Domogan cites gains in first year

BAGUIO CITY – The city government attained substantial gains in its various programs during the first year of the administration of Mayor Mauricio Domogan as gleaned from the city executive's report last Monday.

In his State of the City Address (SOCA) delivered before a crowd at the Baguio Convention Center, the mayor cited the city's accomplishments on the following thrusts: environment; fiscal; infrastructure; peace and order; social services; education; and health.

He attributed said achievements to the continuing teamwork and cooperation between the public and the private sectors of the city.

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Back on her feet, girl walks to thank benefactors

Since she can walk again and was going home, 15-year old Irish Gullitiw last Tuesday retraced her way into offices and institutions. She made the rounds to thank agencies and people who had helped restore her health and rekindle her will to return to school.

Unaided, she walked up city hall so she could thank mayor Mauricio Domogan. Months ago, she could not walk and had to be carried by her mother Elma or uncle Jimmy as they were knocking on doors for support towards her medical deliverance.

Last January, the mayor wrote an appeal for St. Luke's Medical Center to take her in as a charity case, for laboratory tests to zero in on why her frail body and life were slowly wasting away.

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City night market program streamlined

BAGUO CITY – The city government will streamline its night market program to better serve its purpose of granting livelihood opportunities to itinerant vendors.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday said the city through the Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA) approved the transfer of the night market from the Baguio Athletic Bowl to Harrison Road where qualified vendors will be allowed to sell their wares from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

The mayor said grantees of the 1,050 slots will undergo a screening process and those who will be selected will be issued proper identification cards.

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Nutrition and environment enthusiasts to be honored Aug. 3

BAGUIO CITY – Committed nutrition workers, one for twenty years now, shall be honored by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Dr. Mario Capanzana, Ph.D. of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Nutrition and Research Institute, Baguio Health Department (BHD) officials and their own colleagues during the nutrition month culminating program on August 3 at the Baguio Convention Center.

Topping the list is Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) Corazon Sebastian who served as volunteer for twenty (20) years, and Delia San Juan and Esperita Malecdan, both BNS, for fifteen (15) years of service.

Monica Sicat of City Camp Proper shall be awarded as Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar for 2010.

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First one year

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After one year since retaking the city's top executive post, Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan renders a comprehensive report on the city's accomplishments at the Convention Center today Monday, July 25, 2011.

 

Official City Family

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Official City Family- City's officialdom led by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan pose for posterity after the State of the City Address today Monday July 25, 2011.

 

Baguio club wins top Lions International award

Members of Lions Clubs all over the world roared for the Baguio City (Host) Lions Club as it received the Beacon Award for outstanding service at their 94th International Convention last July 7 in Seattle, Washington State.

Baguio Host president Moody Imayaho remembers he rose and punched the air in jubilation when the club's "Eye Run Coz I Care" was declared all throughout Lionism as the best service project to the blind or visually impaired.

"The announcement that Baguio won was overwhelming as Lions International, with over 1.4 million members, has over 45,000 clubs spread out to 206 countries from which to select the best," Imayaho recalled. "It was an awesome confirmation of the power of the collective work of the club members and supporters, and of the vision of the pioneers who founded the club on November 21, 1950."

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Tax reforms pushed anew

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Monday pushed anew for the consideration of the policy reforms covering tax rates in the city to maintain if not improve the revenue standing of the city in face of the impending reduction of the city's share from the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA).

During the department heads' meeting, the mayor reiterated that it is high time to act on pending proposals that aim to update the current levels of garbage, sewerage and market fees and especially the real property taxes to make the rates attuned with the present times.

Corresponding proposals to increase said fees are presently pending before the city council.

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Block III fees approved on third reading

BAGUIO CITY – The city council last Monday approved on final reading an ordinance fixing the rental fees for stalls in the newly rehabilitated Block III of the city market.

Tax Ordinance 2011-002 authored by Councilor Perlita Rondez pegged the rental rate at P500 per square meter per month.

Rondez said that as per the site development plan of the city buildings and architecture office (CBAO), there are 478 stalls at Block III. All of the stalls measure 1.6x1.2 square meters each.

