Guidelines on sale, use of fireworks adopted

BAGUIO CITY – The city council has set the "guidelines on the distribution, sale and use of fireworks and pyrotechnic devices in the city."

The guidelines were culled from the deliberations and on the report and recommendations of the committee on market, trade and commerce and was contained in guidelines approved Resolution 418 series of 2011 approved by the body last Nov. 21.

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AIDS watch observed in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – With enthusiasm, health authorities, barangay officials and entertainers clad in pale yellow t-shirts filled the Baguio Convention Center last Friday, Dec. 2, to commemorate World AIDS day with the theme "Getting to 'Zero.'"

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Fertilizer from City's waste


Fertilizer from City's waste ready is now ready for sale: Mayor  Mauricio G. Domogan show the printed sack to the members of the local media during the regular Ugnayan this week that contains the nutrient contents of the of the organic fertilizers already produced by the Environmental Recycling System (ERS) at Irisan. This after the Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority of the Department of Agriculture gave the city the needed permit to sell the said fertilizer


Igorot karate champ comes home to share "formula of success" in world arena

BAGUIO CITY – If there's an "Englishman in New York" - Sting - who made a killing with his songs; there is an "Igorot Karate Champ in Germany" and his name is Julian Chees who's made a living in the art of fighting... and he is coming home.

Followers of the shotokan (traditional karate) will be treated to a world class seminar to be conducted by Chees on December 3, 2011 at the La Trinidad Municipal Hall in Benguet, capped by a tournament happening on the following day.

Chees holds a fifth dan (degree) blackbelt and is a product of Japan Karate Association (JKA) Shihan (Master) Kunio Sasaki – the father of shotokan (knife-hand) style of martial art in the Philippines.

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City's top barangays in drug abuse fight feted

BAGUIO CITY- Top barangays, schools, organizations and individuals active in the fight against drug abuse were honored last Friday morning, Nov. 25, during the culminating ceremonies of Drug Prevention and Control Month of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) at the city hall multi-purpose hall.

The awardees received trophies and certificates, while there were some who were given cash awards; with guests Department of Interior and Local Government representative Euchols Manacling, Baguio City Police Office Director David Lacdan, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Gil Castro present.

Vice-Mayor Daniel Farinas who sits as CADAC action officer and Councilor Joel Alangsab, Association of Barangay Captains; were present during the awarding ceremonies.

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Belen-making contest ushers in yuletide season

BAGUIO CITY – Barangays are encouraged to join the belen-making contest, with the purpose of instilling teamwork between and among grassroots officials and their respective residents. That is because only one entry per barangay is allowed.

This was announced during the well-attended monthly Punong Barangays' (PB) meeting last week.

The "Belen" or nativity scene entry should be in place by the last week of November, it was learned.

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Tee-off of the 63rd. Fil-Am Golf Tournament


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the ceremonial Tee-off of the 63rd. Fil-Am Golf Tournament at the Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay respectively last Friday Nov. 25. The Fil-Am Golf Tournament is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Record as the biggest and longest running amateur golf tourney in the entire World.


Center for the Baguio IP


Gabriela Party-List Representative Luz Ilagan (2nd. from R) joined by Congressman Bernie Vergara and Mayor Domogan and local IP leaders cut the ribbon last Sunday Nov. 27 for the inauguration of the phase I of the construction of the Building that will house the Center for the Baguio IP, the Burnham Park Office and the barangay Burnham Park-Legarda Barangay Hall.


Canadian medical mission coming for third straight year

A Canada-based medical mission founded barely two years ago will be on its third straight surgical outreach early next year at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

GO-MED (Greater Outreach Medical/Educational Destinations), which membership includes nursing graduates of the BGHMC, has scheduled free surgical procedures for indigent patients from January 30 to Feb. 12, according to medical center chief, Dr. Manny Factora.

Aside from the two previous surgical missions conducted here in early 2010 and this year, GO-MED had donated two operating room beds, two anesthesia machines, 30 hospital beds and numerous surgical and medical supplies to the top regional hospital of the Cordillera, Factora said.

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Christmas in Baguio


Rain can not stop Christmas in Baguio as Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and Cong. Bernie Vergara led other officials in switching the Christmas Lights set up at the lower Session Rd. where the giant Norfolk Pine Tree that serve as the city’s Christmas Tree during the simple switching ceremony last Thursday Dec. 1 that signals the start of the yuletide season.


MGD on Blk. 4 market demolition: “Generally peaceful with minor kinks”

BAGUIO CITY – Stall holders at Block 4 of the Baguio City Market last week peacefully yielded spaces they have occupied for decades to the Baguio City Government, paving way for the implementation of a peace-meal improvement of the area.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the 'Ugnayan' presser hosted by DZEQ "Radio ng Bayan" related, "Voluntary dismantling of the stalls were peaceful."

"Groups of stall holders have visited us even before the scheduled November 20 demolition, asking if they could voluntarily undertake the same if only to save light materials which they could salvage."

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BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week issued Administrative Order 162, series of 2011 for the rationalization of all public utility jeepneys in the city as basis for the Baguio City Police Office Traffic Management Branch to apprehend violators of said order.

The AO was issued after a series of meetings of the Traffic and Transport Management Committee (TTMC) as to enforcement of traffic regulations in the city, for motorists and the general public.

The mayor sits as committee chairman, with Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) head David Lacdan,, Transport Management Group (TMG) head James Logan, OIC City Planning Office Engr. Evelyn Cayat, transport group head Perfecto Itliong, Jr., Council Transport Committee head Nicasio Aliping, Jr., and other concerned entities as members.

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TESDA scholarships available

BAGUIO CITY – More than a thousand local scholarships are available for qualified students in the city, as allotted by the provincial office of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). This is stated in the letter of Benguet Provincial Director Angela Gabriel.

Interested individuals are enjoined to apply at Congressman Bernardo Vergara or the city mayor's office, both at city hall.

Limited number of scholarships in animation and 2d animation are offered at the Cordillera School of Digital Arts; while a finishing course for call center agents at the Global Tech school along Magsaysay Avenue has been allotted Three hundred Ninety-Seven (397) slots.

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CPOC, LPMC meetings

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan is confident that the outcome culled from the Peace and Order Council (CPOC) and Local Price Monitoring Committee (LPMC) meetings done Wednesday last week, is positive

The CPOC meeting done last Wednesday raised issues about crime statistics in the city; which the mayor said, dropped from the same period, Jan. to Oct. 31 last year.

There is a decrease, he said, but still a serious concern of the general public as still most crimes committed are those against person and property.

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63rd Fil-Am Golf Tournament


Organizers from the Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay respectively of the 63rd Fil-Am Golf Tournament joined by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and Cong. Bernie Vergara toast infront of the camera during the ceremonial Tee-Off last Friday Nov. 25.


For the Street Kids


For the Street Kids: Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and Cong. Bernie Vergara joined by Atty. Alex Bangsoy together with selected street kids do the ceremonial kick-off to start of the Domogan-Vergara Street Kids Football Tournament last Sunday Nov. 27.

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