Mayor to call for dialogue on SM issue

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday bared plans to broker a dialogue on the SM Baguio tree-cutting issue which continued to heat up amid snowballing opposition that started in a popular social networking site and which spread on the streets with a mass rally staged by environmental groups last Friday.

In his Ugnayang Panlungsod press briefing, the mayor said the city will schedule a public consultation to give opportunity to both sides to come face-to-face to air their sentiments and clarify issues on SM's expansion project that will entail the clearing of trees at its newly acquired property adjacent to the mall's present site in Luneta Hill.

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Mayor names priority projects for 2012

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan vowed to continue this year the unfinished programs and projects which were either conceptualized or started last year to address various concerns of the city and attain the development goals set by his administration.

Topping his list were the projects pipelined for solid waste management particularly the rehabilitation of the dumpsite at Irisan barangay for conversion into a park, the continued improvement of the waste segregation scheme in the barangays and enhanced operation of the Environmental Recycling System (ERS) machines.

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TTMC Meet, 1st for 2012

BAGUIO CITY – The Traffic and Transport Management Committee (TTMC) met last week, the first for this year, to discuss essential issues; exemptions, loading and unloading areas, parking areas, pedestrian lanes and concerns as to the jeepney groups' rationalization scheme.

Chaired by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, committee members including Councilor Nicasio Aliping, Jr., Baguio City Police Office Traffic Management Group (BCPO-TMG) James Logan, OIC Planning Officer Engr. Evelyn Cayat, representatives from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and drivers' groups tackled the transport sector's needs.

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Mayor ok’s carless day

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan this week approved the temporary closure of Session Road to vehicular traffic come January 27.

The mayor said this is in line with a forum entitled 'Recreating People Friendly Session Road' which will be participated in by residents, students and visitors from Manila.

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Mayor approves temporary vending site for block 4 vendors

BAGUIO CITY – due to selfless cooperation showed by Block 4 vendors to voluntarily demolish and vacate their stalls last year, Mayor Mauricio Domogan approved their request for a temporary vending site to continue their business within the city market.

Domogan signed Baguio City Market Task Force resolution 04-2011 designating the perimeter area of block 4 as a temporary vending site for displaced block 4 occupants.

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Mayor rues BCDA-CJHDEVCO's latest falling out over John Hay rental payment

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday admitted that the failed negotiations between the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and the Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) over the payment of lease rental over Camp John Hay will prolong the city's suffering over the non-collection of its share from the rental.

"The case will drag on and naturally we will suffer the consequences as we cannot collect out share which could have been used to fund developmental projects in our city," the mayor lamented.

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City pursues otop identification

BAGUIO CITY – The city will pursue the identification of its One Town, One Product (OTOP).

Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week created a technical working group to spearhead the determination of the OTOP to be chaired by city budget officer Leticia Clemente.

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Rainwater catch basin project still on

BAGUIO CITY – The underground water catch basin project shall push through, with the proposed rehabilitation of the Baguio Convention Center funded with a P15M budget, Mayor Mauricio Domogan assured the public last week.

The pronouncement was done during the regular media forum at city hall, with assurance from Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson, the mayor said.

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Mayor clarifies 'Tree Cutting' issue

BAGUIO CITY – a plan to cut down trees inside the Camp John Hay reservation and SM City Baguio has earned a deluge of complaints from residents here.

'Issued Tree cutting permits´ which was supposed to be local in scope has now reached the President that a text message from Secretary Jesse Robredo inquiring on the issue has prompted City Mayor Mauricio Domogan to answer.

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Mayor fortifies tree-cutting inspection, monitoring

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week beefed up inspection and monitoring of applications for tree-cutting in the city even if these only cover trees that pose imminent danger to life and property.

In Administrative Order No. 10, the mayor cited the need to strengthen the process by involving representatives from the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

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CLUP in Loakan

BAGUIO CITY – The first-in-a series City Land Use Plan (CLUP) consultation was done with city officials, Barangay officials, Indigenous Peoples of Baguio, representatives from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), City Planning and Development Coordinator OIC Engr. Evelyn Cayat, and concerned individuals, last week at Acapulco, Lucnab through the office of Councilor Isabelo Cosalan, Jr.

Councilor Cosalan, Jr., chair of the Council Committee on Urban Planning, Lands and Housing was joined by Barangay Affairs chair Councilor Joel Alangsab, lawyer Manuel Cuilan and Ibaloi leader Basilio Binay-an who expounded on matters at hand.

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Mayor orders suspension of classes Feb. 1

BAGUIO CITY – the scent of flowers fill the air as the 17th edition of the Baguio Flower Festival starts in this mountain resort.

This week, Mayor Mauricio Domogan has ordered the suspension of classes for Elementary and Secondary Levels both for public and private schools come February 1 (Wednesday).

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Cordillera tops Newborn screening stats

Cordillera is most compliant in Republic Act 9288.

This, after reports from the University of the Philippines, National Institute of Health,

Newborn Screening Reference Center (UP-NIH-NSRC) revealed the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) topped the country's Newborn Screening Program (NBS) implementation with 67.4 percent coverage besting Region 6 (Western Visayas) coverage of 60.5% who placed in second and Region 11(Davao) coverage of 60.3% who landed in third.

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City gets DPWH commitment to fast-track road works

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan appealed to the public to bear with the inconvenience caused by the implementation of various road projects here even as he assured that the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has given its commitment to the city to fast-track and complete the projects before the Baguio Flower Festival staging next month.

The mayor said Baguio City District Engineering Office Engineer Ireneo Gallato served notice to begin implementing 18 road improvement works in various areas of the city this week to ensure completion of these projects before the Panagbenga.

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Uniforms for drivers and conductors to be enforced

BAGUIO CITY – A uniform system shall be required of all drivers, conductors and inspectors of all utility vehicles plying their routes in the city, as issued in Administrative Order 008, 2012 of Mayor Mauricio Domogan.

This is in compliance with the Baguio Tourism Summit and to the Memorandum Order of the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that Public Utility Vehicle operators provide the required uniforms for their personnel while on duty.

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Electric coop separation endorsed by mayor

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has backed the council resolution asking for a separate electric cooperative for the city, even as he is open for a comprehensive study on the proposal. Said proposal, through Congressman Bernardo Vergara has been filed at the House of Congress; as House Bill 5518.

Baguio Electric Cooperative (BAELCO) in the filed bill seeks separation from Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) which triggered adverse reactions from different sectors, line agencies and even local government units.

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