Mount Santo Tomas fire


A grassland and forested portion of the Mount Santo Tomas in Tuba, Benguet was again on fire on Friday last week. DENR Regional Director Ralph Pablo called on the public to stop burning the grasslands and forest lands for farming purposes since it poses threat to the environment with the massive forest fires experienced in the Cordillera Region. RMC PIA-CAR


City starting no touch ground policy in waste disposal site

BAGUIO CITY March 21 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan disclosed that the multi-million upgrading of the local government's temporary waste transfer station is nearing its completion and that the no touch ground of the residual waste being hauled out of the city is currently being sparingly practiced prior to its full implementation anytime.

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Earth hour on March 30

BAGUIO CITY – The city celebrates earth hour with the global community on March 30 through an hour-long lights switch-off event, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.

A parade precedes the lights-off, with city officials and employees marching from Luneta Hill down Session road up to City hall grounds where a program is prepared. Congressman Mark Go, Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Vice Mayor Edison Bilog give their Earth Hour messages with the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) leading the pledge of support. The city hall choir and dance groups render an hour-long entertainment after the lights switch-off, at the same venue.

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Stricter implementation of anti-smoke edict, sought

BAGUIO CITY – Several members of the city's smoke-free task force chaired by Mayor Mauricio Domogan had an informal coordination meeting recently with representatives of the Baguio City Police Office for the stricter implementation of the Smoke-Free Baguio Ordinance that was passed in 2017 with councilor Joel Alangsab as principal author.

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Community-driven development approach to be institutionalized

BONTOC, Mountain Province March 20 – The Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in the Cordillera chaired by Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan unanimously approved a resolution urging all Cordillera local government units to institutionalize the community-driven development approach in local development planning and implementation of poverty reduction initiatives.

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RDC, RPOC okays 32nd Cordillera month allocation

BONTOC, Mountain Province March 20 – The Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in the Cordillera approved the 2019 work and financial plan on the 32nd Cordillera month celebration which will be jointly spearheaded by the RDC-CAR infrastructure committee and the provincial government of Kalinga.

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Baguio has over 1,800 work force

BAGUIO CITY March 21 – The City Human Resource Management Office announced that the local government has nearly 1,800 officials and personnel, including those hired on job order, that help in the implementation of the city's priority development projects and in the delivery of basic services to the rapidly increasing population.

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14 satellite markets to be put up in city

BAGUIO CITY  – The local government is set to repair and establish some fourteen satellite markets in strategic parts of the city to help in efforts to decongest the alleged overcrowding in the central business district and the public market.

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First 'KAPEtirya' launched in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – Senior trade and industry officers and ranking officials of the local government formally launched the first-ever "KAPEtirya,' a local coffee shop, in the country that will serve as a venue to aggressively promote local coffee products.

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Dengue alert on

BAGUIO CITY – The City Health Services Office raised the alarm over dengue fever as another health concern with the onset of the dry season.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan and City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo urged the public to observe anti-dengue measures particularly those contained in city's Ordinance No. 66 series of 2016 or the "Anti-Dengue Ordinance of the City of Baguio" and the Dept. of Health's "Mag 4S Kontra Dengue (4 S: Search and destroy breeding places; Self-protection measures; Seek early consultation; Support spraying to prevent impending diseases)."

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Task group for fire incidents and El Nino

BAGUIO CITY- A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) creating the Regional Inter-Agency Task Group chaired by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Director is and assisted by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) RD is up for signing this Monday.

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Establishment of NICA regional office sought

BONTOC, Mountain Province March 20 – The Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in the Cordillera unanimously approved a resolution endorsing to the central office of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) the creation of a separate regional office of the NICA for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

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Cordillera LGUs urged to appoint licensed social workers

BONTOC, Mountain Province March 20 – The Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RDC) in the Cordillera approved a resolution urging all municipal local government units in the region to hire additional licensed social workers to attend to the high number of cases of children-at-risk and children-in-conflict with the law in the different parts of the region.

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Water problem in Baguio not as worst as in Manila – Domogan

BAGUIO CITY March 21 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan explained that the water problem being experienced by consumers in the city will not be as worst as the water shortage being encountered by people in some parts of Metro Manila considering that the Baguio Water District (BWD) was able to prepare to address such concern during the dry spell.

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Cordillera crimes drop by 11.25 percent

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The crime volume in the region for the first two months of the year dropped by 11.25 percent or 1,072 crimes compared to the 1,208 crimes that was recorded by the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the same period last year.

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City studying proposed sites for nigh market

BAGUIO CITY  – The local governments remains aggressive in identifying the feasible site where the operation of the night market could be transferred to ensure the continuous operation of the nightly business activity once the national government will direct the non-use of Harrison rod for the said purpose.

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