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Protech allowed to collect wastes from barangays; move practical, says mayor

BAGUIO CITY – The move to allow Pro Tech Machinery Corporation (Pro Tech) to directly collect non-biodegradable refuse from the barangays is expected to boost the efficiency of the city's waste collection system.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday expressed confidence that giving the authority on Pro Tech's hands-on collection in the barangays at no cost to the city, albeit still on experimental run for one month, is a practical move as the city will be relieved of the task of collecting the trash and thus will save on hauling and transport costs.

In his Administrative Order No. 125, the mayor granted authority to Pro Tech to help collect the generated garbage from the designated pick-up points in the different barangays in accordance with the collection schedules and subsequently haul them directly out of Baguio on experimental basis from October 1-31.

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33 barangays fail segregation mark; mayor clarifies no-segregation-no-collection policy

BAGUIO CITY – The implementation of the no-segregation-no-collection policy in the city that started last Sept. 12 resulted to a marked improvement in the city's waste collection efficiency but 33 barangays in the city remained lackadaisical in waste segregation efforts.

Based on the memorandum of solid waste management division head Ruben Cervantes , the barangays that failed the segregation mark are barangays Padre Zamora, Sto. Nino Slaughterhouse, Magsaysay Private Road, Holy Ghost Proper, Upper Magsaysay, Lower Magsaysay, Lower General Luna, Holy Ghost-honeymoon, ABCR, New Lucban, Alfonso Tabora, San Luis Village, Irisan, San Roque Village, Kayang Extension, Camp Allen., Cresencia Village, AZCKO, Campo Filipino, Happy Homes-Old Lucban, East Quirino Hill, Upper Market Subd., Kayang-Hilltop, Loakan Liwanag, Camp 7, Camp 8, Poliwes, San Vicene, BGH, Military Cut-off, Lower Rock Quarry and Pinget.

Relative to his, Mayor Mauricio Domogan directed the heads of said barangays to assign barangay officials and volunteers to guard the waste pick-up points during the collection schedules to ensure that the wastes being brought there are properly segregated.

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BAGUIO CITY- Senior Citizens during their one-day stint in the executive and legislative positions in the local government last week, laid the groundwork for what they want for the city and constituents, more so for senior citizens.

Led by retired Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) employee Isaias Barongan as Vice-Mayor, the SCOFAD council scrutinized each proposed resolution and ordinance' salient points. Barongan presided over the august body, where each councilor presented and defended his own proposal. Of the thirty-seven (37) proposals, 29 were approved; some were referred to appropriate committees or government offices.

The SCOFAD councilors tackled resolutions and ordinances as proposed by themselves, concerning issues in health, education, environment, socio-civic matters, economic, employment, livelihood, the market and utilities, among others

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RONDA PILIPINAS ORGANIZERS

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan giving the symbolic key to the City to welcome the Ronda Pilipinas Organizers, Mr. Moe Chulani (middle) and Mr. Jack Yabot during the fellowship dinner hosted by the city last Thursday evening. Ronda Pilipinas, the biggest cycling event of the country were here for the penultimate stage 9 (from Vigan to Baguio) and stage 10 (Agoo to Baguio).
 

RONDA PILIPINAS

Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas (R) and Ric Rodriguez (L) Race Director of Ronda Pilipinas raised the hands of Thomas Martinez of Tarlac after winning the stage 9 covering the 181.4 kilometers of  Vigan to Baguio stage. Every lap win is worth P50,000.00.
 

Task Force Safe Schools: City looks to kids to solve peace woes

BAGUIO CITY – "The recent successive deaths of minors ages ten to nineteen shall not be in vain."

Thus, in essence, guaranteed local officials last week as they placed their heads together hoping to find a cure against the alarming spate of violence involving kids in the city.

During a consultation meeting relative to the establishment of "Task Force Safe Schools", September 27, the execs agreed to establish a linkage between elementary, high school, and college-level kids to create a family-like atmosphere in schools.

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Barangays urged to level up waste management efforts

BAGUIO CITY – The city government pressed barangay officials and residents here for more vigilance in complying with the waste segregation policy and in taking the lead in managing and safeguarding garbage piles to make the city's segregation-based waste collection system more effective.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said barangays must step up efforts in segregating to avoid the piling up of wastes as the city sustains its no-segregation-no-collection policy.

Garbage piles have been observed in different parts of the city including the city market and city environment and parks management office (CEPMO) head Cordelia Lacsamana said these were not collected due to improper segregation.

