

Baguio City Police Office Public Information Officer PInsp Karrisma Santa Juana Santa Juana identified the 23 year old suspect as Joselito Apigo of Baguio City.

She said police officers patrolling the park noticed a man standing under a light post with a handgun handle protruding on his waist. Recovered from Apigo was 38 caliber smith and wesson revolver with serial number 408396 and one empty shell.

Santa Juana said that the city has implemented a month- long gun ban that started on February 1 and ends on March 6 in view of the Panagbenga festivities. The gun ban is part of the security measures to ensure that the Panagbenga will be free from firearm related incidents.

Santa Juana said that all Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence (PTCFOR) is suspended for the whole duration of the festival.

She explained that only members of the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and other law enforcement agencies who are performing official duties and in agency prescribed uniforms are allowed to carry firearms.

This is also to ensure the safety and well being of Baguio folks and tourists who will attend the month long festivities here in the city, she said.

The gun ban also covers gun replicas such as pellet and airsoft guns, she added. (PIA CAR )
 

OCD LEADS SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILLS IN GOV’T OFFICES, SCHOOLS
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | February 21, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 17 (PIA) – As part of the continuing implementation of the Four Point Plan of Action for Disaster Preparedness of the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), and as per the directive of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director and office of Civil Defense (OCD) Administrator USEC Benito Ramos, a simultaneous earthquake drill was implemented at 9:30 am today, (Thursday, February 17) at various public schools and selected public/government hospitals and other establishments, nationwide.

Locally, the OCD-CAR spearheaded the event in partnership with other concerned government agencies and local volunteer emergency management service groups. Among them are the the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Baguio and Benguet, Baguio City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Regional, Baguio and La Trinidad, Benguet Office, Baguio-Benguet Public Information Civic Action Group (BBPICAG) and Baguio City Emergency Management Service (EMS).

The simultaneous earthquake drill was also held in five venues namely Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Agriculture (DA), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and at the University of the Cordilleras High School Campus, all in Baguio City, and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in La Trinidad.

Earthquake drill umpires were also designated by the OCD and their partner/ and groups and each was given survey forms and specific task to undertake.

To signal the start of the nationwide simultaneous drill, there was a ceremonial ‘Pressing of the Button” held at the National Capital Region.
According to OCD-CAR Operations and Planning OIC, Engr. Jojo Valera, this is a regular event of the NDRRMC and this is the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill for the first quarter of 2011.

“It showcased critical emergency response operations such as fire suppression, collapsed structure search and rescue operations, mass casualty incident management and evacuation, which are being done within the golden hour or the first 72 hours after the occurrence of an earthquake,” Valera said. (PIA CAR)

TEAM AZKALS TO TRAIN IN BAGUIO
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | February 21, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 17 (PIA) - The city is ready to welcome Team Azkals and will give all the necessary support for their high altitude training.

Mayor Maurico G. Domogan said the “Summer Capital” is honored to host the new sports icon of the country as they prepare for their rematch with the Mongolia Blue Wolves for the AFC Challenge Cup in the cold Ulan Bator in Mongolia in March.

This is the best place for any athlete to train because of our weather, like world boxing champion Congressman Manny Pacquiao, Mayor Mauricio Domogan said.

Groundworks are underway n for the expected arrival of the team this weekend. The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Borromeo Field, Melvin Jones in Burnham Park and Teachers Camp are being eyed as the training place for the Azkals.

The glamorous team Azkals with Fil-foreign players and a German mentor, Hans Michael Weiss, is having a great training program . They are pushing hard to run 90 minutes in the game.

The Azkals training in Baguio is seen as a big inspiration for the people here as football involves speed and agility which the Cordillerans have unlike the popular basketball game that needs height.*(PIA CAR)

NAPOLCOM SETS PNP ENTRANCE, PROMOTIONAL EXAMS ON APRIL 17
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | February 21, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Feb 17 . (PIA) –The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) has set the Philippine National Police entrance eligibility and promotional examinations on April 17, 2011.

