DPWH told to fastrack projects in city

BAGUIO CITY January 31 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged the officials of the Department of Public works and Highways – Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO) to fastrack the completion of the agency's on-going infrastructure projects along various national roads in the city to help lessen the inconvenience of the public during the events of 23rdedition of Panagbenga or the Baguio Flower Festival.

The local chief executive met with DPWH-BCDEO officials Tuesday to remind them to make sure that on-going diggings along national roads where the agency's projects are being implemented will be completed prior to the conduct of the grand streetdancing parade on February 24 and grand float parade on February 25 to allow residents and visitors to freely roam around the city during the festivities.

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Agencies, utility firms summoned on unabated bumping of poles

BAGUIO CITY January 30 – The City Council approved a resolution inviting, in aid of legislation, the representatives of the Department of Public works and Highways–Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO), Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO), City Engineering Office, and Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Traffic Management Branch to discuss possible measures that could be done to mitigate, lessen, and prevent the frequent accidental or intentional bumping of electric posts, structures and trees by vehicles along roads in the different parts of the city.

The resolution authored by Councilor Joel Alangsab stated there is a need for the concerned government agencies, utility companies and the public to formulate the appropriate strategies that should be put in place to address the frequent bumping of electric poles by wayward vehicles that often result to unscheduled power interruptions affecting the conduct of business activities around the city.

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Support for Baguio tourism programs assured

BAGUIO CITY February 02 – Presidential Spokesperson Herminio 'Harry' L. Roque, Jr. assured the local officials and residents of the country's undisputed Summer Capital that President Rodrigo Duterte will be providing adequate support in the implementation of the various tourism-related programs and projects that will sustain the robust economic growth of the city.

Secretary Roque, who graced the opening program of the 23rd edition of Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival Thursday, said that the Chief Executive is supportive of the implementation of tourism programs and projects by local governments in the different parts of the country to allow foreign and domestic tourists to visit the different attractions around the archipelago.

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DOT Chief, Diplomatic Corps to grace "Creative Hub" opening

BAGUIO CITY – Department of Tourism (DOT) Sec. Wanda Teo, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, UNESCO representatives and Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) officers are expected to attend the opening of the "Baguio Creative Hub" project of the Baguio Creative Council on February 10 at Malcolm Square as part of this year's "Panagbenga" or Baguio Flower Festival celebration.

Department of Tourism (DOT) regional director Venus Tan said the project will showcase the Summer Capital's rich culture and creativity.

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan reads the books of Psalms crowd during the culminating activity of the 2018 National Bible Month at Malcolm Square. - rosa moresto




Councilor Elmer O. Datuin introduces some members of the Baguio's Creative City Council during last mondays' flag ceremony.

They are (L-R) artist Adelaida Lim (weaving), Rhea Matute from the Design Center Phil.,; Mr. Paolo Mendoza, consultant from DTI; Dir. Venus Tan of DOT and Engr. Augustus Mapalo of the performing Arts - rosa Moresto


Duterte invited to grace panagbenga streetdancing; city all set for feb. 1 opening

BAGUIO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has been invited to grace the main event of the Baguio Flower Festival on Feb. 24.

"If plans push through, we will have the President as guest of honor during the streetdancing event for the first time in the history of the festival," Councilor Elmer Datuin, Panagbenga executive committee chair, said.

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Former karate champion continues humanitarian pilgrimage

Almost as routinary yet well-executed as the kata or formal exercises in traditional karate he does like a daily morning prayer, former world martial arts champion Julian Chees recently came home for a humanitarian pilgrimage of reaching out to indigent patients here and in Mt. Province.

In his latest annual personal travel home last Christmas, the Germany-based karateka from Maligcong, Bontoc, Mt. Province totaled P174,000 in expenses in the outreach program for the sick he began years back through the Julian Chees Kinderhilfe Foundation he established over 10 years ago.

