Solidarity key to success of federalism

BAGUIO CITY March 20 – Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III clarified that federalism advocates will not insist in amending the 1987 Constitution once Filipinos will be divided on the issue considering that it will not do good for the country once there will be a fragmented nation.

Pimentel, who was present during the regional consultation on charter change which was undertaken by the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes chaired by Senator Francis Pangilinan held Friday in the city, explained that federalism is just one of the forms of government being considered in the proposed amendment of the constitution, thus, federalism should not be equated to charter change or the other way around.

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Distribution of advertising materials to be regulated

BAGUIO CITY March 22 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance regulating the distribution of all forms of advertising materials such as leaflets and flyers to the public in the streets of the city and providing penalties for violations.

The ordinance authored by vice Mayor Edison R. Bilog stated that it shall be the policy of the local government to regulate the distribution of all forms of advertising materials such as leaflets and flyers to the public in the streets of the city to help sustain the cleanliness of the city.

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Technical standards for CCTV cameras released

BAGUIO CITY March 22 – The City Council approved a resolution requiring all covered business establishments or crime vulnerable business establishments operating in the city to install and use closed circuit television (CCTV) system having the minimum technical standards and specifications pursuant to Department of the Interior and Local government (DILG) Circular No. 2014-119.

The resolution authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated the implementation of the minimum technical specifications for the CCTV system will compliment Ordinance No. 11, series of 2017 authored by Vice Mayor Edison R. Bilog and Councilor Edgar M. Avila which was passed to require the adoption and use of CCTV systems in business establishments within the jurisdiction of the city as part of the process of modernization and to intensify the city's efforts to resolve crimes.

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22,472 to graduate from senior high school in CAR

BAGUIO CITY March 22 – The Coordillera office of the Department of Education announced that some twenty thousand four hundred seventy two students enrolled in the four tracks of the senior high school will be graduating as the first batch of senior high school enrolees in the region under the K to 12 basic education program of the government.

DepEd-Cordillera officer-in-charge May Eclar said the said number of senior high school graduates will be potential college enrolees this coming schoolyear while others might opt to look for jobs, especially those who underwent the technical-vocational track.

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Agencies sign agreement for enhanced basic education program

BAGUIO CITY March 23 – The Cordillera offices of the Department of Education and the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the enhanced implementation of the government's K to 12 basic education program.

The agreement was signed by DepEd-CAR regional director May Eclar and TESDA-CAR regional director Efren Piñol during simple rites Wednesday.

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US firm offers to conduct feasibility study on cable car transport system in city

BAGUIO CITY – A local construction company affiliated with a United States-based developer of a solar-powered surface transportation network has offered to conduct a feasibility study on the operation of an alternative transport system using "solar-powered flying pods" or cable cars in the city.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Tuesday received the unsolicited proposal of Ryanyx Construction and General Services, a local representative of US-based Transit X LLC through chairman and chief executive officer Rufino Barinan to undertake a comprehensive study to determine the viability of operating Transit X system described as "high capacity solar-powered automated elevated pod networks" in the City.

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Senate Consultation


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan delivering his Welcome message to the members of the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments led by Senator Kiko Pangilinan Committee Chairman during the Regional Consultation held at the UC theater last Friday March 16. Other senators present during the event were Senate President Koko Pimentel, Senators Bam Aquino, Panfilo Lacson and Nancy Binay. ****


Consulting the Senate President


Mayor Mauricio, Chairman of both the Cordillera's Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) had more private moment with Senate President Koko Pimentel at the sideline during the Regional Consultation on the proposed legislation to amend the Constitution last Friday March 16 at the UC Theater. It should be noted that the proposed Organic Act for the Creation of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera Authored by Senator Migz Zubiri is now pending in the senate. The Senate President like his father also a former Senate President is an Autonomy advocate. ****


Dads to consult public on proposal to implement burnham master plan

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council will hold a public consultation on the proposed ordinance authorizing the implementation of the master development plan for Burnham Park particularly the site of the former city auditorium and the new library grounds and parks management.

Set on March 21 at 8 a.m. at the Sangguniang Panlungsod session hall, the hearing will be led by the committee on urban planning, lands and housing.

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Put up of retirement home proposed

BAGUIO CITY March 22 - The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance requiring the City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Planning and Development office and the City Building and Architecture Office to study the possibility of constructing a Senior citizen's Retirement Home within the vicinity of the 'Bahay Pagasa" at Balenben, Irisan and appropriating P5 million for its construction.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Lila A. Fariñas stated that the proposed measure requires concerned offices of the local government to study the possibility of putting up a Senior Citizen's Retirement Home within the vicinity of the city-owned Social Development Center in Balenben, Irisan.

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Senate support to renewed quest for autonomy lauded

BAGUIO CITY March 22 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan lauded the commitment made by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III to facilitate the deliberations of Senate Bill (SB) No. 1678 or the counterpart bill in the upper chamber seeking the establishment of the Autonomous Region in the Cordillera (ARC).

Domogan, who chairs the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RPOC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC), pointed the commitment of support to the Cordillera autonomy bill publicly made by Senate President Pimentel is a giant step towards the realization of the long overdue clamor for self-governance which had been going on over the past three decades.

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No mandatory fees for graduation rites

BAGUIO CITY March 23 – Public schools in the different parts of the region are barred from collecting contributions from students to support the conduct of their upcoming graduation ceremonies from April 2-6, 2018, an official of the Cordillera office of the Department of Education said here recently.

DepEd-CAR assistant regional director Betinas Daytec-Aquino said the order for public schools to hold simple but meaningful graduation ceremonies for their students was already cascaded to the different public schools around the region for the information and guidance of school officials and teachers in the conduct of their graduation rites.

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Regional Consultation on the proposed legislation to amend the Constitution


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan in huddle with Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendment during the Regional Consultation on the proposed legislation to amend the Constitution held at the University of the Cordilleras (UC) Theater last Friday March 16. ****


Smoke Hunters


The Baguio Smoke Free Task Force trained at least 220 anti-smoking enforcers that will help the Task Force in the implementation of the COB no. 34 series 2017 or the Smoke Free Baguio Ordinance. The training of these enforcers who came from the different barangays and the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) is a requirement before Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan will deputize them as Smoke Free Baguio enforcers and shall be issued citation tickets to be use for would be violators. Late last year, at least 70 from the POSD had been trained and deputized to apprehend violators of this Ordinance. In Photos are trainees and facilitators posing for posterity during their training last March 7, 8, and 13 respectively. ***


Use of Dairy Farm transfer station legitimized

BAGUIO CITY March 15 – The Cordillera office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR) recently issued the required certificate of non-coverage to the local government allowing the use of a one hectare portion of the Baguio Dairy Farm as the city's temporary transfer station for the hauling of its residual waste to the Urdaneta sanitary landfill.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed his gratitude to the unrelenting and uncompromising support being shown by the EMB-CAR officials and personnel, especially in extending the needed technical assistance for the eventual determination of the permanent solution to the city's garbage disposal woes.

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Beneco sets april 21 elections for six baguio districts

Elections to select the incoming six district directors for Baguio of the Benguet Electric Cooperative will he simultaneously held on April 21, as set by the Beneco board during its meeting last Tuesday.

The polls will be for districts I (Pacdal-Gibraltar- Mines View –Engineer's Hill area), II (Camp 7-Bakakeng-Sto. Tomas.- San Vicente), III ( City Camp – Asin Rd.). IV (Pinget- Fairview- Quezon Hill – Irisan- Pinsao), V (Happy Homes to City Market), and VI (Sumulong – Holy Ghost Extension and Proper).

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