NAPOLCOM-CAR Information Officer Soledad Benwaren announced this during the regular NAPOLCOM Hour over Radyo ng Bayan.
Successful examinees of the entrance examination will be conferred by the NAPOLCOM the PNP Entrance Eligibility which is appropriate for appointment to the rank of Police Officer 1.

Those who will pass the promotional exam shall be conferred eligibilities appropriate for promotion to the ranks corresponding to the exam’s Eligibility Rank Coverage (ERC).

According to Benwaren, NAPOLCOM-NCR will accommodate a total of 1,410 examinees wherein 810 is allotted for PNP Entrance exams and 600 for the promotional exam.

The 600 quota for Promotional exam is as follows; 300 for Police Officers, 210 for Senior Police Officers, 60 for Police Inspector and 30 for Superintendent.

The exam coverage for the PNP entrance test consists of general information, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and logical reasoning. The promotional exam, on the other hand, includes general information, police administration, police operations and police values and ethical standards.

Benwaren also reminded all examinees to strictly observe a dress code when reporting to the examination centers. Applicants for the PNP Entrance exam are required to wear white T-shirt while those who will take the promotional exams should wear GOA Type B.

She also advised them to observe proper haircut since they are entering a discipline conscious institution, they have to observe such. She cited one incident in a previous examination wherein some examinees were not allowed to take the exam for reasons that they were not in proper attire.

Benwaren also stressed that cellular phones and other electronic gadgets are not allowed inside the examination center.

In order to protect the integrity of the exams by preventing substitution committed by unscrupulous examinees, Benwaren informed that since November 2010, the Commission has been adopting a new procedure in the processing of applications for all NAPOLCOM-administered exams wherein the picture of the applicant will be permanently printed in the application form and notice of admission.

This procedure requires all applicants to file their application personally at any of the NAPOLCOM regional or provincial office where they intend to take the exam.

She said that filing of applications for PNP Entrance has already ended because the quota has already been met.

For the Promotional exam, she encouraged those who are from the Cordillera to file their application on or before March 4. The NAPOLCOM will start to accept applications coming from other regions by March 5, Benwaren added.

She said that for those who were not able to file their application for the PNP entrance exam, she advised them to take the Civil Service Career Professional Examination because they can use it as their eligibility in applying for the PNP.*(PIA CAR)

P NOY TO GRACE PMA ALUMNI HOMECOMING
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | February 21, 2011


BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 18 (PIA) –The Philippine Military Academy is celebrating its annual homecoming from February 17 to 20 with President Benigno S Aquino III expected to be the guest of honor and speaker during the main program on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011

Aquino, who will be visiting the premiere military school for the first time as president, will bestow the Cavalier of the Year Awards to four outstanding cavaliers and award medallions for the Jubillareans.
The President will also swear into office the new board of directors and officials PMA Alumni Association. He will be joined by National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and PMA Supt. VAdm. Leonardo Calderon and the PMAAA officers.

PMA Public Information Officer, Capt. Lynett Agnes Flores said around 2,000 cavaliers are expected to the homecoming. Top military men, soldiers turned politicians, government officials and even controversial personalities who are PMA graduates will join their respective classes and take part of the momentous occasion.

Relative to this, Flores said the PMS will be closed to tourists on Feb. 19 to give way for the alumni a time to bond with their fellow cavaliers and their families.

Flores said that the whole of the PMA will be utilized by the cavaliers for their picnics and get together activities as they reminisce their moments as cadets.

She appealed for understanding for the one day that PMA will be closing its door to the public. At least 400 to 1,000 tourists visit PMA during peak days.
Flores added that they would enforce a tight security to ensure that the homecoming would be secure and safe from any untoward incident. * (PIA CAR)
 

MAYORS TO CONDUCT PHYSICAL INVENTORY AND INSPECTION OF POLICE
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | February 21, 2011

BAGUIO CITY,Feb. 18 (PIA) – All city and municipal mayors were recently ordered by Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M Robredo to conduct a physical inventory and inspection of all police officers under their respective jurisdiction using the latest station list of police officers as the reference document.

