Schoolchildren from Saint Louis Universities and their teachers, religious groups and non-government organizations join city officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog in unveiling the week-long activities observing the Baguio Character Week with the theme "Tara Na Baguio" during City Hall flag raising ceremonies. - By Bong Cayabyab




Youngest newly-wed couple Nestor Canipas and his 18 year old bride, the former Jay-Ann Salayog and oldest newly- wed couple 65 year old Reynaldo Pedeglorio and and his 75 year old bride former, Virginia Quinones partake of their wedding cake the 23rd during the mass wedding rites solemnized by Mayor Domogan held at the PFVR Gymnasium. The 23rd Mass Wedding ceremony for 33 couples is initiated yearly by the City Government of Baguio through the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Betty Fangasan. Sponsoring the newly wed couples are city officials headed by Rep. Marquez Go, members of the City Council headed by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and former Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda. – By Bong Cayabyab


Cordillera competitiveness winners bared

BAGUIO CITY September 20 – The Regional Competitiveness Council (RCC) in the Cordillera recognized the top performing local government units from the different provinces that continue to gain headway in economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure and resilience which are the major components in judging the performance of local governments during the recognition ceremonies of the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) held at the Albergo Hotel Tuesday.

Mayrna Pablo, RCC-CAR chairperson and regional director of the Cordillera office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-CAR), commended the 75 municipalities and 2 cities for their 100 percent participation in this year's competitiveness rankings which illustrates the desire of local officials to sustain the improvement of their performances in the 4 pillars set by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) in judging the competitiveness of local governments.

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Baguio, Benguet ready for Palaro bidding on September 27

BAGUIO CITY September 27 – Officials of the Cordillera office of the Department of Education and the local governments of Baguio, Benguet and La Trinidad are ready to present their bid to the Palaro Selection Board (PSB) for the hosting of next year's Palarong Pambansa that will be considered as the 'coolest Palaro ever.'

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, Gov. Crescencio Pacalso, Mayor Romeo Salda and Dep Ed-CAR regional director May Eclar met Tuesday to finalize the bid of Baguio and Benguet for the hosting of next year's Palaro games after the inspectorate team from the Dep Ed Central office found that the sports and billeting facilities were able to comply with the minimum requirements of the prescribed standards.

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BCMA okays extension of night market

BAGUIO CITY September 19 – The Baguio city Market Authority (BCMA) approved the proposed extension of the night market area to include the parking spaces along Perfecto St. to accommodate the hundreds of walk in vendors nightly.

The decision was reached by the BCMA to accommodate the huge number of walk in vendors wanting to try their luck to vend their goods in the night market area along Harrison road nightly, provided that, the goods to be sold by the vendors to be accommodate are purely dry goods to guarantee cleanliness and orderliness in the night market areas.

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RCC-CAR optimistic of better performing Cordillera LGUs

BAGUIO CITY September 20 – The Regional Competitiveness Council (RCC) in the Cordillera remains optimistic that more local governments in the region will continue to climb the ladder of success in the competitiveness rankings in the future that will sustain the delivery of quality service to the people.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, RCC-CAR vice chairperson, said the performance of LGUs in the recent competitiveness rankings should serve as a continuing challenge for the concerned local officials to improve on what aspects of competitiveness which they were not able to achieve so that there will be continuity in the improvement of the performance of the local governments.

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Demolition of illegal BIBAK structures starts October 16

BAGUIO CITY September 20 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan emphasized that all remaining illegal structures within the 5,000-square meter Benguet-Ifugao-Bontoc-Apayao-Kalinga (BIBAK) property after he prescribed deadline for the voluntary removal of the illegal structures on October 15, 2017 will be dismantled by the members of the City Demolition Team starting October 16, 2017.

The local chief executive disclosed that the final extension given by the local government, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to the informal settlers to voluntarily remove their illegal structures that were erected on the government property will be on or before October 15, 2017 which was also conferred by duly authorized representatives of the Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor (PCUP).

