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Mayor Mauricio Domogan raised the hands of One Championship Lightweight World Champion, Edward 'the Landslide' Folyanag (R with belt) and World Wushu Sanda Champion Divine Masadao Wally (L) after the victory parade thrown by the city to the two world class martial artists last Friday December 9. Photo by Joel B.Belinan

 

New BCDA assures swift development of Camp John hay

BAGUIO CITY December 07 – The State-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) assured concerned stakeholders in the city that the government will develop the 247-hectare John Hay Special Economic Zone (JHSEZ) to sustain economic growth in the country's Summer Capital and be a catalyst for development in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

Vivencio Dizon, BCDA president and chief executive officer, pointed out the present administration wants to explore the maximum development potentials of the former American military base for the benefit not only the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) but also the country in improving the economy of the city and neighboring communities amidst a pending legal battle now with the Supreme Court (SC).

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HEROES WELCOME TO THE IGOROT WORLD CHAMPIONS

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Baguio-based "One Championship 49: Defending Honor" lightweight champion Eduard " The Landslide Folayang," winner in the competition held in Singapore last November 11 and 8th Sanda World Cup gold medalist Divine Masadao Wally held in Xian, China on November 04-06 receive a heroes welcome from mayor Mauricio Domogan who was wearing the Igorot g-string. Folayang and Wally received a City Council Resolution honoring their feat for bringing pride and honor to their families, to the country and placing baguio in the glare of publicity. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

SINGING PROSECUTORS

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Baguio City Prosecutors headed by Atty. Elmer Sagsago presents a special song number during the City Hall flag ceremonies Monday to the delight of city officials and employees. By Bong Cayabyab

 

City's drug problem serious – Domogan

BAGUIO CITY December 06 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan revealed the city's drug problem is becoming serious while approaching the 6-month self-imposed timetable imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte to curb the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.

The local chief executive claimed the 214 drug surenderers recorded by the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) from the period November 28 to December 4 shows that there are still numerous drug pushers and drug users in the different barangays who still do their illegal activities trying to put an acid test to the government's all-out campaign against illegal drugs.

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MMA Champ

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The MMA Champ, Edward 'the Landslide' Folayang with her Mother is feted with a victory parade along the City's Central Business District last Friday December 9 for his victory during the One Championship 49 in Singapore last November 11, successfully capturing the Lightweight Crown from Japanese erstwhile champion Shinya Aoki via Technical knockout. Also in the parade is World Wushu Champion Divine Masadao Wally, the first Filipina to won the World Wushu tilt. *** Photo by Joel B. Belinan

 

BAGUIO PESO CITATION AWARD

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DOLE-CAR OIC Regional Director Exequiel Ronie Guzman presents a citation to the Baguio City Public Employment Services Office led by Labor and Employment Officer I Filomena Rojo for being a top regional performer and nominated as top 5 National Best Peso Awardee in the Highly Urbanized City category. PESO manager Jose Atanacio and Mayor Mauricio Domogan were also given citations during the 83rd DOLE Anniversary held at teachers camp last December 8. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

"New Malcolm Square" inauguration set on Dec. 15

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Congressman Mark Go will lead other officials and guests during the inauguration of the newly-renovated and rehabilitated Malcolm Square scheduled on December 15 starting 4 pm.

Also known as People's Park, it is named after American Justice George Malcolm, who led in the creation of the city's charter.

The "New Malcolm Square" hopes to be a world-class people-friendly multi-function events area for residents and visitors to enjoy.

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City to respect court ruling on Christmas bazaar

BAGUIO CITY December 08 – The City Government will respect the decision of a local court in issuing the writ of preliminary injunction preventing the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) and the local government from proceeding with the conduct of a month-long Christmas bazaar purposely to generate additional resources for use by the local organizers to defray expenses during the visit of some 24 contestants of the Miss Universe to the city early next year.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said the conduct of future hearings by the court on the matter will surely help the judge understand the real purpose of conducting the bazaar that will serve as the city's counterpart in hosting the visit of the Miss Universe contestants, saying the local government is open to arguing the matter before the court.

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BRIGHTER GOOD RELATIONSHIP

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Bases Conversion and Development Authority president and chief executive officer Vivencio Dizon assures Mayor Mauricio Domogan that the BCDA will involve the City Government in any of its development plans and its commitments at Camp John Hay. Dizon assured the Mayor that there will be regular consultations with the City of Baguio.- By Bong Cayabyab

 

Proposed extension of operating hours of liquor stores vetoed

BAGUIO CITY December 06 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan vetoed Resolution \No. 252, series of 2016 adopting an experimental scheme for six months to extend the business hours of liquor establishments in the city, saying that the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) wants reduced operating hours of liquor establishments because of the prevalence of liquor-related incidents.

The local chief executive returned to the City Council the said resolution, noting that there will be no change in the operating hours of the liquor establishments after receiving a verbal report from BCPO seeking to reduce the business hours of the establishments to prevent liquor-related incidents in the city.

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THAI MILITARY OFFICERS CALL

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Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr and City Administrator Carlos Canilao welcome Major Khom, a Philippine Military Graduate Class of 2001 and Colonel Kittipong of the Thailand Army who paid a brief courtesy visit after bagging a silver team event during the ASEAN Army's Riffle Meet held in Capaz, Tarlac last week. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

BAGUIO LUCKY FOREIGN VISITORS' CALL -

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan presents the symbolic key to the city to this year's Baguio Lucky Foreign Visitors (L-R) Kim Byeong Jin, Seo Hye Jin and Yang Bo Ram during a brief courtesy call. The three Korean students will be accorded a three-day "red carpet" treatment by the National Correspondents Club of Baguio headed by president and former City Councilor Narciso "Nars" Padilla. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

Vigilance for "iwas-paputok" campaign

BAGUIO CITY – In view of young firecracker victims within the past two years, community effort is enjoined for the "Iwas Paputok" campaign, with parents to strictly monitor their childrens' activities during the holidays.

Children, 4 to 12 years old were among firecracker victims recorded in Dec. 22, 2015 to Jan. 5, 2016 whereas a year earlier, the youngsters' ages were 4 to 16, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) Emergency Room Nurse Ralph Rillorta reported.

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City commends another two Baguio's pride in sports

BAGUIO CITY - Another two city's pride in sports, Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang and Divine Masadao Wally were recognized Friday, Dec. 9 during the City Hall Employees' Week celebration.

City officials led by mayor Mauricio Domogan handed Resolution No. 291: commending Folayang and his coach Marquez Sangiao for winning the one Lightweight Champion in the "One Championship 49: Defending Honor" held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore last November 11 and Resolution No. 268: commending Wally and her coach Tan Sui Tong "Tony" Candelaria for winning the gold medal in the "8th Sanda World Cup" in Xian, China last Nov. 4 to 6.

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Compromise settlement in John Hay row likely

BAGUIO CITY December 08 – The long standing proposal of Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan for the existing conflict between the State-owned Bases and Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the Sobrepena-owned Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) to strike a compromise settlement over the development of the 247-hectare John Hay Special Economic Zone (JHSEZ) saw the light at the end of the tunnel after the new BCDA leadership expressed its willingness to peacefully and orderly resolve the dispute without compromising the government's position on the matter.

Domogan met with newly-installed BCDA president and chief executive officer Vivencio Dizon Wednesday and discussed at length the possibility of swiftly resolving the continuous row for the government to maximize its gains from the development of the former American military installation.

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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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