Uniwide given limited time to answer query

BAGUIO CITY March 26 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan explained that the management of the Uniwide Sales and Realty Resources Development Corporation will be given a limited time to reply to the query of the local government whether or not the company will still be allowed to do business amidst its being declared bankrupt by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that was appealed to the Court of Appeals (CA).

The local chief executive said that the action of the local government on the overdue development of the city's public market will depend on the response of the company so that the project which was crafted 22 years ago will be realized so that the market facility will be at par with the developed market structures in neighboring urban areas in northern Luzon.

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Incentives of CARAA athletes increased

BAGUIO CITY March 26 – The Cordillera office of the Department of Education announced that it was able to source out funds to provide for a significant increase in the incentives of athletes and coaches who will be bringing home medals in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur on April 16-21, 2018.

Lawyer Sebastian Tayaban, chief of the DepEd-CAR's administrative and finance division, said that regional director May Eclar approved the proposal of regional sports officials for the increase in the incentives of athletes and coaches who will be able to win medals during the national sports competition.

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Agri-tourism fair set May 1-June 2

BAGUIO CITY March 26 The local government has lined up simple but meaningful activities for the celebration of the prestigious Agri-tourism Fair in the city from May 1 – June 2, 2018.

Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr., chairman of the City Council Committee on Market, Trade, Commerce and Agriculture, said that the celebration will kick off with a lecture series on urban gardening and vermin-composting in various barangays from May 1-31, 2018.

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P20 million earmarked to purchase 4garbage trucks

BAGUIO CITY March 27 – Some P20 million was earmarked by the local government in its annual budget this year for the purchase of additional four more garbage trucks to augment the city's current fleet that will contribute in efforts to improve the collection of garbage in the 128 barangays.

City General Services Officer Eugene Buyucan, who was one of the guests during the monthly City Hall Hour press briefing held at the Baguio City multipurpose hall Tuesday, said the budget will only be enough for the additional 4 garbage trucks considering that one truck costs approximately P4.5 million.

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Activities lined up for 2018 Summer Vacation in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY March 27 – Various religious, arts, mall, sports tourism, historical and other activities had been lined up by the local government and the private sector for the celebration of the 2018 Summer Vacation in Baguio.

Most of the religious activities were conducted last March while the remaining events include the Easter sunrise at the Malcolm Square, Jesus Miracle Crusade at the Baguio Athletic Bowl and Easter Sunday mass at the Baguio Cathedral on April 1, Victory Church parent orientation at CAP building on April 14 and Victory Church Victory Weekend on April 21.

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Autonomy is template for federalism – Dureza

BANGUED, Abra March 22 – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza underscored that autonomy is the template for federalism that is why President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) for Mindanao and the Autonomous Region in the Cordillera (ARC) be in place before the planned shift from the present unitary to federal form of government.

Dureza, who visited the province Wednesday to dialogue with the unified Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) command headed by Vice Governor Ronald Balao-as and the autonomy information and education campaign of the Regional Development Council (RDC), pointed out federalism will be the last step in the administration's planned shift in the form of government because the BBRC should be prioritized considering that the autonomous regions for Muslim Mindanao and the Cordillera has been enshrined in the 1987 Constitution to address the historical injustices committed by the national government in neglecting the development of the two regions in the past.

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Officers of the Badihoy Homeowners Association headed by president Francis Martin hand over yarns, knitting and beauty kits, baking/cooking uniforms, and other learning materials donated by US based registered nurse Marites Espejo-Welch. A total of seven balikbayan boxes entrusted to the City Public Information Office containing slightly used clothings, gadgets, learning materials, gadgets, a camera, sports equipment, wrist watches,wireless telephones, house decors among others were given to people who are in need, the Baguio City Jail, Baguio Central Schools,City Social Development Office, Balacbac and Kapangan Elementary School in Benguet Province, Guisad learning School and some 55 recipients from Pinsao Proper Barangay. - By Bong Cayabyab




Baguio Central School principal Esther Litilit proudly shows off the two championship trophies her school won in the 2018 Panagbenga Street Dance Competition (Elementary Division) and 2018 Panagbenga School Base Landscaping Competition in the big category division. - By Bong Cayabyab


Proposed multi-use parking building at burnham auditorium site draws mixed reactions; next hearing set april 11

BAGUIO CITY – The proposed construction of a multi-level parking building with concession areas at the site of the former city auditorium at Burnham Park drew mixed reactions during the initial public consultation conducted by the City Council last March 21.

