Baguio schools told to grant tuition discounts to students
The city legislative body approved a resolution earnestly requesting Baguio-based schools, universities, colleges and training centers to grant tuition fee discounts to all their currently enrolled students who are affected by the disruption of their classes due to the implementation of the extended Luzonwide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Further, the resolution authored by all members of the city legislative body requested the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to do the acknowledgement of schools under their supervision that will adopt and implement the said endeavor.
The resolution admitted that the imposed ECQ has not only disrupted classes in all levels but also the livelihood and income of parents and guardians supporting the studies of their children and wards, thus, significantly affecting their capacity to pay the school fees.
While the city government acknowledges that universities, colleges and other training centers are not spared from the negative impact of the class and regular work schedule disruptions, the resolution pointed out that their stability as established benevolent institutions is a huge advantage, assuring the institutions of faster rate of recovery from this economic and health crisis, thus to give consideration to the students.
Because of the impact of the COVID global pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte declared the whole country under public health emergency and placed the entire Luzon under ECQ aside from declaring the nation under a state of calamity.
Earlier, the city government suspended classes in all levels for both private and public schools in the city from March 13-21, 2020 to allow school authorities to sanitize and dis-infect classrooms and facilities to prevent the possible spread of the highly contagious virus.
Moreover, President Duterte accepted the recommendation of the inter-agency task force on the management of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease extending the Luzonwide ECQ until April 30, 2020, as a precautionary measure to stump the rapid spread of the virus that also extended the suspension of classes indefinitely.
Subsequently, the city government issued a follow-up order extending class suspension in all levels for both public and private schools and other institutions and centers of learning in the city until May 31, 2020, as one of the stringent measures being embraced to protect the city and its residents from the continuous spread of the deadly illness.
The resolution also requested the different universities, colleges and other training centers to devise a scheme where the enrolled students can complete their studies under different platforms that could be used for the said purpose to allow the students to complete their remaining class schedules without sacrificing the quality of education.
The approved resolution will be forwarded to the different public and private institutions and the concerned government agencies in charge of basic and higher education for their information and guidance.
- By Dexter A. See via PIO BAGUIO (24 April 2020)
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True-blue Baguio boy Benedict Musni Arevalo has been promoted to two-star Army general during donning of ranks at Camp Aguinaldo last week with Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Felimon Santos donning his second star. A member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1990, Arevalo is the current AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil-Military Operations.
Arevalo is the son of retired military officer Filoteo Arevalo Sr. of PMA Class of 1956.
The newly-promoted Army officer has also four siblings, who are all military officers namely Alexander of PMA Class 1982, Filoteo Jr. of PMA Class 1984 (now a commercial pilot), Robert of PMA Class 1985, and Armand of PMA Class 1991.
Credit: Baguio Midland Courier
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Baguio Boy is Next PNP Chief
UPDATE: Lieutenant General Camilo Cascolan is the next Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, replacing retiring top cop General Archie Gamboa, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año confirmed to Rappler on Tuesday, September 1.
Cascolan is set to retire on November 10 as he reaches the mandatory age of retirement of 56, unless President Rodrigo Duterte decides to extend his term.
Asked about Cascolan's possible short term, Año said the public should not focus on the span of his stint, but the work to be done.
"Matagal pa naman ang 2 months (2 months is still long). We don't think of that yet. There is a lot to be done," he said.
In terms of seniority, Cascolan was next in line to be chief as the deputy chief for administration of the PNP. He belongs to the Philippine Military Academy Sinagtala Class of 1986.
Police Lt. Gen. Camilo Pancratius Cascolan will serve as officer-in-charge of the Philippine National Police (PNP) upon the retirement of Gen. Archie Gamboa on Wednesday, Malacañang said Tuesday.
Known by his nickname "Pikoy," Cascolan is also a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1986, to which his two predecessors, Police Generals Gamboa and (now Senator) Ronald de la Rosa also belonged.
A native of Baguio City, he is a product of the Maryknoll Convent School and the University of the Philippines Baguio High School.
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TWO New COVID-19 Deaths reported in the Cordillera
COVID-19 Cases Regional Update as of 5:00pm of August 1, 2020
Twenty (20) new Recoveries, five (5) new Cases and two (2) new Deaths Reported in the Region:
- 5 in Abra
- 4 in Apayao
- 5 in Baguio City
- 3 in Ifugao
- 2 in Kalinga
- 1 in Mt. Province
- 3 in Baguio City
- 1 in Benguet
- 1 in Kailinga
- 1 in Abra
- 1 in Baguio City
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• Some data may change as new information occur based on further validation and investigation.
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Magalong: Hindi tayo susuko... The goal is clear, to build Baguio back in far better ways
"Hindi tayo susuko... The goal is clear, to build Baguio back in far better ways."
"Hihilom tayo. Babangon tayo ng tuluyan. Babalik ang Baguio sa higit pang ganda, sa higit pang gayuma at sa isang progresong walang naiwan."
"Ating tandaan, nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa atin pa rin ang gawa. Salamat ng marami sa inyong pagsuporta at pagtitiwala."
- Mayor Magalong via RAB for Magalong FB Page
The viral photos of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Archie Gamboa showing him with a group of people without face masks and not following the protocols on physically distancing were actually taken before the imposition of pandemic restrictions.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) threatened to file complaints against individuals who are spreading photos of the PNP chief.
On Tuesday, August 18, the Philippine Star posted the photos, saying that the images were of Gamboa's controversial Baguio City dinner allegedly held on Saturday, August 15. The publication said the information came from a reliable source.
However, the photos were taken on February 18 at a dinner party in Forbes Park, Makati City, weeks before the coronavirus lockdown and health protocols were enforced.
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