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.


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.


Batang pinoy four-region qualifier unfolds Wednesday

Baguio will re-live its glory days as venue for big sports competitions when the North-Central Luzon qualifier of the revived "Batang Pinoy" youth games unfolds this Wednesday at the Burnham Park athletic bowl.

City sports officer-in-charge Gaudencio Gonzales last Friday said earlier estimates of between 3,000 to 4,000 athletes coming up to compete got a boost from a decision of the Philippine Sports Commission to allow local government units within Regions 1, 2, 3 and the Cordillera to field as many athletes in the 14 events lined up.

Gonzales explained this makes the competitions open, which gives Baguio an edge as it can field more athletes at less expense than any of the visiting delegations.

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Mayor clarifies stand on free patent; DENR urged to finalize city guidelines

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan clarified that he is not against the implementation of Free Patent law in the city but admitted having reservations in allowing the processing of certain free patent applications.

The mayor said he sees no problem in the processing of free patent applications for lots measuring 200 square meters which is the maximum area allowed under the Free Patent law but what he is questioning is the move to allow the subdivision of large tracts of land into 200 square meter lots to qualify under the Free Patent.

He said this practice amounts to skirting the Free Patent law and may be abused by landowners.

He said the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) must not allow the subdivision of said larger tracts of land and instead maintain a status quo by subjecting said lots to the regular Townsite or Miscellaneous Sales Application (TSA/MSA) procedures.

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Modernization of city's STP up

BAGUIO CITY – one of the major tourist destinations in the country for its cool climate and friendly people, the city caters to millions of visitors yearly.

The population has doubled over the past years mainly due to tourism, education and business that basic needs of food, shelter most especially water has also increased.

In line with this, the city government is stepping up its effort in the conservation of our water sources and is seriously taking into consideration the treatment and recycling of its wastewater.

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Arts school screening set

BAGUIO CITY- Graduating elementary pupils with inclination to the arts are invited to join the screening of the Philippine High School for the Arts, based in Mt. Makiling, Los Banos, Laguna on January 12 next year, here in the city.

The full special secondary education scholarship through the Annual Nationwide Search for Young Scholars (ANSYAS), shall be applicable for school year 2012-2013.

In a letter to Mayor Mauricio Domogan, School Director Fr. Carmelo Caluag informed prospective students that the Philippine High School for the Arts offers free tuition, free board and lodging and a monthly stipend, once they qualify.

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Aerial shot of the block IV


Aerial shot of the block IV on Saturday morning with only few occupants dismantling their shacks but by Sunday morning everything had been cleared as shown in photo 535.




"CHANCE TO CHANGE" – Goshen lands Inc. CEO and Vergara-Domogan Street kids Football Cup organizer Atty. Alexander Bangsoy and wife Anabelle with Coach Aris Bocalan presents the 'real askals', a team of street kids who are very willing to take the risk in changing their lives for the better through football last November 16. Photo by paul rillorta




"BIG HELP FROM SMALL CHILDREN" – kids of Baguio City Hall Day Care Center with their teacher Day Care Worker Angelita Tomeldan and Parents Teachers Association (PTA) President Ma. Teresa Bayquen hands over the amount of P3,125.00 they have raised for the operation of Frederick Bannog, 14 year old patient of the BGHMC herein represented by his father. Photo by paul rillorta


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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DPWH urged to speed up road works for a hassle-free holiday

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan appealed to the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to speed up the road improvement projects currently being implemented within and outside the city to avoid further inconvenience in time for the Christmas holidays and the upcoming activities that the city will host.

During the Ugnayan Panglungsod press briefing last Wednesday, the mayor expressed hope that the DPWH will hasten the road works in Tarlac and Pangasinan so that travel time to the city will revert to normal and that tourists will be encouraged to come up to the city for the holidays.

Last Monday, Baguio Flower Festival executive committee chair Anthony De Leon made the same pitch and expressed hope that the road network leading to the city will be cleared in time for the staging of the 17th Panagbenga festival to ensure its success.

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Brighter but quieter Baguio yuletide celebration up

BAGUIO CITY – Holiday merrymakers in the city are in for a brighter but quieter yuletide treat as the city government vows more colorful Christmas activities and adornments while mulling a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers this year.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday said that to encourage a festive atmosphere this year, brighter lights and ornaments will deck major roads and establishments in the city while various Christmas treats will cheer tourists and residents under the month– long "Christmas in Baguio" calendar of activities with the theme, "Warm Christmas in Cool Baguio."

The mayor however is poised to impose a total ban on firecrackers as the city council last Monday left the discretion to the city executive as per Ordinance No. 53 series of 2009.

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Panagbenga 2012 launched

BAGUIO CITY – With colorful blooms, an expectant audience and an energetic dance number from the Saint Louis University group, Panagbenga 2012 was launched last Monday at city hall with the theme, "Community Convergence for a Sustainable Tourism Growth,"

Lead by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Vice-mayor Daniel Farinas and the councilors, and the officers of the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. (BFFI) headed by Baguio Country Club General Manager Anthony De Leon, the Ibaloi Bendian-inspired Panagbenga hymn was heard after the flag-raising ceremonies.

For the 17th staging of Panagbenga, Mayor Mauricio Domogan declared the festival open, as De Leon and BFFI officer Freddie Alquiros unveiled the flower festival logo and theme.

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Rushing to salvage


Rushing to salvage what they can, this young lady is positioning herself to carry dismantled woods from their shanty at the block IV during the voluntary clearing by occupants last Saturday Nov. 19.




"PLAY TIME" – after planting Pine Seedlings at Busol, the Baguio Day Care Center Kids competes for the search of the longest pine needle with their wards. They were all given prizes ranging from pencils and ballpens donated by Baguio Cordillera expatriates from Canada. Photo by Ramon Dacawi




"TARGETING THE GRASSROOTS" – Assistant City Prosecutor Maria Nenita Opiana lectures to barangay officials on Drug prevention and Control last November 15 as part of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council's (CADAC) program to combat the drug menace in the city. Photo by paul rillorta

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