More Baguio Trader News

‘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

Baguio Trader Headlines

MEN’S FORUM ON WOMEN SET ON MARCH 19
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | March 13, 2011


BAGUIO CITY, March 8 (PIA). – March is Women's Month but SAVE believes that men should also have a voice when it comes to fighting for the rights of women especially those abused by their partners.
On March 19, the SAVE (Stop, Abuse, ViolencE) is conducting the second Men’s Summit at the CRC Hall of the Bishop's House along Fr. Carlu Loop, here.

Jim Ward, SAVE Board of Trustee and chairperson of the summit said that one the objective of the activity is educate men in their relationship with their wives, girlfriends or partners.

The forum also offers an avenue where men can voice out how they really feel about women. We would like to know the stand of these men on the issues besetting our women, Ward said

SAVE thinks that there are quite a number of good men out there who truly believe that women should not be hurt in a relationship, Ward said. Women are invited as observers, Ward added.

The city government is celebrating Kababaihan Festival with a month long of activities with this year’s national theme, “Magna Carta of Women, Philippines, CEDAW; in support to the Millennium Development Goals. *(PIA CAR)
 

AFTER AZKALS, BAGUIO READIES FOR PACMAN
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | March 13, 2011


BAGUIO CITY, March 9(PIA) - After the Azkals, the city is gearing up for the arrival of Pound for Pound King Manny Pacquiao.

Boxing champ, Sarangani Congressman Emmanuel Pacquiao is expected to arrive here on March 12 for his training sessions in preparation for his welterweight clash against Sugar Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Nevada, USA on May 7.

It will be the third time that the fighting pride of Sarangani will hold his training in the Summer Capital.

Pacquaio first came here in 2009 where he trained against Miguel Cotto for the welterweight crown and in 2010 for his fight against Mexican Antonio Margarito for the super welterweight championship.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan has ordered appropriate security measures for the reigning World Boxing Council Super Welterweight Champion. He said the city has beefed up security measures to ensure that Pacquiao will be able to concentrate on his training regimen

Pacquiao will be accorded the usual treatment which he had been receiving from the city government and other sectors while he will be hold his month long- training here.

Meanwhile, the mayor said he is currently negotiating with the national government to upgrade the condition of the city's sports facilities to comply with international standards so athletes will be lured to train here in Baguio.

During the training of the Philippine Azkal Football Team here in Baguio City, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri expressed his proposal to build a world class football field in Baguio City. He is also keen in creating sports facilities and equipments that will make Baguio the training capital of sports in the country. *(PIA CAR)

DEPED: COMPULSORY KINDERGARTEN TO BE IMPLEMENTED THIS SY 2011, K+12 BY 2012
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | March 13, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, March 9 (PIA) – All five years old must enroll in kindergarten this coming 2011-2012 school year otherwise they can not qualified to enter grade one by the next school year.

Department of Education (DepEd) Baguio schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Ellen Donato, made this announcement especially for parents and guardians as the government is set to implement the compulsory kindergarten this year and the K+12 program next school year.

According to Donato, all five years old must be in school by June since no child will be enrolled in grade one unless he passes kindergarten. Those who did not pass kindergarten but already eligible (by age) to enroll in grade 1 have to take summer classes before the opening of classes in June.

Donato said they will be opening another early enrollment schedule this summer for those who failed to register their five years old children in the early registration scheduled by DepEd last January 29.
Donato affirmed that DepEd will be implementing the K+12 program starting school year 2012-2013. This has already passed the third reading in Congress.

Under the K+12 plan, school children will have to finish the universal kindergarten, after which children will undergo another 12 years of basic education under the 6-4-2 scheme or six years of elementary education, four years junior high school and two years senior high school.

Meantime, in an interview with Aurora Congressman Sonny Angara, who is a member of the Lower House Committee on Basic Education, he confirmed that Congress has already passed the Kindergarten Bill, which makes kinder compulsory to all schools in the country.

As for the whole K+12 implementation, Angara announced the Basic Education Committee, chaired by Representative Sonny Escudero, will be conducting a consultation on K+12 in key areas in the country starting in Iloilo by next week.

According to Angara, there are still some valid concerns on the K+12 like the needed facilities, quality teachers, the content of the curriculum or what changes should be made in the curriculum and on where it best to put the extra two years.

Angara served as the guest speaker in the city’s International Women’s Day celebration program that was held at the Baguio Convention Center last Tuesday. *(PIA CAR)

DOT PRIORITIZES INFRASTRUCTURES LEADING TO KEY TOURISM DESTINATIONS
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | March 13, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, March 10 (PIA) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) Northern Luzon cluster is set to go to Honolulu Hawaii, USA to participate in the local festival there and to promote the tourism sector of Northern Luzon.

