Sept. 22 Balili river clean-up day

BAGUIO CITY- City government officials, employees and nearby barangay residents conduct a massive clean-up of Balili river and tributaries on Friday, Sept. 22, through an administrative order earlier issued by Mayor Mauricio Domogan.

The clean-up activity contributes to "effective solid and waste water management" and assuredly heightens the public's awareness of their role and responsibilities as stake holder, AO 86, series of 2017, states.

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Structural integrity study of convention center awaited

BAGUIO CITY September 12 – The local government and the district and regional offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are waiting for the results of the study on the structural design and integrity of the city-owned Baguio Convention Center by private experts before their technical experts prepare the detailed engineering design for the repair and rehabilitation of the facility.

Councilor Maria Mylen Victoria G. Yaranon, chairperson of the City Council Committee on Public works, said the study on the structural integrity of the facility is being undertaken by Engr. Bonifacio dela Pena and his colleagues and the results of the study will be available by the end of the month so that the concerned technical personnel will be able to work on the detained engineering design within the succeeding months.

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Public address systems in Baguio proposed

BAGUIO CITY September 12 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance establishing a paging or public address system along major thoroughfares, overpasses, parks, public buildings and other open places frequented by the public within the city's central business district.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Elaine D. Sembrano stated the measure seeks to facilitate, aid and support programs, projects and activities of the local government , especially on peace and order, traffic, health and sanitation and the swift delivery of information in cases of disasters, calamities and emergencies where the public needs to be promptly informed.

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Safety of Lower Rock Quarry structures eyed

BAGUIO CITY September 12 – The City Council approved a resolution requesting the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) to investigate all the structures along Lower Rock Quarry, especially those built near the proposed sewerage treatment plant, to ascertain that the structures are safe for occupancy to ensure the safety of life and limb during natural and man-made emergencies.

The resolution authored by Councilor Maria Mylen Victoria G. Yaranon stated there were numerous structures erected near the proposed sewerage treatment plant at Lower Rock Quarry barangay that were not reportedly certified to be safe for occupancy by a licensed structural engineer as some of the said structures do not have the required building and occupancy permits.

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Special session for revised schedule of market values set September 27

BAGUIO CITY September 12 – The City Council approved a special session on September 27, 2017, 10 am, on the proposed ordinance revising the schedule of market values of the city's real property taxes which has been calendared for second reading after its publication.

The local legislative body agreed to the special session so that its members can concentrate on the deliberations of the proposal to amend the city's 20-year old rates of real property taxes collected from land owners.

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City has no authority to stop Camp 7 demolition

BAGUIO CITY September 14 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored the local government has no authority to interfere and stop the scheduled demolition of some fifteen illegal structures erected on the road-right-of-way of Kennon road, particularly those built near the famous Lions Head, saying that the agency in charge of the situation is the Department of Public Works and Highways–Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO).

The local chief executive said the demolition order for the dismantling of the 15 illegal structures near the Lions Head was issued by the DPWH-BCDEO and it was also signed by City Building Official Nazita Bañez because of the absence of the required building permits issued by the city for the said structures.

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City awards best home veggie gardeners

BAGUIO CITY – The winners in the city's Search for Best Family Home Vegetable Garden Contest 2017 were awarded plagues of appreciation in Monday's flag-raising rites at City Hall before officials, employees and guests. They will also be given cash prizes for their feat.

Garnering the top three spots are Teresa Piningeo of Irisan barangay in first place; Jane Pauline Abanag of Lucnab barangay, second place; and Amelia Montes of Pinget barangay in third place.

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Regulation of tattooing and body piercing, pushed

BAGUIO CITY – The city council has passed on first reading a proposed ordinance regulating tattoo and body piercing establishments from tattooing and piercing minors in the Summer Capital and providing penalties for violation thereof and other purposes.

Authored by councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr., the measure shall be applicable on all business establishments engaged in tattooing and body piercing located in the territorial jurisdiction of Baguio.

