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Domogan, Farinas defend grant of financial support to panagbenga

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas on Monday defended the city government's grant of financial support to the Baguio Flower Festival amid questions on the practicability of extending such subsidy.

"I think it is but proper that we continually support this activity because it is our own festivity which has evolved into a much-awaited national and even international event. To run a festival of this magnitude would necessitate the cooperation of both the public and private sectors," the mayor said.

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Mayor: No need to halt asin bid

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday said there is no need to stop the bidding of the Asin mini-hydroelectric plants despite an appeal from the Tuba town officials to stay the bidding due to questions on the mini-hydroelectric plant no. 3 lot ownership and claims payment.

"I don't think it's an issue that would merit stopping our bidding out the facilities," the mayor said during his Ugnayang Panlungsod press briefing.

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Mayor firm city not dumping at Irisan

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday maintained that the city government has stopped using the Irisan facility as dumping ground and as transfer or sorting area for wastes in compliance with the Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) of the Supreme Court (SC).

The mayor dismissed reports of its alleged continued dumping at the site as untrue even as he invited critics to go to the site and "see for themselves."

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Mayor: Pedestrianization feasible

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan wants to weight things first before the concept of pedestrianizing Session Road can be done but added it is feasible.

Domogan was reacting to queries from the Local media Wednesday during the weekly Ugnayan presser on the possibility of continuing with the concept of pedestrianization as what transpired during the January 27 temporary closure of a portion of Session Road to pave the way for the conduct of the project 'Recreating People Friendly Session Road' spearheaded by a Multi-sectoral group of Architect Joseph Alabanza, Dir. Purificacion Molintas, Fr. Lorenzo Abela, Jr. and other stakeholders.

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Baguio Flower Festival 2012

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The Children remains to be the star of the Panagbenga 17 years since it came into being. Photo shows some of the participant's gestures during the drum and lyre street dancing last February 1and another outstanding performance at the athletic bowl.

 

Mayor assures city's compliance with writ

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday assured that the city government will comply with the order of the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the use of Irisan dumpsite as dumping area and as temporary holding or staging point for wastes saying this has been the city's ultimate goal.

"We will abide by the court order. That has been our direction – to clear the garbage in the dumpsite and later convert the area into a park – but of course, it can't be done overnight," the mayor said.

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Mayor still hoping for BCDA-CJH DevCo truce

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan remains hopeful that the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and the Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) can still patch up their differences and reach an amicable settlement on the Camp John Hay lease payment despite their apparently worsening dispute.

"We are still praying that they will sit down and come up with an amicable solution for the benefit of all concerned," the mayor said.

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Jeepney loading areas allocated

BAGUIO CITY – Administrative Order 4, series of 2012 which allocates loading areas along Perfecto street and Harrison road for Aurora Hill and Trancoville public utility jeepneys, stays as is, Mayor Mauricio Domogan clarified last week.

Accordingly, the said loading areas need signages which are now being prepared and shall be installed the earliest, within this week.

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Uniforms for drivers and conductors clarified

BAGUIO CITY – Unless a counter directive is received, jeepney and taxi drivers, bus conductors, drivers and inspectors are required to don their color-coded uniforms while plying their routes in the city, as issued in Administrative Order 008, 2012 of Mayor Mauricio Domogan.

Clarifications are in order, as according to Perfecto Itliong, Federation President, Regional Transport Coordinator-CAR, the AO issued was in accordance with a Memorandum Order of the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) as to the provisions requiring uniforms for personnel while on duty.

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BFF 2012 activities on,

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan invited the general public to the Panagbenga activities this week, the major highlights being the on-going Market Encounter at Burnham Park, Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom at Melvin Jones on Sunday morning, and Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio at Burnham Park. The two activities including the Fluvial Float Parade at Burnham Lake, shall all be done Feb. 12.

"Let us enjoy the activities, as this is our very own festival," the mayor said during the regular media forum last week. He assured Baguioites and tourists that activities have been prepared for people of all ages, and from all walks of life.

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Panagbenga opens with parade and dance showdown

BAGUIO CITY – With flowers and waving feathers, bright cloaks and shimmering veils, flags and twirling umbrellas, instruments covered with blooms and dancing musicians; pupils garbed in neon-colored costumes and accessories, from elementary schools kicked off Panagbenga 2012 with a parade from Panagbenga Park up to the Baguio Athletic Bowl, last Wednesday.

A dance showdown followed until the announcement of winners just after noon. Baguio Central Elementary School won with a Hundred and Thirty Thousand (130,000) prize, followed by Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School with a Hundred and Ten Thousand (P110,000) peso prize; as Special Education Center garnered third place with Ninety Thousand Pesos (P90,000) for their efforts.

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Mayor orders illegal vending crackdown

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan this week warned illegal street vendors selling their wares on congested streets and pedestrian pathways to cooperate and stop illegal vending activities.

The Anti-Peddling Task Force has launched a saturation drive to rid the city from illegal vendors targeting areas with high concentration of illegal vending such as lakandula area.

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Baguio Flower Festival 2012 opening parade

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Officials led by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and Congressman Bernardo Vergara were in the front during the opening parade last February 1. 

 

Mayor calls for vigilance to safeguard forest reservations

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday called for vigilance in protecting forest reservations and public lands now in dire situation due to bogus land claims and titles.

The mayor said protected areas like the Forbes Park, Wright Park, Botanical Garden are now in danger due to the wanton issuance of Certificates of Ancestral Land Title (CALTs) by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) while Busol watershed is also mired in squatting cases.

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Spring festival outstanding citizens honored

BAGUIO CITY – The Filipino-Chinese community honored four outstanding citizens of the city during the Spring Festival main program last January 21 at the Hotel Supreme.

The awardees chosen by the screening committee were:

*Mrs. Estrella B. Tano was cited in the field of Public Service having served as a dedicated government employee for 41 years. She is the former city assessor that initiated the computerization of the records of the Assessor's office and Geographic Information System at the tax mapping division. She continues to be active in outreach programs in the religious sector and in the Zonta Club benefiting the indigents of the city; 

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Jeepney loading areas allocated

BAGUIO CITY – Administrative Order 4, series of 2012 which allocates loading areas along Perfecto street and Harrison road for Aurora Hill and Trancoville public utility jeepneys, stays as is, Mayor Mauricio Domogan clarified last week.

Accordingly, the said loading areas need signages which are now being prepared and shall be installed the earliest, within this week.

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