Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas (R) and Ric Rodriguez (L) Race Director of Ronda Pilipinas raised the hands of Thomas Martinez of Tarlac after winning the stage 9 covering the 181.4 kilometers of  Vigan to Baguio stage. Every lap win is worth P50,000.00.

City comes to terms with Tuba execs on Irisan catch 22

BAGUIO CITY – There's nothing a good chinwag couldn't solve.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week assured Tuba municipal officials of full City Government of Baguio cooperation and aid in addressing trash disaster upshots wrought by recent typhoon "Mina" in towns located along Asin Road in Tuba.

During the September 28 Ugnayan presser, the Baguio chief revealed he had a meeting with Tuba officials where provisional aid in terms of job opportunities and health services were discussed.

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Remedial measures up for Irisan dump protection

BAGUIO CITY – Another typhoon is expected to hit Luzon this weekend and the city is in full alert.

The city is now addressing fears of another collapse at the Irisan Dump Facility to ensure the safety of nearby residents.

Members of the City Engineers Office (CEO) and City Environment and Parks and management Office (CEPMO) has completed covering the top most portion of the exposed trash at the Irisan Controlled Dump Facility here.

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Civil servants honored in 111st yr celebration

BAGUIO CITY- City hall employee-retirees, outstanding and loyal employees, graduates of Masteral, Doctorate, and Law degrees were honored during the 111th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service as celebrated at the Heritage Mansion last week.

The occasion was well-attended, with Congressman Bernardo Vergara, Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Vice-Mayor Daniel Farinas, city officials and guest speaker Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Superintendent Maj. Gen. Nonato Alfredo Peralta, Jr.

Vice-Mayor Farinas, in his remarks hailed all civil servants as the "pillars of government," while Congressman Vergara challenged the government employees to find "a thousand and more ways to serve the people," much more the taxpayers, in all excellence.

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Vallejo officials brief Baguio counterparts on governance

VALLEJO, California – Officials of this city opened their working week last Monday with a briefing on governance, economic and educational systems for their visiting counterparts from Baguio to mark the 18th year of the establishment of sisterhood ties between the two localities.

After the exchange of pleasantries at city hall, host mayor Osby Davis yielded the proceedings to city manager Phil Batchelor, in keeping with the former's welcome message for the sister cities to "get the most out of this relationship".

The sisterhood ties were formalized in May, 1993, on the initiative of the Baguio Californians, the association of expatriates from Baguio and the Cordillera now residing in this, The Golden State.

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Drained OFW seeks Samaritans

After a two-year work contract in Saudi Arabia that supported his mother and younger brother, Martin Jude Barros came home last November to settle down and raise a family.

So last April 26, he married sweetheart Abby Jane Tambiac. Less than a month later, he fell ill and was confined at the SLU Hospital of the Sacred Heart.

The diagnosis was simply shattering, financially and emotionally: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It's a cancer that attacks the lymph nodes, the body's natural immune system that the big C turns mutant and awry, threatening what it's supposed to protect.

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Waste segregation in city gaining headway

BAGUIO CITY – The reinforced waste segregation campaign began to gain headway here even as Mayor Mauricio Domogan urged residents to exert more effort to comply with the scheme which he said, if perfected, will eventually solve the city's garbage problem.

"We are looking forward to perfecting the segregation system because if we can, we will be able to address both our nonbiodegradable wastes which are being processed in our ERS (Environmental Recycling System) and the biodegradables which will be collected by the Pro Tech (Machinery Corporation)," the mayor said.

City environment and parks management office head Cordelia Lacsamana said the level of compliance to the segregation requirement has considerably increased to 50 percent of the 128 barangays and this is expected to further improve as the city intensifies the implementation of the no-segregation-no-collection policy.

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Test proves good quality of ers fertilizer

BAGUIO CITY – An analytical laboratory test conducted on the compost fertilizer produced by the Environmental Recycling System (ERS) proved its high-grade quality.

Ruben Cervantes of the solid waste division of the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPPMO) said the test conducted by the Sentro sa Pagsusuri, Pagsasanay at Pangangasiwang Pang-Agham at Teknolohiya Corp. (SentroTek) showed that the fertilizer contains ample amounts of essential nutrients particularly Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium or NPK and Zinc.

