Youthful champion siblings share ‘winnings’ with 5-year old patient

"Mountains are designed to be conquered; adversities, to be defeated... [But] only conquering and winning athletes ask, 'How may I help?'"

At five years old, Hannah Cyrele Martin may not have the slightest inkling of what the quotes are about.

More, she may never experience what being a champion Taekwondo jin feels like.

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City reinforces waste segregation to solve garbage problem

BAGUIO CITY – The city government will intensify the implementation of waste segregation policy all over the city to make the city's waste management plan effective.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday ordered barangay officials here to pinpoint an area in their barangays to serve as pick-up point for segregated wastes.

He said biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes must be positioned separately in said pick-up points to facilitate easier collection by waste workers as per the established collection schedules.

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Farinas wants national agencies’ help in solving Baguio’s waste problem

BAGUIO CITY – Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas wants the city government to seek the help of the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) in solving its solid waste problem.

In a proposed resolution, Farinas said the city "is in dire need of assistance in whatever form from different agencies, whether it is public or private considering the immense damage typhoon Mina had caused."

He said the DPWH and the NDRRMC serve as frontline agencies that can be tapped in times of calamities considering its manpower and services and expertise.

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Block IV development underway; Block III zoning compliance pushed

BAGUIO CITY – The city government will implement the development of the Block IV section of the city public market soon.

Mayor Mauricio Domoganbared that the city has finished bidding the P25.6 million worth project, the latest in the string of market development projects after the tobacco and sari-sari and Block III sections.

He said the city will soon issue notices to present occupants to voluntarily vacate their spaces and the city expects full cooperation from these vendors.

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"SIX OUTSTANDING CITIZEN'S" of Baguio takes center stage during the 102nd Charter Day Celebration held at the Baguio Convention Center last September 1. They are (Sr. Lourdes Dulay, PB Lilia Farinas, Dr. Amparo Rimas, Dr. Florence Reyes, Former City Mayor Jaime Bugnosen and Jerry Lingaling (seated back). Photo by paul rillorta




5-year-old hannah Cyrelle Martin, a special kid, smiles at her photo while trying out an adult's wheel chair at her home in Camp 8. the kid, daughter of a vegetable porter at the city market, is in need of a kid's trolley or wheelchair fitting her size, as the one her dad borrowed had to be returned. People who can spare a kid's wheel chair or trolley may ring up Dizon, Hannah's dad at cellphone 0912-3173957 or this photographer's number 0916-7778103. photo by Ramon Dacawi


City declared under state of calamity; council to conduct inquiry

BAGUIO CITY – The city council last week declared the city in a state of calamity to expedite mitigating measures on the typhoon-triggered trash slide that killed six people in Asin Road last Aug. 27.

The body set an inquiry on the incident tomorrow (Sept. 5) inviting key personalities led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Protech Machinery Corp. vice president Luis Lu Jr. to its regular session.

The calamity status was declared upon the request of Mayor Domogan to enable the city to utilize the P93 million calamity fund to expedite the clearing of the trash mounds that covered Asin Road and to rehabilitate the collapsed wall that triggered the spill out of 15,000 tons of garbage.

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102nd Baguio Day: MGD appeals for unity after calamity

BAGUIO CITY – It is probably the simplest Baguio Day celebration to date... but the message, powerful nonetheless.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the 102nd Baguio Day program appealed for participatory governance anew, aware Baguio is merely starting to slither away from the damage wrought by the recent typhoon "Mina".

In a speech delivered before a throng of three thousand revelers at the Baguio Convention Center, September 1, he asked the Baguio constituency to be "active players in sustaining gains the [city achieved through the years]."

These, in the face of legal threats and unsavory commentaries he has received after thousands of tons of garbage overflowed to claim lives and property at the Irisan Dumpsite last week.

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Cong. Bernardo M. Vergara seems to be pointing it to President Aquino and Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan (inset) the newly lighted Burnham lake during the switching of the lights installed by the Department of Energy last Aug. 19.


City scrambles to rehabilitate dump site

BAGUIO CITY – The city government is scrambling to rehabilitate the collapsed retaining wall and ultimately stabilize the dumpsite at Irisan barangay here and prevent another accident in the area.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson committed to help the city in prosecuting the rehabilitation projects but asked the city to prepare the needed programs of work.

The mayor met with Singson last Tuesday where he presented the city's infrastructure plans and programs for prioritization.

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Market fraud uncovered; City to go after bilkers

BAGUIO CITY – A ruse involving the illegal renting out of stalls at the city public market perpetrated by unscrupulous individuals who prey on hapless vendors has been uncovered by the city government.

Mayor Mauricio Wednesday formed a three-man fact-finding team to dig up information on the scam and establish the identities of the bilkers.

The mayor said the team will be composed of City Administrator Carlos Canilao , city legal officer Melchor Carlos Rabanes and market superintendent Paul Tamayo.

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Beautiful paintings of students adorns the City Health Office conference room for judges to appreciate as highlight to the 'Bagong Maginoo' contest targeting public utility vehicle driver's in promoting Family Planning and Responsible Parenthood. Winning artworks will be displayed atop PUJ's going around the city. Photo by paul rillorta




Baguio residents and officials light up candles for the victims of Typhoon Mina which struck the city last week killing 8 persons. The prayer vigil is part of the 102nd Charter Day Anniversary Celebration last September 1 at the Baguio Convention Center instead of a parade in the city's thoroughfares. Photo by paul rillorta


Mayor on dumpsite disaster: cooperation not nitpicking

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week humbled himself and appealed to residents here to cooperate and to unite in finding solution to avert a repeat of the Irisan dumpsite trash slide that killed six people along Asin Road at the height of typhoon "Mina" last Aug. 27.

The mayor brushed aside the criticisms lodged at his administration over the tragedy saying the focus should not be on fault-finding but on teamwork to expedite remedial measures and avoid occurrence of similar incidents.

"Let's be united to address the problem given by the recent typhoon. I'm sure we can contribute and achieve a lot if we will just choose to work together instead of (resorting to) finger-pointing," the mayor said.

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Six city 'workhorses' dubbed 'outstanding' during 102nd Baguio Day

BAGUIO CITY – Less the usual pomp and buoyancy of lore, the 102nd Baguio Day Anniversary turned out to be "one of the best" as it refocused spotlight on six individuals and not pageantry as the city convalesces from destruction wrought by "Mina".

And while the September 1st theme was "Sustaining the Growth of Baguio through Teamwork," which bespeaks of a community in its entirety, for a passing moment, it became self-empowerment which treats of the individual.

Florence Reyes. M.D.: Health Innovator

First to be conferred the title "Outstanding Citizen of Baguio" for her accomplishment in the field of health is Florence Reyes, M.D.

Currently the chief of the City Health Office (CHO), she is half the team that invented "Iodi-Pure" – an iodine concoction that has, since 2005, tapered illnesses and defects due to iodine deficiency such as mental retardation, deaf-mutism, and goiter.

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Anti-rabies ordinance up on second reading

BAGUIO CITY – The city council is considering the proposed Baguio City Anti-Rabies Ordinance.

Up on second reading, the measure as authored by Councilors Perlita Chan-Rondez and Councilor Erdolfo Balajadia seeks to protect Baguio's human and animal inhabitants from rabies infection pursuant to Republic Act No. 9842 otherwise known as the Rabies Act of 2007.

Among the proposed provisions are the creation of the Local Rabies Prevention and Control Committee (LRPCC) with the City Mayor as Honorary Chairman, who shall lead, recommend and assist in the formulation of policies and guidelines on all matters pertaining to rabies prevention and control measures.

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