Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and Congressman Mark Go led other city Officials during the ceremonial switching of the city's Christmas Tree at the Rose Garden Burnham Park last December 1, 2016. *** Photo by Ryan Mang-usan


Baguio opposes mining exploration permit application

BAGUIO CITY December 02 – The City Government already notified the Cordillera offices of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-CAR) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP-CAR) of its opposition to the mining exploration permit application filed by Golden Era over portions of the Loakan airport and several barangays in the city.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed disappointment over the processing of the exploration permit without due consultations with local officials to ascertain whether or not the proposed areas for exploration are within the declared mineralized zone under existing Presidential Proclamations and in accordance to the city's newly passed environmental code.

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Two kids seriously ill like their mother

When it rains, it pours, the impact of which is too much to bear for Jane Lamlamag Garcia, a old mine laborer's wife and mother of two young children who are as sick as their mother.

She pushed the S.O.S. button last week, just before the 34-year old kidney failure patient was hooked to the dialysis machine for her thrice-a-week blood-cleansing treatment at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

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Students from Guisad Valley national High School present an interpretative number while pupils from the Bonifacio elementary school perform an Igorot dance during the observance of the 153rd Birth Anniversary of the "Great Plebeian" Andres Bonifacio last November 30. - By Bong Cayabyab


Mayor vows no compromise on city lot lessees

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday ruled out any more compromise with the lessees of the city-owned commercial lots saying they have benefitted from the low rental rates for close to 50 years and it is time for the city to find advantageous ventures.

The mayor said he will reject any appeal from the lot renters even if coursed through the city council and will stick to his ultimatum for them to remove their buildings and improvements from the city's properties by Dec. 31 if they will fail to renew their contracts.

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Christmas in Baguio brings PMA cadets to Burnham park today (sunday)

BAGUIO CITY – Residents and tourists will get a chance to watch cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) perform in twin events at Burnham Park today (Sunday) under the "Christmas in Baguio," the city's flagship calendar of activities through the Silahis ng Pasko sub-calendar.

At 9 a.m, the cadets will take to the Baguio Athletic Bowl to perform the silent drill and parade in review where they will showcase awe-inspiring close-order maneuverings and various marching moves and formations.

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Mayor cites cooperation of barangay officials

BAGUIO CITY December 02 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan called on barangay officials in the city's 128 barangays to aggressively implement the anti-road obstruction that will help in significantly improving the traffic congestions in most roads around the city.

The local chief executive claimed barangay officials play a key role in the successful implementation of the anti-road obstruction because they know the residents who park their vehicles along roads in their areas of jurisdiction causing traffic congestion.

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NCIP defends process in IPMR selection

BAGUIO CITY December 02 – The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Baguio Station Office upheld the legality of the selection process conducted by the city's indigenous peoples (IPs) in the selection of the city's Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR.

Lawyer Harriette Abiadang, NCIP Baguio officer-in-charge, said the finalization of the report on the selection process for the city's IPMR is on its final stages as they are still securing the needed clearances for official transmitted to the office of the NCIP-CAR regional director for further needed action.

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Public warned on fake DILG employee

BAGUIO CITY December 02 – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) warned local officials and DILG officials and employees nationwide from transacting business with a certain Pia Alarcon or Rhia Alarcon who claims to be connected to the central office who collects money supposedly for the immediate downloading of funds for DILG programs and projects and for processing fees among others.

In an advisory issued to all local officials and DILG personnel, Secretary Ismael Mike Sueno said his office has received reports that a person introducing herself as Pia Alarcon or Rhia Alarcon who claims to be connected with the central office, collects money from local officials and DILG personnel for the immediate downloading of programs and projects and for the processing fees of the said projects to the concerned localities.

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Ms. Intl.: Baguio's Pride Kylie Versoza, the newly crowned Miss International during the motorcade for her homecoming by the City Government last November 27. *** Photo by Ryan Mang-usan




Secretary to the Mayor Rafael Tallocoy leads the offering of wreath during the 153rd Birth Anniversary of the "Father of the Katipunan" Andres Bonifacio last November 30. Tallocoy represented Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the program at Bonifacio Elementary School which was attended by Dep-Ed Baguio school officials, the members Mason Lodge of Baguio and La Trinidad, Federation of Parents and Teachers Association and barangay officials from Guisad and Crescencia Village during the event.- By Bong Cayabyab




Congressman Marquez Go and Councilor Lilia Fariñas crown Mr and Ms Silahis Ng Pasko Mr. Kaizer kaiel Challoy and Ms Angelica Joy Villafuerte (center) as part of the start of Christmas In Baguio festivities.Joining the Royal Court are City Social Welfare and Development Officer Betty Fangasan and Silahis Ng Pasko project chairman and former City Councilor Narciso "Nars" Padilla. - By Bong Cayabyab


Want more budget, pass new tax code, City council urged.

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday urged the city council to approve the city's revenue measures to enable the city to realize more income and finance more priority projects.

"It's the only way to increase our budget and fund more programs intended to improve service to the public," the mayor said.

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Miss International vows to promote Baguio

BAGUIO CITY December 02 – Reigning Miss International beauty titlist Kylie Versoza will actively promote not only the scenic tourist destinations in Baguio City but also the local delicacies in the different parts of the world.

Versoza, who was recently accorded a hero's welcome through a well-attended motorcade around the city's central business district area, said the city, being a center of trade and commerce in Northern Luzon, also serves as the home of sumptuous Ilocano and Cordillera delicacies which people from the different parts of the world will surely love.

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Council wants increase in 2017 city budget

BAGUIO CITY December 02 – The City Council wants an increase in the P1.72 billion 2017 annual city budget to accommodate the funding of various ordinances, the creation of various positions in the offices of local legislators, the increase in project and medical allocations and to fund other priority development projects of the local government.

Instead of pushing for a P2 billion budget for next year, Councilor Elmer Datuin, chairman of the Council Committee on Appropriations and Finance, said the local legislative body is willing to settle for a minimum of P50 million and a maximum of P75 million increase in the proposed city budget next year to fund the list of priority concerns that was submitted by the members of the council to the local chief executive and the local finance committee for consideration.

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Building owners warned on conversion of parking spaces

BAGUIO CITY December 02 – The City Building and Architecture Office (CBAO) warned building owners who disregard several notices for the return of parking allocations in their structures that appropriate cases will be filed against them if they continue to defy such notices.

Engr. Nazita F. Bañez, City Building Official, claimed CBAO has the list of these defiant business owners, that is why appropriate monitoring is now being done by the CBAO personnel to check their compliance to previously issued notices.

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