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Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso and Ifugao Governor Pedro Mayam-o consult each other on the proposed regional autonomy or the federal system being pursued by President Rodrigo Duterte during the 29th Cordillera Month celebration last July 15


More efforts against dengue urged

BAGUIO CITY – City, barangay and health officials last week called for a more stringent and meticulous clean-up in the households for a total community effort against the deadly Dengue-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito.

This was issued after a reported three-fold increase thus1,200 Dengue cases, overwhelmed hospitals with patients and the death of a 57-year old male in the city.

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan shows how to eliminate the breeding grounds of dengue carrying mosquitoes to barangay officials and residents of Happy Homes during a joint anti-dengue information and education campaign spearheaded by DOH-CAR regional director Lakhsmi Legaspi and City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo.



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City officials headed by Mayor Mauricio, Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and City Administrator and CDRRMC action officer Atty. Carlos Canilao hand over communication and light rescue equipments donated by United Nations World Food Programme (UNFWP) to landslide prone Bakakeng Central, Irisan and Kias barangays and flood prone City Camp Central, City Camp Proper. Lower Rock Quarry, Lower Lourdes Extension and GEFA-Lower QM barangays during City Hall flag raising ceremonies. The donation was initiated by UNWFP-Philippine representative Praveen Agrawal to enable them to be prepared to respond and to act on disasters by providing capacities and capabilities for more resilient communities and further strengthen the city's disaster preparedness system. - By Bong Cayabyab


Domogan: ConCon is best option for Charter change

BAGUIO CITY July 19 –The best mode to introduce amendments to the 1987 Constitution is through the Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) to avoid the conflict of interests of lived lawmakers in the process, Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan.

The local chief executive underscored that the constitution of the ConCon by the President upon the passage of the appropriate enabling law that will be passed by Congress will definitely avoid misconceptions that amending the Constitution is only designed to suit the interest of lawmakers.

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Elite members of the Search on Outstanding Citizen Of Baguio (SOCOB) submit a list of 11 nominees for the Outstanding Citizen of Baguio to SOCOB chairman and Mayor Mauricio Domogan during a meeting July 21. The nominees for the Outstanding Citizens of Baguio will be submitted to the board of judges for interview and will be screened based on the SOCOB's criteria. The winners will be feted during the Baguio Day celebration on September 1.- By Bong Cayabyab



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Mayor Mauricio Domogan and City Councilors Edgar Avila and Benny Bomogao share light moments while enjoying "camote and saba" during a breakfast meeting with city executives and members of the city council last July 18. - By Bong Cayabyab


Creation of Baguio City traffic body mulled

BAGUIO CITY July 19 – The city council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance creating the Baguio City Traffic and Development Authority (BCTDA), prescribing powers, functions and duties, and providing funds for its operations.

The ordinance, authored by Councilor Edgar M. Avila, said the creation of a mega-traffic body is necessary to address the rising congestion in the city's buzzling urban streets and roads.

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Barangay official urged to monitor Illegal constructions

BAGUIO CITY July 19 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the City Planning and Development Office to issue the required clearances for the mitigating construction activities in the city's barangays, specifically those situated in already identified geologically hazardous areas to ensure the safety of residents and prevent untoward incidents that compromise safety.

Further, the local chief executive directed barangay officials to help the city government in monitoring illegal construction activities in their respective jurisdictions by reporting these to concerned offices in order to timely stop the illegal constructions.

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Area and branch managers of Jollibee in Baguio and Benguet headed by Mary Anne Regacho, trade marketing officer Maan Estrada and Angela Palang present a token to Mayor Mauricio Domogan during a brief courtesy call at the Mayor's Office July 18. Jollibee committed to support the city government's clean and green program as part of their social responsibility. - By Bong Cayabyab


Mayor creates Review committee for market development

BAGUIO CITY July 19 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan created a review committee to conduct a thorough review of the Baguio City market development plan and the feasibility of the contract entered into between the city government and Uniwide Sales Realty and Development Corporation over two decades ago.

The review committee will be chaired by the City Budget Officer with members as follows: the Chairpersons of the City Council Committees on Market, Trade and Commerce and Health and Sanitation, Ecology and Environmental Protection, City Planning and Development Officer, President of the Baguio Market Vendors Association, Vice Chairperson of the Baguio Market Vendors Multipurpose Cooperative, City Building Official and City Engineer.

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan greets the person with disabilities during the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week. Domogan vowed to fully support their sector in keeping with the celebration theme on "Karapatan ng Maykapansanan, Isakatuparan...Now Na!" held at the Baguio Convention Center last July 19.- By Bong Cayabyab



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Engr. Noli Asor, resident of the MOOG Reaching Out, and his vice president Baldo Fontanilla turnover to Ramon Dacawi and Aileen Refuerzo of the City Public Information Office planting tools after the conduct of their Eco Walk and tree planting activity at the Busol watershed last Sunday. Rosalia See


Eco-walk pupils, media keep earthquake memorial tradition alive

BAGUIO CITY – Elementary school pupils and media practitioners, two pioneering groups of "Eco-Walk," kept the July 16, 1990 earthquake memorial tradition alive when they gathered anew at the Busol watershed for the annual pig offering and tree-planting in honor of those who perished in the killer temblor last July 16.

Twenty students from Rizal and San Vicente elementary schools and members of the print and broadcast media under the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcaster Club (BCBC) added one growing pine sapling each to the lot planted over the years by their predecessors in their respective "muyongs" or planting sites under the Eco-Walk, the now 24-year old experiential environmental learning program for children started by the same groups in 1992.

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Council summons DPWH officials again on citywide diggings

BAGUIO CITY July 19 - The city council summoned officials of the regional and district offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to appear before the regular session of the local legislative body on July 25, 2016 to shed light on the failure of the contractors of the agency to complete the citywide diggings that cause inconvenience to both the motoring and commuting public.

The city councilors invited concerned DPWH officials to explain why the simultaneous diggings around the central business district have not been completed, and the questionable planning of the infrastructure projects in the city's central business district area.

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MGD nixes Abolition of BUB program next year

BAGUIO CITY July 19 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said abolishing the Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB) program next year by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM is not a wise approach in dealing with effective government programs.

He recommended, instead, relevant government agencies to improve the selection criteria for the beneficiaries in rural and urban areas considering that there are also poor households in the urban and heavily populated areas.

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