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FRIENDSHIP RENEWAL

Vallejo City Mayor Osby Davis (second from left) receives Baguio's gift on the 18th anniversary of sisterhood ties from visiting officials led by Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda (extreme left). With them are visiting city councilor Erdolfo Balajadia, city administrator Carlos Caniao, asst. city social welfare office Edith Furigay, city health officer Florence Reyes, city human resource management officer Esther Bisquera and Rebecca Domogan, wife of mayor Mauricio Domogan.

 

WELCOME RITES

Vallejo, California Mayor Osby Davis welcomes the visiting delegation from Baguio on the 18th anniversary of the forging of sisterhood ties between the two localities. The Baguio goodwill mission was led by city Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda and Rebecca Domogan, wife of Mayor Mauricio Domogan.

 

City seizes 152 defective scales in market

BAGUIO CITY – as per orders of Mayor Mauricio Domogan, City Treasurer Thelma Manaois intensified its drive against defective and tampered weighing scales in this mountain resort.

The move is meant to promote consumers welfare at the same time protect them from abusive vendors, Domogan said.

A total of 152 uncalibrated, inacurrate and unregistered weighing scales were seized by members of the Treasury-market personnel headed by Market Superintendent Policarpio Tamayo and members of the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) of the City Mayor's Office during joint operations at the city's public market.

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42 couples exchange vows

BAGUIO CITY- Marriage vows were exchanged between Forty-Two (42) couples last Thursday afternoon at the Baguio Convention Center with Mayor Mauricio Domogan as solemnizing official.

Resplendent in a red barong amidst a sea of couples wearing white, the mayor also led more than a hundred wedding sponsors, including Vice-Mayor Daniel Farinas, Councilors Peter Fianza, Edison Bilog, Elmer Datuin, Joel Alangsab, and Isabelo Cosalan, friends and relatives in witnessing the mass wedding. Other sponsors include Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Director Helen Tibaldo, Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Ellen Donato, and Congressman Bernardo Vergara, as ably represented by members of his staff.

The Baguio Convention Center was well-prepared as a church for the solemnizing ceremonies and the reception afterwards. Special gifts were also presented to the couples after the ceremonies, and a serenade done by accomplished singers.

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SPECIAL KING OF THE MOUNTAIN TROPHY

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan (left) and City Administrator, Atty. Carlos M. Canilao symbolically awards the Special King of the Mountain trophy,  to the top contending teams for the best in mountain climbing riders of the Ronda Pilipinas last Thursday during the fellowship dinner hosted by the Mayor for the race organizers and participants. A  wood carved Philippine eagle, the King of the Mountain trophy is  specially  given by the City of Baguio for the best in mountain climbing rider of the race.

 

City comes to terms with Tuba execs on Irisan catch 22

BAGUIO CITY – There's nothing a good chinwag couldn't solve.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week assured Tuba municipal officials of full City Government of Baguio cooperation and aid in addressing trash disaster upshots wrought by recent typhoon "Mina" in towns located along Asin Road in Tuba.

During the September 28 Ugnayan presser, the Baguio chief revealed he had a meeting with Tuba officials where provisional aid in terms of job opportunities and health services were discussed.

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Remedial measures up for Irisan dump protection

BAGUIO CITY – Another typhoon is expected to hit Luzon this weekend and the city is in full alert.

The city is now addressing fears of another collapse at the Irisan Dump Facility to ensure the safety of nearby residents.

Members of the City Engineers Office (CEO) and City Environment and Parks and management Office (CEPMO) has completed covering the top most portion of the exposed trash at the Irisan Controlled Dump Facility here.

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Civil servants honored in 111st yr celebration

BAGUIO CITY- City hall employee-retirees, outstanding and loyal employees, graduates of Masteral, Doctorate, and Law degrees were honored during the 111th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service as celebrated at the Heritage Mansion last week.

The occasion was well-attended, with Congressman Bernardo Vergara, Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Vice-Mayor Daniel Farinas, city officials and guest speaker Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Superintendent Maj. Gen. Nonato Alfredo Peralta, Jr.

Vice-Mayor Farinas, in his remarks hailed all civil servants as the "pillars of government," while Congressman Vergara challenged the government employees to find "a thousand and more ways to serve the people," much more the taxpayers, in all excellence.

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Vallejo officials brief Baguio counterparts on governance

VALLEJO, California – Officials of this city opened their working week last Monday with a briefing on governance, economic and educational systems for their visiting counterparts from Baguio to mark the 18th year of the establishment of sisterhood ties between the two localities.

After the exchange of pleasantries at city hall, host mayor Osby Davis yielded the proceedings to city manager Phil Batchelor, in keeping with the former's welcome message for the sister cities to "get the most out of this relationship".

The sisterhood ties were formalized in May, 1993, on the initiative of the Baguio Californians, the association of expatriates from Baguio and the Cordillera now residing in this, The Golden State.

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