Adopters want cooperation from Baguio residents

BAGUIO CITY March 14 – Representatives of the institutions that adopted portions of the Balili River called on residents living along the tributaries of the major river system in the city to cooperate in the various activities to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the body of water for the benefit of the present and future generations.

Vladimir Cayabas, school administrator of the National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), said that the institution adopted a portion of the Balili River to set an example for residents to emulate amidst their limited resources and manpower but there is a need to sustain the efforts to guarantee the cleanliness of the adopted portions of the river system.

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Cordillera dengue cases up by 75 percent

BAGUIO CITY March 14 – Health authorities in the region reported a 75 percent increase in the recorded dengue fever cases for the first nine weeks of this year compared to the same period last year.

Geeny Anne Austria, Nurse V of the DOH-CAR's regional epidemiology and surveillance unit, said that for the first 9 weeks of the year, there were 582 dengue cases recorded by the different health facilities regionwide compared to the 332 dengue fever cases that were reported during the same period last year.

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Baguio to host 3rd Coffee Congress

BAGUIO CITY March 15 – The country's Summer Capital will serve as the host of the 3rd Coffee Congress which will be held on March 20-21, 2018 at the Hotel Supreme.

Myrna Pablo, regional office of the Cordillera office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-CAR), said some 700 coffee industry stakeholders around the country will converge in the city on the aforesaid dates to discuss the prevailing issues and concerns of the coffee industry and its prospects in being one of the country's economic driver in the future.

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Mayor says there is no gender discrimination at City hall

BAGUIO CITY -- When it comes to gender equality especially in the workplace, it's more fun in Baguio.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the Summer Capital may be the only local government unit in the country whose majority of department heads are women including a considerable number of division chiefs.

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SUMVAC working committees re-organized

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio has issued administrative order no. 29, series of 2018, re-organizing the working committees for Summer Vacation (SumVac) in Baguio 2018.

SumVac in Baguio is an institutionalized annual endeavor undertaken by the city government in partnership with various agencies, non-government organizations, private sector and people's organizations to conduct activities during the summer season, particularly March to May, in order to provide varied attractions for residents and tourists, alike.

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Defiant Pub closed


Members of the joint team from the City Licensing Division, Public Order and Safety Division and the Baguio City Police Office enforce the closure of the Red Lion Pub and Inn last Thursday after it reopened without complying with the requirements of the City including the business permit and zoning clearance. -Contributed photo


2018 Ubaya Festival


Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan addressing the Besao Municipal Officials led by Mayor Johnson Bantog Jr. and the Besao folks during the 2018 Ubaya Festival last March 1, 2018 at the Municipal Gymnasium in Kin-iway Besao Mountain Province. Domogan who trace his roots from this town was the Guest of honor and speaker during the Municipal foundation day and festival. ***Photo by Rosalia See.


Court denies TRO plea of bar owners

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Trial Court Branch 6 here denied for lack of basis the bar owners' plea for the issuance of a temporary restraining order in its suit for damages filed against the City Government over its implementation of the Ordinance No. 88 series of 2009 or the Liquor Code.

"The Court deems it best and more prudent not to issue a (TRO) as there is no ground to do so and there is no grave or irreparable injury posing as threat to the lives or properties of the plaintiffs," Acting Presiding Judge Cecilia Corazon Dulay-Archog said in a resolution dated March 2, 2018.

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Disciplined crowd


Despite the hundred of thousands that viewed the Grand Street Dancing and the Grand Parade of Floats last February 24 and 25 respectively (such as this in photo), discipline had been maintained thanks to the members of the Baguio City Police Office and the thousands of volunteer marshals that made it possible. This prompted Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo to describe the Panagbenga Festival as the most disciplined Festival entire the country: ****


Influenza-like illness up by 37 percent

BAGUIO CITY March 14 – Health authorities in the region disclosed that influenza-like illness cases increased by 37 percent for the first nine weeks of this year compared to the number of cases that were reported during the same period last year.

Geeny Anne Austria, Nurse V of the DOH-CAR's regional epidemiology and surveillance unit, said there were some 1,594 influenza-like cases that were reported for the first 9 weeks of this year compared to the 1,163 influenza-like illness cases recorded by the different health facilities around the region for the same period last year.

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Register of deeds report marked increase in collections

BAGUIO CITY – The city's register of deeds office has collected and deposited P69,955,633.18 to the National Treasury in 2017 or a 20.26 percent increase as compared to P58,167,839.73 in 2016.

In Monday's flag-raising rites at City Hall, OIC – deputy register of deeds Filemon Marcelino, Jr. said the increase in collection of fees is due to the rise in the number of transactions registered last year and his office's efforts in maximizing fee collection.

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Fire Station responds to 93 medical emergencies in 2017

BAGUIO CITY – Aside from responding to fire-related incidents, the Baguio City Fire Station (BCFS) also handles other emergencies and rescues both natural and man-made.

City Fire Marshall Nestor Gorio said his agency has responded to 93 medical assistance in 2017 including trauma, medical transport, retrieval operations and cave-in incidents. They also assisted in 40 vehicular accidents and 78 disaster rescue operations last year.

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Signature campaign in Support to Anti-Smoking on

BAGUIO CITY – The office of councilor Joel Alangsab is launching a signature campaign in support of the city's "Smoke Free Baguio Ordinance" which he authored and passed by the city council last year.

During the Smoke Free Task Force meeting Friday at City Hall, Alangsab said that he has written the Department of Education for its support in the activity. He added that various religious groups have already expressed their full support for the project.

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7 of 8 padlocked bars given reprieve based on resolution

BAGUIO CITY – Seven of the eight night establishments closed by the City Government last week were allowed to reopen after some of their violations were written off on account of a City Council resolution giving them a one-hour "winding down" extension for their customers to consume their orders before closing for the night.

Those granted reprieve based on Resolution No. 433 series of 2017 were the Amper Sand (The Camp) at M. Roxas Brgy., Susan's bar, Igorota's bar and Golden Kalaleng Bar all along Bokawkan Road, Supersonic KTV Bar along Abanao St., the Likuor Store at Upper Gen. Luna Road and Concoctions at Salud Mitra Brgy.

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Rep. Mark Go gives an update on the pending house bill that would provide free dialysis treatment for indigent patients in the country. The bill has been approved on committee level and is now with the House committee on appropriation for budgeting purposes. Go called on all dialysis patients in the country to convince their own congressmen to support the measure. - Rosa Moresto photos


Tent City


Parts of Burnham Park instantly turned into a "tent city" during the Panagbenga Weekend Highlights (February 3 and 4).****

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