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City officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and DOT-CAR regional director Venus Q. Tan present A plaque of appreciation to Le Monet Hotel (4 star hotel category) represented by Charmaine Joy de Guzman during City Hall flag raising ceremony. Other establishments were given plaques were Azalea Residenses Baguio (4 Star Apartment Hotel), Baguio Holiday Villas (2-Star Apartment Hotel), Baguio Country Club (5-Star Resort), The Manor At Club John Hay ( 4-Star Resort), Baguio Burnham Suites (3-Star Resort), Hotel Supreme (3-Star Hotel), The Forest Lodge At Camp John Hay (3-Star Hotel), NYC Manhattan Suites (2-Star Hotel), Granzion Garden Resort (1-Star Resort), Hotel Elizabeth (3-Star Hotel) and Ridgewood Hotel as 3-Star Hotel. - By Bong Cayabyab


CA commends city for dumpsite rehab

BAGUIO CITY – The Court of Appeals has commended the city government for its efforts to rehabilitate the Irisan dumpsite.

In a resolution dated June 27, 2016, Associate Justice Ricardo Rosario cited the monitoring report submitted by the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and of the city government on the activities inside the closed facility.

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Pure blooded Igorot social media sensation Jeyrick Sigmaton, known as "The Carrotman" pays a courtesy visit to Mayor Mauricio Domogan at the Mayor's Office while councilor Elmer Datuin and Michael Lawana join them for a brief photo opportunity last July 26. - By Bong Cayabyab



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City Social Welfare and Development Officer Betty Fangasan meets with the representatives of various organizations and line agencies concerned to lay out their plans for the upcoming Family Month Celebration next month. - By Bong Cayabyab


City involves civil society groups in budget preparation

BAGUIO CITY – The city will again involve civil society organizations in the preparation of the budget for 2017.

City budget officer Leticia Clemente said 15 CSOs have been invited to join the department heads and personnel in the the budget forum set on August 5 at the Ridgewood Residence at Lualhati barangay to solicit inputs on improving the city's development targets for the coming year.

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Newly elected officers of the Child Development Workers from Bakakeng Central, Crystal Cave, Bakakeng Norte and Sur, Balsigan, Dontogan, SLU-SVP, Sto Rosario Valley, Sto Tomas Central and Sto.Tomas Proper Day Care Centers take their oath of office before Secretary to the Mayor Rafael Tallocoy who represented Mayor Mauricio Domogan during simple rites. Witnessing the occasion were City Social Welfare and Development Officer Betty Bangasan and barangay officials.- By Bong Cayabyab


Family in crisis appeals for help

BAGUIO CITY – A family in Irisan barangay facing a double crisis after two of its members fell seriously ill is in dire need of assistance.

"I do not know what to do anymore so I am asking anyone, everyone to help us. Just help us please," a distraught Maria Magdalena Combis appealed.

Combis' 26-year old daughter Charo May has been battling stage 4 breast cancer since 2013 and her husband Wilfredo, 61, is just recovering from brain operation after suffering a stroke recently.

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Tertiary education scholarship program proposed

BAGUIO CITY July 26 - The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance establishing a College Education Scholarship Program for poor but deserving students in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. said the qualifications for student applicants include the grantee must be a bonafide resident of the city, poor but deserving student as certified by the City Social Welfare and Development Office and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), must not be more than 35 years old, of good moral character and must have a general average of 85 percent in latest scholastic records.

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Proposed tax amnesty studied by council

BAGUIO CITY July 26 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance granting a onetime tax amnesty or tax relief to give chance to all local taxpayers with penalties, fines, surcharges, interests and or arrears, to pay their overdue real property taxes.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. said the proposed tax amnesty shall cover general real property taxpayers who were delinquent in the payment of their real property taxes as of December 31, 2015.

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Drug users and suspected drug users who voluntarily surrendered to the police authorities undergo counseling and seminar under the City Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Betty Fangasan in cooperation with various non-government units, religious groups and concerned line agencies to kick-out the drug habit . The City government will help them reform by offering education assistance through the alternative learning system and other vocational and technical training for their livelihood programs.. - By Bong Cayabyab


EMB to extend aid to LGUs for solid waste facilities

BAGUIO CITY July 28 – The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) is willing to extend the appropriate assistance to all local government units for the establishment of the necessary solid waste disposal facilities to help address their respective garbage problems pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

EMB Director Gilbert Gonzales informed stakeholders that aside from the establishment of engineered sanitary landfill in the different cities and municipalities, there are other available state-of-the-art technologies that could be put in place in order for local governments to comply with the closure of their respective open dumpsites and controlled dump facilities for health reasons and improved state of their environment.

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Members of the Baguio's Finest cover the potholes left unattended by the contractor of the Department of Public Works and Highways that caused traffic jam along Abanao Street affecting Naguillan and Bokawkan Roads. - By Rj Cayabyab



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City Health Office and the Department of Health-CAR personnel distribute anti-dengue information materials to barangay residents as part Anti-dengue Information and Education Campaign. Mayor Mauricio Domogan called for the conduct of an hourly search and destroy clean-up in the households to contain the dreaded dengue carrying mosquitoes. - By Bong Cayabyab


Council reiterates invitation to DPWH officials on diggings

BAGUIO CITY July 27 – The City Council reiterated its previous invitation for regional and district officials of the Department of Public works and Highways (DPWH) to appear before its regular session on August 1, 2016 to shed light on the snail-paced implementation of their projects and the unabated citywide diggings causing monstrous traffic congestions in the central business district area.

The local legislative body expressed disappointment over the failure o regional and district officials of the agency to appear in last Monday's regular session without even sending a written notice stating the reasons for their non-appearance.

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City to Utility firms: Go underground in city

BAGUIO CITY July 26 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance requiring all public utility companies utilizing wires and cables to install underground lines and obliging the firms to convert their overhead lines within the central business district into underground lines to lessen the eye sore and uninterrupted services to the public.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that it will be the policy of the City Government to impose this requirement starting with those in the central business district area.

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Adoption of Baguio first policy proposed

BAGUIO CITY July 26 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance making it mandatory for all employers in the city to observe the 'Baguio first policy" in the hiring of applicants for available jobs in their respective fields of expertise.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. said that it shall be a policy of the city government to make it mandatory for all employers operating in the city to give preference to qualified Baguio residents in the hiring of applicants for employment.

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