October 27, 2010 in Baguio City
BRM steps-up protection of busol watershed
By JOSEPH B. ZAMBRANO
BAGUIO CITY — In efforts to protect the city’s main watershed from intruders, the Busol Watershed Task Force requested the city government to issue a demolition order for two newly erected shanties the soonest. In the regular monthly meeting of the Baguio Regreening Movement(BRM), the task force identified the owners of the shanties located along Purok 4, East Bayan inside the Busol Watershed reservation , as certain Junie and Carlos Aluda.
In a foot patrol at Tip-top, the Task Force discovered the two shanties dismantled earlier were reconstructed by the owners who are identified as heirs of Gumangan and Sumangen. The task force composed of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources , Baguio Water District and the Baguio City Police Office, is also asking that demolition order be issued for the illegal construction of houses of certain Mr. Walis. Daluyen, Panay, Haban and Marcelino. Baguio City Councilor and BRM Chairperson Erdolfo Balajadia said the BCPO and the city government should immediately stop the unlawful construction of the houses.#
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Importance of statistics in gov’t planning stressed
By LITO DAR/PIA
Baguio City — Statistics is a very important matter in terms of decision making and economic planning of the government.Thus stressed National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) Regional head and Regional Statistical Coordinating Committee Board chair Juan Ngalob during a Kapihan forum, Tuesday launching the October celebration of National Statistics Month (NSM).
The annual celebration of the NSM every October is a step in promoting, enhancing and instilling nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of Philippine Society. This year’s NSM celebration adopts the theme,’Towards a Philippine Statistical System Responsive to Emerging National and Global challenge’.# Lito Dar/PIA
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City’s Health Board reconstituted
By PAUL RILLORTA/PIO
Baguio City — established as per Administrative Order No. 831 way back 1994, the city’s health board composition has not been changed to this day. This week, the mayor signed Administrative Order No. 158 s2010 reconstituting and reorganizing the members of the city’s Health Board. Reorganization, he said is needed to make it responsive to the needs of the present time and enhance the delivery of basic health care and other social services to the people.
The composition of the city’s Health Board are; Chairman – City Mayor with members comprising the City Council’s Chairman, Committee on Health, a representative of the Department of Health-CAR, the City Health Officer, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Chief, Chairman of the Baguio AIDS Watch Council, President of the Baguio-Benguet Medical Society, President of the Philippine Nurses Association-Baguio Chapter, President of the Philippine Dental Association-Baguio Chapter, President of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologist-Baguio Chapter, a representative from the National Statistics Office and the Reproductive Health and Wellness Center as Sectretariat. #