U.S surgical mission to benguet this feb.

A group of medical volunteers from New Jersey in the United States will add meaning to February as "Love Month" through a general surgery medical mission they will conduct at the Benguet General Hospital in La Trinidad town.

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Balikbayan couple Victor and Emma Vidal, and Kojoy Pascua enjoy the New Year celebration with a children's parlor game "Pabitin" filed with goodies and money.---by Bong Cayabyab




It started in South Korea. The Gangnam Style became popular all over the world where celebrities, politicians, to Santa Claus, even children and babies dance to the phenomenal lively beat during the New Year celebration.--- By Bong Cayabyab




Baguio taxpayers patiently fill up their forms to pay their taxes or renew their business permits to avoid inconveniences as more taxpayers and businessmen are expected to troop to the city treasurer's office this coming week until the month of March. Early tax payers have the chance to win give-aways in the Rolleta Draw and the Grand Raffle Draw.--- by Bong Cayabyab.




Paputok, Lusis Atbp. Representative Agnes Montoya shows to Mayor Mauricio Domogan, BCPO Chief Jesus Cambay, Jr. and his deputy the kinds of aerial fireworks which will be sold for two days following an exception in the total ban of the same. Photo by Mondax


Mayor to pursue three key ventures

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday expressed keenness in pursuing three key ventures for the city under public-private partnership mode of development.

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Prosecutor dismisses case against tourism officer

The city prosecutor's office has dismissed for insufficiency of evidence the case filed by city councilor Edison Bilog against city tourism officer Benedicto Alhambra for corruption of a public official in connection with the proposed development of the city athletic bowl.

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City hall parking system streamlined

BAGUIO CITY – City Hall streamlined its parking system in anticipation of the influx of taxpayers with vehicles who will pay their taxes, apply or renew their licenses beginning January 2.

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More parking areas needed - mayor

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week noted the upsurge of tourists and vehicle-clogged road networks for the past days as he reiterated the need for more parking areas. This should be needed for the next few days of the holiday season, even as the number coding scheme is suspended since December 17 until January 4, 2013.

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No major infra project lined up for city this year; aip focuses on barangay projects, drainage system

BAGUIO CITY – There are no large-scale infrastructure projects lined up for implementation by the city government this year, based on the Annual Investment Plan (AIP) approved recently by the city council.

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City, dpwh enhance coordination on road project implementation

BAGUIO CITY - The city government and the city district engineering office of the Dept. of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) on Thursday agreed to step up coordination in the implementation of road improvement projects in the city this year to minimize public inconvenience and avoid substandard quality of work.

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Mayor says 62-year old ordinance needs facelift

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan is hoping for the crafting of a city ordinance that would once and for all ban the use and sale of all fireworks in this mountain resort.

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P1.28B city budget approved

BAGUIO CITY – The city council approved in a special session last Friday the city's budget for 2013 amounting to P1,286,143,000.

The approved amount is higher by P118 million than last year's approved budget of P1,168,242,000.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan lauded the city council for swiftly acting on the proposed financial plan after thorough deliberations and consultations with the executive department.

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Samaritans respond to young kidney patient's plea

Whoever they are, Samaritans out there lived out and delivered the substance of this season of sharing. They pooled P38,500 for 14-year old Ana Fontanilla, the youngest patient undergoing life-time hemodialysis treatment for kidney failure at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

"The amount will be good for two months treatment," Marcela, the girl's 46-year old mother, texted last Thursday, four days after the Baguio weeklies carried her appeal.

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Panagbenga committee reorganized

BAGUIO CITY – Gearing up for the 2013 edition of the Baguio Flower Festival, Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week reorganized the Panagbenga committees to begin the ground works for the February spectacle.

In Administrative Order No. 194, the mayor fortified the composition and functions of the policy and program review committee, the executive committee and the various program committees that will spearhead the festival.

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Total ban on firecrackers stays, some sparklers allowed - mayor

BAGUIO CITY – Task Force Paputok has not been swayed on its former stand to totally ban firecrackers, Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week clarified during the final meeting with Paputok, Luces, atbp., headed by Agnes Montoya.

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