Largest Ten Commandment


With the Guinness World Record at the background, Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan (2nd. from  R) shows the award of recognition together with the co awardees from R; Minister Okiliko who represented the Nigerian Embassy in Manila, Mr. Vic Fabellane  Guinness World Records representative, Sis. Grace Gupana of the Jerusalem Halleluya Foundation and donor of the ten commandment building, Mayor Domogan and   Israeli Ambassador Menasher Bar-on.


Mines View Multi-Purpose Building


Engr. Oscar Flores of the City Building and Architects Office turns over the papers of the Five Story Mines View building during the inauguration last Monday October  24 as city Official led by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan stand as witness. The building that costs more than P50 million will house all the legitimate vendors of the mines view park, the Mines View Barangay Hall and a day care center.


Guinness Record


Guinness Book of World Records Representative Vic Fabellane (left) handling the recognition award "Largest Ten Commandment Tablet Building in the World" located at the Dominican Heritage Hill to the City Officials of Baguio led by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan     during the awarding ceremony last Wednesday Oct. 26.


Naguilian Road to partially open on October 30

BAGUIO CITY, October 21 – The embattled contractor of the P11 million rehabilitation and upgrading of Naguilian Road here disclosed that the left lane of the road will be opened to vehicular traffic on or before October 30, 2011 to ease the expected traffic congestion when thousands of people would flock to the Baguio City public cemetery to pay respects to their departed love ones on All Saint's and All Soul's Days.

Bernard Capuyan, proprietor of BLC Construction, said the left lane of the road is now undergoing the curing period of its concrete pavement while the right lane of the road will be completed during the first week of November and will be opened to vehicular traffic on November 20, 2011 which falls within the targeted completion of the project.

According to Capuyan, they are taking advantage of the good weather condition to fastrack the completion of the different items contained in the program of work so that they will be able to beat the self-imposed deadline in order to ensure that there will be a smooth flow of vehicular traffic along the roadline during All Saint's and All Soul's Days.

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Mayor on Tuba’s discontent over trash slide measures: tell us what will satisfy you

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan appealed to Tuba officials to be more open and straightforward in dealing with the city government on the measures being implemented in the area affected by the August 27 trash slide to achieve a better understanding and cooperation between the two governments in addressing the concern.

"Our situation is difficult because when we talked during the dialogue, they appeared receptive and contented with what we were saying but then it turned out that they were not and they did not tell us directly," the mayor lamented in his weekly Ugnayang Panlungsod press briefing.

"If they are not contented, then I wish they would tell us directly what is it that would make them content so we can move forward," Domogan said.

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City inks MOA for tourist stats

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan this week signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the city government and the Department of Tourism (DOT) for the collection of information of tourist arrivals in the city.

The said MOA mandates the city to gather needed data on tourism reports and will designate an official spokesperson to divulge said information, in this case the City Mayor or the City Tourism Officer.

Domogan said,' the move of the DOT to let LGU's collect data on tourist arrivals is a very important development so data being reported is accurate'.

On approval, the city has accepted the responsibility to collect, analyse and manage all tourism reports especially on tourist arrivals, hotel occupancy rates and convention utilization survey in the city.

The DOT will however provide the city with a Department of Tourism sanctioned and accepted standard system for collection and reporting of tourism statistics.

Necessary training on data collection and reporting of tourism statistics, technical assistance will also be provided as part of the MOA.

Reports gathered will be periodically submitted to the DOT and will be treated with utmost confidentiality, official declaration of the same will only be pronounced by an accountable officer.

The MOA signing was done Wednesday during the Weekly Ugnayan with Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Regional Director Purificacion Molintas as parties for the City government and Department of Tourism respectively.

The said event is in line with the celebration of the National Statistics month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647 declaring the month of October as National Statistics Month in the country.


SOFAD approve proposals

BAGUIO CITY – Scout councilors for-a-day last Monday approved 18 proposals, referred six to the appropriate committee, and considered two for first reading after poring over each of these during the session, making sure that these address the needs of the Baguio citizenry.

The high school scouters had proposals of various concerns including local traffic, peace and order, environment, market, education and youth, differently-abled individuals' matters, and tourism.