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Red cross honors ‘galloners’

The local Red Cross paid tribute last Thursday afternoon to people and groups who bled and continue to bleed to save people they hardly knew during medical emergencies.

RC chapter chairman and city councilor Erdolfo Balajadia, chapter administrator Anastacia Tamayo and secretary to the mayor Rafael Tallocoy presided over the presentation of plaques and certificates of recognition during rites at the city hall multi-purpose center.

"You have touched the lives of others, so they will follow your example," Tallocoy told representatives of 23 groups and institutions, 10 youngsters belonging to "Pledge 25" and 20 new members of the Blood Galloners Club.

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ELA for ERS matters

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last Wednesday expressed approval on the conduct of an Executive Legislative Agenda (ELA) to thresh out matters as to the Environmental Recycling System (ERS) being used at the garbage dumpsite in Irisan.

The pronouncement came after City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) head Cordella Lacsamana appeared before the city council Monday afternoon to clarify matters as to the ERS.

Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas said that other department heads needed to answer queries too, as to the issues, will be invited to the ELA.

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City honors best of the best in barangay nutrition

BAGUIO CITY – Culmination of the Nutrition month celebrations in the city will highlight people who have contributed to the success of the nutrition programs in the city most especially in the barangay level.

As part of the celebrations, the City Government of Baguio through the Health Services Office released this week the winners of the yearly search for nutrition related awards and the people who contributed to its success.

The performing Barangay Nutrition Committees (BNC) District Level are barangays Atok Trail, Aurora Hill Proper, Bakakeng Central, Bakakeng Norte, Cabinet Hill-Teachers Camp, Camp 7, East Modernsite, Ferdinand Marcos, GEFA-Lower Q.M., Gibraltar, Honeymoon, Irisan, Kias, Legarda-Burnham, Lucnab, Pacdal, Palma-Urbano, Private Road Magsaysay, Salud Mitra, San Antonio, San Roque, South Central, South Drive, Sto. Nino, Upper Rock Quarry and Victoria Village.

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Baguio club wins top Lions International award

Members of Lions Clubs all over the world roared for the Baguio City (Host) Lions Club as it received the Beacon Award for outstanding service at their 94th International Convention last July 7 in Seattle, Washington State.

Baguio Host president Moody Imayaho remembers he rose and punched the air in jubilation when the club's "Eye Run Coz I Care" was declared all throughout Lionism as the best service project to the blind or visually impaired.

"The announcement that Baguio won was overwhelming as Lions International, with over 1.4 million members, has over 45,000 clubs spread out to 206 countries from which to select the best," Imayaho recalled. "It was an awesome confirmation of the power of the collective work of the club members and supporters, and of the vision of the pioneers who founded the club on November 21, 1950."

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Cordillera Day celebration

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Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and Ifugao Governor Eugene Balitang dance with the cultural performers during the Cordillera Day celebration last July 15.

 

Domogan advises against amnesty on tax delinquencies

Please don't treat the delinquent like you do the law-abiding.

With that view, Mauricio Domogan last Monday advised anew the city council against adopting an ordinance proposed by councilor Edison Bilog to grant a general amnesty for delinquent real property and business taxpayers.

Such urging is part of the mayor's response to queries from members of the local legislature led by vice-mayor Daniel Farinas on what the city should do to address a shortfall in its internal revenue allotment (IRA) resulting from the confirmation of 16 new component cities which will also be entitled to shares from the fund from the national government.

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City, DPWH link arms vs. squatters

BAGUIO CITY – The city government and the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have linked arms for the eradication of squatters on road right-of-ways, sidewalks and lots covered by national roads and highways in the city.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan Monday told department heads that the city and the DPWH through the city district engineering office have set the protocol on the issuance and implementation of demolition orders to speed up the removal of illegal structures built on national roads.

The mayor said that as per the agreed procedure, the DPWH will be in charge of issuing the demolition orders while the city government will assist by providing the manpower to undertake the dismantling operation.

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