THE BAGUIO BEAUTIES AND THE "CITY JANITOR"

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Miss Baguio Candidates pose for posterity with the "Janitor of the City" Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the "Kapihan Sa Baguio" press conference held at City Hall Multi-Purpose Center August 14. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

Mayor lauds denr move denying bcda patent application over john hay

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last Wednesday lauded the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources Cordillera (DENR-CAR) for taking the cudgels for the city government in denying the application of the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) for special patent over Camp John Hay in deference to the city's 19 conditionalities on the development of the former military reservation.

"We are very thankful that DENR-CAR Regional Executive Director Paquito Moreno Jr. for taking the lead to inform the Land Management Bureau (LMB) of these conditionalities and that these conditionalities should not be violated and instead should be complied with," he said.

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Athletic bowl rehab up for implementation

BAGUIO City – the 14.7 Million repair and rehabilitation of the city's Athletic Bowl will hopefully start this month after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the project is up for bidding here.

The scope of the rehabilitation work was presented to the City Council Monday (Aug. 11) by DPWH City District Engineer Alexander Castaneda, Project Engineer Cesario Rillera and OIC City Buildings and Architecture Officer Johnny Degay.

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Kapihan Sa Baguio

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan reveals the various programs and activities celebrating the 105th Charter Day of Baguio City during the ""Kapihan Sa Baguio" press conference while City Tourism Coodinator Benny Alhambra, Councilor Elmer Datuin, Cong. Nicasio Aliping Jr's representative Ricky Give and Miss Baguio Canditates listen. - by Bong Cayabyab

 

City set rules on children joining parades

BAGUIO CITY – a new law that regulates children's participation during parades in this mountain resort is now in effect here.

City Ordinance Number 32 series of 2014 entitled 'regulating the participation of children during parades in the City of Baguio' was introduced by Councillor Betty Lourdes Tabanda.

City officials approved the measure to protect children who are joining parades from being exposed to the elements.

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Baguio soars to 15th place in competitiveness survey

BAGUIO CITY – Baguio City soared to 15th place out the 136 cities assessed in the 2013 Cities and Municipalities Local Economic Development Competitiveness Survey redeeming itself from its poor showing in the 2012 edition of the annual survey.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan last Wednesday announced that the city ranked 21st in economic dynamism, ninth in government efficiency and 19th in infrastructure development in the survey done annually by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) to assess the performance of some 500 municipalities and cities in the country.

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JUSTICE SECTOR'S OATH

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Newly elected officers and members of the Justice Sector Coordinating Council headed by chairperson and RTC Executive Judge Mia Joy Oallares Cawed take their oath of office before Mayor Mauricio Domogan during simple rites at BCPO Multi-Purpose Hall last August 12. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

ALMA MORENO'S CALL

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Well known actress and Paranaque City Councilor Vanessa "Alma" Moreno shares a light moment with her "kababayan" Mayor Mauricio Domogan, City Human Resource and Management Officer Estrella Bisquera and City Councilors Betty Lourdes Tabanda, Leandro Yangot Jr and Elmer Datuin and Secretary to the Mayor Rafael Tallocoy during a brief call at the Mayor's Office August 15. Councilor Moreno is also the concurrent Philippine City Councilors League chairman. - by Bong Cayabyab

 

Mayor sets grassroots consultation on esl site

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan will personally visit the site of the planned Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) this week for a conduct of another consultation with the people who will be directly affected by the project here.

The City Government has conducted initial stages of public consultation previously but the mayor stressed the lines of communication between affected residents and the city should remain open in order that public concerns would be better addressed.

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Reaching out to the vendors

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Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) Chief Policarpio Cambod holding a meeting with the officers of the Hanger Market Vendors last Friday Morning. The new POSD chief urge the vendors to police their own ranks and that POSD enforcers should only be called upon as a last resort.*** Photo by Joel B. Belinan

 

Special Baguio Day feature: NOTES ON BAGUIO HISTORY

1. "Topside" was the name of the elegant residence of William Cameron Forbes he ordered built at the present site of the Good Shepherd Convent beside the Mines View Park. Then the Commissioner of Commerce and Police, Forbes, who would later become Governor-General of the Philippines, employed, as he wrote in his journal, " eight Japanese masons, an American Negro, and a few odd Filipinos", together with "30 Igorrotes".

"Topside"'s walls were built with "blue granite" mined near the area. The home that Forbes called "themost beautiful mountain home in the world", was finished in 1906. In her book, Japanese Pioneers in the Northern Luzon Highlands", anthropologist and Baguio girl Patricia Afable noted "Topside had a guest book signed by the highest government and military officials, members of his family from Massachusetts, and the Manila business elite".

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