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No added layer of bureaucracy in autonomous set up

BAGUIO CITY July 11 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored the establishment of the autonomous region in the Cordillera will not mean an added layer of bureaucracy in the current set up of government but instead will mean the downloading of most powers of the national government the regional government will exercise.

Speaking before the joint Regional Development Council (RDC) and Regional Peace and order Council (RPOC) meeting last Friday, Domogan underscored the creation of the autonomous region in the Cordillera would mean the efficient and effective discharge of most functions of the national government by the regional government as one of the salient provisions of House Bill (HB) 5343 or the law that seeks to put up an autonomous region will be the devolution of most of the functions of the national government to the autonomous regional government.

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Cordillera Gong Relay

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan doing the ritual rites during the Cordillera Gong Relay Baguio leg program last Friday July 14 at the City Hall Ground. *** Photo by Joel B. Belinan

 

Contracts of market building owners expired

BAGUIO CITY July 13 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan divulged that the contracts of some one hundred twenty-seven market building owners within the vicinity of the city public market already expired as of December 31, 2015 which means that they do not have the right to continuously occupy their built-up areas unless their contracts are renewed with the inclusion of the 15-year expiration period.

The local chief executive pointed out while the local government does not have the authority to force the building owners to sign the renewal of their contracts with the 15-year expiration period, the building owners do not also have the right to compel the city to renew their contracts pursuant to their conditions, thus, there has been no mutual agreement of the parties concerned.

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For Cordillera Autonomy

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Sec. Jesus Duresa and Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan led the other Cordillera Leaders and OPPAP officials in doing the Digong clinched fist at the City Mayor's Office after the formal Gong Relay program last Friday July 14. *** Photo by Joel B. Belinan

 

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE CITY'S CLEANEST AND DIRTIEST BARANGAYS

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Alay Sa Kalinisan board of Judges chaired by Dr. Julie Cabato for The Search for the 10 Most Cleanest and the 10 Most Dirtiest barangays in the city conduct on the spot inspection and interviews in the barangays. The contest winners will be announced during the celebration of Baguio Charter Day on September 1. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

Contracts of market building owners expired

BAGUIO CITY July 13 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan divulged that the contracts of some one hundred twenty-seven market building owners within the vicinity of the city public market already expired as of December 31, 2015 which means that they do not have the right to continuously occupy their built-up areas unless their contracts are renewed with the inclusion of the 15-year expiration period.

The local chief executive pointed out while the local government does not have the authority to force the building owners to sign the renewal of their contracts with the 15-year expiration period, the building owners do not also have the right to compel the city to renew their contracts pursuant to their conditions, thus, there has been no mutual agreement of the parties concerned.

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City lauds top ten taxpayers

BAGUIO CITY - Top business and real estate taxpayers in the city of Baguio were lauded by the city government here during the regular Monday flag raising ceremony at the Baguio City Hall grounds.

DMCI Project Developers, Inc. is this year's top one business taxpayer. Team Philippines Energy Corporation came in second while on the third spot is CJH Hotel Corporation.

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1st rondalla music camp held in baguio

BAGUIO CITY – Some 130 rondalla practitioners from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have gathered in the city for the first-ever Rondalla Music Camp which will run from July 8-23 at the University of the Philippines Baguio.

The camp will offer an intensive training on the different aspects of rondalla performance which will include exposure to a new and challenging repertoire like symphonic and contemporary music, according to Dr. Ramon Santos, national artist for music who will serve as camp director.

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Anti-bullying ordinance approved

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan approved the Anti-Bullying Ordinance of Baguio City passed by the city council last June 5.

Authored by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, Ordinance No. 59 series of 2017 seeks to prevent acts of bullying from being committed against students in the city.

Bilog said the measure is a must since incidents of bullying have been very rampant of recent.

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HIDDEN ECOLOGICAL PARADISE

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Sister Susan Sinenze of Good Shepherds Convent shows off the ecological garden to the board of judges of the Alay Sa Kalinisan Search for the 10 Most Cleanest and Greenest Barangays including the Search for the 10 Most Dirtiest Barangay chaired by Dr. Julie Cabato during the group's visit. Good Shepherds Convent is famous for its high quality delicacies. Dr. Cabato is convincing private private, religious and organizations entities to open their parks, animal sanctuaries and other possible tourist attractions to help and promote the City of Baguio. - By Bong Cayabyab

 

OPLAN CROSS RIDERS

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Police officers of PNP-Sub Station II along Along Magsaysay-Trancoville and Bokawkan intersection conduct simultaneous checkpoints within the 11 identified critical areas in the city. Oplan Cross Riders aim is to seal the city in the event of high risk incidents or intrusion by lawless elements in the city. - by Bong Cayabyab

 

Baguio crimes drop by 46 percent

BAGUIO CITY July 14 – The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO recorded a significant decrease in crime volume by 46 percent after having recorded a total crime volume of 4,655 from July 2016 to June 2017 compared to the 8,545 crime volume from July 2015 to June 2016 or a decrease of 3,888 crimes.

Senior Superintendent Ramil Saculles, City Director of the Baguio city Police office (BCPO), of the same period, the index crimes recorded were 1,237 or a drastic decline of 73 percent compared to the 4,657 index crimes the previous year while index crimes dropped by 29 percent from 4,797 in July 2015 to June 2016 to 3,384 crimes from July 2016 to July 2017.

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MOSQUITOES' FAVORITE BREEDING GROUND

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Residents were informed of the city government Anti-Dengue Ordinance which mandates the disposal of used tires being the common breeding areas of dengue -carrying mosquitoes.- By Bong Cayabyab

 

It's 50-year old's turn to seek support

However you look at it, life is beautiful, and kidney patient Martina Pacatiw Macario continues to struggle to survive and live it the fullest.

Reason enough for her to ask this writer to feature her among the growing number of kidney failure patients asking that their stories be told, hoping a reader or two would reach out to help her cover the prohibitive costs of her thrice-a-week hemodialysis treatment in order to survive.

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Youngest dialysis patient gets fund support

Mary Joy Ligudon, the youngest dialysis patient at the Baguio General Hospital, and her adoptive mother got a breather of sorts when two Samaritans sent P2,000 and 300 euros after learning the kid blew her 13th candle while hooked to the cleansing machine at the Baguio General Hospital.

"I hope the amount could help ease the continuing financial burden of keeping the kid alive," said Igorot expatriate Julian Chees after sending the euros from his base in Germany.

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Public, private sectors collaborate to preserve city's heritage sites

BAGUIO CITY – Public and private sectors have linked up to identify, conserve and preserve the city's heritage sites and resources.

City council committee on education, culture and historical research members Councilors Peter Fianza, Benny Bomogao and Mylen Yaranon lauded the efforts of the University of the Philippines College Baguio Educational Foundation Inc. (UPCBEFI) through project leader Dr. Rowena Boquiren and other civil society organizations to pursue the Baguio Heritage Mapping Project.

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STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS 2017

STATEMENT IN REPLY TO THE PUBLISHED OPEN LETTER OF BCDA PRESIDENT and CEO ARNEL PACIANO D. CASANOVA

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
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Speech Delivered by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the Cordillera Month Closing Ceremony
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