City Air quality/smoke-belching results improve

BAGUIO CITY - Air quality is better in 2017 than 2016 for 22 locations in the city; as with smoke-belching results in the roadside and voluntary categories, as reported by City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) personnel during the Alay Sa Kalinisan (ASK) meeting last week.

The Roadside Ambient Air Quality Monitoring team led by Engineers Moises Lozano and Sofronio Pascua reported that as sampling was done in 22 areas; with 13 sites, Aurora Hill, Bakakeng Central brgy hall, Bell church, Children's park in Burnham, Camp John Hay Convergys, CJH Mile Hi, City Social Welfare and Development Office grounds, Diplomat Heritage Park, Igorot Garden, Kabayanihan brgy hall, Middle Quezon Hill brgy hall, Mines View Park, and Veterans Park in the "good" category.

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Market, burnham reports on income

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Public Market has collected a total amount of P81,148,804.92 in 2017, Market Superintendent Fernando Ragma, Jr. reported during the Alay Sa Kalinisan (ASK) meeting last week.

The collected amount for January 2018 is P7,618,128.00, with 2078 market clearances issued for 2018, and 961 lease contracts processed, Ragma, Jr. added.

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Funds for socialized housing, micro-enterprise dev't proposed

BAGUIO CITY February 13 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance earmarking the amount equivalent to one percent of collected annual realty and business taxes in the city as socialized housing and micro-enterprise development funds.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Elaine D. Sembrano stated that it shall be a policy of the local government to improve the lives of its people, particularly the socio-economically challenged, by promoting and guaranteeing the sustainability of housing and livelihood programs made accessible to all, especially the urban poor as well as micro and small entrepreneurs.

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Importance of local juvenile intervention program underscored

BAGUIO CITY February 13 – The Cordillera office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-CAR) and chairperson of the Juvenile Justice Welfare Committee (JJWC) in the region urged the City Council to immediately pass upon the 3 to 5year Comprehensive Local Juvenile Intervention Program (CLJIP) of the city because of the urgency of the plan in the provision of technical support and resources by the concerned agencies to the local government.

DSWD-CAR regional director and JJWC-CAR chairperson Janet P. Armas, who appeared before the local legislative body's regular session Monday, informed local legislators that the deadline for the submission of the CLJIP to the JJWC-CAR already lapsed last November and Baguio City is one of the local government that have not yet submitted the required plan.

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Council accepts donation for Burnham Park fountain

BAGUIO CITY February 14 – The City Council approved the donation for the repair and rehabilitation of the Burnham lake fountain from two boating concessionaries and for them to restore and repair the lightning-stricken sound and public address system at no cost to the local government.

The local legislative body also expressed the local government's gratitude to Celso Osorio and Vevian Vengcoy, owners of Swan Boat and Pontoon Boat, respectively, for the donation that contributes in improving the attractions within the city's premier park.

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Gender-based street harassment prohibited in city

BAGUIO CITY February 14 – The City Council approved on third and final reading a proposed ordinance prohibiting gender-based street and public spaces harassment in the city and prescribing penalties for violations and for other purposes.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Joel Alangsab stated that gender-based and public spaces harassment is constituted of unwanted comments, gestures and actions forced on a person in a public space without their consent and is directed at them because of their actual or perceived sex, gender, gender expression or sexual orientation and identity, including but not limited to unwanted cursing, wolf-whistling, cat-calling, leering, sexist, homophobic or transphobic slurs, persistent request for someone's name, number and destination after clear refusal, persistent telling of sexual jokes, use of sexual names, comments and demands, following, flashing, public masturbation, groping, stalking and all analogous cases of sexual harassment and assault, provided that, legitimate expressions of indigenous culture and traditions with no intent to harass shall not be penalized.

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Dad offers reward for cleanliness, peace and order efforts

BAGUIO CITY February 14 – Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. voluntarily offered to provide a cash reward for public order and safety enforcers, market vendors and the general public who arrest unscrupulous individuals indiscriminately dumping their garbage in the public market or in the different parts of the central business district area or those involved in pickpocketing activities in the city.

