Mayor Mauricio Domogan and UP Baguio, Dean of College of Social Sciences Dr Lorelei C. Mendoza prepare their lecture kits while the Lead Agency directors who were invited to give a Welcome Remark and a Message were absent during the Orientation Training on Cordillera Regional Autonomy Lecture Modules and House Bill 5595.--- By Bong Cayabyab


SOFAD councilors pass 30 resolutions

BAGUIO CITY – the Scout Officials for a Day (SOFAD) councilors made their first and last City Council session with 30 resolutions passed here.

Literally taking over the helms of the Council Session Hall, Scout Councilor Kristian Angelo Dela Pena opened discussions with his proposed resolution providing for a safe pedestrian crossing for senior citizens along Harrison and Magsaysay roads which was approved immediately.

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Application for candle and flower business on Oct 18

BAGUIO CITY – The yearly issuance of temporary selling permit of candles and flowers shall be on Oct. 18, Thursday, as to the Oplan Kaluluwa 2012 executive committee headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, thru Alicia Onoza, In-charge of the Office of the City Treasurer.

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Smart Baguio Run for A Cause


There they Go-Runners of the Smart Baguio Run for A Cause trying to out sprint each other in the front immediately after the starting gun was fired at 6:00 AM on October 7 at the Burnham Lake Drive.


SOFAD on Monday, Oct. 15

BAGUIO CITY – Once again, Scout-Officials-for-a-Day (SOFAD) shall take charge of city hall's executive and legislative offices, the judiciary and public utilities after their oath-taking Monday, Oct. 15 during the flag-raising ceremonies.

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Timpuyog Bets


From L to R are candidates of the Timpuyog Ti Baguio coalition; Councilor Joel Alangsab (who is the current ABC President) Councilor Fred Bagbagen (seeking his 3rd Term), Lawyer George Dumawing, comebacking Councilors Federico Mandapat, Edilberto Tenefrancia, and Ellaine Sembrano, Seeking her 3rd. Term Councilor Lulu Tabanda, Congressman Vergara, Mayor Domogan, Vice Mayor Danny Farinas, Reelectionist Councilors Elmer Datuin and Philian Weygan Allan, comebacking Councilor Robert Ortega, Lawyer Maskay, singing the National Anthem during the simple Prayer meeting at the Sunshine Park before proceeding at the COMELEC office.


The Trio leadership


Top three position candidates and the trio leaders of the Timpuyog Ti Baguio showing their Certificate of Candidacies after filing it with the COMELEC Office Wednesday. They are Vice Mayor Danny Farinas, Congressman Bernie Vergara, and Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan.


Rotarians keeping overpass spick-and-span

From whatever angle you look at it, the whole span of the Abanao-Magsaysay-Harrison pedestrian overpass now promises to be spick-and-span as the Rotary Club of Baguio and allied groups vowed to maintain it as an environmental thrust on the club's 75th anniversary.

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Led lights terms firmed up for council deliberation

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday led an executive-legislative meeting to firm up the proposed terms of reference (TOR) for the street and government building light replacement and management venture using the Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology which is up for city council scrutiny.

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3rd vergara-domogan cup golf tourney set October 20-21

BAGUIO CITY – The 3rd Vergara-Domogan golf tournament will tee off on October 20-21 at the Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay fairways.

As in the past years, the tournament is expected to draw the participation of golfing enthusiasts not only from the city but also from nearby areas.

Tournament fee is P1,500 for the two playing days inclusive of raffle prizes and dinner at Camp John Hay Clubhouse on Oct. 21.

The annual sporting event aims to raise funds for cause-oriented organizations and this year's beneficiaries will again be the Alay sa Kalinisan Inc., indigent patients at the Baguio General Hospital (BGH), day care centers, palliative care unit of the SLU Sacred Heart Hospital and other indigents.

Interested hole sponsors may contact the Office of the Congressman tel. no. 442-8918 or the Office of the City Mayor tel. no. 442-8920. – A Refuerzo


Smart Baguio Run for A Cause


Congressman Bernardo Vergara (3rd. from L) and Secretary to the Mayor Mr. Raffy Tallocoy (8th from L) pose for posterity with the top ten finishers of the Smart Baguio Run for a Cause last Oct. 7 at the Burnham Lake Drive.


