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SM's SCHOOL ARMCHAIR DONATION

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Baguio SM Area Manager Engr. Jansen Pe and Public Relations Officer Karen Nobres turn over 800 armchairs to Mayor Mauricio Domogan and City Schools Division Superintendent Francis Cesar Bringas for public elementary schools here during simple rites. SM will deliver and distribute 50 armchairs to each of 16 school recipients. Engineer Pe also promised to donate an additional 200 armchairs to public elementary schoosl as part of SM Foundation's community social responsibility. - by Bong Cayabyab

 

Bibak lot demolition set

BAGUIO CITY – The City Government is set to demolish 58 illegal structures at the Benguet-Ifugao-Bontoc-Apayao-Kalinga (BIBAK) lot along Harrison Road.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the city buildings and architecture office (CBAO) under city building officer Engr. Nazita Banez issued notices to the owners to voluntarily vacate and dismantle their constructions otherwise government forces will undertake the demolition on August 11-14.

Banez said the BIBAK building will not be torn down but will just be padlocked.

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CORDILLERAN MAKES MARK IN INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION

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Billy Gano, a woodcarver from Asin Road, Tuba, Benguet topped the 2015 International Sculptors Symposium this month in Morges Switzerland. Coming on the heels of his cousin, Gilbert Alberto who won in 2011 and 2013, Gano fashioned out on wood a mustachioed man enjoying a smoke to win the Priz des Artiestes "Artist Award". - BIBAK Switzerland photo

 

SEA GAMES GOLD MEDALIST

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Southeast Asian Games gold medalist (Taijiquan, Wushu event) Daniel Parantac receives commendation from mayor Mauricio domogan, Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and Councilors Elaine Sembrano, Leandro Yangot Jr, Betty Lourdes Tabanda and Fred Bagbagen during City Hall' flag raising ceremony,. Parantac will also receive a cash incentive for giving honor and prestige to the City of Baguio.- By Bong Cayabyab

 

DEMOLITION ORDER

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan orders City Buildings and Architecture Officer Nazita Bañez to demolish all illegal structures within the BIBAK compound along Harrison Road after giving due notice to the occupants during the executive-legislative meeting June 22. Listening intently are Councilors Elaine Sembrano and Fred Bagbagen. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

City to thresh out procedures on right-of-way squatters with dpwh

BAGUIO CITY – The City Government will thresh out with the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) the procedures in removing structures on road right-of-ways (RROWs) on national roads in the light of a new ruling from the DPWH central office.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday said he will set a meeting with the DPWH Baguio City Engineering District Office and the city buildings and architecture office to iron out the rules in view of reports on the mushrooming of illegal structures along RROWs as attested to by Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr.

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LIVELIHOOD ASSISTANCE

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Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan and SP Committee on Employment , Livelihood and Cooperatives chair Councilor Isabelo Cosalan hand over to the barangay based livelihood organizations power tools, baking utensils and other related livelihood equipment to help augment the Socio-economic status of Baguio residents through livelihood programs. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

Congress urged Legalization of wag-wag

BAGUIO CITY – the move to urge the Congress of the Philippines to initiate the repeal of Republic Act 4653 or 'An act to safeguard the health of the people and maintain dignity of the nation by declaring it a national policy to prohibit the commercial importation of textile articles commonly known as used clothing and rags' is up for deliberation this week.

The proposed Resolution was introduced last year by Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda stating that second hand articles more commonly known as "ukay-ukay" have been the source of livelihood of many Baguio residents and has even added to the tourist attraction offered by the city."

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Another igorot carver tops swiss international sculpture tilt

There's more gold in them the hills of the Cordillera.

An unknown Ifugao woodcarver proved this as he took the Prix des Artistes (Artist Award), in the 2015 International Sculpture Symposium in Morges, Switzerland this month.

Billy Gano, of Asin Rd., Tuba, Benguet fashioned out a detailed mustachioed man smoking a pipe to become the latest toast of Cordillera expatriates who have been looking forward to the biennial art symposium since 2011, when the artist's cousin and mentor, Gilbert Gano Alberto, won two of the top prizes in his own debut in Morges.

His wood rendition of a heavily mustachioed man with a pipe earned him the Prix de Artistes (Artist Award) as chosen by sculptors all over the world who joined the competition.

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Kidney patient passes on, another looks forward to organ transplant

Tragedy and hope marked another week in the collective, uncertain life of kidney patients here who have been drawn together by a common  and serious ailment they struggle daily to cope with - for life.

Janice Bobila, a 28-year old girl who had learned early that life is no fairy tale, passed on at dawn last Wednesday at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center where she had been undergoing twice-a-week hemodialysis treatment for more than a year.

"She had chest congestion but her doctor advised against dialysis as her blood pressure fell to crucial levels," the girl's widowed mother, Jovita (nee Fiao-ilan), recalled at the wake. "We knew she was in critical condition when the medical staff began applying a (manual self-inflating bag) to help her breathe."

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

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While PAGASA announced this week the start of rainy season the City Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Betty Fangasan meet with the members of the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council to understand the hazards and effects of disaster to families and to the environment during the Disaster and Mitigation Preparedness Training held at City Hall Multi-Purpose Hall June 23. - By Bong Cayabyab

 
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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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STATE OF THE REGION ADDRESS

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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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Click on the City's Programs and Projects Menus for the complete list

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Autonomy Working Draft is also in the Legislative Directory

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