Yangot, who chairs the City Council Committee on Market, Trade, Commerce and Agriculture, said that the P1,000 that he will shell out for every documented arrest will come from his personal initiatives to inspire the concerned enforcers and the public to be vigilant against unscrupulous individuals wanting to ruin the clean and green as well as the peace and order programs of the local government.

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BFF Opening


Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan acknowledging the National, City and Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Incorporated officials during his Panagbenga 2018 Grand Opening Program message at the Baguio Athletic Bowl. The program was attended by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque as Special Guest. ***


Smoke Free Baguio


Members of theTask Force led by its Task Force Action Officer, Dr. Dona Tubera inspecting the manner of displaying by the Tobaco vendors at the Tobaco Section of the City Public Market. The Smoke Free Baguio Ordinance or the COB #34 Series of 2017 is now being fully implemented in the entire City and the public expects Police and other Law enforcement offices to be more active in implementing this particular law. *** by Joel B. Belinan


Hike in hazard pay of garbage collectors pushed

BAGUIO CITY February 13 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance increasing the hazard pay granted to all garbage collectors and street sweepers in the city and appropriating funds for the said purpose.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that it is a declared policy of the local government to protect its workers and provide them an equitable compensation based on the principle of equal remuneration for men and women workers for work of equal value.

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Unreasonable delay in release of salaries to be punished

BAGUIO CITY February 13 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance prohibiting the unreasonable delay in the release of salaries in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Joel Alangsab stated that the measure shall apply to all employees, payroll officers and employers, whether natural or juridical, within the territorial jurisdiction of the local government.

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Leadership quarrel fueling hype-beast conflicts in city

BAGUIO CITY February 13 – Police authorities admitted that the leadership quarrel among founders of the different hype-beast groups in the city is reportedly fueling the brewing conflicts of the established organizations that lead to gang wars in various areas around the central business district area.

Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) City Director Senior Superintendent Ramil L. Saculles, who appeared before the regular session of the local legislative body Monday, said that the identified leader of the Sudden Death Gang (SDG) claims to be the founder of hype-beast in the city, thus, all leaders of other hype-beast groups that are founded must bow down to him.

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Council studies carnival operations in Burnham Park

BAGUIO CITY February 14 – The City Council is currently studying a proposal by an amusement proponent to operate a carnival within portions of the Ibaloi Park located inside the 34-hectare Burnham Park complex for a 90-day period.

The local legislative body required the proponent Linked-in Corporation headed by Baltazar N. Ola to secure from the Onjon ni Ibaloi their letter of no objection to the planned operation of the carnival within portions of the Ibaloi Park and to guarantee compliance to the terms and conditions prescribed for the proposal.

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Establishment of lactation stations in work places sought

BAGUIO CITY July 11 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance directing the establishment of lactation or breastfeeding stations in workplaces of the local government and appropriating funds for the said purpose.

The ordinance authored by all members of the local legislative body stated breastfeeding, as a practice and culture of the city, will continue to be observed and promoted and breast milk as now being globally promoted confirms that it is the best food in the development of the infant and immediately, lactation or breastfeeding stations shall, therefore, be established in all work places of employees and officials of the city which may also be allowed for use by all clients, visitors or people being served in the work places.

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City finding permanent solution to garbage disposal woes

BAGUIO CITY February 14 – The local government continues to search for a permanent solution to the city's garbage disposal problem and the contribution of all sectors is important in crafting the long-term solution to the decade-old problem.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan appealed to critics of the city's temporary transfer station in a portion of the 92-hectare Baguio Dairy Farm to understand the current predicament of the local government and think of the welfare of the people.

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RDC-CAR adopts road map for achieving autonomy

BAGUIO CITY February 07 – The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) passed Resolution No. 02, series of 2017 adopting a regional road map for Cordillera autonomy before the projected transition towards a federal system of government being espoused by the Duterte administration.

The region's policy-making body chaired by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan stated that the Cordillera Regional Development Plan since 2006 has regional autonomy as its overarching goal to which development efforts and imperatives shall be directed and the RDC-CAR, through the Social Preparation of the Cordillera into an autonomous region program, has since then implemented information education campaign, capability-building and alliance building projects and activities to increase awareness of the people on autonomy and strengthen the support network for its pursuit for Cordillera self-determination.

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