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Baguio chosen for climate change project

Baguio has been chosen as one of eight cities (four each in the Philippines and India) as sites of AsianCitiesAdapt, a project to develop local adaptation strategies being coordinated by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI).

Representatives of ICLEI and other participating agencies will join mayor Mauricio Domogan at the launching of the one-year project on Tuesday morning (July 19) at the Ridgewood Residence at Barangay Lualhati here.

Domogan created last April 12 a task force he heads to spearhead the development and implementation of the city's climate change adaptation plan in relation to the AsianCitiesAdapt project.

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City petitions NCIP for cancellation of Wright Park CALT

BAGUIO CITY – The City Government last week petitioned the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to issue Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and injunctive writ barring conveyance of lands covered by overlapping land titles in Wright Park.

It likewise asked NCIP to recall its resolutions awarding Certificate of Ancestral Land Titles (CALT) to heirs of Josephine Abanag, which lands are already covered by titles in the name of the Baguio City and the Republic, praying said CALTs be cancelled.

In an 8-page petition, the city government represented by mayor Mauricio Domogan claimed CALT Nos. CAR BAG-1110-000276 to 1110-000303 and Original Certificate of Title (OCT) CALT-130 were fraudulently acquired by the respondent heirs.

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Haphazard segregation deterring success of waste management scheme

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday said improper segregation practice or the lack of it has remained as a major stumbling block in the city's waste management efforts.

The city's waste management scheme is presently anchored on the operation of the Environmental Recycling System (ERS) machines which employs the mechanical conversion of large amounts of biodegradable wastes into high-grade fertilizer.

But up to this time, the operation of the machines can not be maximized due to poor segregation practice in the barangay level.

The two machines can process 48 tons of biodegradable wastes daily but the output has continually fallen short of the maximum requirement.

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Police asked to act on 'taxi boys'

BAGUIO CITY – The days of the 'taxi' boys – children milling in front of business establishments jostling for position to hail taxicabs for passengers during rush hours unmindful of the danger of being bumped or sideswiped by the vehicles – are numbered.

The city council last Monday approved a resolution asking the city police chief through the traffic division to implement the necessary measures to protect the interest of the children and the taxi commuters, and to coordinate with the City Social Welfare And Development Office for appropriate intervention programs for the so called "taxi boys" found along the central business district (CBD) here.

Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda, proponent of the measure, said, "it has been observed that several groups of children and teenage boys have strategically positioned themselves outside business establishments located at the CBD 'assisting' customers in getting a taxi and loading their baggage in exchange for a voluntary amount."

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Nutrition month focus on mother and child activities

BAGUIO CITY – A unique way of celebrating motherhood and establishing ownership on a piece of infant clothing would be to embroider said material, and have it as an entry in the first-ever contest being organized by the Aurora Hill/Engineers Hill nutrition council, one of the activities organized for the celebration of July as nutrition month.

According to Health Services Office (HSO) head Dr. Florence Reyes and Nutrition Officer Angelita Sabado, both of the Baguio City Nutrition Council, the activities were meticulously prepared by the barangay nutrition councils for the needs of their constituents.

Along with other districts, the prepared activities are: breastfeeding and nutrition summit, lactating mother seminar, trade fair, tree planting, supplementary and mass feeding, barangay clean-up drive, healthy baby contest, search for talented mother and child, luto ni nanay contest, poster making and drawing contest, slogan making and quiz bee, home garden contest, and recycled material contest.

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America in 3D (Diplomacy, Development and Defense)

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan delivering his welcome to the America in 3D (Diplomacy, Development and Defense) during the kickoff ceremony at the SM City as US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas listens intently.

 

Football their Wanes (G-String)

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Football their Wanes (G-String)- Pinsao National Highschool and Baguio City National High school players scramble for the ball during their exhibition match last July 2 that marks the formal start of the Mayor Domogan Football Cup.

 

PDEA warns of an international drug syndicate in our midst

La Trinidad, Benguet-- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) CAR warned the Cordillera of the West African Drug Syndicate (WADS) that had already penetrated the region trading cocaine even as the price of this illegal drug had dramatically gone down due to oversupply since last year.

Atty. Gil Castro, the PDEA-CAR OIC regional director, made this revelation during the Regional Peace and Order Council meeting here Wednesday. Castro who recently took over the directorship of the anti-drug agency said that WADS is a transnational drug syndicate operating in the whole of South East Asia and have been trying to smuggle cocaine into mainland China.

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Massive consultations up on updated city land use plan

BAGUIO CITY – The proposed updated Baguio City Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and Zoning Ordinance will be subjected to extensive consultations with the various sectors before adoption by the city council.

