Regular inspection of establishments for compliance, directed

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has designated city health officer Rowena Galpo to temporarily head a task force responsible for inspecting and monitoring local establishments to check whether these are in compliance with the city's health, sanitation, safety, occupational requirements and other rules and regulations.

The group is composed of representatives from the police and fire departments, Department of Labor and Employment, buildings and architects office, engineer's and health services offices, permits and licensing division and other concerned departments, offices and agencies.

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Team Baguio triumphs anew in CARAA meet

BAGUIO CITY – The city's athletes have once again displayed their dominance in the recently concluded Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) in Abra by garnering a lion's share of medals during the week-long competition.

In the official and final tally, Team Baguio won a whopping 222 gold, 102 silver and 61 bronze medals for the overall championship. Coming in distant second is Benguet with 38 gold, 66 silver and 82 bronze medals while Ifugao is third with 36 gold, 55 silver and 60 bronze medals.

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Anti-political dynasty ordinance proposed

BAGUIO CITY February 06 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance known as the anti-political dynasty measure in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that it is a declared policy of the State to guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service and prohibit political dynasties defined under the proposed local legislative measure.

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Rules for Pine Tree festival crafted

BAGUIO CITY February 06 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance setting the guidelines for the celebration of the Baguio City Pine Tree festival pursuant to the provisions of the city's Environment Code.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Elaine D. Sembrano stated that the conduct of the Baguio City Pine Tree festival shall be an institutionalized affair of the local government to inculcate and enhance awareness among the people, appreciate the importance and relevance of pine trees to the environment and heritage of the city as well as the laws, issuances, ordinances and policies related thereto.

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City to consult with stakeholders on fund use

BAGUIO CITY February 07 – The local government will consult with the stakeholders on the formulation of a comprehensive master plan on how to sustain the city's new identity as a creative city and the utilization of the earmarked P2.5 million for crafts and arts.

City Budget officer Leticia O. Clemente admitted that the crafting of the plan by the local government for crafts and folk arts involves the active participation of various sectors and thus it is important for the city to consult the stakeholders before finalizing project to be funded with the initial funds allotted for the said purpose.

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Public urged to substantiate corruption allegations

BAGUIO CITY February 08 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan challenged individuals and groups alleging corruption in the conduct of the month-long market encounter along major roads within Burnham Park to substantiate their accusations to be fair with the involved local officials.

The local chief executive pointed out it will be unfair to all city officials to be branded as corrupt due to sweeping allegations by certain individuals and groups whose intention is to ruin their reputations by making general statements without sufficient evidence.

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Panagbenga 2018 activities on

BAGUIO CITY – Following the 2018 Panagbenga opening with the elementary drum and lyre and streetdancing screening last Feb. 1, festival activities are going on in various venues.

The Baguio Blooms exposition along Juan Luna and Lake Drive, Burnham Park, opened last Feb. 1, with Mayor Mauricio Domogan and other officials cutting the ribbon. The trade fair which offers products from other parts of the country lasts up to March 4.

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Balili river project

BAGUIO CITY – A four-semester, two-year project for the rehabilitation of the Balili river will be conducted, after a memorandum of agreement signing last Monday with Mayor Mauricio Domogan, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda, the academe and partner agencies present.

During the signing, the Ripples for River Rehabilitation of the Balili River System Revitalization Coalition (BRSRC) gathered barangay officials and involved agencies for the agreement covering the implementation of the project. The mechanics was delivered in details by Dr. Gaudelia Reyes of the Saint Louis University.

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186 arrested in initial smoke-free ordinance implementation

BAGUIO CITY – A total of 186 violators of the Smoke-Free Ordinance were arrested by elements of the City Public Order and Safety Division of the City Mayor's Office from August 2017 to January 31 this year.

In a report submitted to Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Smoke-Free Baguio Task Force chair, the POSD headed by Paul Cambod said that of the 186, 90 paid the corresponding penalties, 41 were turned over to Baguio City Police station 7 for further action, 48 failed to pay their penalties and seven opted to render community service by picking up garbage and cleaning within the vicinity of Block 4 at the city market.

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Put up of bicycle lanes in city pushed

BAGUIO CITY February 06 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance allowing the installation of mandatory pedestrian, brisk, walking and bicycle lanes in all feasible roads in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Lilia A. Fariñas stated that all roads within the jurisdiction of the city be installed with pedestrian, brisk walking or bicycle lane, by painting or with any other more efficient and practical means to inform and signify such lane to signal motorists and drivers to slow down and take extra caution for pedestrians, brisk walkers, joggers and cyclists.

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Reclassification of sari-sari stores pushed

BAGUIO CITY February 06 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance reclassifying all sari-sari stores in the city as barangay microbusiness enterprise and providing tax incentives and for other purposes.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated it is a declared policy of the local government to alleviate poverty as well as to raise the quality of all sari-sari stores by reclassifying the latter under the Barangay Microbusiness Enterprises Law of 2002 and for them to be benefited through tax rebates.

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Baguio to put up creative hub February 11-24

BAGUIO CITY February 07 – Residents and visitors will witness the city's unique crafts and folk arts with the put up of the Baguio Creative hub at the Peoples Park from February 11-24, 2018.

The hub, with the adopted theme "Creative Baguio,' will be one of the major highlights of the 23rd edition of Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival showcasing the city's new identity as one of the 64 cities included in the elite list of Creative Cities of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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4-pronged approach to sustain creative status

BAGUIO CITY February 07 – Stakeholders in the city's education sector want to embark on a 4-pronged approach in the implementation of programs, projects and activities geared towards sustaining the new status of Baguio City as one of the 64 creative cities in the world.

University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) chancellor Dr. Raymond Rovillos said the city's education sector play a key role in empowering people to embrace the creative economy, thus, the need to review the curriculum of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to incorporate the teaching of skills on silver craft, weaving, woodcraft, pottery, among others, to teach millennials the right skills.

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Support to Mayon eruption victims assured

BAGUIO CITY February 08 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan assured the local government is working out the best assistance the city can send to the thousands of families affected by the eruption of the scenic Mayon volcano in Albay.

"We will surely send the local government's assistance to the victims of the eruption of Mayon Volcano. We are simply awaiting the recommendations of the social welfare department on the priority needs of the victims so that the city will be able to provide its assistance to what the calamity victims direly need," Domogan stressed.

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Roads closed for Panagbenga

BAGUIO CITY – Several city roads are temporarily closed for the Baguio Flower Festival celebration, as stated in an ordinance approved by the city council last week.

Burnham Lake Drive from the Ganza restaurant to Solibao restaurant, including the whole of Juan Luna drive, is closed for the Baguio Blooms landscaping competition and exposition up to March 4.

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Baguio Blooms


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and Congressman Mark Go led city and Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Incorporated (BFFI) officials in the ribbon cutting of the Baguio Blooms (market encounter at the Lake Drive of Burnham Park last Thursday February 1.)*** Photo by Joel B. Belinan

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