240 teams sign up for 68th Fil-Am golf

BAGUIO CITY November 28 – Some two hundred forty teams from the different parts of the world signed up for the 68th edition of the Fil-Am invitational amateur golf tournament which will be held at the Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay fairways on December 2-16, 2017.

Tim Allen, manager of the Camp John Hay Golf Club and co-chairman of the Fil-Am Golf Executive Committee, said 40 percent of the participating teams come from different parts of the Asia-Pacific region while the rest of the teams come from different parts of the country that add up to the excitement of the 18-day competition.

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EMB-CAR bullish on carless day implementation in BLISTT

BAGUIO CITY November 29 – The Cordillera office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR wants local government units in the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) to implement a careless day in their areas of jurisdiction at least once a month to help in snowballing efforts to clean the air that people breath.

EMB-CAR regional director Reynaldo S. Digamo said that the agency has recommended to the Baguio City council the enactment of an ordinance for the implementation of a carless day in the designated streets around the city for at least once a month or 12 days a year for the realization of the benefits of helping clean the city's air from pollutants emanating from motor vehicles.

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Study on city's mass transport system pushed

BAGUIO CITY November 29 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance creating a team to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of an appropriate mass or public transport system for the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Elaine D. Sembrano stated the team shall be composed of concerned government offices, the transport sector, the academe, the business sector and the public wherein it will be chaired by the City Mayor and co-chaired by the regional director of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) with the City Planning and Development Officer, City Budget Officer, City Director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), Chairperson of the City Council Committee on Public Utilities, regional director of the DOTR-CAR, regional director of the DPWH-CAR, president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, president of the accredited citywide public transport association, representative of the academe and representative from an accredited non-government organization (NGO) involved in public transportation as members.

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6 pm daily prayer in city revived

BAGUIO CITY November 28 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance reviving and institutionalizing the time-honored tradition of the 6 o'clock evening prayer for all faiths and religions in the city and for other purposes.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Edgar M. Avila stated that the local government recognizes Article III, Section 5 of the 1987 Constitution which provides that the free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed.

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Master plan for Burnham Park complex proposed

BAGUIO CITY November 28 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance authorizing the implementation of the master development plan for the Burnham Park property complex, particularly the D.5.2.5., which is an existing tourist bus parking area between the Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) campus and the skating rink area, more particularly described as the Baguio auditorium wherein a proposed multi-level parking building with concession areas adopting 'green architecture' concept and its surrounding grounds shall be designed in the area D.5.2.8. or the new library grounds and park management shall serve as an alternative to the Ganza park proposal and authorizing the City Mayor to implement the same.

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Review of overall traffic plan for big events ordered

BAGUIO CITY November 21 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) and the City Engineering Office to conduct a quick review of the city's overall traffic plan that will be implemented during the Yuletide season and other upcoming big events next year to lessen the inconvenience of motorists as a result of the monstrous traffic jams around the city, like what was experienced during the influx of visitors following the declaration of a 3-day holiday in Metro Manila and Central Luzon last week to pave the way for the conduct of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Golden Jubilee celebration.

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Optical media board at one stop shop


Mayor Mauricio domogan observe the simulation process in applying for a permit from the optical media board at one stop shop city hall Baguio city. Manning the satellite office is Mr. Hannie Von Diego the OMB satellite licensing officer. *** by rosa moresto




Pig catchers representing the thirteen municipalities of Benguet including guest Baguio City, simultaneously catch their share of live pig (avang/depap) during the 12th Adivay celebration marking the 117th Benguet Foundation Day, Nov. 23. - By Bong Cayabyab


Children to add cheer to xmas in baguio opening in silahis ng pasko mardigras

BAGUIO CITY – Some 4,000 Day Care children and parents will parade along Session Road donning Nativity Scene costumes and other colorful Christmas garbs for the "Silahis ng Pasko" Mardi Gras, one of the special attractions during the Christmas in Baguio opening activities on Dec. 1.

The parade will start at the top of Session Road at 8 a.m. and will end at the Melvin Jones for the Silahis ng Pasko opening program to be graced by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Rep. Marquez Go.

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Right of taxi passengers pushed

BAGUIO CITY November 29 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance known as the Baguio City taxi passengers' rights measure.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr., Jr. stated that it shall be the policy of the local government to have all taxis licensed and shall be clean, safe, smoke-free and in good running condition.

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More air quality monitoring stations to be established

BAGUIO CITY November 29 – The Cordillera office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR) will be installing additional air quality monitoring stations in Baguio and La Trinidad by next year to further establish the benchmark in the prevailing air quality in the said areas year-round.

EMB-CAR regional director Reynaldo S. Digamo said one of the air quality monitoring stations will be installed within the premises of city hall while the other air quality monitoring station will be established within the compound of the Provincial Capital in La Trinidad, Benguet to help the agency and the concerned local governments formulate programs, policies and activities that will sustain the improvement of air quality in the said areas.

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Civil service review of PWDs to be funded

BAGUIO CITY November 28 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance allocating the amount of one hundred thousand pesos to be used for the conduct of civil service examination reviews for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the city by the Cordillera office of the Civil Service Commission (CSC-CAR), in coordination with the City Social Welfare and Development Office.

The ordinance authored by Vice Mayor Eidon R. Bilog stated that the City Social Welfare and Development Office shall be tasked to spearhead in the implementation of the pertinent provisions of the proposed local legislative measure and to submit a periodic report to the City Mayor and the City Council regarding the compliance of the local government to the said measure.

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Guest of Honor mayor Mauricio Domogan join hands literally, to tighten the bond of camaraderie and understanding between the newly elected officers and members of the Association for Philippine-China Understanding (APCU)-Baguio Chapter headed by newly elected president Jolly Rillera at Hotel Supreme last November 17. - By Bong Cayabyab




5th PNP Men Opposed to Violence Against Women Everywhere (MOVE) Summit Guest of Honor Mayor Mauricio Domogan receives MOVE t-shirt and tokens from PSSUPT Harris Fama, PROCOR regional director PCSUPT Francis Sarona and PCSUPT Gerardo Rosales after the summit themed "Usapang Juan Alay kay Juana Tungo sa Pagbabago" which was attended by PNP representatives from all regions in the country held at Hotel Supreme last November 20 to 22. -By Bong Cayabyab


Taxi drivers required to help passengers with baggage

BAGUIO CITY – Taxi drivers are required to help their passengers with their baggage.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan signed City Council Resolution No. 390 series of 2017 originally proposed by Senior Citizen Official For-a-Day councilor Luz Abella and adopted by the august body last Nov. 13 reminding taxi drivers of their responsibility to help passengers load and unload their luggage.

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Optical media board


Atty. Anselmo b. Adriano chairman and CEO of optical media board (OMB) Philippines presented to mayor Mauricio Domogan a plaque of appreciation for allowing them to hold office at the one stop shop of city hall during its inauguration last Thursday Nov. 23. -rosa moresto

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