City begins budget preparation for 2012

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has given the go signal for the preparation of the city budget for year 2012.

The mayor approved the budget call issued by city budget officer Leticia Clemente to all city departments setting the guidelines in the preparation and submission of the budget proposals for next year.

The mayor said he will convene the City Development Council which will screen the priority programs and projects and come up with the Annual Investment Plan (AIP) to list the projects that will be funded in next year's budget.

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DPWH asked to improve info dissemination, coordination on projects

BAGUIO CITY – The city council last Monday urged the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to improve its public consultation and information strategies on their public works projects to allow people more opportunities to be informed, ventilate their opinions and to prepare for the inconvenience that may result from the implementation of the projects.

The body also asked the department to install bigger billboards on both ends of the project sites for better visibility and serve the people's information needs.

The body felt that the department's strategy was lacking after the DPWH successively implemented road works in various parts of the city resulting to traffic snarls, confusion and public outcry.

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Mayor taps NGO’s to help in drives vs. illegal gambling, smoking

BAGUIO CITY – Two non-government organizations have been authorized by Mayor Mauricio Domogan to assist in the campaigns against illegal gambling and smoking in the city.

The mayor last July 18 issued Administrative Order No. 85 authorizing the duly accredited members of the Bantay Baguio (Citizens Watch), Inc. to assist the city government in monitoring the proliferation of illegal activities such as illegal gambling, businesses operating without business permits and others.

On July 21, the mayor issued Administrative Order No. 86 authorizing the members of the Church of God Baguio to assist the city government in the implementation of the Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance specifically related to the apprehension of smokers in public places and vehicles and the posting of 'No Smoking' signs in conspicuous places in the city.

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Nutrition workers honored Aug. 3

BAGUIO CITY – Speaking during the nutrition month culmination program last Wednesday, August 3, Mayor Mauricio Domogan encouraged the general public to be extra watchful about their food intake, exercise regularly, avoid stressful situations and have enough time for recreation and relaxation.

He also emphasized on eating indigenous yet nutritious food, which may also be medicinal in nature; affordable or easily grown in their backyards.

And consistently with the theme, "Isulongang Breastfeeding-Tama, Sapat at Eksklusibo!" the mayor made known plans for not less than twenty (20) nursing mothers per barangay to convene and breastfeed their babies simultaneously as a showcase.

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Domogan cites gains in first year

BAGUIO CITY – The city government attained substantial gains in its various programs during the first year of the administration of Mayor Mauricio Domogan as gleaned from the city executive's report last Monday.

In his State of the City Address (SOCA) delivered before a crowd at the Baguio Convention Center, the mayor cited the city's accomplishments on the following thrusts: environment; fiscal; infrastructure; peace and order; social services; education; and health.

He attributed said achievements to the continuing teamwork and cooperation between the public and the private sectors of the city.

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Red cross honors ‘galloners’

The local Red Cross paid tribute last Thursday afternoon to people and groups who bled and continue to bleed to save people they hardly knew during medical emergencies.

RC chapter chairman and city councilor Erdolfo Balajadia, chapter administrator Anastacia Tamayo and secretary to the mayor Rafael Tallocoy presided over the presentation of plaques and certificates of recognition during rites at the city hall multi-purpose center.

"You have touched the lives of others, so they will follow your example," Tallocoy told representatives of 23 groups and institutions, 10 youngsters belonging to "Pledge 25" and 20 new members of the Blood Galloners Club.

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ELA for ERS matters

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last Wednesday expressed approval on the conduct of an Executive Legislative Agenda (ELA) to thresh out matters as to the Environmental Recycling System (ERS) being used at the garbage dumpsite in Irisan.

The pronouncement came after City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) head Cordella Lacsamana appeared before the city council Monday afternoon to clarify matters as to the ERS.

Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas said that other department heads needed to answer queries too, as to the issues, will be invited to the ELA.

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City honors best of the best in barangay nutrition

BAGUIO CITY – Culmination of the Nutrition month celebrations in the city will highlight people who have contributed to the success of the nutrition programs in the city most especially in the barangay level.

As part of the celebrations, the City Government of Baguio through the Health Services Office released this week the winners of the yearly search for nutrition related awards and the people who contributed to its success.

