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ISRAELI envoy here

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan with other city officials present the city's symbolic key to Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Effie "Ephraim" Ben Matityau and His Excellency's wife and former Ambassador of Panama to Vietnam Lizia Lu looks on during a courtesy visit at City Hall October 13. Looking on are SOFAD Mayor Lorenzo Ian Go, Cong. Nicasio Aliping Jr and Councilor Elmer Datuin. Mayor Domogan and Ambassador Matityau discuss the possibility of forging sisterhood ties between Baguio and possibly the City of Nazareth in Israel. ***Photo by Joel B. Belinan

 

Mayor's b-day cup raises P1.4 M

The trophies at stake last week-end at the par 69 Camp John Hay course – replicas of city mayor Mauricio Domogan with his club and Igorot g-string – may have been too few for a an annual tournament that just grows bigger each year.

Still, registrants from all over came in droves, with 257 squeezing their way into the Jack Nicklaus lay-out, with many skipping lunch just to be in, prompting the mayor to ask early serving of dinner at the capacity-filled Forest Lodge before the trophies were presented.

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Baguio to forge sister city ties with Israeli city

BAGUIO CITY – this mountain resort will soon exchange ties with a city in Israel if plans push through.

The idea was hatched during a visit of the new Ambassador of Israel to the Philippines HE Effie 'Ephraim' Ben Matityau this week at city hall.

Matityau relayed to City Officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Congressman Nicasio Aliping, Jr., the possibility of establishing a Sister City relations between Baguio City and Nazareth considered by Christians as a Holy Place.

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SCOUT OFFICIALS

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan administers the Oath of Office of eighty scouts who will take over the helms of the city government October 13 for one day in celebration of the Scouting Month. photo by paul rillorta

 

HAPPILY DETHRONED

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan is all smiles as he formally turns over the duties and responsibilities as the city's top exectuive to Scout Official For-A-Day (SOFAD) City Mayor Lorenzo Ian Go while Cong. Nicasio Aliping Jr looks on approvingly during the mass oath-taking ceremony of SOFADs at city hall October 13. - Bong Cayabyab

 

Oplan kaluluwa flower, candle sale guidelines out

BAGUIO CITY – The city government issued the guidelines for the "Oplan Kaluluwa 2014" sale of flowers and candles in observance of All Saints Day on Nov. 1.

A total of 150 stalls will be rented out to vendors who will be allowed to sell from October 26 to November 1 at the Jadewell parking area at Burnham Park.

The city treasury office under city treasurer Alicia Onoza will begin issuing application forms on a first-come-first-served basis on October 21 upon the submission of the requirements by the applicants.

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Market ocular inspection

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A composite team of city personnel and PNP started the conduct of ocular inspections to market stall holder at the city's public market to determine the actual occupants of the leased stalls and appraise the city government of the other issues in the market which includes cleanliness and peace and order. POSD Chief Policarpio Cambod, Police Inspector Sibayan and market Supervisor Kawi in photo are verifying certain details on one of the stalls at the Block 3 market area. *** Photo by Joel B. Belinan

 

FORMAL REQUEST BEFORE TURN-OVER

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan witnesses the signing of the resolution of San Luis Barangay for the eventual turn over of 422 square meter lot owned by San Luis Barangay to San Luis Elementary School represented by City Schools Division Superintendent Francis Cesar Bringas during simple rites October 14. With them are School head Rufina Suanding and barangay officials of San Luis headed by PB George Saguid Jr.- by Bong Cayabyab

 

Hotel, restaurant owners receptive to reasonable tax increase

BAGUIO CITY – Members of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) expressed reception to the city government's plan to increase business and real property taxes and suggested measures to temper the effects of the adjustments.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan who attended the HRAB's induction-cum-consultation on tax increase last Wednesday said that the hotel and restaurant owners understood the need for the tax hike but suggested a staggered imposition of the increase in the realty levy and the adoption of an incentive scheme for businesses with environment-friendly waste disposal systems.

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CITY OFFICIALS FOR A DAY

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"Outgoing" City Mayor Mauricio Domogan swears into office the Scout Officials For-A-Day (SOFAD) headed by SOFAD City Mayor Lorenzo Go from UB Science High School and SOFAD Vice Mayor Khate Baniaga of Baguio City National High School at city hall October 13. All city executives and members of the city council yielded their duties to the scouts that day. - by Bong Cayabyab

 

Modest increase in proposed 2015 budget

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has proposed a modest increase in next year's budget.

The mayor on Thursday submitted to the city council an executive budget of P1,501,510,000 which is higher by P61,928,000 than last year's financial plan amounting to P1,439,582,000.

The mayor earlier said he decided on a conservative figure because the city expects a minimal increase in the income from local taxes this year due to the outdated tax rates being imposed by the city on businesses and real properties.

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ADVISORY

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

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
2014

Speech Delivered by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the Cordillera Month Closing Ceremony
July 26 SLU-BC

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Click on the City's Programs and Projects Menus for the 1ST State of the City Address

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