VERY HIGH RATING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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City Prosecutor Elmer Sagsago introduces his hardworking officemates with pride for achieving a very high accomplishment rating for the First 3 Quarters this year with 100% in disposition rate inquest proceedings, 99.94% disposition rate for preliminary investigation and 96.15% in disposition rate on motions for recommendation during City Hall flag raising ceremonies. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

P33M solar power for swimming pool ready

BAGUIO CITY November 14 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan announced that the local government is ready to bid out the solar power lighting and heating of the city's Olympic-sized swimming pool located within the Baguio Athletic Bowl.

The local chief executive said the necessary documents for the noble environmentally-friendly project were already transmitted to the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) for the conduct of the public bidding to determine which solar power company will be able to provide the needed units of equipment to operate the swimming pool using solar power.

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P250 million needed for indoor sports complex

BAGUIO CITY November 14 – The local government needs at least P250 million to put up a multi-storey indoor sports building within the Baguio Athletic Bowl to provide sports enthusiasts with an additional playing venue and to boost the city's chances to host prestigious regional, national and international sports competitions in the future.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said the personnel of the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO), who were tasked to prepare the detailed estimates and plans for the project which will be built near the city's Olympic-sized swimming pool, projected the total cost to be at least P250 million to complete the facilities included in the indoor sports structure.

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Datuin to talk on baguio experience as creative city in asia pacific forum

BAGUIO CITY – Councilor Elmer Datuin will talk on Baguio City's experience as a creative city in a forum on cultural strategy development by the United Cities and Local Government Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) set Nov. 21-23 in Surakarta (Solo) City, Indonesia.

Datuin who heads the city council committee on tourism, special events and parks and playgrounds will be among the ten international and local resource persons from Southeast Asia, East Asia and Indonesia who will serve as resource persons during the peer-learning workshop with 50 participants and public forum with 100 participants.

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Council warns DOTR-CAR official to appear in regular session

BAGUIO CITY November 13 – The local legislative body warned the regional director of the Cordillera office of the Department of Transportation and Railways (DOTR-CAR) to appear during its regular session on Monday to shed light on the issuance of franchises to school service and shuttle applicants, else it will be constrained to declare him persona non grata in the city if he refuses to do so.

Members of the City Council decided to defer action in granting the requested endorsement to the franchise application of GM Joe Tours Corporation, the shuttle service provider of Texas Instruments Philippines, to allow DOTR-CAR Regional Director Jose Eduardo Natividad to explain the official stand of the agency relative to the issuance of franchises to applicants of school service and shuttle services in the different parts of the city.

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Discount on educational purchases proposed

BAGUIO CITY November 14 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance granting a 10% discount on all education-related purchases of all public and private school teachers, professors, trainers and coaches in various business establishments in the city.

The ordinance, authored by Councilor Lenadro B. Yangot, Jr., stated that the grant of the discount on all education-related purchases or reproduction of materials will be for teachers to use in the learning process and teaching.

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No displacement in night market extension

BAGUIO CITY November 14 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored that there will be no jeepney association that will be displaced once the Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA) will implement the approved extension of the night market along a portion of Perfecto St. primarily geared towards accommodating the hundreds of walk in vendors wanting to sell their goods in the area.

The local chief executive lashed back at certain individuals and groups who are trying to sow confusion among the members of the various jeepney associations using portions of Perfecto St. as their terminals, saying that the extension of the night market is designed to benefit the perennial walk-in vendors who line up at the City Treasury Office to try their luck selling their goods by awaiting the slots not be paid for by the legitimate night market vendors.

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Overloading of PUJs to be punished

BAGUIO CITY November 16 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance penalizing the overloading of passengers of jeepneys, taxis, school services and other modes of public transport other than those specified as their seating capacity.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Lilia A. Fariñas stated that it shall be unlawful for all jeepneys, taxis, school services and other modes of public transport in the city to overload their vehicles to more than the seating or loading capacity as indicated in their vehicles, regardless of the stature or age of their passengers.

