Sgt. Raul Frigillana of the Army Reserved Command receives a City Council Resolution 089 series of 2017 commendation from city officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog during City hall flag raising ceremonies. Sgt. Frigillana received the commendation for his exemplary act of honesty in returning a wallet containing a big amount of money and other contents by calling immediately through a cellphone call the owner of the wallet namely Sheila Marie Villador who also attended during the simple rite.- By Bong Cayabyab


Mayor backs PMSEA adoption of part of Botanical Garden

BAGUIO CITY March 17 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed his unwavering support to the proposal of the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) for the extension of the period of adoption of same portions of the Botanical Garden with the possibility of increasing the area of coverage of the group's tree park plantation.

The local chief executive informed City Environment and Parks Management Officer Cordelia C. Lacsamana that he supports the intention of the PMSEA to extend the period of adoption and the possible expansion of the 5,000-square meter plantation so that more tree species could be planted around the frequently visited park.

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Domogan grateful to Rivera for non-issuance of e-games permit

BAGUIO CITY March 17 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed his gratitude to Tuba Mayor Ignacio Rivera for voluntarily recognizing that the area where the controversial electronic games are being operated is not within his municipality but within the jurisdiction of the city, saying that such honest act of the municipal official will enhance the inter-local government relationship between the city and his town.

Rivera visited Domogan Thursday afternoon to inform him that he will not issue the business permit being requested by the operator of the electronic games because he has been aware of the fact that the area where the said e-games are being operated falls within the jurisdiction of the city.

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Compact 1 Commander PSInsp Romeo Galpo calls the attention of jeepney drivers, business owners , passersby and passengers along 1st Kayang Street reminding them on maintaining cleanliness by observing local ordinances specially the anti-spitting, anti-littering and anti-smoking. - By Bong Cayabyab


Duterte wants LGUs, regions to be self-sufficient

BAGUIO CITY March 12 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants local government units and regions in the country to maximize their respective potentials of becoming self-sufficient in preparation for the possible establishment of an Autonomous Region in the Cordillera and the planned shift to a federal form of government during his term.

The Chief Executive underscored the importance of local governments and regions being able to develop potential sources of internally generated sources to allow them to be competitive in the quest for rural development because it will be the federal states that will be sharing their wealth and resources to the national government once the form of government will be changed.

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Register of Deeds reports increase in fees collected

BAGUIO CITY – The Register of Deeds has stepped up its collection of registration fees last year with a total amount of P58,167,839.73 as compared to P53,765,958.09 collected in 2015 showing an increase of P4,401,881.64.

These comprise fees for transfer of realty including sales, donations, extra-judicial settlements, court orders and other modes of transferring ownership, annotations of release of mortgage, instruments subject to annotations and requests for issuance of certified true copies of titles of documents and others.

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City prepares for CROWN award evaluation

BAGUIO CITY – A city, health office and education-based technical working group (TWG) is convened through an administrative order issued by Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week, in preparation for the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) evaluation.

Administrative Order 62, 2017 designates City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Evelyn Cayat, Khima Cino of the Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education (ALS Dep-Ed), Dep-Ed Schools Divisions head Atty. Agustin Laban, Marie Joven of the Health Services Office, Education and Population Office (HSO-HEPO), Julie Calpotura of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), and the City Public Information Office representative as TWG to work with the assigned secretariat, starting March 27.

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Council okays suspension of Camp 7 barangy captain

BAGUIO CITY March 15 – The City Council approved the recommendation of the Committee on Barangay Cases Division 3 ordering the suspension of Camp 7 Punong Barangay Constancio Danao after finding him guilty of issuing an untruthful certification that nobody in his barangay interposed an opposition on the intended transfer station for recyclable waste in the said barangay.

Danao's suspension will take effect 15 days after the City Mayor shall have signed the resolution relative to the said decision of the local legislative body which was penned by Councilor Faustino A. Olowan.

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Installation of underground lines backed

BAGUIO CITY March 14 – Public utility and cable companies operating in the city support the planned conversion of the existing overhead lines to underground lines to prevent the eyesore of dangling wires in the central business district area.

Officials of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Sky Cable appeared before the regular session of the local legislative body last Monday and signified their support to the pending proposed ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. requiring all public utility companies utilizing wires and cables to install underground lines and obliging them to convert overhead lines within the central business district to underground lines.

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SP Committee on Public Utility. Traffic. Transportation and Legislation chairman Councilor Benny Bomogao listens to the ideas and recommendations of Councilor Leandro Yangot, DPWH Distict Engineer Alexander Castañeda, former City Architect Jodie Alabanza,Secretary to the Mayor Rafael Tallocoy and City Police Director SSupt. Ramil Saculles before the start of the Traffic Summit which was attended by transport and private sectors including government line agencies concerned. - By Bong Cayabyab


Gov't communication facilities given freedom

BAGUIO CITY March 12 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte granted all government communication facilities the freedom to provide everyone access for all sectors to be heard in relation to their programs, projects, and advocacies that will benefit the greater majority of the populace.

The President, who led the ceremonial switching of the Peoples Television (PTV) 4 Cordillera hub in the city Saturday, said that he wants the people to view the programs of PTV as beneficial to them and not simply a mouthpiece of government for it to be competitive in the network war.

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City Social Welfare and Development Officer Betty Fangasan, Councilor Lilia Fariñas and MRR-Queen of Peace Barangay PB Catherine Quiñones hand-over the awards of certificates during the Parents Effectiveness Service Graduation in Unit IV comprising 17 Child Development Centers last March 16 at the city hall multi-purpose hall. - By Bong Cayabyab


Mayor wants lease problem at convention center fixed

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week directed city administrator Carlos Canilao to immediately fix the problem on the lease contracts of the tenants at the Baguio Convention Center.

In a memorandum last March 14, the mayor reminded Canilao of an earlier directive to ensure that all the operations of the occupants in the facility are covered by the necessary contracts to avoid questions and complications.

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More trees with city ordinances' compliance

BAGUIO CITY – Greening efforts are up due to compliance to city ordinances mandating issuance of certificate for couples intending to marry, Replacement of cut trees, and tree planting before occupancy permits are issued to building owners.

This was reported by City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) Forestry Division head Beatrice Gajete during the Alay Sa Kalinisan (ASK) meeting last week.

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City joins world water day/earth day celeb

BAGUIO CITY – The city joins the celebration of world water day on March 22 and earth hour on March 25 with environmental-purposed activities.

In a letter to Mayor Mauricio Domogan from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-EMB), Officer-in-Charge Regional Director (OIC RD) Reynaldo Digamo, the activities were outlined, aimed to raise awareness on the significance of water in our daily lives.

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Baguio Traffic summit held to address road woes.

BAGUIO CITY – Stakeholders, public utility vehicle drivers and operators, students and school administrators, private individuals, government officials, senior citizens and persons with disability, the Baguio City Police Office and interested entities came together and voiced out traffic concerns during the summit at the Baguio Convention Center last Thursday.

The summit which aimed to address the city's heavy traffic problems through odd-even schemes, an improved public transport through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) –proposed monorail passing through the Balili river was well-participated in by the stakeholders.

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