Quotes of the Day

“Ang tagal nilang ipinapangakong ipasasara nila hanggang ngayong umaapaw na wala namang aksyon.” — Irisan Barangay ChairmanThomas Dumalti.

“Hihintayin pa ba naming maging mala-Payatas ito, at may mamatay sa pagguho ng basura bago sila kumilos?” — Irisan Barangay Kagawad Phillip Tanawi.

Irisan folks are barricading the Irisan dumpsite because they’re feed up. Report here. Whatever happened to Baguio’s garbage segregation program? Gone of the wind na rin ba iyon?

Civil Service Exam Results: Cordi Registers Highest Passing Rate

Congratulations to those who passed the Civil Service Exam last March 2008. The results were released this month and the Inquirer is reporting that our region recorded the highest passing rate (19.64%) which is ten percentage points higher than the national passing rate (9.99%). Not bad, boondock dwellers, not bad at all 🙂

For the list of CS Prof and Sub-Prof passers from the Cordilleras, here’s the link.

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Kalinga Cop is Nation’s Best

Congrats to Police Inspector Abraham Galingan for this award.

From the PIA: Proving that Kalinga police officers could top other policemen in the country in the performance of their duties, an officer from the Kalinga Police Provincial Office (KPPO) was recently adjudged as the Most Outstanding Intelligence Officer after a nationwide search conducted by the Humanitarian International Records (HIR).

Said award was presented to Police Inspector Abraham W. Galingan by Vice President Noli de Castro during the Humanitarian International Record Grand Anniversary and Award Celebration held at the Gallery Hall, Manila Hotel recently.

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People Vs. Duntugan: Guilty as Charged

One of the major stories we covered in this blog, the killing of Peace Corps volunteer Julia Campbell and the subsequent trial of Juan Duntugan for murder, is now kinda coming to an end. The court has found that Duntugan is guilty of murdering Campbell and sentenced him to life in prison. I’m reprinting the Inquirer story below.

And here are the links to our previous stories:
Missing in Ifugao: Julia Campbell, US Peace Corps Volunteer
Video Updates on Julia Campbell
On Juan Dontugan’s Surrender [highly recommended by me for re-reading hehe]
People vs. Dontugan I
People vs. Dontugan II
Campbell Family to Attend Dontugan Hearing

Life in prison for killer of Peace Corps Volunteer

Melvin Gascon/Inquirer

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Prosecution Fails to Present Evidence; Jose Cawiding Released

What an injustice to the man. Hinuli siya, ikinulong, tapos wala naman palang ebidensiya laban sa kanya. Anya met.

From Sunstar Baguio: THE Benguet Provincial Jail practically became the residence of Bayan Muna leader Jose Cawiding, since his detention in October last year.

But in an order signed last March 16 by Bontoc Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 35 Presiding Judge Joseph Patnaan, Cawiding and co-accused Leticia Banasan were ordered released and charges against them provisionally dismissed.

The prosecution failed to present their witnesses despite a series of hearings scheduled for the presentation of evidence.
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