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Cordillera Autonomy Bill

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and the various Cordillera Leaders during the meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang last July 17 Tuesday where the President certified the Cordillera Autonomy Bill as urgent. **** Ryan Mangusan

 

Digong certified Cordillera autonomy bill as urgent

BAGUIO CITY July 20 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte certified House Bill (HB) 5343, the bill seeking the establishment of an autonomous region in the Cordillera, as an urgent administration measure alongside the proposed enhanced Bangsamoro autonomous region bill for appropriate action by the members of the 17th Congress.

Speaking before more than 120 Cordillera leaders who attended the meeting with him Tuesdaynight at the Malacanang Palace, the President recognized the need to devolve more powers of the national government to the local government units, including the autonomous regions to be established, greater control of resources by the host communities, and the implementation of more development projects in the countryside to ensure that the people will reap the fruits of genuine development and not be left behind in their growth and development.

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EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL ECO-WALK

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Close to a hundred disaster operatives from various emergency groups and agencies join the Baguio media in an Eco-Walk tree planting activity in remembrance of those who perished in the 1990 killer earthquake at the Busol watershed last July 16. The annual memorial rites is part of the activities of the National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration in the city. -- Photos by Stephanie Trinidad

 

A HELPING HAND

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A city hall employee tries to protect Councilor Arthur Allad-iw while others perform the duck, cover and hold stance during city hall-wide earthquake drill which pushed through inspite of a drizzle.- By Bong Cayabyab

 

Mayor backs martial law extension in Mindanao

BAGUIO CITY July 21 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed his full support to the extension of the declaration of martial law in Mindanao as per the request of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to suppress lawless elements, rebellion and terrorism that poses a serious threat to the country's security.

The local chief executive underscored that those who are knowledgeable on the prevailing situation on the ground are the military and the police, thus, the decision whether or not to extend the martial law will emanate from them because they are aware of the details of the progress of their efforts to curb the threats to the country's internal security.

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Buguias town to eventually co-own hydropower plant being built by BENECO

Cordillera communities at a loss on how to deal with influential power companies harnessing their water resources for renewable energy generation may well learn to negotiate for benefits offered by the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) to Buguias, Benguet in its first hydro power generation project.

Topping the benefits accruing to the community, the Buguias municipal government will eventually co-own the three-megawatt (3,000 kilowatts) Man-asok hydroelectric plant being built at Sebang, Buguias to the tune of P451,143,461.

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City requires security guards to undergo trainings on disaster response, traffic direction, crime reporting

BAGUIO CITY – All security guards, officers and consultants assigned in any workplace in the city will now be required to undergo local orientation trainings on emergency or disaster response, traffic direction and control and crime or incident reporting.

This is by virtue of Ordinance No. 69 series of 2017 or the "City Orientation Training Ordinance for Security Guards of 2017" authored by Councilor Peter Fianza and approved by the city council on third reading.

Fianza said the ordinance will put in place "the mechanisms to properly define the role of security guards" in assisting policemen in the maintenance of peace and order and protection of life and property and in cases of emergencies and disaster.

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President ordered DPWH to prioritize P5.2 billion CAR infra- projects

BAGUIO CITY July 20 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered Public Works Secretary Mark Villar to work out the funding for the completion of major infrastructure projects in the different parts of the Cordillera amounting to some P5.2 billion.

The President gave the directive to Secretary Villar at the close of the meeting of the Cordillera leaders with the Chief Executive at the Malacanang Palace Tuesday night which drew a loud round of applause from the local officials.

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NCCA wants creation of councils for culture and the art

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet July 19 – The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) wants local government units around the country to create their local councils for culture and arts to help in preserving and protecting the rich culture and heritage of the people in various parts of the archipelago.

Speaking before the huge crowd that gathered at the Wangal Sports Complex during the celebration of the 30th founding anniversary of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), NCCA Executive Director Rico Pableo, Jr. said the creation of local councils for culture and arts will be included as one of the criteria for judging local governments for their compliance to the coveted Seal of Good Local governance this year.

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CAR leaders

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CAR leaders led by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan do the Digong's clinched fists before entering the Heroes hall of Malacanang for the meeting where the president expressed all out support for the establishment of Cordillera Autonomous Region, last July 17, 2017.*** Redjie Melvic Cawis:PIA-CAR

 

Duterte tells agencies to review P402 million Loakan airport rehab

BAGUIO CITY July 19 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the Department of Transportation and Railways (DOTR) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to review and implement the proposed rehabilitation of the Loakan airport in the city to help boost the growth of tourism regionwide and open the opportunity of inter-regional aviation linkages with identified hubs in Davao city and Cebu.

The President was handed pertinent documents on the proposed rehabilitation of the Loakan airport by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan when Cordillera leaders met with the Chief Executive at the Malacanang Palace in Manila Tuesday night.

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THE DRILL MUST GO ON

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City officials and employees cover their heads during a city hall-wide earthquake drill as they calmly walk to a designated evacuation area inspite of a rainshower.. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

BAD IMPRESSION FOR BAGUIO TOURISM

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Alay Sa Kalinisan Search for the 10 Most Cleanest and 10 Most Dirtiest Barangays of Baguio board of judges chairperson Dr. Julie Cabato can not hide her disgust during a surprise inspection of transportation terminals, bars and restaurants near the tourist spots and central business district area.The ASKI board of judges headed by Cabato noted scattered litters of cigarette butts, moma spit and very dirty comfort rooms which make a bad impression to visitors and tourists. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

Crime policies, security report now required among city colleges

BAGUIO CITY – Colleges and universities in the city are now required to come up with crime prevention policies as a means of promoting crime awareness and security among their constituents.

The city council approved on third reading Ordinance no. 68 series of 2017 or "An Ordinance Promoting Crime Awareness and Security in Institutions of Higher Learning within the Territorial Jurisdiction of the City of Baguio" authored by Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. for this purpose.

"This ordinance seeks to establish a program that would provide adequate and updated information for students, parents or guardians as well as the community of all our learning institutions on their safety and security policies and procedures," Yangot said.

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Camp 7 batching plant task force ordered to work double time

BAGUIO CITY July 19 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the newly created Camp 7 batching plant task force to work double time in the required joint inspection of the cement batching plant in barangay Camp 7 to find out its violations to the city's zoning ordinance and Environment Code which can warrant its eventual closure ending the predicaments of the residents living within its vicinity.

The local chief executive also adhered to the recommendation of city building official Engr. Nazita Bañez to use the violations of the batching plant to cancel the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) issued by the Cordillera office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR) which is allegedly being used by the operator as a legal justification for its continuous operation.

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City dads, workers told to participate in programs

BAGUIO CITY July 19 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged all officials and employees of the local government to actively participate in the various programs and activities not only of the city but also other local governments and concerned governments in the region.

The local chief executive expressed disappointment over the very poor attendance of city hall officials and employees in the Baguio leg of the Cordillera Unity Gong Relay last Friday at the city hall grounds and the 30th Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) founding anniversary main program held at the Wangal Sports Complex in La Trinidad, Benguet sponsored by the Benguet provincial government and the Cordillera office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP-CAR).

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STATEMENT IN REPLY TO THE PUBLISHED OPEN LETTER OF BCDA PRESIDENT and CEO ARNEL PACIANO D. CASANOVA

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