Special session on schedule of market values set October 2

BAGUIO CITY September 27 – Members of the City Council decided to reset their special session to deliberate on the proposed ordinance prescribing for the revision of the schedule of market values for the city's real property taxes from September 27 to October 2, 2017 to guarantee the full attendance of local legislators.

The local legislative body decided to adjourn its earlier scheduled special session to deliberate on the proposed ordinance prescribing for the revision of the schedule of market values because of the alleged lack of quorum of its members who arrived late for the said meeting.

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P264K needed to light up Perfecto St.

BAGUIO CITY September 26 – The local government needs at least P264,000 to light up the stretch of Perfecto St. which will be used as the possible extension of the night market.

City Engineer Elpidio Garabiles informed Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said that the proposed amount for the lighting of Perfecto St. will include the supply of Light Emitting diode (LED) which will be used in the said area to help in saving energy expenditures for the night market extension area.

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6 public schools benefit from Pailaw sa Paaralan program

BAGUIO CITY September 27 – Six public elementary schools in the city were able to benefit from the Pailaw sa Paaralan program, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) intervention of the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO), to guarantee a conducive learning for environment for the hundreds of pupils enrolled in the said institutions.

In his letter to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, BENECO general manager Gerardo P. Verzosa revealed that the schools that were able to initially benefit from the program include the Dontogan Elementary School, Quezon Hill Elementary School, Pacday Quinio Elementary School, San Carlos Elementary School, Adiwang Elementary School and Bonifacio Elementary School.

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Top city hall employees feted in the 117th CS anniversary celeb

BAGUIO CITY - The city government of Baguio joined the 117thPhilippine Civil Service anniversary celebration by recognizing and honoring its outstanding employees at the Hotel Supreme, last Friday afternoon.

Congressman Marquez Go and Mayor Mauricio Domogan delivered their respective messages for the awardees, while Civil Service Commission director Atty. Marilyn taldo served as guest of honor and speaker.

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Elders to take reigns of Gov't. On Oct.2.

BAGUIO CITY – Senior citizens chosen from the elderly associations in the city, as coordinated by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) handle executive and legislative matters this Monday after turn-over during the flag-raising ceremonies.

In the administrative order issued by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Rodolfo Abella and Juanita Gabaen would unseat Congressman Mark Go and the mayor, respectively for a day, while Victorio Afalla takes over the Sangguniang Panlungsod affairs from Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog.

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Put up of Cordillera prosecutor's office pushed

Luna, Apayao September 18 – The Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC-CAR) and the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) approved a resolution appealing to Justice Secretary Vitaliano M. Aguirre II to facilitate the immediate establishment of a separate Regional Prosecutors' Office in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to speed up the resolution of numerous cases being appealed to the Regional State Prosecutors' Office in the Ilocos and Cagayan Valley regions.

The two regional bodies stated establishing a CAR Regional State Prosecutors' Office is consistent with the strategies in the Regional Development Plan 2017-2022 particularly on the Chapter on swift and fair administration of justice considering that cases from the different provincial and city prosecutors' offices will not contribute in clogging the Regional State Prosecutors' offices in the Ilocos and Cagayan Valley regions as what is happening to date considering that the Cordillera does not have its own Regional State Prosecutors' Office.

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan speaks to local business and overseas employment recruitment agencies who hired 260 applicants on-the-spot out of 765 qualified applicants from the 2, 599 job vacancies while 3 job seekers for abroad were hired on the spot from the 782 qualified applicants from the 23,000 vacancies for overseas work during Baguio Day Job Fair IN coordination with DOLE-CAR headed by regional director Exequiel Ronnie Guzman, POEA and other line agencies held at Baguio Convention Center last September 16. - By Bong Cayabyab




The City Government of Baguio represented by City Planning Officer Evelyn Cayat, Baguio PEZA administrator Atty. Rene Joey Mipa, janet Aguirre and Nellie dela Cerna receive the major award as the 11th Competitiveness Over-All Ranking in the Highly Urbanized City out the 33 cities in the country during the 4th Competitiveness ceremony last September 19 held at Albergo Hotel. DTI-CAR regional director Myrna Pablo, DILG-CAR regional director Marlo Iringan, and RCC-CAR co-chair Johhnny dela Cruz and PCCI-CAR former regional governor Alfonso Lao also handed other awards for Baguio City as 20th in the Highly Urbanized , 7th in Government Efficiency and 8th in Economic Dynamism in National Highly Urbanized City Competitiveness categories , respectively, out of 33 cities nationwide. - By Bong Cayabyab


Camdas lass is miss baguio 2017

BAGUIO CITY – A 20-year old working student and fresh college graduate from Camdas barangay was crowned Miss Baguio 2017 during the pageant night held last Sept. 17 at the Baguio Convention Center.

