Friday, January 23, 2009

Baguio Minute 3

Baguio was not as cold this week as predicted. Still, the price of vegetables is on a three-month slump and yet the arrival of cheap vegetables remain unabated. Sellers with disabilities called on the city's demolition team to be more merciful in their operations. Street diggings by the Baguio Water District will again add to the traffic woes as BWD announced they have extended their pipe-laying. Councilor Weygan disapproved the plan to turn Diplomat Hotel (the former seminary atop Dominican Hill) into a mining museum. Weygan also recommended that the P7 million fund to be used for the rehabilitation of the Tuba dumpsite be used instead for the MRF or the Materials Recovery Facility of the city. It is another MRF issue for Benguet as Tuba town wants small-scale miners to pay an MRF or the miners rehabilitation fund before they can operate. The Burnham Ganza park (formerly the parking area for Jadewell) is going to become a "first response center" whatever that means. Boxing champs Donaire and Penalosa are now training in Coyeesan. The drug agency netted P250 million worth of illegal drugs from 63 operations last year. But this week, more than P100 million worth of marijuana was recovered in one operation alone. Baguio internet geeks led by Gideon Omero are organizing a beer bash where the number of beer bottles bought would be equivalent to the number of trees to be planted. More than 400 employees from Texas Instruments were retrenched. The mayor changed his mind about letting all private vehicles exempted from number coding and now said that only cars of tourists are exempted. Baguio declares Burnham Park as its OTOP (One Town One Product). The Panagbenga's grand parade would be on February 28 and March 1.


Blogger Pasyon, Emmanuel C. said...

"Baguio declares Burnham Park as its OTOP (One Town One Product)."

at ano naman ang tinutukoy nilang 'product' dito manung?

10:46 PM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

e bi yung lek

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"first response center" then OTOP, one town one product. can anyone elucidate on the ambiguity of such terminology? please?

5:02 PM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

Terminologies are used to obfuscate the people

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Edmar said...

the best OTOP in the Philippines must be Otap-of-Iloilo, or wherever this crunchy, crumbly biscuit is made.

Are you serious about the lake? what income can be derived from it, the boat fees? Why not the Baguio walis, the fruit preserves, silver jewelry (I'm biased: my family sells 'em), everlasting leis, and other traditional Baguio products?

But Burnham Park?

12:27 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

ask the mayor, my high schoolmate

12:39 PM  
Blogger Pasyon, Emmanuel C. said...

di kaya yung nakapaligid sa lake?

7:22 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

at saka hindi burnham. Boorham

3:31 PM  

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