Aside from the continuous effort of the DOT to promote the region’s tourism spots and festivity both locally and internationally, tourism infrastructure is also one of their priorities, as affirmed by DOT-CAR Regional Director Pura Molintas in an interview.

According to Molintas, tourism infrastructure is among the priority thrust of the administration of President Benigno Aquino III. As chairman of the Infrastructure Committee of the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR), Molintas said it her duty to look into the infrastructure needs of Cordillera, as well as the Northern Philippines, being the DOT cluster head.

“Even in the budget presentations, we make it a point to look into the budget of Department of Public Works and Highways to make sure that the roads leading to tourist destinations are included in their budget proposals,” Molintas stressed.

For Baguio City, which serves as the tourism hub or tourism service center for the nearby Benguet municipalities, as well as to the other Cordillera province, Molintas affirmed that the upgrading of the Loakan airport is one tourism infrastructure that they are looking to prioritize.

“We have to upgrade the airport to have the necessary instrumentation, equipments and support roads for a 24/7 and 12 months operations, as this will surely bring in better economic viability and more likely entice more tourists to visit,” Molintas said.

According to Molintas, there are other airports in the world that have visibility problems due to fog like Loakan, but they all have year round operation through the proper instrumentation and all the necessary equipment which assure that all the safety measure are complied with.
Molintas also assured that with the Loakan Airport properly equipped and upgraded their initial talks or negotiations with airline companies would eventually push through.

Meantime, DOT is also concentrating on the promotions of the different existing festivals in Cordillera. It is also providing assistance to the other local communities in establishing their own festival which is essential in bringing in more tourists, both local and foreign, who will be a big boost in the local economy. *(PIA CAR)

DTI CONFIRMS INCREASE IN FLOUR PRICES
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | March 13, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, March 10 (PIA) –The price of flour went up by about 3.5 percent last week compared with the prevailing price two weeks ago, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reported.

DTI CAR Regional Director Myrna Pablo, in a radio interview over DZEQ Radyo ng Bayan, said that one cavan of Filipinas flour now is sold at P775 which is P25 higher than the previous price. Willington flour is P905 which is P55 more than its price two weeks ago.
Pablo said the increase in the price of imported raw material triggered the price increase.

Due to the Middle East crisis, prices of oil are escalating and so production of raw materials cannot be assured so if there is a shortage of supplies the price will definitely go up, Pablo explained.

But not all commodities saw price increase. She said that sugar which is a critical commodity decreased by two percent compared to last month price. A kilo of brown sugar now is P53 which is P4 pesos lower than the previous price. The price of white sugar is monitored at P64 compared to the P65 prevailing price.

The world price of sugar as well as the domestic price decreased as reported by the sugar regulatory administration, Pablo added.
A 25g great taste premium coffee has also decreased by 1.61 percent, reported Pablo.

Meanwhile, Pablo assured the public that the DTI will see to it that there is a stable supply of basic products in the market.*(PIA CAR)

Test
Posted by: admin | March 7,, 2011

Test test 

‘NO RETURN, NO EXCHANGE’ POLICY EXPLAINED
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | March 6,, 2011


BAGUIO CITY, March 2 (PIA) - There is no such thing as “No Return, No Exchange” policy, thus clarified the Department of Trade and Industry.

Atty .Samuel Gallardo chief, Consumer Welfare and Trade Regulations Division of the DTI-Cordillera, in a radio interview explained that if the product is inherently defective at the time of purchase, this can be returned to the establishment for purposes of repair, replacement, or refund of the purchase price.

He said the only exclusions to the ‘No Return, No Exchange Policy’ would be from patent defects.

Patent defects can be seen by our naked eye, so it would be incumbent upon the consumer to inspect the item that they are purchasing before actually bring it home, he further said.

Gallardo reiterated that customers have the right to return defective or substandard goods or demand for remedies, in case of imperfect service. However, consumers also have the responsibility to know when they can return and when their request may be denied by an establishment.

Pursuant to the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Consumer Act of the Philippines, only defective items can be returned or exchanged, he added.

To file a consumer complaint against stores violating the prohibition of “No Return, No Exchange” Policy, be ready with the following information: the name and address of the complainant and the firm being complained about, the acts of commissions constituting the offense including the approximate date, place and time of its commission, the remedy sought, and other relevant information the consumer may have regarding the matter.

It is also important for consumers to ask for official receipts, warranty cards in case of appliances or gadgets, delivery receipts or any records or documents that are given by the business establishments, the packaging of a product, the price tag and the name of the establishment and also the specifications of the warranty can also be use as basis in establishing the rights of consumer, Gallardo added.(PIA CAR)
 

BAGUIO GIRL IS LONE FEMALE IN PMA TOP 10 OF CLASS 2011
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | March 6,, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, March 2 (PIA) - ‘Entering the military school is a calling.’
This is how Cadette 1st Class Janice Baniaga Matbagan describes why she entered and excelled at the premiere military school here in Baguio City.