The performing Barangay Nutrition Committees (BNC) District Level are barangays Atok Trail, Aurora Hill Proper, Bakakeng Central, Bakakeng Norte, Cabinet Hill-Teachers Camp, Camp 7, East Modernsite, Ferdinand Marcos, GEFA-Lower Q.M., Gibraltar, Honeymoon, Irisan, Kias, Legarda-Burnham, Lucnab, Pacdal, Palma-Urbano, Private Road Magsaysay, Salud Mitra, San Antonio, San Roque, South Central, South Drive, Sto. Nino, Upper Rock Quarry and Victoria Village.

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Baguio club wins top Lions International award

Members of Lions Clubs all over the world roared for the Baguio City (Host) Lions Club as it received the Beacon Award for outstanding service at their 94th International Convention last July 7 in Seattle, Washington State.

Baguio Host president Moody Imayaho remembers he rose and punched the air in jubilation when the club's "Eye Run Coz I Care" was declared all throughout Lionism as the best service project to the blind or visually impaired.

"The announcement that Baguio won was overwhelming as Lions International, with over 1.4 million members, has over 45,000 clubs spread out to 206 countries from which to select the best," Imayaho recalled. "It was an awesome confirmation of the power of the collective work of the club members and supporters, and of the vision of the pioneers who founded the club on November 21, 1950."

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City gov’t, media mourn death of pioneer

BAGUIO CITY - His colleagues in both the media and the city government best remember him as a principled, virtuous man dedicated to his craft and cause.

Thus indeed is a fitting salute to media and city human resource management pioneer Jose "Joedax" Dacawi, 66, who succumbed to a lingering illness last July 30, almost two years after he retired from the city government as city human management officer. He was laid to rest last Saturday (August 6) at the Baguio Cemetery.

"Joedax... manifested enthusiasm and dynamic energy towards performing his daily tasks that helped in the attainment of the city's goals and objectives," the city council wrote in a resolution passed last Monday to pay tribute to the late public servant.

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City prepares for 102nd Baguio day fete

BAGUIO CITY – The city government is gearing up for the 102nd Baguio Charter Day celebration come Sept. 1.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week formed the executive committee to spearhead the preparations for the fete.

City administrator Carlos Canilao and Councilor Elmer Datuin will chair the committee which is expected to come up with a line-up of activities to mark the occasion.

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Domogan spells out 2012 plans

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Monday laid down his plans for the succeeding year to sustain the momentum gained during the first year of his administration and propel the realization of the goals he set at the start of his term.

In his State of the City Address (SOCA), the mayor spelled out the thrusts and directions he intends to pursue in 2012.

Topping his list is the maintenance of the integrity of the environment which can be done by continuing to preserve and protect the City's urban green areas and watersheds; to assert regulation on water abstraction to ensure sustainable water supply;to intensify the implementation of the Clean Air Ordinance and improve air quality; work out the expansion of the City's Sewerage system to cope with rapid urbanization; andto enhance the aesthetic ambience of city parks.

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Back on her feet, girl walks to thank benefactors

Since she can walk again and was going home, 15-year old Irish Gullitiw last Tuesday retraced her way into offices and institutions. She made the rounds to thank agencies and people who had helped restore her health and rekindle her will to return to school.

Unaided, she walked up city hall so she could thank mayor Mauricio Domogan. Months ago, she could not walk and had to be carried by her mother Elma or uncle Jimmy as they were knocking on doors for support towards her medical deliverance.

Last January, the mayor wrote an appeal for St. Luke's Medical Center to take her in as a charity case, for laboratory tests to zero in on why her frail body and life were slowly wasting away.

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City night market program streamlined

BAGUO CITY – The city government will streamline its night market program to better serve its purpose of granting livelihood opportunities to itinerant vendors.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday said the city through the Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA) approved the transfer of the night market from the Baguio Athletic Bowl to Harrison Road where qualified vendors will be allowed to sell their wares from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

The mayor said grantees of the 1,050 slots will undergo a screening process and those who will be selected will be issued proper identification cards.

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Nutrition and environment enthusiasts to be honored Aug. 3

BAGUIO CITY – Committed nutrition workers, one for twenty years now, shall be honored by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Dr. Mario Capanzana, Ph.D. of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Nutrition and Research Institute, Baguio Health Department (BHD) officials and their own colleagues during the nutrition month culminating program on August 3 at the Baguio Convention Center.

Topping the list is Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) Corazon Sebastian who served as volunteer for twenty (20) years, and Delia San Juan and Esperita Malecdan, both BNS, for fifteen (15) years of service.

Monica Sicat of City Camp Proper shall be awarded as Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar for 2010.

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First one year


After one year since retaking the city's top executive post, Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan renders a comprehensive report on the city's accomplishments at the Convention Center today Monday, July 25, 2011.

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