Anti-rabies ordinance up on second reading

BAGUIO CITY – The city council is considering the proposed Baguio City Anti-Rabies Ordinance.

Up on second reading, the measure as authored by Councilors Perlita Chan-Rondez and Councilor Erdolfo Balajadia seeks to protect Baguio's human and animal inhabitants from rabies infection pursuant to Republic Act No. 9842 otherwise known as the Rabies Act of 2007.

Among the proposed provisions are the creation of the Local Rabies Prevention and Control Committee (LRPCC) with the City Mayor as Honorary Chairman, who shall lead, recommend and assist in the formulation of policies and guidelines on all matters pertaining to rabies prevention and control measures.

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Pnoy light

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Cong. Bernardo M. Vergara seems to be pointing it to President Aquino and Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan (inset) the newly lighted Burnham lake during the switching of the lights installed by the Department of Energy last Aug. 19.

 

Colorful dances

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Colorful dances like this one shown by the members of the Baguio City National High school Special Performing Arts during the launching of the Baguio Day month long events last Monday August 22, are expected to be shown during the Baguio day celebration on September 1 when it reach its 102nd. anniversary foundation.

 

A FATHER'S WISH

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A FATHER'S WISH - 5-year-old hannah Cyrelle Martin, a special kid, smiles at her photo while trying out an adult's wheel chair at her home in Camp 8. the kid, daughter of a vegetable porter at the city market, is in need of a kid's trolley or wheelchair fitting her size, as the one her dad borrowed had to be returned. People who can spare a kid's wheel chair or trolley may ring up Dizon, Hannah's dad at cellphone 0912-3173957 or this photographer's number 0916-7778103. photo by Ramon Dacawi


 

City-BENECO resolves row over Asin Hydro ops, Beneco to pay P8.7-M

BAGUIO CITY – A flicker of sunbeam finally cleared up the row over paperless deal Baguio-Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) has with the Baguio government over the Asin Mini-hydroelectric Plants (AMP) operations.

Thus revealed mayor Mauricio Domogan during the weekly Ugnayan forum with media hosted by DZRH 'Radio ng Bayan," August 20.

Domogan said the parties' joint technical team (JTT) finally came up with a logical way to divide the "money pie" over city-led operations of the AMP after a meeting, August 16.

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Council okays Malcolm Square rehab bid

BAGUIO CITY – The city council on Monday bolstered the call for the rehabilitation of Malcolm Square or People's Park to restore its grandeur as favorite venue for various activities.

The body approved a resolution proposed by Councilor Elmer Datuin for this purpose.

"Malcolm Square has been the city's traditional event area for all kinds of public and private activities in the City of Baguio since time immemorial (and) there is now a need to build and construct a brand new Malcolm Square that will truly be people-friendly and with multipurpose use and be a showcase of the city in terms of design reflecting a green architecture with multipurpose functionality," the approved resolution noted.

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Use of bayong pushed

BAGUIO CITY – Residents should patronize the use of "bayong" instead of plastic bags in their daily activities.

Councilor Edgardo Bilog, in a proposed resolution, said the city government should encourage this as a measure to help in the worldwide campaign to reduce toxic wastes and mitigate the impact of climate change.

Bilog said that since plastic bags are "waste materials that can add to the upshot of climate change," residents should learn to avoid their use and instead turn to bayongs.

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Ban kids in smoking areas – bilog

BAGUIO CITY – Children below 18 years old must not be allowed within areas designated for smokers.

Councilor Edison Bilog broached this in a proposed ordinance which declares it "unlawful for any person, owner, operator, administrator, manager or person-in-charge of operation of restaurants, eateries and other similar establishments to allow children below 18 years of age to loiter, stay or be seated at designated smoking areas within subject establishments."

Bilog said this is one way of safeguarding the health of the youth and at the same time inculcate in them the hazards of smoking.

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Rainwater harvesting project

BAGUIO CITY – An experimental project for a rainwater catchment basin beside the Baguio Convention Center is being mulled over, Mayor Mauricio Domogan revealed last week during the weekly media forum at city hall.

The mayor is concerned with water shortage in the city during the summer months, but with over supply during the rainy season, thus the water reservoir experimental project.