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OPAPP chief lauded for championing Cordillera autonomy

BAGUIO CITY January 24 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan lauded the unrelenting and uncompromising efforts of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza to champion the region's renewed quest for autonomy with the Office of the President and the Congress of the Philippines, saying that autonomy advocates should sustain the gains of the clamor for self-governance through peaceful means.

The city chief executive said that once the Cordillera achieves autonomy status, the region will have more leverage in negotiating for a special autonomous region within the proposed North Luzon Federal State or the possibility of a separate Cordillera Federal State with equalizing provisions so that it will not be left out in terms of overall regional development.

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Clearing of sewerage canals in city ordered

BAGUIO CITY January 31 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the concerned departments of the local government to conduct the massive clearing of the city's sewerage system to prevent the obnoxious odor emanating from the sewer lines, especially during the conduct of the highlights of the 23rd edition of Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival.

The local chief executive said that he had been receipt of numerous text messages from concerned residents regarding the foul odor emanating from the city's sewerage system, particularly those located in the central business district area over the past several days, thus, the need for the concerned departments to inspect the said sewer lines and do the appropriate clearing activities.

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Baguio folk told to read the Bible

BAGUIO CITY – City officials and church leaders are urging the public to read the Bible and use it as a guide on how everyone should lead their lives.

They made their appeal during the city's celebration of National Bible Month held recently at Malcolm Square spearheaded by the Baguio Character City Council with the theme, "The Bible is the Foundation of Righteous Leadership and Living".

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Panagbenga 2018 opens

BAGUIO CITY – Eight (8) elementary school contingents with their well-coordinated steps and flower-themed, environment-inspired recycled accessories and backdrops, join the grandstreet dancing parade on Feb. 24.

Baguio's Josefa Carino, Emilio Aguinaldo, Dominican-Mirador, Baguio Central, Manuel L. Quezon, Mabini, Jose P. Laurel elementary schools and Tuba Central School from Benguet were proclaimed contestants for the main event. Eleven (11) schools joined the parade from Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl, Burnham Park, last Thursday, Feb. 1 for the traditional opening parade and program and elimination round.

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Court stops Baguio from recognizing IPMR

BAGUIO CITY January 25 – A local court presided by an indigenous peoples (IP) judge enjoined the local government of Baguio from committing any act that will recognize Roger Sinot, Sr. as the city's Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) and as a member of the local legislative body.

In a 3-page order that granted the issuance of a 20-day temporary restraining order (TRO) enjoining Sinot from assuming or exercising authority as the city's IPMR or a member of the local legislative body, Judge Cecilia Corazon Dulay-Archog of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 6 also enjoined the local government from appropriating any budget for the salary of sinot and of the IPMR office.

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The National Bible week Parade


The National Bible week Parade on Friday January 26, 2018 attended by various sectors of Baguio both from the private and private sector.*** By Carlito Dar-PIA


Kennon Road to become 'all-weather' highway

BAGUIO CITY January 24 – The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) is currently studying for the possible conversion of the historic Kennon road into an 'all-weather highway' to make travel to the country's undisputed Summer Capital easier with connections to the planned Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) exit in Rosario, La Union by the end of the year.

Engr. Fernando Autor, assistant vice president of NLEX Corporation's project management department, said the company is closely coordinating with the officials and technical personnel of the Department of Public works and Highways (DPWH) in preparing the plans and specifications of the design to convert the said major roadline to an 'all-weather road.'

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Survey of 12-hectare proposed ESL site ordered

BAGUIO CITY January 24 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the local government's technical personnel to immediately survey the 12-hectare area within the Antamok open pit site in Itogon covered by a deed of usufruct issued by the Benguet Corporation (BC) in favour of the city for the put up of its permanent solid waste management facility.

The local chief executive disclosed initial inspection done by experts in the site showed there is a potential for the conversion of the 12-hectare area to the city's proposed engineered sanitary landfill (ESL) and the waste-to-energy plant that will covert the city's generated waste to renewable energy.

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Speech Delivered by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the Cordillera Month Closing Ceremony
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