The test results showed it also contains Lead, Mercury and Cadmium in acceptable levels.

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Free Rabies vaccination set

BAGUIO CITY – In celebration of World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, cats and dogs shall be accorded free rabies vaccination on September 28, 29, 30, October 3 and 4 at the City Veterinary Office, Slaughterhouse Compound, from 8AM to 5PM.

In a letter to Mayor Mauricio Domogan, City Veterinarian Dr. Brigit Piok said that pet-owners could bring their cats and dogs for vaccination only if they are over three (3) months of age and in good health. Female pets to be vaccinated should not be pregnant, Dr. Piok also said.

Simultaneously, a free pet consultation shall be done at the same venue.

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Task Force Safe Schools: City looks to kids to solve peace woes

BAGUIO CITY – "The recent successive deaths of minors ages ten to nineteen shall not be in vain."

Thus, in essence, guaranteed local officials last week as they placed their heads together hoping to find a cure against the alarming spate of violence involving kids in the city.

During a consultation meeting relative to the establishment of "Task Force Safe Schools", September 27, the execs agreed to establish a linkage between elementary, high school, and college-level kids to create a family-like atmosphere in schools.

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Barangays urged to level up waste management efforts

BAGUIO CITY – The city government pressed barangay officials and residents here for more vigilance in complying with the waste segregation policy and in taking the lead in managing and safeguarding garbage piles to make the city's segregation-based waste collection system more effective.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said barangays must step up efforts in segregating to avoid the piling up of wastes as the city sustains its no-segregation-no-collection policy.

Garbage piles have been observed in different parts of the city including the city market and city environment and parks management office (CEPMO) head Cordelia Lacsamana said these were not collected due to improper segregation.

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Vallejo City Mayor Osby Davis (second from left) receives Baguio's gift on the 18th anniversary of sisterhood ties from visiting officials led by Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda (extreme left). With them are visiting city councilor Erdolfo Balajadia, city administrator Carlos Caniao, asst. city social welfare office Edith Furigay, city health officer Florence Reyes, city human resource management officer Esther Bisquera and Rebecca Domogan, wife of mayor Mauricio Domogan.



Vallejo, California Mayor Osby Davis welcomes the visiting delegation from Baguio on the 18th anniversary of the forging of sisterhood ties between the two localities. The Baguio goodwill mission was led by city Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda and Rebecca Domogan, wife of Mayor Mauricio Domogan.


Strengthening family values key to solving peace woes – Domogan

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week emphasized the role of reinvigorating traditional 'pinoy' family values in dousing speculations the City of Baguio is no longer safe.

This, amidst unfounded furor on 56-missing babes; the death of a grade 5-pupil; the passing away of kids allegedly victims of gang violence; and baseless rumors of an organized human trafficking band in the city.

The city is currently observing the "Family Month" (whole month of September) and the "Character Week" (starting September 21) which was launched during the City Hall Flag Ceremony Monday.

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Mayor welcomes independent probe into trash slide

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan welcomed the city council move to call for the conduct of an independent investigation into the August 27 trash slide.

"There's no problem with that independent investigation so we can be assured of an impartial outcome," the mayor said.

The city council last Monday approved a resolution asking for the conduct of an independent probe by the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) to achieve an unbiased view of what really transpired during the incident and what caused the collapse of the retaining wall.

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Senior-citizen-official-for-a-day on Oct. 3

BAGUIO CITY- Senior Citizens shall again take over the executive and legislative positions in the city government next Monday, Oct. 3. They are expected to employ intellect, practical know-how, experience and wisdom earned through the years, in trying to straighten some of the city's circuitous systems and through legislation, try to solve some of its problems.

The one-day stay in office is in accordance with council ordinance no. 57, series of 2009 that gives cognizance to senior citizens' role in "participatory governance."

Educator Dr. Milandre Rusgal shall take over Congressman Bernardo Vergara's office, while Mayor Mauricio Domogan takes a rest for the day, as Mr. Federico Balanag shall be city hall's top person-in-charge.

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