National Disaster Consciousness Month


University of the Cordilleras president Ramon Cercado and vice president for administration Dr. Leonarda Aguinalde receive the award and recognition as an active partner in disaster preparedness and consciousness in the city from city officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the observance of National Disaster Consciousness Month held at the City Hall lobby July 7. - By Bong Cayabyab


Dads back barangay opposition to bcda water permit application

BAGUIO CITY – The city council supported Greenwater Village barangays' opposition to the water application of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) over the spring being maintained by the residents saying it will rob residents of their water source.

The body approved Resolution No. 162 urging the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) not to implement the notice of water permit application dated April 28, 2014 of the BCDA. It will also initiate the filing of appropriate formal protest before the board.

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City regulates kids' participation in parades

BAGUIO CITY - The participation of children below seven years old in parades is now subject to regulations.

The city council last Monday approved on final reading Ordinance No. 31 series of 2014 imposing rules in the participation of children in parades.

Authored by Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda, the measure sets the following guidelines:

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BLISTT Mayors approve outer ring circumferential road

BAGUIO CITY—To advance interconnectivity and boost local trade and tourism, the BLISTT Mayors have unanimously approved the proposal to develop the BLISTT outer circumferential road during their July 4 Governing Council Meeting.

The outer ring is approximately 87 kilometers long and will roughly cost some Php 2.6 billion. It shall link the municipalities of Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, Tublay and parts of La Trinidad and Baguio City. The proposed route starts from Marcos Highway (Tuba) to Taloy Norte – Nangalisan – Monglo (Sablan) – Pappa – Bagong – Alno (La Trinidad) - Ambonglodan (Tublay) – Daclan – Ambassador – Labey – Ambuklao – Gusset (Itogon) – Binga – Dalupirip – Twin River and ends in Kias (Baguio City).

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Mayor assures no cover-up in death of vendor, no let-up in anti-vending policy

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday assured that there will be no cover-up of the circumstances surrounding the death of a vendor last July 4 and whoever the culprit will turn out to be in the on-going investigation by the city police will have to face the law.

"We condole with the family of the deceased. We don't cover up whatever happened. We want the truth to come out and whoever was at fault, if it is indeed the public order and safety division (POSD) men as alleged by some people, then we will let them answer for it. But let us wait for the complete investigation by our city police so we will know for sure and not rely on second hand information and speculations," the mayor told his Ugnayan Panglungsod media briefing.

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Pcso baguio office in need for six personnel

The Benguet branch of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office located at the Baguio Post Office Loop is in need of six additional personnel, from Accountant IV to Clerk IV, branch manager, Dr. Ernieli Dancel announced last week.

Applicants are advised to submit their application papers, together with proofs of their educational qualifications, experience, training and eligibility.

To be considered for Accountant IV are applicants with bachelor's degrees in commerce/business administration major in accounting, with three years relevant experience, 16 hours of relevant training and RA 1080 eligibility.

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With the lingering memories of the July 16, 1990 killer earthquake, City Hall employees take the earthquake drill seriously last July 11 as part of the activities of the National Disaster Consciousness Month. ---By Bong Cayabyab




(L-R) Tublay Mayor Ruben Paoad, La Trinidad Mayor Edna Tabanda, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Tuba Mayor Florencio Bentrez discuss updates on the inner ring and approved the outer ring of the BLISTT circumferential road.


Unity Gong


Abra officials led by Gov. Eustaquio Bersamin (3rd. fr. R) and Board Member Leonard Andanan (3rd. fr. L) turns-over the 2014 Unity Gong to Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and Congressman Nicasio Aliping during a simple program last Thursday July 20, 2014. The Unity gong had become a part of the Cordillera month celebration and symbolizes unity among the six Cordillera provinces and the city of Baguio in pursuit to regional development and regional autonomy. The gong journey started in Abra last July 9 and Baguio City was its first stopover. Others in photo are DOST Regional Director Julius Cesar Sicta, NEDA Regional Director Milagros Rimando and Agriculture Exec. Dir. Maria Sta. Catalina. *** Photo by Joel B. Belinan


Unity Gong goes to Benguet


Gov. Nestor Fongwan (3rd. fr. R) and Board member Jack Dulnuan (partly covered) receiving the Unity gong from Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Cong. Nicasio Aliping at the boundary of the city and La Trinidad at the KM.3 in the afternoon of Friday July 10. Others in Photo are from Left; DILG City Director Evelyn Trinidad, City Councilor Joel Alangsab, Tuba Mayor Florencio Bentres, DOST RD. Julius Cesar Sicat and NEDA RD. Milagros Rimando. *** Photo by Joel B. Belinan


Dance for Autonomy


City Hall Cultural Dance Troop performing a native dance during the Unity Gong reception program at the city hall ground July 10 (Thursday). ***Photo by Joel B. Belinan

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Speech Delivered by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the Cordillera Month Closing Ceremony
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