This is pursuant to Section 64 of Republic Act No. 8511or ‘An Act Providing for the Reform and Reorganization of the Philippine National Police and for other purposes,’ which prescribes that local chief executives (LCEs) as deputized agents of National Police Commission(NAPOLCOM) shall inspect police forces and units, conduct and audit and exercise other functions as may be duly authorized by the Commission.

“In view of the current issues and concerns affecting the PNP, the NAPOLCOM has identified the accounting of all our police officers nationwide as a necessary step that will impress upon in the public’s mind that we, who are partners in police administration are serious in our efforts in reforming our police officer,” Robredo, who is the Chairman of NAPOLCOM, said in his directive.

NAPOLCOM-Cordillera Information Officer Soledad Benwaren in radio program over Radyo ng Bayan said each police member is required to personally appear before the city or municipal mayor or his designated representative and the City/Municipal Local Government Officer for accounting. *(PIA CAR)

DOMOGAN SEEKS CLARIFICATION ON P-NOY’S DIRECTIVE ON DEMOLITION OF INFORMAL SETTLERS
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | February 21, 2011


BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 18 (PIA) – Mayor Mauricio Domogan solicited the support of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in asking the Office of the President for a clarification on the President’s directive to the police not to give support to Local Government Units (LGUs) on the demolition of informal settlers in relation to Executive Order No. 23, which orders a moratorium on logging nationwide.

According to Domogan, a clarification is needed on the said order as there is already Republic Act 7279 that defines and classifies the informal settlers that are entitled to certain privileges under the law. The new presidential directive, if taken as a general statement, could be abused by professional squatters to encroach on every available space, public and private lands alike, the mayor claimed.

Domogan explained that the said order could give a bad precedent for squatters to continuously destroy the city’s remaining forest or watersheds and water catch basins by claiming that they are informal settlers.

Domogan in an earlier statement stressed that the city is not defying the order of the President, but the city has decided to continue with its anti-squatting drive(demolition of illegal structures) in watersheds, forest reservations rivers and creek beds, road right of way and private titled lands for the best interest of the city and its citizenry.

The RPOC is supportive of Domogan’s request and is set to draft a resolution regarding the matter.*(PIA CAR)

OWWA REITERATES SIGNIFICANCE OF PDOS TO DEPARTING OFWS
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | February 21, 2011

BAGUIO CITY,—The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in the region reiterated the significance of pre-departure orientation seminar (PDOS) following the current issues and concerns affecting Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) being used as drug mules. OWWA Regional Director Evelyn Laranang during a radio interview said the PDOS is very important especially for first time Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

According to Laranang, the issue on illegal drugs and “padala” is being discussed in their PDOS specially that most of the potential OFWs attending the PDOS are planning to work mostly in Hongkong, Singapore Malaysia and other parts of the Asia Pacific where most of the reported OFW victims are working.

In the PDOS, OFWs are oriented on what to expect when they arrive at their country of destination such that the feeling of being homesick can be avoided, she said.

It is also intended for OFW families because we orient them regarding overseas migration realities. “They are being given the worst scenario of what may happen if they are already there. If they are determined to go there in spite of the situation, then it is expected that they have a high tolerance level and coping mechanism,” Laranang explained. Another topic discussed in the PDOS is the different provisions in an employment contract in order to avoid substitution.

Substitution of employment contract is not allowed, the employment contract which was verified and registered with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will prevail, Laranang said.

She informed that their office still receives request for assistance regarding substitution on the employment contract. She advised the OFWs to be aware of such and to seek immediate assistance from OWWA or from any Philippine Overseas Employment Office if they are in other countries.

Other topics in the PDOS include financial literacy, values re-orientation and travel tips.

The PDOS is conducted for one whole day with lectures and discussions. There is also sharing of experiences by resource persons and a video presentation, she added. *(PIA CAR)

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