City officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog receive the Consistent Regional Outstanding on Nutrition Award (CROWN) from regional nutrition program coordinator Rita Papey during City Hall flag raising ceremonies last October 24. Also shown in photo are Regional Most Outstanding Barangay Scholar Imelda Dagupon of Imelda Village barangay and barangays with zero prevalence of underweight pre-school children from 2013-2015 namely barangays ABCR, AZKO, GEFA (Lower QM), Lower General Luna, Legarda-Burnham, Lourdes Subdivision, Magsaysay Private Road, MRR-Queen of Peace, Phil-Am, Upper Quezon Hill, Rizal Monument and South Drive.- By Bong Cayabyab
BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch V here upheld its decision refusing to grant a temporary restraining order to stop the city government of Baguio from demolishing structures at the government-owned Benguet-Ifugao-Bontoc-Apayao-Kalinga (BIBAK) lot along Harrison Road.
In a decision dated Oct. 22, RTC Branch V presiding judge Maria Ligaya Itliong-Rivera said the lot occupant plaintiffs relied on one sole ground – the "no relocation, no demolition" pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte – in assailing the court's earlier denial of their motion for TRO dated September 9, 2016.
Guest of honor and speaker Baguio Boy PNP Deputy Chief For Operations Gen Benjamin Magalong who represented PNP Chief Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa during the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council Summit themed: "Strengthening and Empowering the BADAC for a Peaceful and Drug Free Community" held at the Baguio Convention Center. Joining General Magalong with the "Duterte Sign" are PNP-CAR officers headed by PRO-CAR regional director PCSupt Elmo Francis Sarona, Soledad Go who represented her husband Cong. Marquez Go, DILG-Baguio Filed Office director Evelyn Trinidad and BADAC officers chaired by Councilor Michael Lawana. - by Bong Cayabyab
Baguio City Jail Male Dormitory warden JSInsp Elvis Danglose and Female Dormitory warden JSInsp April Rose Ayangwa show to City administrator Atty. Carlos Canilao the quality products including Christmas decors made out of tamboos and recycled materials for sale to the public during the observance of National Correction Consciousness Week.- By Bong Cayabyab
BAGUIO CITY October 28 – Local officials and residents are now enjoying the limelight given to the country's undisputed Summer Capital following the victory of home-grown model Kyile Verzosa as this year's Miss International during the prestigious beauty pageant held in Tokyo, Japan Wednesday afternoon.
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan extended the warmest greetings and congratulations of the people and the officialdom to Ms. Verzosa and her family for her bringing home the 2016 Miss International title which has brought honor and pride not only to the city but also to the country.
BAGUIO CITY – Through a privilege speech at the council session last Monday, Councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr. urged for a congressional resolution asking for an apology to Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and national minorities and a renaming of a city road following a presidential revelation.
A council appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte is also requested, for the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and Department of Education (Dep-Ed) to monitor and review educational materials and books in Philippine history as to the Philippine insurrection mentioned by the president.
BAGUIO CITY October 28 – Some 1,300 amateur golfers comprising 245 teams will be joining the 67th San Miguel Fil-Am invitational golf tournament from November 24 to December 10 at the Baguio Country club (BCC) and Camp John Hay (CJH) fairways here.
Tim Allen, the manager of the CJH Golf club, said the participating golfers and teams this year will be the biggest in the history of the longest running golf tournament in the world, thus, the competitions are expected to get tougher with the caliber of the golfers joining the competition.
BAGUIO CITY – Oct. 1 of every year has been declared as Scout Victor O. De Guia Jr. Day in the city in honor of the Baguio boy scout who perished along with 23 other Philippine delegates in a plane crash over the Sea of Bombay while en route to the 11th World Jamboree in Marathon, Greece on July 28, 1963.
The declaration was contained in city council Resolution No. 238 series of 2016 authored by Councilor Edgar Avila and signed last week by Mayor Mauricio Domogan.
BAGUIO CITY – The city council committee on health and sanitation is considering the inputs volunteered by the public on refining the proposed ordinance to strengthen Ordinance No. 26 series of 2007 or the Baguio Paper Bag Ordinance.
The recommendations were culled during the public hearing conducted last week by the committee under Councilor Elaine Sembrano on the said proposal and participated in by representatives from the various sectors.
Team Lakay Mix Martial Arts Fighters (MMA) led by Edward "the Landslide" Folayang demonstrated a move before the local media during a public work out at the Baguio Athletic bowl last Oct. 25 in preparation for their upcoming international fights. Folayang will be fighting Shinya Aoki of Japan (reigning Champion) for the Lightweight belt of the One Championship in Singapore on November 11. Five other Team Lakay players will see action in One Championship event in December Manila event. ***
BAGUIO CITY – The general public, cemetery and memorial park goers are urged to abide by the traffic advisory issued by the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) and plan for next week's trips and other visits on Nov. 1.
Oplan kaluluwa, an annual program of the city government in coordination with the BCPO and all concerned agencies, is in place to ensure peaceful and orderly commemoration of All Saints' day.
Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council chairman and City Councilor Michael Lawana briefs Baguio Boy PNP Deputy Chief For Operations Gen Benjamin Magalong who represented PNP Chief Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa during the BADAC Summit themed: "Strengthening and Empowering the BADAC for a Peaceful and Drug Free Community" held at the Baguio Convention Center. Looking on are PRO-CAR regional director PCSupt Elmo Francis Sarona and DILG Baguio Field Office city director Evelyn Trinidad. - By Bong Cayabyab
Members of the Disaster Rehabilitation Committee chaired by NEDA -CAR regional director Milagros Rimando and CRDRRMC chairman and OCD-CAR regional director Andrew Alex Uy listen to the damage reports and disaster response of Benguet Governor Cresencio Pacalso and other representatives from the local units and line agencies during the Disaster rehabilitation and recovery Committee emergency meeting held at NEDA hall last October 25. The Cordillera region suffered 20 reported casualties, with thousands of homes were totally or partially damaged resulting to the evacuation of 68,663 or 308,595 persons and millions of pesos worth of damages to agricultural and infrastructures during the onslaught of typhoon Lawin last week. - By Bong Cayabyab
As expected, one who grew up in a mining camp of Benguet was the first to respond to last week's plea for help aired by two distraught women from the mines at a loss on how to cope with their need for life-time hemodialysis treatment for kidney failure.
Julian Chees, a former world karate champion now based in Germany, last week sent a gross amount of 200 euros for Erly Dumans, 36, and Jemaima Gac-oy, 22, both of Virac, Itogon, Benguet who are both undergoing lifetime thrice-a-week hemodialysis for kidney failure.
BAGUIO CITY – The city government will bid out the operation, maintenance and security of the Asin Hot Spring Resort in Nangalisan, Tuba, Benguet.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week created a special committee on awards to administer the bidding process for the city-owned resort.
City administrator Carlos Canilao will chair the committee with city budget officer Leticia Clemente, general services officer Romeo Concio, city accountant Antonio Tabin and officer-in-charge city legal officer Melchor Carlos Rabanes as members.
BAGUIO CITY October 28 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed his disappointment over the failure of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) to solve the series of killings that transpired in the different parts of the city after the present administration embarked on an aggressive anti-drug campaign.
The local chief executive admitted some individuals and groups are taking advantage of the government's anti-drug campaign to get back at their alleged competitors in the drug business or for other reasons only known to them.