A parent applies make-up and moral support to her daughter before the start of day care Children Got Talent, a special event in observance of the 2017 national Children's Month with the theme: "Bata: Iligtas Sa Droga!". - By Bong Cayabyab


Enactment of firecracker ordinance sought

BAGUIO CITY November 16 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged the members of the local legislative body to already enact the required ordinance regulating the sale, distribution and manufacture of firecrackers and pyrotechnic materials in the city to further prevent residents from using the hazardous materials during the Christmas and New Year revelries.

The local chief executive admitted that the enactment of the firecracker ordinance will put an end to the perennial problem of the local government regarding the repeated requests from firecracker and pyrotechnic distributors to sell their regulated products in the city.

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Principal author of Smoke Free Baguio Ordinance Councilor Joel Alangsab explains the dangers of smoking and the strict implementation of anti-smoking ordinance in public places and other areas alike during the launching of Smoke Free Baguio program of activities during City Hall flag raising ceremonies. - By Bong Cayabyab




Sablan National High School-Main (SNHS-Main) and Michael G. Angel Elementary School (MGAES) students in Sablan, Benguet curiously read the donated books from the University of The Cordilleras represented by CSR Project HELEN director and UC vice president for administration Dr. Leonarda Romasanta Aguinalde. The book donation was initiated by the Office of the City Administrator headed by Atty. Carlos Canilao and the City Public Information Office represented by this photographer. Also shown in photo are SNHS-Main principal Benjamin Dio-al and MGAES school teacher represented by Connie Camdas- By Bong Cayabyab


Christmas in baguio opens Dec. 1

BAGUIO CITY – The Christmas tradition lives on in the city via the Christmas in Baguio calendar of activities set to launch on Dec. 1.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan invited residents and tourists to take part in the activities to nurture the Christmas spirit in the city starting from the inaugurals.

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P33M solar power for swimming pool ready

BAGUIO CITY November 14 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan announced that the local government is ready to bid out the solar power lighting and heating of the city's Olympic-sized swimming pool located within the Baguio Athletic Bowl.

The local chief executive said the necessary documents for the noble environmentally-friendly project were already transmitted to the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) for the conduct of the public bidding to determine which solar power company will be able to provide the needed units of equipment to operate the swimming pool using solar power.

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P250 million needed for indoor sports complex

BAGUIO CITY November 14 – The local government needs at least P250 million to put up a multi-storey indoor sports building within the Baguio Athletic Bowl to provide sports enthusiasts with an additional playing venue and to boost the city's chances to host prestigious regional, national and international sports competitions in the future.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said the personnel of the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO), who were tasked to prepare the detailed estimates and plans for the project which will be built near the city's Olympic-sized swimming pool, projected the total cost to be at least P250 million to complete the facilities included in the indoor sports structure.

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Datuin to talk on baguio experience as creative city in asia pacific forum

BAGUIO CITY – Councilor Elmer Datuin will talk on Baguio City's experience as a creative city in a forum on cultural strategy development by the United Cities and Local Government Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) set Nov. 21-23 in Surakarta (Solo) City, Indonesia.

Datuin who heads the city council committee on tourism, special events and parks and playgrounds will be among the ten international and local resource persons from Southeast Asia, East Asia and Indonesia who will serve as resource persons during the peer-learning workshop with 50 participants and public forum with 100 participants.

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Council warns DOTR-CAR official to appear in regular session

BAGUIO CITY November 13 – The local legislative body warned the regional director of the Cordillera office of the Department of Transportation and Railways (DOTR-CAR) to appear during its regular session on Monday to shed light on the issuance of franchises to school service and shuttle applicants, else it will be constrained to declare him persona non grata in the city if he refuses to do so.

Members of the City Council decided to defer action in granting the requested endorsement to the franchise application of GM Joe Tours Corporation, the shuttle service provider of Texas Instruments Philippines, to allow DOTR-CAR Regional Director Jose Eduardo Natividad to explain the official stand of the agency relative to the issuance of franchises to applicants of school service and shuttle services in the different parts of the city.

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan assisted by La Faayete Luxury Suites donors represented by Paul Lawlani (4th from left) and his wife Rowena (not shown in photo) and Councilor Edgar Avila (3rd from right) cut the ceremonial ribbon during the turn-over of the newly constructed one-storey two-classroom school building and water tank at Manuel Quezon Elementary School last November 16. Councilor Avila initiated the solicitation for the funding of the classrooms and water tank project from La Faayete Luxury Suites proprietor Lawlani couple. Also present during the simple rites are school principal Danilo Gayao 2nd from left) , Military Cut-Off PB Randy Valdez and former Cong. Nicasio Aliping Jr.- By Bong Cayadyab


Smoke Free Baguio activities, set

BAGUIO CITY – We all deserve to breathe clean air.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan led other officials in formally unveiling the Smoke Free Baguio campaign list of activities during City Hall flag-raising rites last Monday.

He stressed that everyone has the right to breathe clean air and encouraged all sectors to do their part for the program's successful implementation pointing out that the government cannot do it alone.

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City Prosecutor Elmer Sagsago introduces his hardworking officemates with pride for achieving a very high accomplishment rating for the First 3 Quarters this year with 100% in disposition rate inquest proceedings, 99.94% disposition rate for preliminary investigation and 96.15% in disposition rate on motions for recommendation during City Hall flag raising ceremonies. - By Bong Cayabyab


Burnham fitness instructors throw support behind smoke-free baguio campaign

BAGUIO CITY – Fitness instructors of various groups and clubs conducting workouts at Burnham Park threw their support behind the smoke-free Baguio campaign of the city government.

Eleven instructors of various fitness disciplines including Tai-chi, Zumba and Tae Bo committed their full support to the campaign and even agreed to give their services for free to mount a fitness event dedicated to the campaign.

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Council defers action on P2.05B 2018 city budget

BAGUIO CITY November 14 – The City Council deferred its deliberations on the proposed P2.05 billion 2018 budget of the local government to allow the finance officers and members of the Committee on Appropriations and Finance (CAF) to iron out possible differences in the projected income.

CAF Chairman Councilor Elmer O. Datuin said that the projected income of the local government includes the estimates for a proposed ordinance that intends to adjust the schedule of market values for real properties in the city, which is why it is needed for the members of the local finance committee to review the income portion of the proposed budget for possible adjustment.

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More than 200 to graduate from jobstart program

BAGUIO CITY – More than 200 jobseekers have completed the life skills training under the Jobstart Philippines Program offered by the Dept. of Labor and Employment and the city government through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

PESO head Jose Atanacio said the grantees received their certificates of training completion in a program conducted last Nov. 18 at the Baguio City Hall Multi-Purpose Hall with guests Mayor Mauricio Domogan and DOLE Cordillera officer-in-charge regional director Ronie Guzman.

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Coding respite for mine safety confab participants

BAGUIO CITY – Participants to the 64th Mine Safety and Environment Conference slated on November 21 to 24 at CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center in Baguio City will be exempted from the coverage of the city's Number-Coding Ordinance.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan issued Administrative Order No. 178 series of 2017 suspending the implementation of the coding scheme for private vehicles of participants and their family members pursuant to the law's provision granting exemption to conventions and similar events sanctioned by the city government.

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