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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan for the sixth time takes his oath of office before MTCC Executive Judge Roberto T. Mabalot while wife Rebecca, his family and executive assistants look on during the mass oath taking ceremony of the newly elected officials of Baguio City last June 30. - By Bong Cayabyab


Domogan led new officials take oath; airs common call for unity

BAGUIO CITY – The City's new officials led by Rep. Marquez Go, Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog took their oath of office last June 30 and aired a common call for teamwork and cooperation to achieve their goals for the city.

During the program themed, "Trailblazing Good Governance," Domogan was sworn in by Municipal Trial Court in Cities executive judge Roberto Mabalot while Go was inducted by MTCC Branch Maria Clarita Casuga-Tabin and Bilog by city prosecutor Elmer Manuel Sagsago.

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Outgoing City Councilors Fred Bagbagen, Isabelo Cosalan Jr, Betty Lourdes Tabanda, Richard Cariño, and Lilia Yaranon (from left to right) and Congressman Nicasio Aliping Jr (extreme right) receive accolades from city hall employees and incumbent local officials headed by re-elected City Mayor Mauricio Domogan DURING THE Salamat-Paalam program as a tribute to their dedicated service during city hall flag raising ceremonies June 27. - By Bong Cayabyab



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Members of the Gongju Photo Journalists Club from South Korea headed by Yoo Seok Man present tokens to Baguio's First Couple City Mayor Mauricio and Rebecca Domogan during a brief courtesy call. The photo journalist from South Korea were accompanied by Councilor Elmer Datuin to visit their nine scholars at the Baguio Central School. - By Bong Cayabyab


No evil motive in NSWMC approval of solid waste management plan

BAGUIO CITY June 30 – The city general services office asserted that there was no evil motive when the city's consultants submitted to the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) the city's 10-year solid waste management plan for comments and recommendations prior to its submission to the city council for study.

City General Services Officer Romeo D. Concio said that the intent of the consultants in voluntarily submitting the 10-year solid waste management plan to the NSWMC was for critiquing in order to avoid the experience of the 2007 city solid waste management plan that was not acted upon by the Commission and ended up being disapproved.

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Public support to new BCPO leadership sought

BAGUIO CITY June 30 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged the public to support whatever programs and projects that will be introduced by the new leadership of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) in order to sustain peace and order in the city.

The local chief executive made the appeal to the local residents and visitors to support the peace and order initiatives of Senior Superintendent George D. Daskeo, who was chosen by the 7-member Screening Committee as the new BCPO City Director after almost three years of vacuum in the leadership of the local police force.

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After 12 years Council finally passed Environment code

BAGUIO CITY June 30 – The city council unanimously approved on third and final reading the city comprehensive environment code in order to serve as a guide for stakeholders for the preservation and protection of the city's environment concerns.

However, the council tasked City Secretary Brenner Bengwayan to put in the final draft of the ordinance all the agreed suggestions and recommendations during the numerous public consultations conducted for the purpose of enhancing the local legislative measure before it will be submitted to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan for his signature.

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Suspension of integrated solid waste disposal facility project sought

BAGUIO CITY June 28 – The city council wants the local chief executive to suspend the implementation of the city's integrated solid waste disposal facility project within the city-owned 139-hectare property in barangay Sto. Tomas Apugan until such time that the city's 10-year solid waste management plan shall have been approved by the local legislative body.

The council action came after the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) approved the city's 10-year solid waste management plan last October even without the approval of the local legislative body which is one of the requirements prior to the approval of the plan by the Commission.

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Approval of solid waste management plan beneficial to city

BAGUIO CITY June 28 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said the approval by the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) of the city's 10-year solid waste management plan will lessen the burden on the part of the city government to undergo the rigid scrutiny of the plan.

The local chief executive pointed out the NSWMC approval of the city's solid waste management plan means that it was able to comply with the stringent guidelines of the Commission on what will be a workable plan for the city.

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NEW SET OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS OF BAGUIO CITY headed Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, Congressman Marques "Mark" O. Go and Vice Mayor Edison R. Bilog (center ) and the new members of the city council (from left to right) Atty. Peter C. Fianza, Atty. Benny O. Bomogao, Engr. Leandro B. Yangot Jr, Lilia A. Fariñas, Atty. Elmer O. Datuin, Elaine D. Sembrano, Joel A. Alangsab. Atty. Edgar M. Avila, newsman Arthur I. Allad-iw, Arch. Maria Mylen Victoria G. Yaranon, Atty. Faustino A. Olowan and Roberto C. Ortega pose for posterity after the mass oath taking ceremony of the newly elected officials of Baguio City at city hall grounds June 30. - By Bong Cayabyab


3,000 unity trees to be planted in CAR during the Gong relay

BAGUIO CITY June 30 – Participants to the Unity Gong Relay and host local officials and selected beneficiaries of the government's Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) will be planting at least 3,000 assorted tree species in the region-wide different stopovers from July 9-15, 2016.

Engr. Francis Basali, head of the planning division of the Cordillera office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-CAR), said that the tree species to be planted include agro-forestry trees and forest trees that can bear fruits.

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Breastfeeding mothers enjoy the moment with their babies as they await the next activity of the 3- day"Mother to Mother" Breastfeeding Support Group seminar of the City Health Services Office of the City Government at the Hotel Venis last June 29, Wednesday. By Zarena Amado



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Members of the Saint Louis University Cultural Dance Troupe (Pix 3710 and 4244) perform a cultural dance presentation while the University of Baguio Voices (PIX 3716 and 3790) sing and sway to the delight of the crowd during the oath-taking ceremony of the new set of local officials headed by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, Congressman Mark O. Go and Vice Mayor Edison R. Bilog last June 30. - By Bong Cayabyab


Sports incentive ordinance approved on 3rd reading

BAGUIO CITY June 21 – The city council approved on third and final reading, a proposed ordinance known as the 'Baguio-based athletes and coaches incentives and benefits ordinance of 2016" to update the antiquated sports incentive measure.

The final draft will be submitted to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan for approval before it comes into effect as a local ordinance.

The ordinance, authored by Councilors Michael Lee Lawana and Peter Fianza and co-authored by all members of the local legislative body, stated that qualified Baguio-based athletes are individuals who, as an individual basis or as a member of a team, are allowed to participate in any individual or team sports competition in representation of the city by reason of their enrolment in a school in the city, membership in a sports club, organization or discipline located and operating within the city, function or simply by their residency in the city.

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Council declares socialized housing sites in city

BAGUIO CITY June 28 – The city council approved, on first reading, a proposed ordinance declaring as socialized housing sites certain public lands in the city as well as areas identified as city needs that are seen to be potential housing sites which includes suitable portions of the lot identified as multi-use located at Sto. Tomas Central.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. also tasked the City Land Needs Identification Committee to formally identify the proposed areas as socialized housing sites and provides funds for the said processes.

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Stricter implementation of curfew for minors backed

BAGUIO CITY June 28 – Education officials and various sectors in the city are supportive of the stricter implementation of the existing curfew for minors from 7 pm to 5 am in order to prevent the children from being exposed to crimes that pose a serious threat to their safety.

Ann Marie Caguioa, president of the Association of Private Schools, said that since the passage of Ordinance 50, series of 2009 prescribing the rules and regulations for the curfew for minors in the city, reported crimes against children have been minimized and that private and public schools had been complying with the guidelines in the ordinance.

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