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Massive Balili river clean-up done

BAGUIO CITY – Near to four hundred city officials, employees, barangay officials and constituents wielded cleaning materials and scoured the Balili river and tributaries in a four-hour massive clean-up drive, last Friday morning.

The environmental-clean up activity, part of the 117th Philippine Civil Service anniversary celebration, was led by city and barangay officials where the creek traverses from upstream to the La Trinidad boundary.

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Apprehension of graffiti vandals, urged

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has directed police personnel to step up their apprehension of violators of the city's anti-graffiti ordinance that has been in effect for several years now.

The chief executive gave the directive during the recent Alay Sa Kalinisan, Inc. meeting at City Hall attended by representatives from various government offices and agencies including the private sector.

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Close to 2,000 qualify for employment in baguio day job fair

BAGUIO CITY – A total of 1,810 job seekers qualified for employment, 263 of whom were hired on-the-spot during the 108th Charter Day Anniversary Job Fair last Sept. 16 at the Baguio Convention Center.

Public Employment Services Office (PESO) designate and Executive Assistant Jose Atanacio of the city mayor's office said a total of 2,204 availed of the job opportunities totaling 23,658.

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Baguio cdrrmc nominee to csc pagasa regional awards

BAGUIO CITY –The Baguio City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) has been nominated to the 2017 Civil Service Commission Pagasa Regional Award (group category).

The CSC Pagasa Award is conferred to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions resulting from an idea or performance which directly benefit more than one department of the government.

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Amendment of Public Service Act of 1936 supported

LUNA, Apayao September 18 – The Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC-CAR) and the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) passed a resolution appealing to the Cordillera congressmen to strongly support the amendments that seek to amend the Public Service Act (PSA) of 1936 or Commonwealth Act 146.

The two regional bodies stated the Public Service Act amendment bill seeks to address the changes in the economic framework brought about by globalization and rapid technological innovations by adjusting the provisions of the law.

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POSD personnel warned against wrong deeds

BAGUIO CITY September 19 The members of the Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA) warned personnel of the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) to be circumspect in their actions while in the performance of their assigned duties and responsibilities to prevent misconceptions on the part of the public regarding their behavior.

The warning to the POSD personnel was issued by the BCMA members after the committee dismissed the various charges filed against them by concerned night market vendors due to lack of evidence and the withdrawal of the complainants on the cases filed against them.

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No more extension for erring market building owners

BAGUIO CITY September 20 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored there will be no more extension of time that will be given to some thirty five market building owners who refuse to have their final contracts with the local government renewed incorporating the provision for a 15-year lifespan for the renewed agreement.

The local chief executive added it will now be up to the City Legal Office to file the appropriate cases against the erring market building owners to eventually evict them from the city-owned property considering that they no longer have a live contract with the local government as their contracts expired on December 31, 2015.

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Scout leaders to run government on oct 9

BAGUIO CITY –After stringent screening by the Boy and Girl Scout Baguio Council, scout officials to take over the responsibility of Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog and other city officials on Oct 9 are being trained as to executive, legislative and other functions.

Roald Eras Xavier Bautista and Loida Faith Dalingay, both of the Baguio City National high School (BCNHS) unseats for a day, the mayor and vice-mayor, respectively. Dalingay presides over the city council session of scout peers in the afternoon, after turn-over ceremonies in the morning.

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City's air quality is still good.

BAGUIO CITY – The city's air is breathable without restrictions for outdoor activities, it was reported during the regular Alay Sa Kalinisan (ASK) meeting last week.

Four monitoring locations; Upper Session road, Malcolm square, Happy Homes, UP Baguio campus; in the air monitoring report remained at "fair" readings, while five have improved and are at "good" levels. These are Mines View, Bell Church, Aurora Hill, Veteran's Park and City Social Welfare Office area. Two new monitoring locations, Agcon and Bakakeng Central started off with "good" ratings. Less than "fair" ratings, which is "unhealthy," would have restricted activities for people with lung problems.

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