Cordillera dengue fever cases drop by 69 percent

BAGUIO CITY November 16 – The Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR) reported that dengue fever cases from January 1 to November 4 this year decreased by 69% from the recorded 10,424 cases during the same period last year to only 3,275 cases for the current period.

Geeny Anne I. Austria, Nurse V of the DOH-CAR's Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), explained that there has been a consistent decline in dengue fever cases in various parts of the region this year which is a welcome development and that the reduction in dengue cases could be attributed to the awareness of the people on the needed preventive measures that will be undertaken in their backyards.

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Women prone to diabetes – expert

BAGUIO CITY November 16 – An expert from the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) disclosed that women have greater chances of contracting the dreaded diabetes once preventive measures of control will not be embraced by individuals during the early stages of the illness.

Dr. Domingo Solimen, head of BGHMC's Diabetes Prevention program, said that in the next two decades the number of people with diabetes in the world will increase from the current 400 million to 640 million, wherein 313 million will be females.

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Mayor reports on sister-city tours

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday reported on the outcome of the three sister city events abroad which he attended from Oct. 18 to Nov. 6.

The mayor said he and the delegations from the city were able to firm up exchange programs and activities with officials of Hangzhou, Baguio's sister city in China, Vaughan in Ontario, Canada and Vallejo in California USA during the three-leg trip.

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Councilors Leandro Yangot, Jr. and Benny Bomogao present the city's symbolic key to Department of Transportation undersecretary Anneli Lontoc and JICA comprehensive transportation and management expert Ken Kumazawa during a meeting with city officials. DOTr and JICA presented a feasibility project to help the city government to solve the traffic mess in the city.




Mayor Mauricio Domogan inducts into office the newly promoted city hall employees at the City Mayor's Office last November 9 while city's department heads and supervisors witness during simple rites. - By Bong Cayabyab


Quest for autonomy gets Senate backing

BAGUIO CITY November 08 – The third attempt of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) for autonomy got a big boost from a member of the Senate bolstering the chances of the enactment of the proposed autonomy law once certified by President Rodrigo R. Duterte as a priority administration measure, Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito said here recently.

The lawmaker underscored that the government recognizes the distinct culture and heritage of the Cordillera which must be preserved and protected by granting the region with the required autonomy status so that the indigenous peoples (IPs) will have the chance to govern themselves and work for the sustained efforts to pass on the rich culture and heritage to the present and future generations.

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'Smarter roads' proposal up for public hearing

BAGUIO CITY – The city council will subject to a public hearing the proposed ordinance that seeks to provide "smarter roads" or better traffic flow in the city by adopting key changes in the traffic system as proposed by a private citizen.

The hearing is set for Nov. 14, 9 a.m. at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Session Hall.

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Increase in baguio tourist arrivals noted

BAGUIO CITY - The city enjoyed a 13 percent increase in tourist arrivals from January to September this year, according to the third quarter tourism statistics report of the City Tourism and Special Events Office.

According to the report released by City Administrator Carlos Canilao and acting city tourism and special events operations officer Jose Maria Rivera, a total of 1,013, 704 tourists have visited the city from January to September this year.

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Spot inspection for spa and services proposed

BAGUIO CITY - Councilor Elaine Sembrano proposed through a resolution for the Health Services Office (HSO) to conduct regular spot checks on spa, massage parlors and nail cleaning services.

This ensures the sterilization and cleaning of materials directly applied or in contact with customers, councilor Sembrano said. After said services, it may be that body fluids find their way through shared materials to clients' items; a breach of sanitation, of unknown consequences to their health.

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan informs the member of the local media on his working visit On Baguio's Sister Cities strengthen its sisterhood relationship in cultural educational and trade exchanges particularly with Hangzhou China, Vaughan, Canada and Vallejo City during the :'Ugnayan" last Wednesday. - By Bong Cayabyab




Mayor Mauricio Domogan joins city employees to relieve and release stress during an exercise during a seminar initiated by the City Human Resource Management Office headed by Atty. Augustin Laban III held at Baguio City Multi-Purpose Hall November 9. - By Bong Cayabyab


Increased bed capacity of Baguio hospital assured

BAGUIO CITY November 08 – The chairman of the Senate Committee on Health assured local officials and residents that part of the budget of the national government next year will include the increase in the bed capacity of the state-run Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) to be able to cater to the increasing number of patients from various parts of Northern Luzon seeking medical attention from the government's tertiary hospital in the city.

Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, said that he was ready to make the necessary representations with Senator Loren Legarda, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, to include the required budget for the increase in the bed capacity of BGHMC from the current 500 bed capacity to at least 800 starting next year.

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Tiongsan Bazar La Trinidad-Harrison vice president Jasper Lao Golangco answers the queries from Baguio media practitioners during a presscon for the 7th Diskwento Caravan on November 17, 18 and 19 at the Baguio Convention Center with the cooperation of the City Government of Baguio and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-CAR) and other business groups. Baguio residents, visitors and nearby provinces can avail of very low prices during the said caravan. - by Bong Cayabyab


Peace and order consultation with senior high studes set nov. 16-17

BAGUIO CITY – It's the senior high school students' chance to speak up on peace and order concerns.

The city council will hold another summit on public protection and safety and peace and order concerns this time for Grades 11 and 12 students on Nov. 16 and 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benguet Electric Cooperative Multi-purpose Hall at South Drive barangay.

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Review of city hall parking collections ordered

BAGUIO CITY November 09 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered concerned departments to conduct an extensive review of the pertinent provisions of Ordinance No. 085, series of 2017 that mandated the collection of parking fees for motor vehicles that will park in the parking spaces around the city hall.

The local chief executive underscored that he is not in favor of collecting parking fees from owners of motor vehicles who will be transacting official business with various offices in city hall considering that they are clients who should be guaranteed available parking slots so as not to delay their supposed transactions.

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64th Mine Safety week declared

BAGUIO CITY – With the theme, "Responsible the Hearts and Minds of Filipinos," November 21 to 24 was declared in a city council resolution as the 64th annual national mine safety and environment conference week.

The number coding scheme is also suspended for delegates and their families during said dates, Resolution 351, series of 2017 states.

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