Local cultural council creation proposed

BAGUIO CITY – The creation of the Baguio City Culture and the Arts Council as proposed by Councilor Lilia Farinas was referred to the concerned committee during the session last Monday.

If approved, the local CCA shall be headed by the City Mayor, with members from the National Culture and the Arts; Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Chair committee on tourism, special events, parks and playgrounds; Chair committee on education, culture and historical research; City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO); City Administrator's Office; and other interested agencies or offices.

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Preservation of heritage trees in Baguio pushed

BAGUIO CITY November 08 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance mandating the preservation of century and heritage trees in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that all trees identified to have lived for more than 100 years shall be declared as century trees. Important tree species which have not yet reached 100 years but are considered ecological, historically or cultural valuable or belonging to rare species, or are adjacent or near water source, spring or well and whose cutting or destruction will disrupt or destroy the water source, shall be declared as heritage trees and shall receive the same protection under the local legislative measure.

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War memorial in Baguio proposed

BAGUIO CITY November 08 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance declaring a portion of the Rose Garden in Burnham Park as a war memorial in honor of soldiers and policemen from Baguio City and the Cordillera who died in battle and for other purposes.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Edgar M. Avila stated that effective upon approval, a portion of the Rose Garden in Burnham Park will be declared as a war memorial in honor of members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) whose roots are in Baguio City or the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and who have been killed in action in the war against terrorism in Mindanao and other parts of the country.

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City studies transfer of solid waste disposal site to Urdaneta

BAGUIO CITY November 09 – The local government is currently studying the possibility of transferring the disposal of its residual waste from the current sanitary landfill of the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation to the landfill operated by the local government of Urdaneta City, Pangasinan in the coming years.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan admitted that while he was on official travel abroad, he received a call from the operator of the sanitary landfill in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan informing him that the local government is willing to accommodate the city's residual waste without increasing the P550 per ton tipping fee being charged for the use of its sanitary landfill.

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Market building lessors told to remove improvements

BAGUIO CITY November 09 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan called on the thirty five market building lessors who were not able to renew their final 15-year contracts with the local government to start removing their improvements so that the subsequent lease of the city-owned properties will be done through public bidding.

The local chief executive vehemently denied the allegations of the building owners who failed to renew their contracts that there was no due process in the inclusion of the 15-year lifespan of the final contract, saying that all the concerned parties were present during numerous consultations that were called for the purpose of finalizing the provisions of the final contract.

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Lion's Head informal settlers given ultimatum

BAGUIO CITY November 09 – The Department of Public works and Highways – Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEo) has given the dozens of informal settlers within the vicinity of Lion's Head along Kennon road until November 15, 2017 to voluntarily demolish their illegal structures that were the subject of a joint demolition that was issued by the agency and the local government for the dismantling of the illegal structures that were erected on the road-right-of-way of the national road.

Engr. Rene Zarate, DPWH-BCDEO district engineer, said that by the prescribed deadline, the informal settlers must already transfer to their identified relocation area because it will be the personnel of the agency that will forcibly transfer them to their supposed permanent vending area as agreed upon during their recent meeting.

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Diskwento Caravan set November 17-19

BAGUIO CITY November 09 – Thousands of residents and visitors alike are expected to flock to the Baguio Convention Center on November 17-19, 2017 to purchase discounted products for their daily use and for the upcoming celebration of the Yuletide season during the conduct of the 7th edition of the Diskwento Caravan, a major program of the local government, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Tiong San Harrison and Tiongsan La Trinidad and suppliers of basic necessities, basic commodities and household products.

Jasper L. Golangco, vice president of Tiongsan Harrison, said that the success of the conduct of the six previous Diskwento Caravans in the city has inspired their company and their partners to pursue the conduct of the event that provides quality and affordable products to their customers.

