Inmates learning to bake own bread

They can't be back home for sometime, but their morning bread will soon be homemade.

Thirty inmates of the Baguio city jail are into a baking course, looking forward to feeding the 34-cell community of about 500 with "pandesal" bigger and more nutritious than those produced in commercial shops.

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Chinese Teachers from mainland China perform during the opening of the Chinese Lunar New Year at the City Hall grounds January 28. photo by paul rillorta


NSTP studes tapped to rid city of graffiti

BAGUIO CITY –A massive graffiti clean-up operation spearheaded by National Service Training Program (NSTP) students is being mounted by the city government in coordination with other government agencies and the private sector led by universities here.

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City-BENECO streetlight deal up for council confirmation

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has submitted to the city council for confirmation the memorandum of agreement between the city government and the Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc. (BENECO) allowing the power firm to take over the management and operation of city streetlights.

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BAGUIO CITY - Vice Mayor Daniel Fariñas on Monday assured Philippine National Police (PNP) Cordillera Regional Director, PCSupt. Benjamin Magalong of support to the police force's request for funding for an information technology (IT) infrastructure and tracking system to have a better Geographical Information System (GIS)-based crime analysis.

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Farinas hails city library for GAD corner

BAGUIO CITY – Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas has commended employees of the Baguio City Public Library for dedicating a space mainly for Gender Equality and Development (GAD) Section here.

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The main event


And the action packed finale bout betwee Edward Batten of Wales Great Britain (Team Dubai-MMA fitness Center) vs Kent Basinga of Malegcong Bontoc MP (Team Unicon) in the 70kgs division. After four rounds of kicking, punching and at some point comedy (when they kicked each others groin a few times) Edward Batten got the favorable decision of the judges getting a split victory.


Kickboxing war


Randy Basinga of the Universal Martial Arts Contender (Team Unicon) slug it out with 6-footer Hungarian Kickboxer Gergely Peto in the openweight division of the "First Quarter Storm" (Cordillera Warriors Vs. International Fighters) last January 26 at the Baguio Convention Center. After three rounds of action, Basinga prevails over his much bigger opponent.


Council check upkeep of jeepney terminals

BAGUIO CITY – Acting on complaints on unhygienic condition of the city's jeepney terminals, the city council on Monday urged the Federation of Jeepney Operators and Driver's Association of Baguio, Benguet and La Union (FEJODABBLU) to ensure sanitation of their loading stations in keeping with the city's status as a tourist destination.

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Revised clup submitted to council; final sectoral consultations set

BAGUIO CITY – A series of final consultations on the proposed updated Baguio City Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and Zoning Ordinance will be conducted with the various sectors by the city council committee on urban planning, lands and housing this month to once again attain a collective review and evaluation of the revised plan.

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Police Regional Director Gen. Benjamin Magalong presents to the City Council a new innovation in crime fighting thru the Geographical Information System Based Crime Analysis (GIS BCA) which is now being used as a means of monitoring and determining crime hotspots in the city. Photo by paul rillorta


Mayor lauds filipino-chinese community contributions to city dev't

BAGUIO CITY - Mayor Mauricio Domogan acknowledged the contributions of the Filipino-Chinese community in the development of the city.

"Your contribution has not only helped people but also the city government in the economic advancement which sustains the growth of the city," the mayor told the Filipino-Chinese community association during the launching of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration last Monday.

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City coop gets boosts

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has applauded the effort of a local cooperative here in sustaining its goal for the mutual and economic benefit of its members.

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Lady lawyers name new set of officers

BAGUIO CITY – the Lady Lawyers of Baguio and Benguet (LLBB) recently elected its new set of officers here.

Following a general assembly and get together party at the Baguio Hall of Justice January 18, the LLBB elected its new set of officers for 2013 naming Judge Delilah Munoz as its new President replacing Atty. Stephanie Rachel Tenefrancia Castro.

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Feb. 17 philhealth run to help save ailing kids

Physical fitness and sports buffs all over the country who will sign up for the "Philhealth Run 2013" on Feb. 17 will end up saving ailing children and providing comfort and hope to their families, also across the archipelago.

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At 10, Ibaloy girl is youngest dialysis patient

Chelsea Abance Benito and her family are no different from most, if not all, of the other kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

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