Karla Jane O'Hara, a disc jockey at a local FM station who just obtained her bachelor's degree in communications from the St. Louis University bested 22 other candidates in the annual beauty pageant held in line with the charter day anniversary of the city.

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2 sites available for transfer station

BAGUIO CITY September 26 – The representative of the hauler of the city's residual waste to a sanitary landfill in Capas, Tarlac disclosed that the trucking and freight services has already identified two possible sites where to transfer its staging area in Lamtang, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet after it will be closed by December 22, 2017 pursuant to a compromise agreement executed before a local court in La Trinidad.

Engr. Ruben Thirst, representative of MA Camilo Trucking and Freight Services, informed members of the local legislative body that the two sites where it plans to transfer its staging area of the residual waste are located in barangay Taloy Sur, Tuba, Benguet wherein the said areas are the properties of the company owner.

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19,000 biz establishments inspected for fire safety in city

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Fire Station (BCFS) has re-inspected for fire safety 19,243 business establishments here from January to August 2017 as compared to 17,150 for the same period last year or an increase of 12.20 percent.

This was reported by Fire Safety Enforcement Section chief S/Insp. Katherine Albino in Monday's flag-raising ceremonies at City Hall before local officials led by Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog.

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Mayor and other loyalty awardees recognized in the 117th Phil. Civil Service anniversary

BAGUIO CITY - Highlighting the 117th Philippine Civil Service anniversary celebration in the city, loyal, outstanding, retirees and persevering city hall employees were feted during the annual awards and program was held last Friday at the Hotel Supreme.

Leading the loyalty awardees who served the city for forty years are Mercedes Bernardo and Alberto Tomas, both of the city mayor's office; Melchor Baltazar, Maria Fernandez, Dante Julaton and Brenda Ramos, all of the treasury office.

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Newly-wed couples


Newly-wed couples during the 23rd mass wedding rites solemnized by Mayor Domogan pose for posterity with principal sponsors Rep. Marquez Go, members of the City Council headed by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and former Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda . A total of 33 pairs joined the rites annually coordinated by the City Government of Baguio through the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Betty Fangasan held at PFVR Gymnasium September 21. – By Bong Cayabyab




City officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan join the members of the Office of the Presidential Advisers on Peace Process headed by Deputy Presidential Adviser Nabil A. Tan during the "peace Buzz": Biyaheng Kapayapaan" held at Malcolm Square last September 21 to Quezon City. The caravan aims to promote the culture of peace through an on-the-ground outreach to the public highlighting the observance of National Peace Month. The peace Buzz will culminate in Iligan City on September 30 where the ringing of the Peace Gong will be done. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza will lead the activities intended for social healing and recovery. – By Bong Cayabyab


Garbage hauler to transfer staging area

BAGUIO CITY September 19 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan disclosed that the city's garbage hauler is currently developing a portion of his 5,000-squater meter property along Marcos highway to serve as the new staging area of rhe generated residual waste in the city before it will be transported to the sanitary landfill in Capas, Tarlac.

The local chief executive claimed the local government and the hauler are aware of the prescribed deadline by a local court in Benguet in which the garbage transfer station in Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet should be closed that is why the hauler is working double time to develop his property to serve as the new transfer station while the city is trying to work out the realization of a permanent solution to the garbage disposal problem that will result to the stoppage of the expensive hauling of waste outside the city.

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More than 2,204 applicants seek local and overseas work during the Baguio Day Job Fair in line with Baguio Charter Day Activities initiated by PESO-Baguio manager and Mayor Mauricio Domogan's executive assistant Jose Atanacio in coordination with DOLE-CAR headed by regional director Exequiel Ronnie Guzman, POEA and other line agencies . Local employers hired 260 job applicants on the spot while 3 overseas job seekers were hired by recruitment agencies on the spot during the said affair. - By Bong Cayabyab

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