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JUMBO FRIED RICE!

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Baguio's best chefs and their students show off their fried rice specialties in one setting during the celebration of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Weekend in Baguio held at SM City Baguio spearheaded by The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio last September 11.- By Bong Cayabyab

 

Mayor clarifies council role in grant of zoning exemptions

BAGUIO CITY – The grant of exemptions from zoning ordinance is solely the function of the executive department through the Local Zoning Board of Adjustment and Appeals (LZBAA) and only the Housing Land Use and Regulatory Board (HLURB) has the power to review and overturn the decisions of the LZBAA.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan made this clarification last Wednesday over his weekly Ugnayang Panlungsod press briefing in reaction to some city councilors' claim of the body's being bypassed on LZBAA decisions on the grant of exemption from the zoning ordinance.

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Musical on the kennon road to perk up baguio founding anniversary

Baguio's on-going 105th founding anniversary observance takes on a historical perspective with a three-act musical play on the construction over a century ago, of the scenic Kennon Road that led to the city's development as the country's summer capital.

"Kennon: Road to Global Peace and Unity", will be presented at the Baguio Convention Center on Sept. 23 and 24 as the contribution of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Solid Rock Ministries, Inc. to the month-long city charter celebration.

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PLANTING IS MORE FUN

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Members of the Council of Personnel Officers of the City Government of Baguio headed by City Human Resource and Management Officer Dr. Estrella Bisquera rejoice after planting more than 200 pine tree seedlings in a selected planting site in South Drive as part of the 114th Philippine Service Commission anniversary activities. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

BIBAK dorm area demolition still on hold

BAGUIO CITY – The scheduled demolition of illegal structures formerly known as the BIBAK dormitory along Harrison road is on hold Mayor Mauricio Domogan promised to look into the matter.

Occupants of the area have sent a letter to the mayor with the Commission on Urban Poor on their side. The letter cited Republic Act 7279 which provides "decent housing at affordable cost, basic services and employment opportunities," as they are "underprivileged and homeless citizens in urban areas," which allegedly the BIBAK dormitory residents belong to.

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Dads seek 'ukay' traders' exemption from customs crackdown, repeal of law banning import of used goods

BAGUIO CITY – Two councilors last week filed separate proposals seeking the local "ukay-ukay" traders' exemption from the Bureau of Customs crackdown against smuggled goods and urging the Congress to initiate the repeal of the national law prohibiting the commercial importation of used clothing.

Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. said the city must call on President Benigno S. Aquino III "to spare" the local ukay business as it has been "compliant with city ordinances including business permit applications and payment of local taxes and fees."

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LUCKY JOB APPLICANTS

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan announces the two lucky job seekers who were hired on the spot as seamen for an international cruise ship company during the Baguio Day Jobs Fair. Some 3,200 available jobs were opened for local and overseas employment during the jobs fair conducted by the city's Public Employment Services Office headed by Jose Atanacio and the Department of Labor and Employment here. - by Bong Cayabyab

 

BUSOL WATERSHED FENCING

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan leads the ceremonial ground breaking ceremony of Busol Watershed Fencing Project in Tip-Top, Ambiong along the borders (Corner 1) of Baguio and La Trinidad, Benguet to protect and conserve the said area . Also present during the simple rites are Bishop Carlito Cenzon, BWD general manager Salvador Royeca and chairman Atty. Moises Cating, representatives from the DENR-CAR. the municipality of La Trinidad, the Benguet Province and The Baguio Regreening Movement and, City Councilors Leandro Yangot Jr and Fred Bagbagen. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

FOR THE "KNUCKLE HEADED" CITY EMPLOYEES

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan shows a wooden mallet made by the foresters from the City Environment and Parks Management Office . He jokingly said it can also be used to knock back to their senses indolent and unproductive employees. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

NCIP asked to bring back ancestral land clearing committee

BAGUIO CITY – The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) should reconstitute the Baguio Ancestral Land Clearing Committee (BALCC) as a safeguard against bogus claims.

The city council on Monday approved Resolution No. 219 series of 2014 authored by Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. urging the NCIP to void a resolution that set aside a 2009 measure revoking the BALCC.

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100 prisoners run for dialysis patients on sept. 14

"We do not run for the finish but for the cause."

That's how 100 or more detainees of the city jail, together with their guards, view "Baguio Day Run –Inside", their three-kilometer run, jog or walk around the limited prison courtyard that city mayor Mauricio Domogan will fire off at half past seven on Tuesday morning (Sept. 16).

Their 60-lap course will serve as a prelude to the Sept. 28 "Baguio Day Run" that the city will jointly sponsor with other agencies as a humanitarian public-private partnership project to raise a fund support for kidney patients who have to undergo life-time treatment in medical facilities in Baguio-Benguet.

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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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