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City's share from CJH rentals to be directly remitted

BAGUIO CITY August 17 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan wants the city's 25 percent share from the lease rentals of the 247-hectare John Hay Special Economic Zone (JHSEZ) to be directly remitted to the local government so that the city will not be caught in whatever future impasse that may occur between the contracting parties over the privatization of the said zone.

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Drug test for high school students backed

BAGUIO CITY August 17 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed his all-out support to the recent mandate from the education department for the conduct of random drug test to junior and senior high school students in public schools to spare today's youth from being involved in illegal vices at a young age.

The local chief executive requested concerned offices of the local government to source out the required funds for the mandated random drug test for junior and senior high school students so that it could be implemented the soonest to help in the formulation of the needed interventions that will spare the students from being involved in the use of illegal drugs.

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Hike in subsidy for Ms. Baguio pageant seen

BAGUIO CITY August 15 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance increasing the subsidy of the local government to the private organizers of the traditional Ms. Baguio beauty pageant from the current P50,000 financial assistance to at least P250,000 to ensure the quality handling of the event by seasoned event organizers.

Members of the local legislative body agreed to base the amount of the city's financial assistance to the Ms. Baguio organizers on the financial statement of the organizers, particularly Sonny T. Productions which will be handling the beauty pageant this year, to make sure that the conduct of the event will be improve through the years.

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LTFRB criticized for issuing franchise in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY August 15 – Members of the City Council criticized the Cordillera office of the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for granting to a shuttle company a certificate of public convenience (CPC) to provide the transport requirements of the Loakan-based Texas Instruments Philippines without first securing an exemption from the local government.

The local legislative body returned to the LTFRB-CAR the request of GM Joe Tours and Transport Corporation for exemption from the existing moratorium on the issuance of franchises unacted considering that the regulatory body already granted the requested franchise even without the exemption from the city which is a clear act of allegedly undermining the existing moratorium.

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Search for Best Performing Barangays to be institutionalized

BAGUIO CITY August 16 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance institutionalizing the Search for Best Performing Barangays in the city, providing guidelines and for other purposes.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Elaine D. Sembrano stated that it will be the policy of the local government to give due recognition to local government units or barangays that demonstrate excellence in local governance, upholding the standards of transparency, integrity and prompt service delivery.

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BIBAK demolition reset to October 15

BAGUIO CITY August 17 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan announced that representatives of concerned government agencies, the local government and the informal settler agreed to reset the scheduled demolition of some 58 illegal structures that were erected over the 5,000-square meter Benguet-Ifugao-Bontoc-Apayao-Kalinga (BIBAK) property along Harrison Road from August 15 to October 15 to give a final chance for the squatters to negotiate with the owner of their prospective relocation site in La Trinidad town.

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Proposed parking at Burnham

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week asked oppositors to the proposed multi-level parking facility within Burnham Park area to note the benefits for a bigger portion of the populace.

Reacting to reports of more than 7,000 signatures in an online campaign, the mayor said the prime area within the Ganza area could be maximized, for parking and a multi-development area which could raise funds for the city coffers. Computed income could go up to millions annually, it was known.

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It's raining sales pitches for baguio-benguet's bid to host palaro

BAGUIO CITY – The unity convergence to firm up the bid of Baguio City and Benguet province to the host the 2018 Palarong Pambansa held last Thursday did not only produce the desired declaration of solidarity among government agencies and private institutions but also generated a number of sales pitches aimed at persuading authorities to award the hosting stint to these upland localities.

The campaign to clinch the hosting job for the country's annual multi-sport event adopted the battle cry, "The Coolest Palarong Pambansa" to showcase the localities' best advantage – the cold weather.

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Meeting at the House Representatives

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and the CAR Regional Development Council Advisory Council compose of the Region seven lawmakers meeting at the House Representatives last Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. **** Photo by Ryan Mangusan

 

Student welfare body strengthened

BAGUIO CITY – The Council for Student Welfare, a body overseeing concerns for the well-being of students in the city will be strengthened.

The city council will amend Administrative Order No. 53 series of 2008 to beef up the composition and the functions of the body as per the recommendation of the city council research division under local legislative staff officer V Dan Ricky Ong based on the monitoring and evaluation done by local legislative staff assistant Nechel Ocasion.

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PAGCOR told to study opposition versus electronic bingo

BAGUIO CITY August 15 – The City Council decided to transmit to the State-owned Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporation (PAGCO|R) the transcript of the public hearing previously conducted and the local legislative body's regular session on August 14, 2017 relative to the status of electronic and traditional bingo outlets in the different parts of the city which time and again, had been criticized by religious and other concerned sectors.

The local legislative body was forced to transmit the transcript of the public hearing and its recent deliberations on electronic and traditional bingo to the PAGCOR after it failed to reach a consensus among its members on whether or not to rescind previous resolutions that interposed no objection to the operation of several electronic and traditional bingo outlets in the different parts of the city.

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Installation of distribution lines in city to be regulated

BAGUIO CITY August 16 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance regulating the installation and maintenance of distribution lines of various utilities in the city.

The ordinance authored by all members of the local legislative body stated the measure shall cover the construction, installation and maintenance of electrical poles and wires and telecommunication poles and cables within the jurisdiction of the city.

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Andanar bats 'strengthening of nat'l govt's LGU information network'

BAGUIO CITY August 16 – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin M. Andanar vowed to 'strengthen the information network of the national government with Local Government Units (LGUs) to combat the proliferation of fake news being spread through the social media.

This move, Sec. Andanar said during his visit to Baguio City last week, seeks to effectively cascade the public policies and reform agenda of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte through establishing rapport with information officers of LGUs who will be in the frontline of disseminating the true information to the people in the countryside through various forms of media.

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3rd art x fusion set

BAGUIO CITY - The Cordillera-Mindanao art connection continues here with the mounting of the 3rd Art X Fusion, an art exchange activity between Baguio and Davao City artists slated on Sept. 1-3 in the city.

Dubbed "Pasa-Kalye Art X Fusion 3 Baguio Day Art Convergence," the event will feature the Cor-Min Exchange, an art exposition and the Fas Plein Air Art on-the-spot painting with Freedom Art Society.

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2018 Palarong Pambansa

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and la Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda led other Baguio, Benguet, Dep-Ed officials and sports personalities led by Edward Folayang during the signing of the pledge of commitment for the bid to host the 2018 Palarong Pambansa. Inset shows Domogan and other officials signing their pledge last Thursday at the City Multi-Purpose Hall. *** Photos by Joma Rivera

 

Asean Flotilla

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Photo Opportunity for City Officials and National Line Agency Officials led by Police Chief Inspector Kimperly Molitas (NCRPO Chief PIO and spokesman) who was the Guest Speaker during the Asean Flotilla at the Burnham Park (inset) and the Land Mark Lighting at the Baguio City Hall last Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017. Baguio is one of the 50 Local Government Units where a landmark lighting had been simultaneously conducted.

 
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STATEMENT IN REPLY TO THE PUBLISHED OPEN LETTER OF BCDA PRESIDENT and CEO ARNEL PACIANO D. CASANOVA

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Speech Delivered by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the Cordillera Month Closing Ceremony
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