"Smoking Ban” pushed citywide


BAGUIO CITY – City Officials launched Monday the Environmentally Sustainable Healthy Urban Transport Program (ESHUT) and the 100% Smoke Free Baguio which is spearheaded by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Health Services Office (HSO).

The program aims to strengthen the implementation of Republic Act 9211 (Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003) and Republic Act 8749 or the Clean Air Act to achieve a 100% smoke free environment.

Among the highlights which will be implemented citywide is the “no smoking” in all public places except in designated smoking areas.

These include private workplaces (enclosed) which are open to the general public and government properties which include all indoor, shaded, enclosed or confined areas of government agency premises, buildings or grounds except in open spaces designated for smoking. Also included in the list are public transport terminals, buses, taxis and jeepneys, schools and centers of youth activity, restaurants, malls and other public places.

A ten thousand fine is awaiting violators including revocation of business or building permits.


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Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Baguio


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan administering the Oath of Office last Monday of the winning officers of the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Baguio led by its newly elected President Denney Carlmein Yangot who will also seat as City Councilor in the City Council.



Christmas in Baguio

A part of the Session Road shows of the merry making that is Christmas in Baguio with all the lights and lanterns shown as sea of people crowd to the city's main road to watch the supposed snow show last Saturday night.



Pnoy - President Benigno Aquino III


Bangladeshi Ambassador

Bangladeshi Ambassador receives a seal of the city from Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during her Courtesy Call at the City Mayor’s Office Sunday Nov.28.


Baguio launches Panagbenga 2011

BAGUIO CITY - City Officials and employees led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan together with the Baguio Flower Festival (BFF) organizers and working committees officially launched the Panagbenga 2011 last Monday at the Baguio City Hall.

With the theme “The Environment and Community in Harmony”, the 16th staging of the Panagbenga on February next year will focus on the culture and heritage of the Cordillera together with the promotion of environmental protection and conservation.

BFF co-chairman Anthony De Leon said that Cordillera culture and heritage will be the main focus of the festival especially in the street dancing competition. He noted that for the past Panagbenga street dancing parades, the Cordillera theme was slowly disappearing.

This year it will be Cordillera colors that will stand out during the parade. Choreography, props, costume and music will focus on the Cordillera culture, said De Leon.

Domogan, who is the honorary chairman, said that the only way to promote the distinct identity of the Cordillera is to come up with unique activities and events such as Panagbenga that can only be seen here in Baguio and the region.

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Panagbenga 2011 Launching

City Officials and Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. official led by City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan pose for posterity immediately after the unveiling of the Panagbenga 2011 banner during the launching of the city’s main tourism and cultural festival last Nov. 15 at the City hall ground.


57th Annual Mine Safety and Environmental Week

Chilean Ambassador, His Excellency Roberto Mayorga (left) and Ambassador Delia Albert (R) flanked Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan as they discuss mining issues during the 57th Annual Mine Safety and Environmental Week at the CAP John Hay Convention Center. Mayor Domogan was the Keynote speaker of the Mining Symposium while Ambassador Mayorga made a presentation on Mining Industry of Chile and Rescue of the 33 miners trapped more than 700 meters in a mine in the Northern part of their country.


RDC urge P-Noy to direct Solgen to file annulment of Forbes Park titles

The Regional Development Council during its meeting last Friday passed a resolution requesting P-Noy to direct the solicitor general to file the necessary cases for the annulment of the Certificates of Ancestral Land Title (CALTs) issued covering parts of the Forbes Park Reservation and to undertake the necessary moves for the immediate resolution of such.

The RDC resolution is in support of the efforts of Baguio City to cause the cancellation of the CALTs issued by the NCIP to the heirs of a certain Lauro Carantes covering more than 25 hectares within the Forbes Park. During the RDC meeting hosted by the city government, Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan emphasized that the issuance of CALTs covering forest reservations in Baguio including the Forbes Park is its main concern. The special hour is usually where the host LGU presents all its development concerns for appropriate agencies to address.

In urging that the said CALTs should be annulled, Mayor Domogan cited the fact that the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) is applicable in Baguio but in a limited manner. He said that under the IPRA, particularly Section 78, it limited the application of the IPRA only to ancestral land claims that had been recognized by the government either administratively or by the courts prior to the passage of the law in 1997.

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Association of Barangay Councils of the City

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan admnistering the Oath of Office of the newly elected officers of the Association of Barangay Councils of the City  immediately after their election last Tuesday. The officers are led by its re-elected President who will continue to seat as City Councilor in the city Council, Councilor Joel Alangsab (2nd. from Right).


Anti-Gambling Rally

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during an anti-gambling rally organized by the various churches in Baguio urges for the church to help the city's campaign against illegal gambling by supporting the beleaguered Police, Public  Order and safety Division Staffs and Mayor's Office Staff who were charged in court for raiding an illegal number game dens.


Best of the Cordillera’s

A Kalinga Pangat saying his indigenous Prayer at the Baguio Convention Center before the start of the Parade of Festivals that highlights the Best of the Cordillera’s last week as Cordillera Leaders led by Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan awaits their turn to invoke the blessings of Kabunian for the region.


Organizers of Fil-Am Golf Tourney

Organizers of Fil-Am Golf Tourney led by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan n(3rd from R) and Congressman Bernardo Vergara (3rd from L) posed for posterity during the Ceremonial Tee Off last Nov.26 at the Camp John Hay Golf Course. The tournament’s 57th staging is the biggest and longest running Amateur Golf Tournament in the Guinness Book of Records.


Mayor bullish on new waste technology; dads given right to choose P30M pet projects

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday expressed high hopes that the Environmental Recycling System (ERS), the new garbage conversion technology being adopted by the city government, will succeed in fixing the city’s waste management system which presently relies on costly out-of-town hauling services.

During the Ugnayang Panlungsod media briefing, the mayor expressed confidence that the advent of the ERS technology in the city would enable the city to effectively manage its wastes, both the biodegradable and the non-biodegradable kinds, and be weaned from hauling that has been draining the city’s finances.

The mayor expressed gratitude to the city council for confirming the Memorandum of Agreement for the purchase of two ERS machines to jumpstart the Japanese technology’s operations in the city starting next month.

The MOA was confirmed after gaining the nod of ten councilors – Philian Louise Weygan, Richard Carino, Gloria Ysabel De Vera, Perlita Rondez, Fred Bagbagen, ElmerDatuin, Nicasio Palaganas, Erdolfo Balajadia and Nicasio Aliping Jr. – who all agreed that the new technology is promising and “worth taking risks for,” if only to find solution to the nagging garbage problem that has hounded he city since 2007.

Councilors Peter Fianza and Isabelo Cosalan Jr. voted against the confirmation while Betty Lourdes Tabanda and Edison Bilog abstained from voting. They questioned the procedures adopted in the procurement process for the machines citing serious lapses and irregularities.

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Panagbenga 2011 Launching

University of the Cordilleras’ Dance Street Dancing troops shows some of their wares during the Panagbenga launching at the City hall Ground last November 15.


Forbes Park issue

Forbes Park issue- Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan intimately discuss city development issues including the issuance of title over parts of Forbes Park with NEDA Director John Ngalob and PMS Representative Ceasar Tuliao during the RDC enbanc meeting hosted by the City Government last Friday.

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