RDC-CAR cites gains on renewed quest for autonomy.

BAGUIO CITY October 19 – The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) cited the initial gains and advances that were achieved over the past several years in relation to the region's renewed quest for autonomy.

RDC-CAR Secretary and Assistant Regional Director of the Cordillera office of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) Jedidia Aquino underscored that aside from being able to bring to the attention of President Rodrigo R. Duterte the snowballing clamor for regional autonomy by concerned stakeholders, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza has vowed to champion House Bill (HB) 5343, or the bill that seeks to establish an autonomous region in the Cordillera by simultaneously working it out with the enactment of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

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City to fund put up of satellite markets

BAGUIO CITY October 19 – The local government will be funding the construction, upgrading and rehabilitation of satellite markets in the different parts of the city to help in efforts to decongest the influx of people to the city public market which is one of the major causes of monstrous traffic jams around the central business district area.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said one of the priorities of the local government next year is for the upgrading and rehabilitation of existing satellite markets and the construction of other satellite markets in strategic areas in the different barangays of the city.

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Firm committed to maintain partnership for WTE facility

BAGUIO CITY October 17 – Benguet Corporation remains firm to maintain its partnership with the local governments of Itogon and Baguio City for the development of an integrated solid management system within portions of its Antamok open-pit site in Itogon town.

In his letter to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, BC Executive Director Isidro C. Alcantara, Jr. underscored the company's awareness of the serious waste disposal issues that need to be addressed by both local governments for the benefit of the people.

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Committee to plan out BIBAK lot development

BAGUIO CITY October 19 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said the inter-agency committee will plan out the desired development of the 5,000-square meter Benguet-Ifugao-Bontoc-Apayao-Kalinga (BIBAK) property along Harrison Road once the demolition of the illegal structures erected over portions of the government property shall have been completed.

The local chief executive claimed that he alone cannot decide what to do with the property because the committee is composed of representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) who also have jurisdiction over the property. Whatever projects that will be implemented within the property will be a collective decision of the inter-agency committee.

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Buguias town gets initial support in hydro project agreement

Buguias, the landslide-prone vegetable producing town in Benguet will soon have a payloader for its road-clearing operations, thanks to a joint agreement with the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) for the construction of a three megawatt hydroelectric plant in the town.

The Beneco board headed by president Rocky Aliping recently adopted a recommendation of general manager Gerardo Verzosa for the purchase of heavy equipment for the vegetable-producing town.

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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
July 26 SLU-BC

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