Mayor orders suspension of classes Feb. 1

BAGUIO CITY – the scent of flowers fill the air as the 17th edition of the Baguio Flower Festival starts in this mountain resort.

This week, Mayor Mauricio Domogan has ordered the suspension of classes for Elementary and Secondary Levels both for public and private schools come February 1 (Wednesday).

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Mayor approves temporary vending site for block 4 vendors

BAGUIO CITY – due to selfless cooperation showed by Block 4 vendors to voluntarily demolish and vacate their stalls last year, Mayor Mauricio Domogan approved their request for a temporary vending site to continue their business within the city market.

Domogan signed Baguio City Market Task Force resolution 04-2011 designating the perimeter area of block 4 as a temporary vending site for displaced block 4 occupants.

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Mayor rues BCDA-CJHDEVCO's latest falling out over John Hay rental payment

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday admitted that the failed negotiations between the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and the Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) over the payment of lease rental over Camp John Hay will prolong the city's suffering over the non-collection of its share from the rental.

"The case will drag on and naturally we will suffer the consequences as we cannot collect out share which could have been used to fund developmental projects in our city," the mayor lamented.

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City pursues otop identification

BAGUIO CITY – The city will pursue the identification of its One Town, One Product (OTOP).

Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week created a technical working group to spearhead the determination of the OTOP to be chaired by city budget officer Leticia Clemente.

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Rainwater catch basin project still on

BAGUIO CITY – The underground water catch basin project shall push through, with the proposed rehabilitation of the Baguio Convention Center funded with a P15M budget, Mayor Mauricio Domogan assured the public last week.

The pronouncement was done during the regular media forum at city hall, with assurance from Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson, the mayor said.

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Mayor clarifies 'Tree Cutting' issue

BAGUIO CITY – a plan to cut down trees inside the Camp John Hay reservation and SM City Baguio has earned a deluge of complaints from residents here.

'Issued Tree cutting permits´ which was supposed to be local in scope has now reached the President that a text message from Secretary Jesse Robredo inquiring on the issue has prompted City Mayor Mauricio Domogan to answer.

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Students of Bulacan State University headed by Engr. Eduardo Nolasco, Jr. pose with Secretary to the Mayor Rafael Tallocoy after receiving the symbolic 'key of the city' during a brief courtesy call last January 12. photo by paul rillorta


North Face 100 2012


ltra Marathon- Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and Jundel Llagas (middle) Manager of North Face Philippines signed the Memorandum of Agreement last Wednesday January 11 at the Mayor's office, for the staging of the North Face 100 2012, ultra-marathon that will be held in April here in the city and the adjoining towns of Tuba and Itogon. North Face 100 is Asia's first and most prestigious Ultra trail running marathon series. Also in photo is Imam Bedijim Abdhula, the organizer's local liason representative (3rd. from left).


Mayor lauds result of tempered 'cracker sale; eggs on council anew for total ban next year

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Monday lauded the significant reduction of firecracker-related injuries in the city this year as a result of the expanded prohibition on firecracker sale but maintained that a total ban on firecrackers is in order.

Addressing the first flag-raising ceremonies at City Hall this year, the mayor said limiting the firecracker sale to mostly the aerial kinds was a good start for the city's campaign for a safe holiday, but it was just not enough.

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Cordillera tops Newborn screening stats

Cordillera is most compliant in Republic Act 9288.

This, after reports from the University of the Philippines, National Institute of Health,

Newborn Screening Reference Center (UP-NIH-NSRC) revealed the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) topped the country's Newborn Screening Program (NBS) implementation with 67.4 percent coverage besting Region 6 (Western Visayas) coverage of 60.5% who placed in second and Region 11(Davao) coverage of 60.3% who landed in third.

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City gets DPWH commitment to fast-track road works

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan appealed to the public to bear with the inconvenience caused by the implementation of various road projects here even as he assured that the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has given its commitment to the city to fast-track and complete the projects before the Baguio Flower Festival staging next month.

The mayor said Baguio City District Engineering Office Engineer Ireneo Gallato served notice to begin implementing 18 road improvement works in various areas of the city this week to ensure completion of these projects before the Panagbenga.

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Uniforms for drivers and conductors to be enforced

BAGUIO CITY – A uniform system shall be required of all drivers, conductors and inspectors of all utility vehicles plying their routes in the city, as issued in Administrative Order 008, 2012 of Mayor Mauricio Domogan.

This is in compliance with the Baguio Tourism Summit and to the Memorandum Order of the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that Public Utility Vehicle operators provide the required uniforms for their personnel while on duty.

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Electric coop separation endorsed by mayor

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has backed the council resolution asking for a separate electric cooperative for the city, even as he is open for a comprehensive study on the proposal. Said proposal, through Congressman Bernardo Vergara has been filed at the House of Congress; as House Bill 5518.

Baguio Electric Cooperative (BAELCO) in the filed bill seeks separation from Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) which triggered adverse reactions from different sectors, line agencies and even local government units.

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It's a go


City Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Jundel Llagas, Division Manager of North Face signs the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the staging of the 2nd North Face 100 'Ultra Trail Running Marathon Series" scheduled on April 21-22 where International and Local runners are expected to compete. photo by paul rillorta


Baguio Spring Festival


Dragon Dance in the year of the Dragon: Bell Church Dance troop performed the dragon dance in front of the city government employees during the Monday Flag Ceremony last January 9 at the city hall ground where the city and the Chinese Community launched the Baguio Spring Festival.


Canadian medical mission to cater to indigents

BAGUIO CITY – Indigent patients in need of non-emergency surgery may avail of the free surgical program of GO-MED (Greater Outreach Medical/Educational Destinations), a medical outreach group based in Vancouver, Canada from Jan. 30 to Feb. 10 at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

Medical center chief, Dr. Manuel Factora of the BGHMC said the GO-MED team will arrive on Jan. 27 for the medical mission, the group's third in as many years, in the city.

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