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Establishments given 30 days to comply with anti-smoking law

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan directed all establishments in the city to comply with the provisions of Ordinance No. 34 series of 2017 or the "Smoke-Free Baguio Ordinance" within 30 days.

The measure which was approved last April prohibits the use, sale, distribution and advertisement of cigarettes and other tobacco products in public utility vehicles, government-owned vehicles (mobile and stationary), accommodation and entertainment establishments, public buildings, public places, enclosed public places or any enclosed areas outside one's private residence or private place of work except in duly designated smoking areas.

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Search for cleanest, greenest barangays to be institutionalized

BAGUIO CITY September 12 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance strengthening and institutionalizing the Search for the Cleanest and Greenest Barangays that Need Improvement in the city, providing funds for the said endeavor and for other purposes.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated the Search for the Cleanest and Greenest and Barangays that Need Improvement is to give due recognition and incentives to barangays who actively contribute to the clean and green programs, projects and activities of the city and encourage barangays that are not compliant to the practice of a clean and green community to improve on their programs and projects.

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Regulation of gaming sites in city proposed

BAGUIO CITY September 12 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance regulating the establishment of gaming sites authorized by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilors Elaine Sembrano and Maria Mylen Victoria G. Yaranon stated that it will prohibit all traditional bingo, electronic bingo or activities or similar games of chance, in all city government properties, including but not limited to, city government offices and facilities, city government residential and commercial buildings or lands under lease of any mode, vacant public lands and other city properties similarly situated.

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Design, implementation of convention center rehab pushed

BAGUIO CITY September 12 – The City Council approved a resolution setting the parameters for the design and implementation of the repair and rehabilitation of the city-owned Baguio Convention Center.

One of the priority projects included in the City Development Council (CDC) Plan for 2018 is the repair and rehabilitation of the city-owned Baguio Convention Center wherein the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) put up the initial fund of P180 million to initiate the repair and rehabilitation of the property next year, thus, the need for the immediate concept and design plans for the scheduled bidding in December this year.

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150 plant trees in city's Busol watershed

BAGUIO CITY September 13 – Some none hundred-fifty employees of the Loakan-based MOOG Controls Corporation and secondary students of the Mil-an National High School actively participated in a tree planting activity at the city's Busol watershed Saturday.

The participating MOOG employees and Mil-an National High School students planted more than 200 assorted tree seedlings within the designated 'muyong' of the company within the Baguio side of the watershed.

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No big deal in naming of sultans in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY September 14 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan emphasized that there is no big deal on the part of the local government if there were sultans that were named by a certain Muslim group to serve in the city, saying that what is important is that they will not be the problems of the city in terms of peace and order.

The local chief executive said the local government does not mind whatever Muslims will call their community in the city, provided that, they cooperate with the policies being enforced by concerned government agencies for the sustained paced and order situation in the city.

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"Silent Night Ordinance", proposed

BAGUIO CITY -- The city council passed on first reading a proposed ordinance declaring it unlawful for any person to make or cause "excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud sounds" from audio devices within residential areas, subdivisions and public streets in the city from 10 pm to 5 am and for other purposes.

Authored by councilor Edgar Avila, the "Silent Night Ordinance", states that audio devices include karaokes, videokes, amplifiers, musical instruments, and others.

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WAR HEROES' SALUTE TO FALLEN COMRADES

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World War II Veterans Ernesto Luis, Cecillia Torres and Timoteo Boado with city officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Rep. Marquez Go, Councilor Leandro Yangot and Guest of Honor PVAO Administrator undersecretary and retired LTGen. Ernesto Carolina execute a salute to give respect to the fallen heroes of the 66th Infantry Regiment, US Armed Forces in the Philippines-Northern Luzon (USAFIP-NL) who fought and sacrificed their lives to liberate the City of Baguio and Benguet under the Japanese occupation. Torres, Boado and Peralta (not shown in photo) received a War Hero Medal and recognition from the City government during the Baguio Victory day Wreath laying and Recognition of World war II veterans last September 3 at the Veterans Park. - By Bong Cayabyab

 
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