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Newly-wed couples during the 23rd mass wedding rites solemnized by Mayor Domogan pose for posterity with principal sponsors Rep. Marquez Go, members of the City Council headed by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and former Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda . A total of 33 pairs joined the rites annually coordinated by the City Government of Baguio through the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Betty Fangasan held at PFVR Gymnasium September 21. – By Bong Cayabyab


Put up of Cordillera prosecutor's office pushed

Luna, Apayao September 18 – The Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC-CAR) and the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) approved a resolution appealing to Justice Secretary Vitaliano M. Aguirre II to facilitate the immediate establishment of a separate Regional Prosecutors' Office in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to speed up the resolution of numerous cases being appealed to the Regional State Prosecutors' Office in the Ilocos and Cagayan Valley regions.

The two regional bodies stated establishing a CAR Regional State Prosecutors' Office is consistent with the strategies in the Regional Development Plan 2017-2022 particularly on the Chapter on swift and fair administration of justice considering that cases from the different provincial and city prosecutors' offices will not contribute in clogging the Regional State Prosecutors' offices in the Ilocos and Cagayan Valley regions as what is happening to date considering that the Cordillera does not have its own Regional State Prosecutors' Office.

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan speaks to local business and overseas employment recruitment agencies who hired 260 applicants on-the-spot out of 765 qualified applicants from the 2, 599 job vacancies while 3 job seekers for abroad were hired on the spot from the 782 qualified applicants from the 23,000 vacancies for overseas work during Baguio Day Job Fair IN coordination with DOLE-CAR headed by regional director Exequiel Ronnie Guzman, POEA and other line agencies held at Baguio Convention Center last September 16. - By Bong Cayabyab




The City Government of Baguio represented by City Planning Officer Evelyn Cayat, Baguio PEZA administrator Atty. Rene Joey Mipa, janet Aguirre and Nellie dela Cerna receive the major award as the 11th Competitiveness Over-All Ranking in the Highly Urbanized City out the 33 cities in the country during the 4th Competitiveness ceremony last September 19 held at Albergo Hotel. DTI-CAR regional director Myrna Pablo, DILG-CAR regional director Marlo Iringan, and RCC-CAR co-chair Johhnny dela Cruz and PCCI-CAR former regional governor Alfonso Lao also handed other awards for Baguio City as 20th in the Highly Urbanized , 7th in Government Efficiency and 8th in Economic Dynamism in National Highly Urbanized City Competitiveness categories , respectively, out of 33 cities nationwide. - By Bong Cayabyab


Camdas lass is miss baguio 2017

BAGUIO CITY – A 20-year old working student and fresh college graduate from Camdas barangay was crowned Miss Baguio 2017 during the pageant night held last Sept. 17 at the Baguio Convention Center.

Karla Jane O'Hara, a disc jockey at a local FM station who just obtained her bachelor's degree in communications from the St. Louis University bested 22 other candidates in the annual beauty pageant held in line with the charter day anniversary of the city.

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Youngest newly-wed couple Nestor Canipas and his 18 year old bride, the former Jay-Ann Salayog and oldest newly- wed couple 65 year old Reynaldo Pedeglorio and and his 75 year old bride former, Virginia Quinones partake of their wedding cake the 23rd during the mass wedding rites solemnized by Mayor Domogan held at the PFVR Gymnasium. The 23rd Mass Wedding ceremony for 33 couples is initiated yearly by the City Government of Baguio through the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Betty Fangasan. Sponsoring the newly wed couples are city officials headed by Rep. Marquez Go, members of the City Council headed by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and former Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda. – By Bong Cayabyab


Cordillera competitiveness winners bared

BAGUIO CITY September 20 – The Regional Competitiveness Council (RCC) in the Cordillera recognized the top performing local government units from the different provinces that continue to gain headway in economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure and resilience which are the major components in judging the performance of local governments during the recognition ceremonies of the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) held at the Albergo Hotel Tuesday.

Mayrna Pablo, RCC-CAR chairperson and regional director of the Cordillera office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-CAR), commended the 75 municipalities and 2 cities for their 100 percent participation in this year's competitiveness rankings which illustrates the desire of local officials to sustain the improvement of their performances in the 4 pillars set by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) in judging the competitiveness of local governments.

