Filipino-American friendship Day


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan led in the wreath-laying at the bust of American Urban Planner Architect Daniel Burnham at the Rose garden Burnham Park in celebration of the Filipino-American friendship Day early morning of July 4. With the mayor are members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the auxiliary group. Similar wreath-laying was also done to some other markers that resemble the American influence in the city which includes Kennon Viedeck, Wright Park, Session Rd. (site of the first Philippine Commission), and at the Malcolm Square. *** Photo by Joel. Belinan


Mayor orders legal office to study legal action vs. BCDA

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday warned that the city is running out with options in getting the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) to comply with the 19 conditionalities for the development of Camp John Hay that it may now have to resort to legal remedies.

The mayor directed the city legal office to study the filing of a case for specific performance against the BCDA for breach of the conditionalities set under Resolution Numbered 362, series of 1994.

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Monitoring group seeks more expeditious tree cutting policy at john hay

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan and members of the Camp John Hay monitoring team on Monday sought a more expeditious process of cutting dead and infected trees within the reservation.

The body agreed that the city mayor can issue emergency tree-cutting permits in instances when the trees are causing imminent danger to lives and properties. Otherwise, the requests will be endorsed to the regional executive director of the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources Cordillera (DENR-CAR).

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Mayor urges massive public support for baguio day run

Mayor Mauricio Domogan has begun rallying community support for the Baguio Charter Anniversary Run which fires off on September 28 to build a support fund for kidney patients who have to undergo twice or thrice-a-week hemodialysis treatment to survive.

The mayor has called on heads of government and private agencies to sign up for membership in the committee which will manage the run that will provide a heart to the celebration of the 105thanniversary of this city's founding on Sept. 1, 1909.

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CAR launched disaster consciousness month

BAGUIO CITY – Local government executives, disaster and risk reduction management officers and concerned agencies came together to affirm their preparedness for any eventuality, last Wednesday at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Training Center.

With the theme, "Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran,"Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director Andrew Alex Uy assured the public of unified efforts for disaster preparedness.

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Prisoners' spiritual guide passes on

The city has just lost a quiet but outstanding citizen who spent her life working for the spiritual uplift of school children and prisoners.

Catechist Cristy Dicang, whose lay ministry for inmates of the Baguio city jail earned her recognition from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, succumbed early last Wednesday evening to a lingering illness. She was 75.

Her remains lie in state at Chapel A of the Paz Memorial Chapels along Naguilian Road. The family announced internment will be on Wednesday (July 9) at the city cemetery after the funeral mass set at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Vincent Church.

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Fil-Am day institution awardees


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and other city officials pose for posterity with this year's Fil-Am day institution awardees, represented by Ms. Ursula B. Dao-ey for Brent School and Ms. Lovenia R. Gorospe for Teachers Camp during the simple Fil-Am day program at the City Hall on Tuesday July 4. The two institutions were established by the early American officials that becomes the pioneers of education in this only American city of the Philippines. They were also joined by veterans of foreign wars and auxiliary group. *** Photo by Joel B. Belinan




ABSOLUTELY NO CUTTING OF TREES unless life and property is in imminent danger in Camp John Hay says Mauricio Domogan (back to camera) during a meeting with Multipartite Monitoring Team from Camp John Hay Management Project, City Environment and Natural Resources Office-DENR and City Environment and Parks Management Office.- By Bong Cayabyab




Mayor Mauricio Domogan swears in the officers of Parent Teachers Association, Student Government Organizations and School Clubs of Guisad Valley National High School during a mass oath taking ceremony July 3. By Bong Cayabyab




Mayor Mauricio Domogan and school principal Jerry Ymson pose for posterity with the Five Most Outstanding Teachers of Guisad Valley National High School (L-R) Jennifer Padlan (5th), Flordeliza Lambino (4th), Mary Jaine Ganaden (3rd) Jones Tudlong (2nd0 and Most Outstanding Teacher Marlon Leocadio for the School Year 2013-2014 last July 3. - By Bong Cayabyab


Boy supported by Samaritans eight years back now in fourth grade

This item is for kids who are now in their teens. Specifically, it's for Ellana and her brother Bryan, children of Joel and Emily Aliping. It's for Nikolas, the son of Baguio folksinger Conrad Marzan and his wife Pilar. Children of Cordillerans, they're now growing up in Northern California.

It's also for older Samaritans the likes of Baguio businessman Alfred Go, dentist-couple Eric and Patricia Padeo, former punong barangay Peter Wasing, city councilor Peter Fianza and several others whose names this writer can't recall. Still, they would be interested to know how Rheyvien Jave Villanueva , the ailing toddler from eight years back, is now.

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