As to records, the city receives a big volume of rainfall during the rainy months which overflows to bigger bodies of water. Said potential water source should be harnessed within available space, Mayor Domogan made known.

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Burnham lake lighting

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President PNoy Aquino listens to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the switching ceremony of the Burnham lake lighting last Friday Aug. 19.

The President's switching was witness by youth leaders led by Councilor Carlmaine Denney Yangot (4th from left), Dept. of Energy Secretary Almendras (partly covered by the mayor) and Cong. Bernardo Vergara.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

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BACK TO SCHOOL – Officers of the Philippine National Police from Regions 1, 2, 3 and CAR endures the three day seminar on 'Media Relations' at Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet as part of their continuing education and enhancement for better public service.

 

Mayor bares procedure in availing financial assistance for indigent patients

BAGUIO CITY – bolstering its commitment to provide services to patients to its indigent residents, the city government has strengthened its 'Indigent Patient Program' which will provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford to pay their bills.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan signed Administrative order No. 96 series of 2011 for the adoption of a flow chart which explains in detail the steps and procedures in availing the financial assistance to indigent patients who are residents of the city.

Patients wanting to avail of the financial assistance will first approach a Sanguniang Panglungsod (SP) member and secure a referral letter addressed to the City social Welfare and Development Office (OCSWADO).

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P-Noy asked to issue proclamation to segregate John Hay barangays

BAGUIO CITY – The city council and heads of the 13 barangays within the Camp John Hay reservation appealed to President Benigno S. Aquino III to issue a Presidential Proclamation for finally pave the way for the segregation of the barangays from the former military reservation.

The city council last Monday approved the proposed resolution of Councilor Karminn Cheryl Dinney Yañgot for said purpose while the punong barangays also adopted a similar resolution last Thursday.

Both resolutions stressed that it is high time that a proclamation for the segregation of barangays Camp 7, Country Club Village, Greenwater, Happy Hallow, Hillside, Loakan-Apugan, Loakan-Liwanag, Loakan Proper, Lower Dagsian, Lucnab, Military Cut-Off, Sta. Escolastica Village, and Upper Dagsian be issued considering the length of time that passed since the segregation was made as one of the conditions in the development of Camp John Hay.

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Dads okay socialized housing accreditation

BAGUIO CITY – The city council pushed for the accreditation of the city government with the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) to enable the city to avail of the Localized Community Mortgaged Program (LCMP) for its housing projects.

The LCMP of the SHFC enables qualified partner-local government units (LGUs) to apply for an Omnibus Commitment Line (OCL) not exceeding P 50-million which can be made available through the SHFC to accommodate priority projects identified by the partner-LGUs.

The body last Monday approved the proposed resolution of Councilor Isabelo Cosalan Jr. authorizing Mayor Mauricio Domogan to apply for accredication of the city government with SHFC saying the program can address the housing needs of the city with its many homeless residents in need of low-cost housing projects.

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Used cell phone sale regulation sought

BAGUIO CITY - Councilor Edison Bilog sought the adoption of rules to regulate the sale and purchase of second hand or used cellular phones in the city.

In a proposed ordinance, Bilog sought to declare it "unlawful for any person to purchase and/or sell any second hand or used cellular phones without the accompanying original receipt of the original purchase."

Bilog proposed that in the absence of an original receipt, a certificate of warranty, manual of usage that bears the same serial number of the cellular phone and other certificate of original purchase from the manufacturer may substitute for the original receipt required in the sale and purchase of the cellular phone.

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Mayor bares procedure in availing financial assistance for indigent patients

BAGUIO CITY – Bolstering its commitment to provide services to patients to its indigent residents, the city government has strengthened its 'Indigent Patient Program' which will provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford to pay their bills.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan signed Administrative order No. 96 series of 2011 for the adoption of a flow chart which explains in detail the steps and procedures in availing the financial assistance to indigent patients who are residents of the city.

Patients wanting to avail of the financial assistance will first approach a Sanguniang Panglungsod (SP) member and secure a referral letter addressed to the City social Welfare and Development Office (OCSWADO).

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