Grant of rights and privileges to students pushed

BAGUIO CITY August 01 - The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance granting rights and privileges to students at all levels in both private and public schools in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilors Benny Bomogao, Faustino Olowan, Michael Lawana, Maria Mylene Victoria G. Yaranon and Peter Fianza stated any student who is currently enrolled and holder of a duly issued school identification card by his or her school shall be entitled to a grant of 20 percent discount on fare in all public utility vehicles on school days, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, semestral break and vacation; a grant of 20 percent discount on medical and dental services;, including diagnostic and laboratory fees such as, but not limited to x-ray, computerized tomography scan, drug test and blood test in hospitals, health centers and other city managed or funded health facilities; to be exempt from the payment of community tax certificate; a grant of 50 percent discount in police clearance; to be allowed to execute a promissory note for the payment of school tuition fee; shall not be denied to take periodic examination, receive academic and non-academic awards in commencement exercises or recognition programs and to participate in other school activities by reason of non-payment of tuition fees or school fees, however, the school may retain school credentials or certifications and may be released and given only upon payment of unpaid fees; shall not be denied by the school from continuing her studies by reason of pregnancy, provided that, the school shall also grant a student who gave birth to take her exams and be made to take remedial measures for missed quizzes or activities and she shall be entitled to a maximum of 15 days rest before resuming classes.

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NSWMC decision on protected areas appealed

BAGUIO CITY August 03 – The local governments of Baguio and Itogon and the management of the Benguet Corporation (BC) will be seeking for reconsideration on the previous ruling of the National Solid Waste Commission (NSWMC) absolutely prohibiting the use of protected areas for the establishment of state-of-the-art solid waste disposal facilities to address the concerns of local governments in the different parts of the country.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said that it was agreed by local officials of Baguio and Itogon and lawyers of BC to appeal the NSWMC resolution prohibiting the use of protected areas for the establishment of solid waste disposal facilities because the treatment should be on a case to case basis.

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Baguio to put up residual containment area in Antamok

BAGUIO CITY August 03 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan disclosed that the local government will be putting up its own temporary residual containment area (TRCA) within a portion of the 60-hectare Antamok open pit area while awaiting the establishment of the much awaited integrated solid waste disposal facility which is –part of the final mine rehabilitation and development plan for the said area.

The local chief executive said the put up of the city's TRCA will be done simultaneous with the put up of Itogon's TRCA within a portion of the Antamok open pit that will purposely serve as the temporary dump area for the residual waste generated in the city and the municipality.

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Mayor defends decision to suspend classes

BAGUIO CITY August 03 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan stood firm on his decision to declare the suspension of classes during early mornings after ascertaining the prevailing weather condition for the day based on the weather forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), saying that everyone's concern is the welfare of the children and students during inclement weather condition.

The local chief executive the primary decision whether or not to allow their children to go to school when there is no official declaration from higher authorities lies with the parents themselves because they know the actual condition of their children and the status of the roads leading to their schools.

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33 hope to make it to Ms. Baguio

BAGUIO CITY - Thirty three beauty queen wannabes, from a 5'1" vertically challenged" to a 5'8" giantess, turned in for the Ms. Baguio final screening on stormy afternoons last July 27 and 28 at the Baguio City Hall administrator's office.

Despite the rains brought in by typhoon Gorio and the monsoon it dragged in, the 33 hopefuls came in the hope to unleash their talent, beauty and talent come Sept. 18 during the coronation night.

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Speech Delivered by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the Cordillera Month Closing Ceremony
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