The Panagbenga 2018 Opening Parade


The Panagbenga 2018 Opening Parade.**** Photo by Joel B. Belinan


Pleasing to the eyes


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan 2018 Panagbenga Executve Committee Chairman Councilor Elmer Datuin and other city officials walked through the landscaping installations along the Lake Drive of Burnham Park, the main part of the Baguio Blooms fair of the Panagbenga 2018.*** Photo by Joel B. Belinan




Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan addresses the crowd as he opened the 2018 Panagbenga festival last February 1 at the Athletic Bowl. - rosa morest


Baguio delegation off to caraa in abra

BAGUIO CITY – Bucking security concerns, Baguio City's delegation to the Cordillera Administrative Regional Athletic Association meet took off to Abra province Thursday afternoon to defend the City's title in the regional games.

This after some schools vacillated over sending their athletes to the competition because of security concerns following a bombing incident in La Paz town in the province that killed two persons last Jan. 26.

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CARAA 2018


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan encourages the athletes to fair well their sports as they will compete in Abra for the CARAA 2018 during their send off at the Baguio City National High School. - rosa moresto


Efforts to sabotage quest for autonomy scored

BAGUIO CITY January 30 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed disappointment over the efforts by some disgruntled individuals and groups to derail the gains of the region's renewed quest for autonomy.

The local chief executive underscored that the mixed signals on the region's renewed quest for autonomy being spearheaded by some self-proclaimed federalism advocates from the Cordillera to the Office of the President is one of the hindrances in the efforts of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in the Cordillera to gain the confidence of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to issue the required certification that House Bill (HB) 5343 or the bill that seeks to establish the autonomous region in the Cordillera is an urgent administration measure.

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Folayang joins cast of international sports awardees

BAGUIO CITY - Former ONE World Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang will join the elite core of athletes who will be honored by the National Correspondents Club of Baguio- Kafagway International Sports Luminary Award (KISLA) set at the Silungan Center of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) at 9a.m. on February 10.

Folayang, who lost his title last year against his worthy opponent from Canada will receive the

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Creation of consumer welfare, protection council eyed

BAGUIO CITY January 30 - The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance creating a Consumer Welfare and Protection Council in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that the council shall recommend and implement the city's programs for the effective and efficient promotion of protection, support and welfare of consumers.

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Baguio not abandoning request over Dairy Farm property

BAGUIO CITY January 30 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored that the city is not abandoning its request to the Department of Agriculture (DA-CAR) for the segregation of a 10-hectare portion of the 92-hectare Baguio Dairy Farm to be used for the priority needs of the city.

The local chief executive said that one of the proposed use of the requested area is the put up of a central bus terminal for south-bound buses and the relocation of the city's abattoir to accommodate the increasing number of traders.

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Joint RDC, RPOC meeting in Baguio set February 23

BAGUIO CITY January 30 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the Secretariats of the Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) to schedule the joint meeting of the regional bodies for the first quarter of the year on February 23, 2018 with the city government serving as the host.

Domogan, who chairs both the RDC-CAR and RPOC-CAR, said that it is best to start the year with the joint meeting of the two regional bodies in the city before doing the meetings in the different parts as is the usual practice.

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Panagbenga 2018


School children garb in colorful costume dances with gusto as they participated in the elimination round of the street dancing contest one of the highlight of Panagbenga 2018 - rosa moresto




Ten families whose abodes were razed by a fire at Cresencia Village last Jan. 15 receive Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) amounting to P20,000 for totally damaged and P10,000 for partially damaged houses from the City Government as awarded last Feb. 2 by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and City Social Welfare and Development Officer Betty Fangasan. - Rosa Moresto photo


Spring festival launching feb. 5

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year will be launched in a program here on Feb. 5, 8 a.m. at the City Hall grounds.

The celebration will run from Feb. 5 until the Chinese New Year proper on Feb. 17 with various traditional activities spearheaded by the City Government under Mayor Mauricio Domogan and the Baguio Filipino-Chinese Community.

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Palace lauds gains of Panagbenga

BAGUIO CITY February 01 – Presidential Spokesperson Herminio 'Harry' L. Roque, Jr. commended local officials and the city's private sector for the sustained success of the 23rd edition of Panagbenga, otherwise known as the Baguio Flower Festival for achieving its status as an internationally-recognized festival.

Speaking before the thousands of spectators and streetdancers during the opening of the Panagbenga here Thursday, Secretary Roque stated the President Rodrigo Duterte is supportive of the growth of crowd-drawing events around the country that promote the rich and unique culture and traditions of the Filipinos, like the flower festival.

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Council okays closure of roads for Panagbenga

BAGUIO CITY January 30 – The City Council approved an ordinance for the temporary closure and use of various roads in the city for the different events lined up for the 23rd edition of the Panagbenga, the Baguio Flower Festival.

The ordinance authored by members of the local legislative body granted the request of the 2018 Panagbenga Executive Committee and the Liga ng mga Barangay for the temporary closure of several roads in the city's central business district on various dates for scheduled flower festival events.

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City relentless in garbage problem solutions

BAGUIO CITY January 30 The local government is relentlessly searching for a permanent solution to the city's garbage problem to contribute in significantly reducing the huge expenses incurred in hauling residual waste outside the city.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and members of the local legislative body are in agreement during an executive-legislative meeting Tuesday that the city sees hauling as a temporary solution to the garbage disposal problem aside while it is working on a deal with the Benguet Corporation (BC) for the use of a 12-hectare portion of its Antamok open pit area for the proposed integrated solid waste disposal facility.

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