Councilors: devise stop-gap traffic measures

BAGUIO CITY – The city council on Monday decided to request the Transport and Traffic Management Committee (TTMC) to create a sub-committee or technical working group tasked to devise a traffic plan for December until the summer months when tourist arrivals is at its peak.

The council also passed a resolution ordering hotels, inns, and similar establishments to post signs instructing their guests to leave their cars in the parking lot and use public transportation instead or walk to their desired destinations.

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P500M needed to put up state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant

BAGUIO CITY November 22 - City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) Head Cordelia Lacsamana said the local government needs more or less P500 million to fund the proposed Sewage Treatment plant within the Galiano River System.

The proposed project, presented before the city council on Monday, entails the construction of a waste water treatment facility, a septage facility, and 11.9 kilometers of new sewer lines.

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City's residual waste disposal transferred to Urdaneta

BAGUIO CITY November 24 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the City General Services Office (GSO) to prepare the waste disposal contract for the transfer of the dumpsite of the city's residual waste from the Metro Clark Management and Sanitary Services Corporation in Capas, Tarlac to the sanitary landfill owned by the local government of Urdaneta in Pangasinan starting next year.

The local chief executive claimed the city's technical team was able to validate the compliance of the Urdaneta landfill operator to the pertinent permits issued by concerned government agencies that will support the requirements of the procurement law, relative to the compliance of landfill operators to the standards contained under the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.

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City grateful for P180M Convention Center fund

BAGUIO CITY November 24 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed the local government's gratitude to all those who were instrumental in facilitating the allocation of the P180 million from the annual budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) purposely for the initial rehabilitation of the city-owned Baguio Convention Center, the city's premier convention facility.

The local chief executive revealed that Public Works Undersecretary Cabral, who was then an Assistant Secretary of the agency during her visit to the city early last year, was actually instrumental in working out the inclusion of the initial funding for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the Baguio Convention Center in the agency's budget next year.

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Burnham Park fitness trainers accede to Mayor Mauricio Domogan's call for support to the Smoke-Free Baguio campaign. They volunteered their free services to the anti-smoking fitness event dubbed "One Music, One Dance for a Smoke-Free Baguio" set on Nov. 25 at the bicycle lane near the Tourist Police Unit from 6-8 a.m which will be open to public. Photo shows the instructors discussing the details with Smoke-Free Task Force members Aileen Refuerzo of the public information office and Joseph Hermogeno of the city environment and parks management office. - Photo by Rosa Moresto




A parent applies make-up and moral support to her daughter before the start of day care Children Got Talent, a special event in observance of the 2017 national Children's Month with the theme: "Bata: Iligtas Sa Droga!". - By Bong Cayabyab




Mayor Mauricio Domogan assisted by La Faayete Luxury Suites donors represented by Paul Lawlani (4th from left) and his wife Rowena (not shown in photo) and Councilor Edgar Avila (3rd from right) cut the ceremonial ribbon during the turn-over of the newly constructed one-storey two-classroom school building and water tank at Manuel Quezon Elementary School last November 16. Councilor Avila initiated the solicitation for the funding of the classrooms and water tank project from La Faayete Luxury Suites proprietor Lawlani couple. Also present during the simple rites are school principal Danilo Gayao 2nd from left) , Military Cut-Off PB Randy Valdez and former Cong. Nicasio Aliping Jr.- By Bong Cayadyab


Christmas in baguio opens Dec. 1

BAGUIO CITY – The Christmas tradition lives on in the city via the Christmas in Baguio calendar of activities set to launch on Dec. 1.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan invited residents and tourists to take part in the activities to nurture the Christmas spirit in the city starting from the inaugurals.

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Burnham fitness instructors throw support behind smoke-free baguio campaign

BAGUIO CITY – Fitness instructors of various groups and clubs conducting workouts at Burnham Park threw their support behind the smoke-free Baguio campaign of the city government.

Eleven instructors of various fitness disciplines including Tai-chi, Zumba and Tae Bo committed their full support to the campaign and even agreed to give their services for free to mount a fitness event dedicated to the campaign.

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Public safety is our primordial concern – DPWH-BCDEO

BAGUIO CITY November 24 – The Department of Public Works and Highways – Baguio City Engineering District (DPWH-BCDEO) underscored that the agency's primordial concern in the demolition of illegal structures erected within the road-right-of-way of national roads is for the safety of the public.

DPWH-BCDEO District Engineer Rene Zarate said the dismantling of the illegal structures within the vicinity of the Lion's Head along Kennon Road amidst the demand for reprieve from affected informal settlers and some local officials is just to prove that the agency is inclined to pursue its mandate to make sure national roads are free from obstructions.

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200 electric poles need relocation – DPWH-BCDEO

BAGUIO CITY November 24 – More or less 200 electric poles that allegedly serve as obstructions along national roads have been identified by the Department of Public Works and Highways – Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO) to be relocated pursuant to a joint circular from the DPWH and the Department of Energy (DOE).

DPWH-BCDEO District Engineer Rene Zarate said number of electric poles to be relocated might increase depending on the results of the on-going validation being conducted by representatives of concerned government agencies, the local government and the involved public utility companies like the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) and other cable companies that attach their cables to the said electric poles.

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City bags Batang Pinoy plum

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio delegation for the Batang Pinoy Luzon qualifying leg bags first place with a 44-45-41 medal tally, Mayor Mauricio Domogan proudly announced during the media Ugnayan at city hall last Wednesday.

Besting 126 local government units and close to 6,000 15-and-under students and Out-of- School-Youths (OSYs) at the Quirino Stadium, Vigan, Ilocos Sur; the city delegation competed in 18 events; track and field, swimming, archery, arnis, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, chess, dancesport, karatedo, tennis, pencak silat, sepak takraw, softball, table tennis, taekwondo and volleyball.

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Enactment of firecracker ordinance sought

BAGUIO CITY November 16 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged the members of the local legislative body to already enact the required ordinance regulating the sale, distribution and manufacture of firecrackers and pyrotechnic materials in the city to further prevent residents from using the hazardous materials during the Christmas and New Year revelries.

The local chief executive admitted that the enactment of the firecracker ordinance will put an end to the perennial problem of the local government regarding the repeated requests from firecracker and pyrotechnic distributors to sell their regulated products in the city.

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Smoke Free Baguio activities, set

BAGUIO CITY – We all deserve to breathe clean air.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan led other officials in formally unveiling the Smoke Free Baguio campaign list of activities during City Hall flag-raising rites last Monday.

He stressed that everyone has the right to breathe clean air and encouraged all sectors to do their part for the program's successful implementation pointing out that the government cannot do it alone.

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Principal author of Smoke Free Baguio Ordinance Councilor Joel Alangsab explains the dangers of smoking and the strict implementation of anti-smoking ordinance in public places and other areas alike during the launching of Smoke Free Baguio program of activities during City Hall flag raising ceremonies. - By Bong Cayabyab




Sablan National High School-Main (SNHS-Main) and Michael G. Angel Elementary School (MGAES) students in Sablan, Benguet curiously read the donated books from the University of The Cordilleras represented by CSR Project HELEN director and UC vice president for administration Dr. Leonarda Romasanta Aguinalde. The book donation was initiated by the Office of the City Administrator headed by Atty. Carlos Canilao and the City Public Information Office represented by this photographer. Also shown in photo are SNHS-Main principal Benjamin Dio-al and MGAES school teacher represented by Connie Camdas- By Bong Cayabyab

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