THE Cordillera Hydroelectric Power Corporation (Coheco) may be a new company in the power industry but it does not mean it lacks experience.
Coheco’s legal representative Jingboy Atonen admitted the proposed mini–hydro project which will affect Kibungan and Kapangan is the first project the company will construct since being founded in 2008.
THE AMNESTY International (AI) 2013 report revealed the world is growing more dangerous to migrants and refugees because of continuous human rights violence worldwide. Philippines is not an exemption to this situation.
AI–Philippines Human Rights Officer Romel De Vera said, “The global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place as governments around the world are accused of showing more interest in protecting their national borders than the rights of their citizens.”
THE Provincial Government of Benguet will face off on June 20 with the defendant Department of Education-Cordillera Administrative Officer Delfin Salidao for the preliminary hearing of the case for alleged grave misconduct of Salidao.
The complainant will be accompanied by Provincial Administrator Florita Bay-on. Both Bay-on and Governor Nestor Fongwan filed a case against Salidao on alleged dishonesty, grave misconduct and acts prejudicial to the interest of the government under the Civil Service Commission on March 4.
THE Department of Health (DOH) revealed that the number of new kidney failure patients now undergoing dialysis treatment is increasing in Cordillera region.
Red Cop Speakers Bureau nephrologist Dr. Alma Suclad said 95 are new patients from January to March 2013. She said these new patients of end stage renal disease undergo weekly dialysis at the eight hemodialysis centers in the region.
THE Department of Health (DOH) is making way for the return of the four o’clock habit in a bid to curve the continuing increase of dengue cases in the country.
Cordillera Center for Health Development–Dengue Prevention and Control Program Coordinator Dr. Alexei Marrero said the revival will be part of the commemoration activity the DOH will be doing for the dengue awareness month this June.
THE Bureau of Food and Drugs (Bfad) started monitoring unregistered and contaminated Taiwan products in Cordillera region in order to assure these will not be sold in the market.
Bfad Cordillera Officer Rochelle Te-elan Bayanes revealed monitoring has started on Taiwan products and will focus their surveillance in Baguio City, especially at the public market and grocery stores.
AMNESTY International (AI) is set to prepare eight-point legislative agenda to stop human rights violence to be submitted to the 16th Congress.
AI Philippines Human Rights Officer Romel De Vera revealed these measures will soon be proposed under the 16th Congress for review and approval.
THE National Statistical Coordinating Board (NSCB) revealed a total of 22.6 percent among all families in Cordillera region remains poor.
Based on the NSCB’s poverty assessment, the estimated poverty incidence was observed during the first semester of 2012.
THE Department of Health (DOH) urges the public to be vigilant on rainy day season illnesses which are now prevalent in Cordillera region.
Center for Health Development Assistant Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan encourages public to be alert and help eradicate diseases like dengue and colds this rainy season.
THE Department of Energy (DOE) on Monday testified before the Benguet Provincial Board that the Cordillera Hydro Electric Power Corporation (Coheco) followed and passed the necessary requirements during its application for the proposed hydro project in Kapangan and Kibungan.
Supervising Science Research Analyst and Geologist Winifredo Malabanan said Coheco passed their strict assessments based on three categories: the legality of the company; technical; and financial capabilities of the developer.