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P387M school building fund out soon

BAGUIO CITY November 16 – More than P387 million allotted for the rehabilitation, repair, upgrading and constructions of school buildings in the different parts of the city will be released soon to prevent the fund from reverting to the general fund by next year.

Engr. Rene Zarate, district engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways – Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO), said that the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) of the funds will be in the hands of the agency anytime so that the school building projects of some 17 public schools in the city could be implemented by the first quarter of next year and that the school buildings will be ready for the needs of pupils and students by the start of the next school year.

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Council defers action on P2.05B 2018 city budget

BAGUIO CITY November 14 – The City Council deferred its deliberations on the proposed P2.05 billion 2018 budget of the local government to allow the finance officers and members of the Committee on Appropriations and Finance (CAF) to iron out possible differences in the projected income.

CAF Chairman Councilor Elmer O. Datuin said that the projected income of the local government includes the estimates for a proposed ordinance that intends to adjust the schedule of market values for real properties in the city, which is why it is needed for the members of the local finance committee to review the income portion of the proposed budget for possible adjustment.

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More than 200 to graduate from jobstart program

BAGUIO CITY – More than 200 jobseekers have completed the life skills training under the Jobstart Philippines Program offered by the Dept. of Labor and Employment and the city government through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

PESO head Jose Atanacio said the grantees received their certificates of training completion in a program conducted last Nov. 18 at the Baguio City Hall Multi-Purpose Hall with guests Mayor Mauricio Domogan and DOLE Cordillera officer-in-charge regional director Ronie Guzman.

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Coding respite for mine safety confab participants

BAGUIO CITY – Participants to the 64th Mine Safety and Environment Conference slated on November 21 to 24 at CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center in Baguio City will be exempted from the coverage of the city's Number-Coding Ordinance.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan issued Administrative Order No. 178 series of 2017 suspending the implementation of the coding scheme for private vehicles of participants and their family members pursuant to the law's provision granting exemption to conventions and similar events sanctioned by the city government.

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City told to declare Cordillera House as local heritage

BAGUIO CITY November 14 – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) encouraged the local government to declare the Cordillera House as a local heritage and to provide an ordinance protecting it for posterity.

NHCP Chairperson Dr. Rene R. Escalante informed Atty. Christine Lovely E. Red, Director IV, Legal Affairs, Office of the Cabinet Secretary, that the Cordillera House is not listed in the NHCP registry of historic sites and structures.

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Raising the quality of day care centers pushed

BAGUIO CITY November 14 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance raising the quality, value, and extent of barangay day care centers in the city.

The ordinance, authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr., stated that the measure will cover the children that attend barangay day care centers within the city.

Under the proposal, the local government shall provide the basic needs to every day care pupil, which will not be limited to textbooks, regular school uniforms, physical education uniforms, prescribed work books, school supplies, rain coats, rain boots, hygiene kits, tables and chairs for kids, educational text books, manuals, and miscellaneous needs.

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Highest crime drop recorded in Cordillera

BANGUED, Abra November 16 – The Cordillera recorded the highest decrease in crime incidents by more than 36%, from 11,165 cases in January to October 2016 to only 4,058 cases recorded for the same period this year.

The decrease in crime incidents in the region was aid to be the highest decrease in crime incidents among all the 16 other regions in the country based on the reports from police authorities who attended the previous command conference of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

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P30M earmarked for City Camp lagoon rehabilitation

BAGUIO CITY November 16 – Some P30 million was earmarked by the Department of Public works and Highways – Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO) under the agency's annual budget next year for the continuous concreting of the unpaved portions of the City Camp lagoon tunnel to prevent the perennial flooding in the City Camp area during the rainy season.

DPWH-BCDEO District Engineer Rene Zarate said that for this year there was no budget allocated by the agency for the concreting of around 700 lineal meters of the nearly 3-kilometer tunnel from the City Camp area and drains in the Crystal Cave area. The supposed completion of the project next year will be moved to 2019.

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STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS 2017

STATEMENT IN REPLY TO THE PUBLISHED OPEN LETTER OF BCDA PRESIDENT and CEO ARNEL PACIANO D. CASANOVA

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
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Speech Delivered by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the Cordillera Month Closing Ceremony
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