panagbenga run set march 6

BAGUIO CITY – “Run Baguio Run,” a Panagbenga sports offering, will fire off on March 6, 6 a.m. at the Burnham Park Lake Drive here

The event will feature three divisions: 3K or the elementary division, 5K and 10K.

Marathon enthusiasts are invited to register at the City Sports Office at City Hall or at the Athletic Office in Athletic Bowl, Burnham Park.

Registration will run until March 5.


Women and children anti-trafficking committee created

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week issued Administrative Order 20, series of 2011, creating the Baguio City Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and their Children (BCCAT-VAWC).

The mayor heads the committee; with members: Executive Directors of the Save Our Women, Inc., and Baguio Center for Young Adults (BCYA); Presidents of the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation (SKF) and Association of Barangay Council (ABC); the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Director; Public Employment and Services Officer (PESO); Sangguniang Panlungsod Chairman, Committee on Women and Social Services; City Health Officer, City Planning and Development Officer (CPDO), and City Social Welfare and Development Officer (CSWDO).

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March is rabies awareness month

Anti-rabies activities; such as mass dog vaccination, mass registration or master listing of dog population, information drive and identification of rabies-free areas, are expected to be the focus of the city veterinarian’s office for the coming month.

This is the content of Department of Agriculture Regional Executive Director Lucrecio Alvia, Jr.’s letter to Mayor Mauricio Domogan as the month of March

is declared pursuant to Executive Order 84 as Rabies Awareness Month.

In his letter, RED Alviar, Jr. requested the city veterinarian to comply with other requirements so as to avail of anti-rabies vaccines in his office. This would include a complete master list of all dogs in their area of responsibility.


MGD appeals to bocaps for sobriety in heels of gambling suit vs. Malcolm chief

BAGUIO CITY – In the heels of a suit for illegal gambling against Malcolm Square barangay captain (bocap) William Domoguen, mayor Mauricio Domogan last week called on barangay chiefs “to be steadfast in aiding the local government in its drive against illegal gambling and vending.

During the ‘Ugnayan’ presser hosted by DZEQ ‘Radio ng Bayan’ the mayor told bocaps, “The drive against illegal activities is your responsibility as it is mine.”

He appealed, “Please remember that I cannot guard the city 24/7, which is why the success of our advocacy to make the city gambling and illegal vending free depends on how you run your respective fiefs.”

It could be remembered, Domoguen’s legal bullets turned into duds as his suit against elements of Task Force Jupiter (TFJ) was junked by the City Prosecutor’s Office (CPO).

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Panagbenga Fluvial parade

Four boats filled with flowers display at the Burnham Lake during the Panagbenga Fluvial parade last February 13.


Pakistani Ambassador to the Philippines

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan gives the symbolic key to the City to His Excellency Ambassador Mohsin Razi, the Pakistani Ambassador to the Philippines during the latter’s courtesy call to the Mayor last Wednesday.


Loan Assistance Fund Project

Continuing Loan assistance- Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan releasing the loan assistance to the beneficiaries of his Loan Assistance Fund Project during the simple ceremony last Wednesday at the City Mayor’s Office, a program he started when he was still the congressman.


Lighted Park

Lighted Park- Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan led the city and BENECO officials in a walk-through at the Burnham park immediately after the ceremonial switching of the lights last Tuesday evening. BENECO lighted the park at no cost to the city although the city will maintain the same. Others in Photo are BENECO Board President Ferdy Bay-asen, Councilor Lulu Tabanda and husband Jun.


Peace and order council identifies lapses in anti-drug campaign

Kalinga Gov. Jocel Baac, the new chair of the Regional Development Council, last Sunday called for “proper coordination” with government prosecutors to strengthen cases filed against people engaged in the illegal drug trade. 

Baac told members of the Regional Peace and Order Council that drug cases, particularly the production and trafficking of marijuana, remain alarming, yet the crackdown on the menace is  weakened when charges are dismissed by the prosecutor’s office

Director Edgar Apalla of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agreed with Baac’s view. He cited two instances when suspects in buy-bust operations were released  after the cases were filed with the prosecutor’s office, adding “we wrote the regional state prosecutor about this”.

Such views were in response to the call of RPOC chair, Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan for the council to focus on the anti-drug campaign. Presiding over the council’s meeting, Fongwan narrated how then President Arroyo called his attention to the marijuana problem in his province.