The CLUP defines the utilization and uses of the city's various zones and serves as the basis in the implementation of the city's zoning ordinance.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan, chair of the City Development Council (CDC) which drafted the updated CLUP, said the CLUP serves as "our City's road map to 2020" and "our blueprint for our City's physical and economic development toward a safer and healthier environment."

Councilor Isabelo Cosalan Jr., head of the council committee on urban planning, lands and housing which is studying the proposed CLUP and zoning ordinance, held an initial consultation with urban planners and members of the academe last Wednesday to come up with a framework for a massive consultation process that will ensure maximum participation of the stakeholders from the various sectors.

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Despite using duds, dads 'shoot down' PCSO Loterya

BAGUIO CITY – "An evil, no matter how legal it is on its face, is still evil."

Thus, in essence, declared majority of the city's aldermen despite knowledge any actions from their assembly wouldn't matter in so far as franchises to operate Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) games of luck are concerned.

In an overwhelming vote of 10-votes out of 14 during the council's July 11 session, dads placated fears expressed by local religious groups that the local government has changed stands vis-à-vis operation of PCSO-led gaming in the city.

The vote was over a proposed resolution authored by Coun. Edison Bilog, bolstering the city's anti-legal gambling position expressed in earlier resolutions numbered 122-2002 and 446-2008 – the anti-casino measures.

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Malcolm Square rehab pushed

BAGUIO CITY - Malcolm Square or People's Park is in dire need of rehabilitation to restore its grandeur as favorite venue for various activities.

Councilor Elmer Datuin pushed this in a proposed resolution filed before the city council.

He said Malcolm Square has been the city's "traditional event area for all kinds of public and private activities in the City of Baguio since time immemorial."

But "there is now a need to build and construct a brand new Malcolm Square that will truly be people-friendly and with multipurpose use and be a showcase of the city in terms of design reflecting a green architecture with multipurpose functionality," the alderman noted.

He said the reconstruction should be included as the city's priority project next year.

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City to harness Infotech Industry as dev't tool

BAGUIO CITY – The city government will harness the information and communication technology industry to enhance its contribution to the city's development.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan formed the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Council to spearhead the implementation of ICT programs and projects to contribute to the industry's sustained growth in the city.

The mayor will chair the council along with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company.

Various institutions representing the academe, the business process outsourcing (BPOs), the telecommunication companies (TELCOs), power providers, non-government organizations (NGOs) and the national line agencies will serve as members of the council.

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Commemorative Plaque

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His Excellency US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas and Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan shows the commemorative plaque in honor of those US embassy staffs and US Peace Corps Volunteers that perished at the Nevada Hotel during the July 16, 199o Killer Earthquake. The Plaque is provided by the US and shall be permanently put in a marker on what is now the Nevada Square 21 years after.

 

Football Kick Off Ceremony

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Lawyer Alex Bangsoy of the Goshen Land, main sponsor and organizer of the Mayor Domogan Football Cup leads the young players in a kick off ceremony during opening program of the tournament at the Melvin Jones football ground last July 2.

 

Benguet eyes Autonomy Act to restore lost income from national wealth

Baguio City - Taken by surprise on the impact of the Renewable Energy Act drastically reducing their national wealth tax share from the dam operations, Benguet officials are now pinning their hope that the currently being drafted third autonomy act to restore whatever they are about to lose even as they sue for more time to make up their positions on issues that will affect the province.

Gov. Nestor Fongwan asked for more time to consult the various municipalities of his province during the presentation of the working paper on autonomy by the Third Autonomy Act Drafting Committee (TAADC) to the various Local Government Units (LGUs) of the Cordillera last Wednesday here.

Accordingly, an advice from the Department of Budget and Management showed that Barangay Dalupirip which usually got at least P1.19 million every quarter share from the operation of the San Roque Dam will only get P54,000 and Barangay Ampucao which usually got P1.7 million will only be getting P74,000.

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Alderman sets eyes on Baguio hosting of POC-PSA National Games 2012

BAGUIO CITY – "There is going to be a huge change in the Baguio sporting landscape next year...."

Thus said alderman Elmer Datuin last week as he gathered steam to push for Baguio's hosting of the revitalized Philippine Olympic Committee – Philippine Sports Association (POC-PSA) National Games next year.

In a resolution, Datuin revealed there is a growing nationwide clamor for Baguio City to host the 2012 games.

The POC-PSA National Games is touted by organizers as the "biggest multi-discipline tryout' in the country."

In a separate interview, Datuin explained due course to the proposed hosting bid substantially alters the local government's priorities in 2012.

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STATEMENT IN REPLY TO THE PUBLISHED OPEN LETTER OF BCDA PRESIDENT and CEO ARNEL PACIANO D. CASANOVA

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