Baguio girl Matbagan is the only lady among the top ten of the Philippine Military Academy Laon Alab (Lakas Tipon Alagad ng Bayan) Class of 2011.

22 year old Janice is the No. six and is among the 22 females who will graduate this Sunday, March 6. The Laon Alab class is composed of 196- strong cadets.

Matbagan will receive the Jusmag Award and the Philippine Air Force Saber for being the top graduate joining the Air Force as a major service.

She will also be awarded the Australian Defence Best Overall Performance Award for topping the Air Force Service Core Courses.

Matbagan, a native of Sagada, Mountain Province but grew up in Baguio, is also the recipient of the Athletic Saber for excelling in the field of sports in a male-dominated field.

She is a member of the PMA marathon corps squad who brought several awards in marathons in Baguio City and other part of the country. She recently got the gold in Subic International Marathon “Run for Fun and Transformation” held on January 2011 at Remy Field, Subic, Olongapo, which was participated in by runners not only from the different parts of the country but also from abroad. She is also into judo and athletics.

A consistent honor student since grade school, she took up nursing for one year at the Saint Louis University and another year in Easter College before entering the PMA.

The fifth of eight children of Bonifacio Matbagan Sr. and Mauricia Matbagan, Janice entered the academy to pursue her dream of serving her country as a military officer.

Her father died while she was a plebe and she is offering her achievements to him. *(PIA CAR)

TOURISTS STILL ENJOYING PANAGBENGA
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | March 6,, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, March 3 (PIA) – Tourists continue to come up to the city to have a glimpse of the Baguio Flower Festival as the month-long celebration comes to an end this week.

Session road, which is the main thoroughfare of the city is closed for a week for the Panagbenga’s Session Road in Bloom where variety of flowers and plants are in display for sale.

Also making Session Road colorful and enticing are the various booths of products not only from the Cordillera but from other parts of the country as well, and the various food stalls where one can eat right in the middle of the road.

Different bands and dancers are also providing entertainment during the night to the delight of the promenading public.

The closing ceremony on March 6 will feature a grand fireworks display in six major areas in downtown are of the city.

Meanwhile, it is estimated that the crowd that watched the festival’s highlights- the street dancing and float parade – last weekend was close to half million.

Adding to the exciting experience of Panagbenga are the cool Baguio weather and the afternoon rains that started falling Wednesday afternoon. *(PIA CAR)
 

ZUBIRI PROPOSES TO BUILD FOOTBALL STADIUM IN BAGUIO CITY
Posted by: HELEN R. TIBALDO | March 6,, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, March 3 (PIA) - The Philippine Azkals team will soon be making Baguio City their permanent training ground after a football field will be built here.

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, who visited the city last week while the national team was training here, signified his intentions of building a football stadium with international standards in Baguio. He said the city is a good training camp because of its cold weather.

The Senator said that and this will also serve as the official home of the Philippine Football team when they have their high altitude training.
Azkals head coach Michael Hans Weiss liked the proposal because this means a big boost for the country's football squad. He said a decent football field will surely attract other athletes and even children to play and train as football players.

Zubiri bared that there is a plan of putting up one more football field in the country and Baguio is the best place because of the cold weather and at the same time conducive for high altitude training.

He said that the stadium will cost around P600 million to P700 million and they will be eyeing corporate sponsors to back them up in this possible venture which would be according to FIFA standards.

With the Rizal Stadium in Metro Manila and the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod being primed-up for the upcoming Suzuki Cup this year, Zubiri said he will push for Baguio to become the third stadium with international standards. (PIA CAR)

CATEGORIES

Appliances(0)
Books(0)
Collectibles/ Hobbies(0)
Computer Accessories(14)
Computer Shops(0)
Computer Softwares(0)
Computers(5)
Cosmetics(0)
Digital Electronics(0)
Events(3)
Food(0)
Furniture(0)
Health Care(1)
Jewelry/ Watches(0)
Job Opportunities(3)
Kids Wear(0)
Men's Wear(0)
Mobile Phones(0)
Musical Instruments(0)
Obituary(1)
Real Estate(12)
Services(20)
Shoes and Bags(0)
Shops(0)
Sports and Leisure(0)
Stores(0)
Vehicles(12)
Women's Wear(0)

TOP CATEGORIES

Obituary

Obituaries

Services

Services

Real Estate

Real Estate

Vehicles

Vehicles

SERVICES

Airport Limousine(0)
Catering Services(2)
For Rent(13)
Laundry Services(0)
Lipat Bahay(1)
Massage and Spa(1)
Property Management(0)
Reflexology(0)
Security Agencies(1)
Water Delivery(2)

SHOPS

Bake Shop(0)
Barber Shop(0)
Design Studio(0)
Photo Studio(0)