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Baguio's UNESCO recognition hailed

BAGUIO CITY November 03 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan welcomed the latest feather on the cap of Baguio City after it was named as one of the sixty four cities worldwide to be part of the prestigious Creative Cities Network of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The local chief executive, who is in his final leg of his visit to the sister cities of Baguio in China, Canada and the United States over the past two weeks, said that UNESCO's latest recognition given to Baguio will serve as a motivation for local officials and the concerned stakeholders to strengthen various programs related to crafts and folk arts considering that the people practice diversed culture and traditions.

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ACTING MAYOR ON THE GO

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Acting mayor Edison Bilog calls on city hall employees provide the much needed services to the local residents and visitors and work together as one for the betterment of Baguio during City Hall Monday's flag raising ceremonies. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

Spot inspection of massage parlors in city eyed

BAGUIO CITY November 08 – The City Council approved a resolution requesting the City Health Services office to conduct regular spot inspections of massage parlors, spas, or similar establishments offering massage or nail cleaning services in the city and to submit its report to the local legislative body within 30 days upon its approval.

The resolution authored by Councilor Elaine D. Sembrano stated that it is the responsibility of the government to protect its citizens from acts and practices that compromise their health and to ensure that the conduct of all services are in accordance to standards provided for by existing law, rules, and regulations.

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80 Cordillera local governments have LDRRM plans

BAGUIO CITY November 08 – The Cordillera office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-CAR) disclosed that 80 local governments in the region were able to submit their Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plans (LDRRM) plans, which is one of the major requirements of the compliance of local governments to the coveted Seal of Good Local governance (SGLG).

Mary Ann Griba, DILG-CAR regional DRRM-CCA focal person, said the only local governments that have not yet submitted their LDRRM plans are the provincial government of Ifugao and municipal governments of Hingyon in Ifugao and Bokod in Benguet.

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Free burial services for Baguio residents okayed

BAGUIO CITY November 09 – The City Council approved on third and final reading a proposed ordinance providing for free burial services for indigent residents of the city.

The ordinance, authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr., will be known as the 'Pauper's Burial Ordinance in the City of Baguio," stated that the program shall only be available to indigent residents of the city, provided that, the deceased or his or her living family must be bonafide residents or inhabitants of the city.

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Opposition to night market extensions to be studied

BAGUIO CITY November 09 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said the Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA) will study the alleged opposition raised by the various jeepney operators and drivers using Perfecto St. as their terminals against the use of the whole stretch of the road as the extension site of the night market being conducted along a portion of Harrison road.

The local chief executive revealed that the BCMA will be inviting the different jeepney associations using Perfecto St. as their terminals to inquire from them if their operations extend up to midnight so that the members will know how to adjust to the prevailing situation in the area.

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P13.6M earmarked for pole relocation

BAGUIO CITY November 09 – More than P13.6 million was earmarked by the Department of Public works and Highways – Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO) to fund the relocation of electric poles that have encroached in the road-right-of-way of national roads in the different parts of the city to prevent unnecessary obstructions that impede the smooth flow of traffic.

Engr. Rene Zarate, DPWH-BCDEO district engineer, said the funds were already downloaded by the DPWH central office to the district office pursuant to the pertinent provisions of a joint Memorandum circular that was signed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the DPWH to facilitate the speedy relocation of electric poles that are located within the road-right-of-way of national roads to allow the speedy implementation of widening projects that will be implemented by the agency.

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Baguio City Delegates led by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and the Vallejo City Officials led by Mayor Bob Sampayan

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Baguio City Delegates led by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and the Vallejo City Officials led by Mayor Bob Sampayan pose for posterity during the official reception last Nov. 2, 2017. Baguio City and Vallejo City in California USA is observing their years as sister city.*** Photo Courtesy from Ryan Mangusan

 

Reception by the Vallejo city to the Baguio City delegates

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan exchanges pleasantries with Vallejo City Mayor Bob Sampayan and California Senator Bob Dodd during the formal reception by the Vallejo city to the Baguio City delegates last Nov. 2, 2017. Vallejo city is the last of the three sister cities where Mayor Domogan and party visited the past two weeks that started in Guangzhou City, China, Vaughan Canada and then Vallejo City. ****Photo Courtesy from Ryan Mangusan

 
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