Sometimes when cases are filed, “ the problem is with the prosecutor’s office”, Bac said.  

A day after the RPOC meeting, however, the news was on the court dismissal of a case due to lapses on the part of PDEA operatives in a buy-bust operation.

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Medical officers reshuffled

BAGUIO CITY – Effective March 1, the city’s medical officers are reshuffled as to an administrative order issued by Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week.

The medical officers and their place of assignment would be: Dr. Mary Lenore Marilyn Alabanza to Pinsao and Quirino Hill; Dr. Ana Marie Banta to Atab and Scout Barrio; Dr. Alfonso Caluza to Aurora Hill and Engineers Hill; Dr. Helen Colewan to Mines View, Pacdal and Holy Ghost Proper, Honeymoon and Imelda Village; Dr. Annette Luna to Campo Filipino and Quezon Hill; Dr. Catherine Posadas to City Camp;

Dr. Marie Therese Sumbillo to Atok Trail and Loakan; Dr. Edna Tabooy to Lucban district; Dr. Nelson Hora to Asin with San Roque and Dominican, and Dr. Susan Lachica to Irisan.

As stated in Administrative Order 019, series of 2011, the more than one week given to the medical officers should allow for a smooth turnover of duties and responsibilities to their successors.

The reshuffling of positions is done “in the exigency of service to meet the demands of the rapidly growing population in the city,” and that the medical officers will be able to “satisfactorily perform their assigned duties and responsibilities.”

Basically, medically officers from the City Health Services Office, are assigned to health units to effectively and efficiently respond to the health needs of the local residents within their areas of responsibility.


All set for Panagbenga ’11 double-header

Baguio City – “it’s all systems go for the 16th Panagbenga parades.”

Thus said Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. (BFFFI) chief-of-staff Dangal Guevara, Jr. as  the Panagbenga’s famous parades take center stage anew next weekend.

The Grand Street-dancing Parade and Parade of Floats are slated February 26 and 27, respectively,

Guevarra revealed 3,000-police and civic action groups have volunteered to ensure peace and order concerns during the fête.

He said, “Best efforts are being taken to ensure tokens of gratitude can be extended our volunteers without whose help, our yearly staging of the festival would not have been possible.”

Meanwhile, revealed three local secondary schools have confirmed participation in this year’s ‘synchronized’ street-dancing tilt ending in a cultural extravaganza at the Baguio Athletic Bowl, Burnham Park.

The three include Baguio City, Pinsao, and Magsaysay National High Schools.

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Biggest Flag

Biggest Flag-For the second time, the biggest Phillipine Flag was unfurled here in Baguio City at the Athletic bowl last Friday. First unfurled during the Independence Day (June 12) in 2008 the two hectares big flag with a 3.5 ton weight cameback to the  city and was unfurled with the help of 700 students from the Baguio City High School Friday.


Panagbenga Fluvial parade

Clad in his native costume, this young Igorot stand proud with the City’s boat float during the Panagbenga Fluvial parade at the Burnham Lake last Feb.13.


Fertilizer from Garbage

Fertilizer from Garbage - Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan (2nd. From Right) showing the fertilizer that comes from the Environmental Recycling System Machine, a conversion of the biodegradable waste of the city to the  Benguet Officials from Benguet led by Gov. Nestor Fongwan (3rd. fr R), La Trinidad Mayor Greg Abalos (2nd. Fr R) and Tublay Mayor Ruben Paoad (4th fr R) after the ERS inauguration last Wednesday Feb. 9. Benguet Farmers have been given the first priority to buy the fertilizer.


Ceremonially switch on the newly completed Burnham Park lighting

Light as a crime deterrent- With Bishop Carlito Censon and BENECO officials led by Board President Ferdy Bay-asen (R) and GM Gerardo Versoza (2nd. Fr R) and Councilor Betty Lourdez Tabanda smiling, Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ceremonially switch on the newly completed Burnham Park lighting last Tuesday Evening.


Finally Garbage solution

Finally Garbage solution-Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan is all smile as he led  in the untying of the ribbon during  the inauguration of the ERS (Environmental Recycling Systems) Machine last Wednesday Feb. 9 at the Irisan composting plant.

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