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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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.


Oplan kaluluwa 2011 vendors application on

BAGUIO CITY- Flower and candle vendors who are interested to conduct business for the coming All Souls and All Saints Day are enjoined to apply for their license this Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Treasurer's Office, City Hall.

It is however emphasized that selling of candles and flowers shall be done at Athletic Bowl, and not along Harrison road, as was the usual site during the past years.

This was the pronouncement from City Treasurer Thelma Manaois after the OPLAN Kaluluwa meeting with the concerned offices and agencies last week.

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Pedestrian lane reduction along Session road to be made permanent

BAGUIO CITY – The reduced number of pedestrian lanes along Session Road will soon become permanent.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the Traffic and Transportation Management Council (TTMC) has recommended the permanent adoption of the closure of pedestrian walks along Session Road particularly those across Porta Vaga to National Life Building and McDonalds to Philippine National Bank (PNB) after the month-long experiment bore positive results on the traffic condition in the area.

He said the TTMC assessment showed that the scheme was advantageous and beneficial in improving the traffic situation along the main road.

He said the recommendation has been submitted to the city council for approval.

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City to intensify garbage fee collection in barangays

BAGUIO CITY – The city government will intensify the collection of garbage fees in the barangays by allowing a barangay-based collection system.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan who issued Administrative Order No. 132 for this purpose said this scheme will streamline the collection process to make it more efficient with the end in view of helping the barangays generate resources to support their own waste management programs.

The mayor's order establised the guidelines for the barangay-based collection system pursuant to the city's tax ordinance.

"Tax Ordinance No. 2001-01 as amended provides for a sharing scheme for garbage fees collected at the Barangay level as a way of increasing collection efficiency that can serve as an incentive to support barangay-based solid waste management initiatives," the mayor noted.

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SOFAD on Monday, Oct. 17

BAGUIO CITY – Scout officials from Baguio's elementary and high schools unseat city officials on Monday, Oct. 17, and exercise their leadership skills in executive and legislative postions, after the oath-taking and turnover ceremonies simultaneous with the city hall flag-raising ceremonies. Replaced officials shall then escorted the scouts to their respective offices.

Scout City Mayor Paul Matther Palitog of Pines City National High School (PCNHS) took over Mayor Mauricio Domogan's office; while Scout Official Donna Mel Donato of the University of Baguio Science High School (UBSHS) was the vice-mayor for a day, in lieu of Vice-Mayor Daniel Farinas. Scout Donato took care of the council committee on Ways and Means and Finance and preside over the council session in the afternoon where scout councilors present proposed resolutions and ordinances.

Bryanly Rodriguez of Pines City Colleges High School Department (PCC HSD) took over Councilor Nicasio Aliping, Jr.'s council committee chairmanship on Public Utilities, Transportation and Traffic Legislation; while Megan Frances Mangali of the University of the Cordilleras Laboratory High School (UCLHS) took the seat of Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda's committee chairmanship on Social Services, Women and Urban Poor.

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Senior Citizen Officials for a Day (SCOFAD) headed by Congressman Dr. Milandre Rusgal, City Mayor Federico Balanag and Vice-Mayor Isaias Barongan present themselves before government employees and guests during Mondays flag raising ceremonies replacing city officials for one day.


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.


Joint meeting


Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan together with Tuba Vice Mayor Clarita Sal-ongan jointly presides during the joint meeting last Wednesday of the municipal officials and city officials of the two neighboring LGU's relative to the abatement of possible health hazard brought about by the trash slide in Irisan.


Seminar on tourist data reporting done

BAGUIO CITY – Congressman Bernardo Vergara, Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas assured their office's support to the tourism industry during the Basic Tourism Statistics Training conducted at the Multi-Purpose Hall, City Hall last week.

The training which was done for two batches, was done in coordination with the Department of Tourism (DOT-CAR) due to earlier reports of a thirty-three percent (33%) tourist arrival decline in the city for the first quarter of this year.

The decrease was the subject of a city council appearance of DOT Regional Director Pura Molintas, City Tourism Officer Benny Alhambra and Baguio Tourism Council officer and Baguio Country Club General Manager Anthony De Leon, last July where they explained that insufficient and poorly treated data input caused such information.

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Senior citizens urged to take active role in waste, clean programs

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan encouraged senior citizens here to take an active role in the city's waste management and Clean and Green program to inspire more community cooperation.

"Instead of just complaining about the problem of waste or cleanliness, why not get our acts together and help out. For all we know, this could encourage our younger generations to also get involved if they see their respected elders doing the job for them. On that score alone, you can be a big help to our city," the mayor told the group of elderly who took part in the recent Senior Citizens Officials for-a-Day (SCOFAD) program.

He said the senior citizens groups can help their barangay officials in the segregation of wastes or in other related tasks in their own barangays.

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Mayor reconsiders BENECO offer to manage streetlights

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has decided to reconsider the long standing offer of the Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc. (BENECO) to manage the city's unmetered streetlights and assured that he will recommend the scheme to the city council

What merited his reconsideration according to the mayor was the latest figure presented during his meeting with the BENECO technical working group and city executives last Wednesday which showed that the cost of BENECO's offer based on a 12-hour burning hour billing appears to be lower than the expense that the city is incurring in maintaining these facilities on its own.

With the mayor during the meeting were city engineer Leo Bernardez, city budget officer Leticia Clemente and city accountant Antonio Tabin.

"I will favorably recommend the matter to the city council and it will be up to the body's decision," the mayor said.

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Market, Trade and Commerce Chair Councilor Perlita Chan Rondez walks past defective weighing scales confiscated from the city market last October 3 before a government roller flattens them.

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