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Baguio, Benguet ready for Palaro bidding on September 27

BAGUIO CITY September 27 – Officials of the Cordillera office of the Department of Education and the local governments of Baguio, Benguet and La Trinidad are ready to present their bid to the Palaro Selection Board (PSB) for the hosting of next year's Palarong Pambansa that will be considered as the 'coolest Palaro ever.'

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, Gov. Crescencio Pacalso, Mayor Romeo Salda and Dep Ed-CAR regional director May Eclar met Tuesday to finalize the bid of Baguio and Benguet for the hosting of next year's Palaro games after the inspectorate team from the Dep Ed Central office found that the sports and billeting facilities were able to comply with the minimum requirements of the prescribed standards.

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BCMA okays extension of night market

BAGUIO CITY September 19 – The Baguio city Market Authority (BCMA) approved the proposed extension of the night market area to include the parking spaces along Perfecto St. to accommodate the hundreds of walk in vendors nightly.

The decision was reached by the BCMA to accommodate the huge number of walk in vendors wanting to try their luck to vend their goods in the night market area along Harrison road nightly, provided that, the goods to be sold by the vendors to be accommodate are purely dry goods to guarantee cleanliness and orderliness in the night market areas.

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City officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan join the members of the Office of the Presidential Advisers on Peace Process headed by Deputy Presidential Adviser Nabil A. Tan during the "peace Buzz": Biyaheng Kapayapaan" held at Malcolm Square last September 21 to Quezon City. The caravan aims to promote the culture of peace through an on-the-ground outreach to the public highlighting the observance of National Peace Month. The peace Buzz will culminate in Iligan City on September 30 where the ringing of the Peace Gong will be done. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza will lead the activities intended for social healing and recovery. – By Bong Cayabyab


Garbage hauler to transfer staging area

BAGUIO CITY September 19 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan disclosed that the city's garbage hauler is currently developing a portion of his 5,000-squater meter property along Marcos highway to serve as the new staging area of rhe generated residual waste in the city before it will be transported to the sanitary landfill in Capas, Tarlac.

The local chief executive claimed the local government and the hauler are aware of the prescribed deadline by a local court in Benguet in which the garbage transfer station in Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet should be closed that is why the hauler is working double time to develop his property to serve as the new transfer station while the city is trying to work out the realization of a permanent solution to the garbage disposal problem that will result to the stoppage of the expensive hauling of waste outside the city.

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More than 2,204 applicants seek local and overseas work during the Baguio Day Job Fair in line with Baguio Charter Day Activities initiated by PESO-Baguio manager and Mayor Mauricio Domogan's executive assistant Jose Atanacio in coordination with DOLE-CAR headed by regional director Exequiel Ronnie Guzman, POEA and other line agencies . Local employers hired 260 job applicants on the spot while 3 overseas job seekers were hired by recruitment agencies on the spot during the said affair. - By Bong Cayabyab




Schoolchildren from Saint Louis Universities and their teachers, religious groups and non-government organizations join city officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog in unveiling the week-long activities observing the Baguio Character Week with the theme "Tara Na Baguio" during City Hall flag raising ceremonies. - By Bong Cayabyab


Close to 2,000 qualify for employment in baguio day job fair

BAGUIO CITY – A total of 1,810 job seekers qualified for employment, 263 of whom were hired on-the-spot during the 108th Charter Day Anniversary Job Fair last Sept. 16 at the Baguio Convention Center.

Public Employment Services Office (PESO) designate and Executive Assistant Jose Atanacio of the city mayor's office said a total of 2,204 availed of the job opportunities totaling 23,658.

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Baguio cdrrmc nominee to csc pagasa regional awards

BAGUIO CITY –The Baguio City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) has been nominated to the 2017 Civil Service Commission Pagasa Regional Award (group category).

The CSC Pagasa Award is conferred to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions resulting from an idea or performance which directly benefit more than one department of the government.

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Amendment of Public Service Act of 1936 supported

LUNA, Apayao September 18 – The Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC-CAR) and the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) passed a resolution appealing to the Cordillera congressmen to strongly support the amendments that seek to amend the Public Service Act (PSA) of 1936 or Commonwealth Act 146.

The two regional bodies stated the Public Service Act amendment bill seeks to address the changes in the economic framework brought about by globalization and rapid technological innovations by adjusting the provisions of the law.

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