Some speakers expressed agreement saying the site is more suited to the purpose and a better alternative to the Ganza area and the Melvin Jones while others frowned upon the proposal maintaining that commercialization does no good for the park.

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Put up of batching plant in Burnham Park rejected

BAGUIO CITY March 26 – The City Environment and Parks Management office recommended for the denial of the proposed put up of a temporary cement batching plant by a construction firm within the vicinity of the former archery range behind the Burnham Park swimming pool because of its reported serious negative impact to the state of the environment in the area.

City Environment and Parks Management Officer Cordelia C. Lacsamana stated that based on the inspection conducted by Assistant City Environment and Parks Management officer Ruben Cervantes and Burnham Park office had Joseph Hermogeno, the proposed batching plant facility will be installed below the Gov. Pack road extension which is considered to be very close and behind the city-owned swimming pool and below the Baguio City National High School (BCNHS).

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Merit selection, promotion plan finalized

BAGUIO CITY March 27 – The local government recently finalized the updating of the city's Merit Selection and Promotion Plan to serve as guidelines for the appointing authority in the selection and promotion of deserving officials and employees in the government service.

City Human Resource Management Officer Augustin P. Laban III said once the MSPP will be finalized, it will be submitted to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for approval and for implementation once the Commission will give its stamp of approval for the updated document.

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Dumping of unsegregated garbage probed

BAGUIO CITY March 27 – The City General Services Office (GSO) is conducting an in-depth investigation to ascertain the veracity of the alleged dumping of garbage that was not well segregated by still unidentified personnel of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) at the city's temporary transfer station along Marcos highway recently.

City General Services Officer Eugene Buyucan, who was one of the guests of the monthly City Hall Hour press briefing held at the Baguio City multipurpose hall Tuesday, said the results of the investigation will be submitted to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan who will be the one to make the appropriate representation with the PMA leadership to address the issue that cropped up upon the complaint of concerned officials of Tuba municipality.

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Evanjane Dosalen from Bakakeng Central Day Care flawlessly introduces a visibly impressed Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the Day Care Children's Recognition Day comprising 373 children from 9 day Care Centers from LSU-SVP, Bakakeng Central, Crystal Cave, Sto Rosario, Sto. Tomas Proper Dontogan, Balsigan Sto. Tomas Day Care Centers. - By Bong Cayabyab




Some 373 Day Care children sing the "Ten Thousand Reason" during the Day Care Children's Recognition Day from SLU-SVP, Bakakeng Central, Crystal Cave, Sto Rosario, Sto. Tomas Proper Dontogan, Balsigan Sto. Tomas Day Care Centers which was graced by Mayor Mauricio Domogan last March 21 at PFVR Multi-Purpose center. - By Bong Cayabyab


Millennials eyed as 2018 lucky summer visitors

BAGUIO CITY March 22 – Some four to six first-time millennial visitors in the city are being eyed as this year's lucky summer visitors who will receive a 4-day red carpet treatment from the local governments concerned, the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club (BCBC) and potential sponsors of the annual event listed under the activities of the Summer Vacation in Baguio program.

BCBC president and Radyo Pilipinas anchorman person Jonathan M. Munar said that the members of the selection team will be going to Rosario, La Union and Sison, Pangasinan in the early morning of Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018 for the conduct of the search for the city's first-time visitors who will be on board Baguio-bound buses.

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Mayor stops gambling in Burnham carnival site

BAGUIO CITY March 23 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered concerned offices of the local government to stop the reported gambling activities within the carnival site that was established in the children's playground.

The local chief executive underscored that what was agreed upon by the members of the local finance committee and the operator of the carnival is that the no gambling policy will be strictly enforced considering that what was previously decided was that the operation will be purely dedicated to wholesome and family-oriented rides.

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