Rotarians breaking bread with prisoners

Compassion respects no barriers and, in fact, has linked members of Rotary with inmates of the Baguio city jail.

The Rotary Club of Baguio Summer Capital was recently cited by the Rotary Youth Support Liaison Council for Great East Japan Earthquake for contributing to the "Rotary Wind of Hope Scholarship", an educational support program for children orphaned by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11 last year.

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Vendors' apron up for public hearing

His peers at the city legislature agree his intentions are good, yet feel city councilor Edison Bilog's proposal to require all market vendors, including sidewalk peddlers, to wear color-coded aprons while selling might do more harm than good.

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Study group formed for dumpsite conversion

BAGUIO CITY – Acting mayor Daniel Farinas last week created a technical working group to study the conversion of the former Irisan dumpsite into an eco-tourism park.

In Administrative Order No. 115 series of 2012, Farinas included in the study the possibility of mining methane gas in the area using it renewable energy.

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Mines view building rates still on hold; dads set ocular inspection

BAGUIO CITY – The deadlock over the rental rates for the newly constructed Mines View Park Multi-Purpose building remained after city councilors on Monday failed to agree anew on the fees.

The body instead decided to conduct an ocular inspection of the site to personally see the conditions of the building and the stalls.

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Barangays conduct clean-up drive

BAGUIO CITY – A clean-up activity was held along the tributary creeks of the barangays here within the Balili river basin last Tuesday, Sept. 18.

The activity is part of the celebration of Balili River day last September 16, which aims to encourage the participation of households to rehabilitate and revive the river for its beneficial use, protect the water source from indiscriminate dumping of wastes and prevent contamination and occurrence of river-related diseases.

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Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan presenting the salient points of the proposed Autonomy Act


Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan presenting the salient points of the proposed Autonomy Act now pending in both Houses of Congress (Lower House and Senate) to the Students of the Benguet State University (BSU) College of Development Communication last Friday Sept. 7.***


City to pay hauling obligation with signing of ordinance realigning funds

BAGUIO CITY – The city government can now pay part of its waste hauling and disposal obligation with the signing of an ordinance realigning funds for said purpose.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas last week signed Ordinance No. 49 series of 2012 correcting Ordinance No. 15 approved by the body last May reverting P26.2 million from various fund sources to the General Fund and reappropriating the same for solid waste expenses.

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Sports: 250 run, jog, walk for six patients

They were 250 strong, coming from all walks and ages and barangays of the city. They assembled at dawn break last Sunday as if they belonged just to one neighborhood- as Baguio used to be during its formative years.

Most opted to run and jog seven or four kilometers in "Run for Life II", a fun-run for-a-cause that started and ended infront of the Rizal Elementary School. A few others took the third option – a two-kilometer leisurely walk.

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Punong Barangay Thomas Dumalti and barangay officials of Irisan receives a Plaque of Recognition from Mayor Mauricio Domogan and city officials for being the 'best performing barangay' for 2011 last September 10, 2012 during the regular Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall. The awards comes with a P50,000.00 cash incentive. Photo by paul rillorta


Two more dialysis patients send s.o.s.

Both are supposed to be in the "prime of life", explained by language experts as "the time of maturity when power and vigor are at their greatest". Marilou Matias, a housewife from Villasis, Pangasinan, is 24 with a five-year old daughter. Dinton Canuto Basta, a laborer from La Trinidad, Benguet, is 25, single and supposed to be a laborer.

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Farinas on character week: be a good influence to others

BAGUIO CITY - Acting mayor Daniel Farinas urged city residents to serve as a good influence to others in the community by continuing to espouse positive character traits and values.

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City caps cs month celebration with tribute to outstanding, loyal employees

BAGUIO CITY – The city government will pay tribute anew to its outstanding and loyal employees during the traditional awards program and luncheon set Sept. 28 at the Prince Plaza Hotel in line with the 112th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration.

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Jobs fair on Sept. 26-27, mass wedding on Sept. 28

BAGUIO CITY- Acting Mayor Daniel Farinas called on jobseekers for the job fair on Sept. 26 and 27, at the Baguio Convention Center where at least 29 local and 22 overseas employment agencies have committed to hire qualified applicants.

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Cordillera's Prize MMA Fighters visits Mayor


Fresh One Fight Championship and Pacific Extreme tournament held in Manila where they were pitted against caliber MMA fighters from various countries Team Lakay Fighters paid Mayor Mauricio Domogan a Courtesy Call last Monday. In this photo are from Left; Jerome Wanawan, Honorio Banario, Domogan, Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon. ***



City cemetery guidelines out

BAGUIO CITY – The city government has issued guidelines and policies on the operation of the public cemetery at Irisan here.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the rules were mapped out by a technical working group to improve the condition of the cemetery and its services.

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Big Korean cultural festival in two-week calendar

The Korean flavor of Baguio as an international melting pot of cultures will be dished out for the community to savor in "Philippines & Korea 'The United'", a film, arts, parade, and traditional food, games and fashion show lined up from Sept. 26 to Oct. 6.

Hatched by the Korean Community Association of Baguio, the two-week cultural fare will open with a film festival sponsored by the Department of Tourism of Korea and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, according to association vice-presidents David Kang and Steve Han during their call on acting city mayor Daniel Farinas last Thursday.

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