They took over from the city officials after the flag raising ceremonies and acquainted themselves with the different duties of the executives and legislators.

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Scout Officials for a Day


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan giving some encouraging words to Scout Mayor Paul Mather Palitog of Pines City High School when the latter took over the reigns of City Mayor last Monday Oct. 17 during the Scout Officials for a Day.


Preparation of relief goods


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan (3rd. from L) and members of the City Council help in the packing and preparation of relief goods that were brought to the still flooded areas of Bulacan and Pampanga brought about by the recent typhoons.


Israeli envoy


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan giving the Symbolic Key of the city to His excellency Ambassador Menasher Bar-on, Isaraeli Ambassador to the Philippines last Tuesday during the diplomat's courtesy call to the Mayor's office as City Department head from L; City Administrator  Atty. Carlos Canilao, City Engr. Leo Bernardez, and City Treasurer Thelma Manaois looks on.


P507M John Hay deal to fuel more investments

BAGUIO CITY, October 21 – The restructured agreement between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCO) on the lease of the 246-hectare CJH special economic zone, regarding the latter's unpaid lease rentals amounting to approximately P507 million will help attract more investments here, Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said here Thursday. This will perk up the local economy especially the tourism industry.

The finalizing of the restructured agreement will put to rest the never ending controversy regarding the failure of both parties to comply with their respective obligations under a memorandum of agreement entered into between BCDA and Fil-Estate Penta Capital sometime in October 1997 that caused the developer to incur multi-billion pesos worth of debt in the form of unpaid lease rentals over the facility which is being developed as a special economic zone.

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Tenants of firetrap bayanihan get reprieve to comply with safety measures

BAGUIO CITY – Close to 80 tenants of the dilapidated Bayanihan Hotel building here were granted a 15-day grace period starting last Wednesday to expedite remedial measures to make the structure safe for occupancy.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan approved the extension period during a dialogue last Wednesday with the tenants led by AZCKO barangay captain Benjamin Pinlac who sought reprieve a day before the scheduled implementation of the closure orders issued by the mayor on their businesses within the building.

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Task force safe schools formed

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week formed "Task Force Safe Schools" here to oversee the implementation of policies and activities geared at promoting the well-being of students in the various schools in the city.

To be chaired by the mayor with Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas as action officer, the task force will take charge of implementing policies "to strike a balance between firm decision-making and the adoption of a compassionate justice system in the different schools citywide."

The move was an offshoot of the recent violent incidents involving students in schools here which the mayor acknowledged need to be addressed by all the sectors including the family, the schools and the city government.

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City mandates Bocaps to implement own disaster plan

BAGUIO CITY – familiarity of barangay captains in their areas of jurisdiction will be tested once again.

In order to prepare for calamities, the city government is now looking into the most basic government institution to help out, the barangays.

The city government has tasked Village chiefs to identify actual or probable disaster prone areas of their barangays to better the city's risk reduction management system.

City Mayor Mauricio Domogan approved City Council Resolution No. 330 introduced by Councilor Elmer Datuin urging barangay officials to implement a disaster preparedness plan to identify risk areas within their jurisdictions.

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Oplan kaluluwa 2011 traffic scheme

BAGUIO CITY- Foreseeing the exodus to private and public cemeteries this coming All Saints' Day, the Oplan Kaluluwa executive committee in coordination with the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Traffic Management Unit during a meeting last week has issued a traffic re-routing scheme.

The scheme is for smooth traffic flow and for the safety of thousands of cemetery-goers, City Administrator Atty. Carlos Canilao said during the meeting.

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Special Regional Development Counci


Cordillera leaders attending the Special Regional Development Council Meeting last Friday Oct. 14 committed their support to another try for Cordillera Autonomy. The special meeting which was attended by (L to R)  Benguet Congressman Ronald Cosalan, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, RDC-Co Chair- Dr. Virgilio Bautista, Apayao  Governor Elias Bulut Jr.,  Baguio City Congressman Bernie Vergara and NEDA Director John Ngalob adopted the working draft on 3rd. Organic Act.

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