CEPMO recommends closure of Camp 7 batching plant

BAGUIO CITY April 04 – The City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) recommended the closure of operation and eventual relocation of the controversial Camp 7 cement batching plant because of its violations to the city's Environment code and other related ordinances, rules and regulations governing environmentally critical projects in the different parts of the city.

In her letter to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, City Environment and Parks Management Officer Cordelia Lacsamana stated the operator of the concrete batching plant located within a residential area of barangay Camp 7 must be relocated to conform with the pertinent provisions of existing laws, rules and regulations governing the state of the city's environment.

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No hype beast incidents in city

BAGUIO CITY April 05 – Police and education officials disclosed that there were no more hype beast initiated incidents that were reported in the different parts of the city over the past several weeks until the close of the schoolyear.

City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Federico martin said that based on the close monitoring done by the agency and school officials in the city since the issue on the hype beast cropped up, there were no more hype beast related incidents that were recorded which indicates that the members of the different hype beast groups might have focused on other things.

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2018 Lucky Summer Visitors


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan congratulates this year's Baguio-Benguet Lucky Summer Visitors during their official courtesy cal at the City Mayor's Office in the afternoon of March 29.They are from left to right first row; Alvin M. Francisco 26 yo from Valenzuela City, Ira Jane Z. Mislang 21 yo from Caloocan City,Elvien Coning, 30 yo from Misamis Occidental and Jayson Caseres 23 yo, single from Dumaguete City. Also in photo are Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. and Jong Munar, President Baguio Correspondents and Broadcaster's Club (BCBC) which made the Search for Lucky Summer Visitor their yearly penitence every Holy since 60 years ago. ***


Lucky Visitors at the Aran Cave entrance


The 2018 Lucky Summer Visitors pose for posterity with Tuba Mayor Ignacio River and other municipal officials at the entrance of the Aran Cave in Camp 3 Kennon Road. The traditional reception of the LSV by the Tuba officials after the visitors selection was made at the site, the cave being one of the prime tourist destination in the municipality. ****


Rehab of Baguio Convention Center underway

BAGUIO CITY March 27 – The City Tourism office confirmed that the proposed rehabilitation of the city-owned Baguio Convention Center is underway to make it as one the premier government convention facilities in the city.

City Tourism Office officer-in-charge Jose Marie Rivera, who was one of the guests during the monthly City Hall Hour press briefing held at the Baguio City multipurpose hall Tuesday, said the contractor of the project already started earthmoving activities aside from having removed the bleachers and the carpet of the main convention hall in preparation for the rehabilitation project.

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Mayor orders dismantling of gambling equipment in Burnham

BAGUIO CITY March 27 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the immediate dismantling of different gambling equipment that were put in place by the operator of the carnival situated within a portion of the children's playground in response to the numerous complaints raised by the public against the purported gambling activities in the said area.

The local chief executive argued whether or not the transactions are done through tokens or cash, the lag-lag barya or piso-piso game is still considered as gambling that is why the same is prohibited, thus, the need for the concerned offices of the local government to dismantle all the existing gambling equipment present in the carnival site.

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Baguio joins other cities in Earth Hour observance

BAGUIO CITY – Around 500 participants from various government agencies, police department, schools, bicycle groups and local officials joined the city's observance of Earth Hour on March 24 with the theme, "#Connect2Earth".

The activity kicked-off with a parade from Upper Session Road to the City hall grounds where a program ensued at 7:30 pm with Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog delivering their Earth Day messages with city administrator Carlos Canilao giving the welcome remarks. Councilor Elmer Datuin was also present during the event.

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Multi-level parking structures to feature 'green engineering'

BAGUIO CITY March 27 – The local government will be preparing the needed designs for the put up of multi-level parking structures that will feature 'green engineering' to serve as an added attraction in certain parts of the city when realized.

Councilor Benny Bomogao, chairman of the City Council Committee on Public Utilities, Traffic and Transport Legislation, said the local legislative body is supportive of the long overdue plan of the city to establish multi-level parking areas in strategic areas in the central business district area or even in its outskirts to effectively and efficiently address the parking problems of motorists going around the city.

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City's merit selection plan, finalized

BAGUIO CITY – City human resource management office (CHRMO) head Augustin Laban III said that his office has finalized revisions on the city's merit selection plan to conform with the 2017 omnibus rules on appointments and other human resource actions.

He added that after the approval by the Civil Service Commission, the CHRMO will also revise the city's "green book" that was last updated in 2007 or 11 years ago. The green book contains the functions, requirements, descriptions of every position in the city government and other important information.

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Burnham Park Devpt.Public hearing set April 11.

BAGUIO CITY – The public is invited to the second round of talks on the master development plan of the Burnham Park proposed multi-level parking complex, on April 11, Wednesday at the multi-purpose hall, City Hall.

The proposed parking area with concessionaires' area, is located at the existing tourist bus parking area between the Baguio City National High School campus and skating rink, otherwise known as the Baguio auditorium.

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Removal of terrorist tag on Cordillerans sought

BAGUIO CITY March 26 – The City Council approved a resolution requesting the Philippine government to drop the terrorist tag against supposed human rights defenders who are residents of the city.

The resolution authored by all members of the local legislative body stated that some individuals who are residents of the city and were included under the government's terrorist tag never join the revolutionary groups but are passionate and active in their advocacy on human rights and the indigenous peoples rights both locally and internationally.

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Lucky Visitors at the Lions Head:



The 60th year Lucky Summer Visitor


The 60th year Lucky Summer Visitor tries the various fruits prepared by Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the courtesy call at the City Mayor's Office, Thursday afternoon. The four Lucky visitors traditionally are accorded the Red Carpet Reception in Baguio Benguet, both from the Government and Private Sector as coordinated by the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club (BCBC).. ***


SM earmarks P500K for upkeep of children's playground

BAGUIO CITY March 27 – The City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) confirmed that the management of SM City Baguio earmarked at least P500,000 this year for the continued improvement and maintenance of the children's playground to guarantee the safety of the children and other visitors requesting the area.

Initially, SM management claimed that it was able to implement some P300,000 worth of projects within the children's playground early this year which include concrete works on the grounds, repainting of existing swings and wielding works for the restoration of the railings within the park.

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City tourist arrivals up by 17.52 percent

BAGUIO CITY March 27 – Foreign and local tourist arrivals in the city continue to improve amidst the negative publicities that the city had been getting over the past few days, a senior tourism official said here Tuesday.

City Tourism Office officer-in-charge Jose Marie Rivera claimed that based on the data that his office obtained from tourism industry stakeholders in 2017, tourist arrivals last year increased by 17.52 percent compared to the combined foreign and local tourist arrivals the previous year.

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Easter Sunrise activity set this Sunday

BAGUIO CITY – The public is invited to attend the Easter Sunrise activity this Sunday, April 1, at Malcolm Square starting 4:30 am with Rev. David Tabo-oy as guest of honor and speaker.

The event is conducted by the city government thru the Baguio Character Council (BCC) in cooperation with the Baguio-Benguet Ecumenical Group (BBEG).

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