Public Servants and Heroes: Siegfred Ngoloban and Richard Balusdan

Yesterday, 13 October 2009, Siegfred Baniaga Ngoloban was laid to his final resting place near their home in Tawang, La Trinidad, Benguet. He was a fireman. Or, if you are a stickler for official job titles, he was a Senior Fire Officer.

Today, 14 October 2009, Senior Fire Office Richard Balusdan will reportedly also be laid to rest.

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Rigodon in Mt. Province

Here’s an interesting idea. I don’t know what benefits can be derived from rotating the different Mt. Province mayors — they will serve as “guest mayors” for two days in the province’s ten towns — but if I am a mayor with aspirations for a higher office, I sure will take this opportunity to build political bridges.

If this will help create a new pool of provincial leaders attuned to the needs of the different parts of the province and who can challenge the old order, then I am all for it.

Mt Province mayors to rotate positions
by Lito Dar/PIA

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Go Negosyo Fetes CAR Entrepreneurs

Congratulations to these entrepreneurs. It’s good that some organizations are recognizing their achievements and contribution to our communities. It’s honest to goodness businesses like these that should give us hope that all is not lost in the Philippines, ano?


PhilStar via yahoo: The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship-Go Negosyo awarded seven traders in the Cordilleras as “The Most Inspiring Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) Entrepreneurs” for achieving success in small and medium-scale industries.

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Paper Roses From Baguio’s Garbage

Can you imagine the impact if seemingly simple projects like this one are implemented by government authorities at a much bigger scale. There would be much lesser garbage and more livelihood opportunities. If small organizations can do it, I don’t see any reason why government cannot do it as well.

Let’s give the Women’s Livelihood Organization of Imelda Village in Baguio our Boon Award for their worthwhile project. Creating livelihood opportunities for 22 people is no joke and is a big accomplishment which deserves recognition. Cheers to you women of Imelda Village.

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