Tilapia fishing at Burnham, Oct 21

BAGUIO CITY – Families are encouraged to take part in the Tilapia fishing at Burnham lake on Oct 21, Sunday morning, with prizes at stake, including bringing home the fish they caught

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21st local gov't day celeb

BAGUIO CITY – Barangay Lourdes Subdivision Extension emerged as winner of the Most Outstanding Peace and Order Council in the city after thorough assessment as to organization membership, meetings, policies and budget, and accomplishments, for the past evaluation period.

Coming in next are Imelda Village, Irisan, General Emilio F. Aguinaldo, Camp 7, Pinsao Proper, Hillside, New Lucban, East Modernsite and T. Alonzo barangays.

The awards were given last Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Baguio Convention Center during the 21st local government day celebration, where city officials, Punong Barangay, local officials and constituents were present.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Atty. George Fortea representing Congressman Bernardo Vergara, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) City Director Evelyn Trinidad and Guest of Honor DILG-CAR Regional Director John Castaneda presented the awards.

Councilors Joel Alangsab and Isabelo Cosalan, Jr. and Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Director Jesus Cambay were also present during the program.

The theme for this year's celebration is, "Panangtalyaw ti Napalabas ken Panangpasangbay iti Masakbayan."

The mayor, Atty. Fortea and RD Castaneda also focused on said theme in their messages. Mayor Domogan pointed out the need to get back to the basics for good governance. Following the Ten Commandments faithfully would be a good way to start in serving the people, he said.

Congressman Vergara through Atty. Fortea asked that the local officials serve their constituents with dedication as to be "worthy of emulation," and serve as inspiration to the general public.

RD Castaneda, in his speech advocated the "good governance" legacy left by the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo. He also pointed out the need for organized participation between the public and private groups, accountability of public officials, responsiveness to the needs of the general public; full disclosure and transparency; and clarity of rules and regulations being imposed. Public officials are expected to be "mahusay, matino at karapat-dapat," he said.

He also lauded Baguio's award for good housekeeping in 2011 which gained P3M for the city. RD Castaneda also advocated the need for Baguio to maintain good relations between and among neighboring towns; the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay concept. Expansion within the neighboring areas may also offer economic gains, business prospects, and solutions for Baguio's problems, he said.

In connection with the celebration, the biggest loser in line with Healthy Lifestyle spearheaded by the City Nutrition Council (BCNC) and Health Services Office was also awarded.

According to Health Officer Angelita Sabado, the participants in the pound-by-pound weight loss program exerted effort as to aero exercise, healthy lifestyle and diet which resulted to four to twelve-kilo-loss within a four-month period, from June to September this year.

The weight-loss program was done with professional trainors and evaluators where Janet Fransciso of North Central Aurora Hill won with the most number of excess pounds shed off. Second, third and fourth placers are: Joan Vister of New Lucban, Margarita Zapanta of Upper Quezon Hill, and Imelda de Vera of Trancoville, respectively.

Active participants also in the program are: Luz Laop of Irisan, Myla Marie de Los Santos of Imelda Village, Jenny Dang-as of East Quirino Hill and Annabelle Felicio of Lopez Jaena barangays.

It is envisioned that the weight-losers shall serve as examples to those who aspire to be fit and healthy. -juliegfianza


Lets Go Timpuyog


Led by its top leaders, Timpuyog ti Baguio candidates and their supporters troop to the COMELEC office to file their Certificate of Candidacies for the upcoming Midterm election next year.


Kids' summit to cap national children's month

Kids will have the last say - at least chronologically - in this 20th National Children's Month that adults launched through a "Kapihan" media forum last Wednesday morning at the city social welfare and development office.

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ESL focus back on sto. tomas lot as ampucao option fizzles out

BAGUIO CITY – Proponents of the still elusive engineed sanitary landfill (ESL) project have trained back their sight on the lot originally pinpointed as ESL site located at the city outskirts in Apugan-Sto. Tomas here after all other options including the erstwhile promising prospect in Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet were ruled out.

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