Signature campaign in Support to Anti-Smoking on

BAGUIO CITY – The office of councilor Joel Alangsab is launching a signature campaign in support of the city's "Smoke Free Baguio Ordinance" which he authored and passed by the city council last year.

During the Smoke Free Task Force meeting Friday at City Hall, Alangsab said that he has written the Department of Education for its support in the activity. He added that various religious groups have already expressed their full support for the project.

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Defiant Pub closed


Members of the joint team from the City Licensing Division, Public Order and Safety Division and the Baguio City Police Office enforce the closure of the Red Lion Pub and Inn last Thursday after it reopened without complying with the requirements of the City including the business permit and zoning clearance. -Contributed photo


2018 Ubaya Festival


Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan addressing the Besao Municipal Officials led by Mayor Johnson Bantog Jr. and the Besao folks during the 2018 Ubaya Festival last March 1, 2018 at the Municipal Gymnasium in Kin-iway Besao Mountain Province. Domogan who trace his roots from this town was the Guest of honor and speaker during the Municipal foundation day and festival. ***Photo by Rosalia See.


Court denies TRO plea of bar owners

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Trial Court Branch 6 here denied for lack of basis the bar owners' plea for the issuance of a temporary restraining order in its suit for damages filed against the City Government over its implementation of the Ordinance No. 88 series of 2009 or the Liquor Code.

"The Court deems it best and more prudent not to issue a (TRO) as there is no ground to do so and there is no grave or irreparable injury posing as threat to the lives or properties of the plaintiffs," Acting Presiding Judge Cecilia Corazon Dulay-Archog said in a resolution dated March 2, 2018.

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Disciplined crowd


Despite the hundred of thousands that viewed the Grand Street Dancing and the Grand Parade of Floats last February 24 and 25 respectively (such as this in photo), discipline had been maintained thanks to the members of the Baguio City Police Office and the thousands of volunteer marshals that made it possible. This prompted Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo to describe the Panagbenga Festival as the most disciplined Festival entire the country: ****


'Silent night' ordinance hurdles second reading

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council approved on second reading the proposed "Silent Night" ordinance which seeks to prohibit persons from making or causing "excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud sounds from audio devices within residential areas and public streets" in the City.

Author Councilor Edgar Avila said the proposal was subjected to a public hearing and the suggestions as well as the recommendations gathered during the deliberation by the City Council were incorporated in the draft measure.

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Information, education campaign on agri projects sought

BAGUIO CITY March 06 The City Council approved a resolution requesting the newly created City Agriculture Division under the City Veterinary office to conduct a massive information and education campaign regarding the implementation of various agriculture development projects in the city.

The resolution authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that the conduct of an aggressive information and education campaign by the City Agriculture Division regarding its programs and projects is crucial to the improving the understanding and knowledge of residents on agriculture by getting the attention of everyone and for them to be acquainted, engaged and educated about where their nourishment comes from and to respect the farmers who work to make a difference in their and other people's lives despite numerous struggles to make ends meet.

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Sp to hear public views on proposed solo parent, women's group ordinances

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinances giving more benefits to solo parents and setting up livelihood fund for the Kalipinan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI)-Women's Federation in the 128 barangays in the City on March 16, 2 p.m. at the Baguio City Host Lions Clubhouse.

Proposed by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and Councilors Faustino Olowan, Joel Alangsab and Lilia Farinas, the consolidated solo parents ordinance seeks to give solo parents and their children additional benefits apart from those given under Republic Act No. 8972 or the Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000.

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Mayor wants probe in city hall worker's drug case

BAGUIO CITY March 09 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered concerned offices of the local government to conduct an investigation on the alleged involvement of an employee of the City Treasury Office in the sale of illegal drugs following his arrest during a recent buy bust operation conducted by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents.

The local chief executive expressed disappointment over the involvement of the said local government employee in the sale of illegal drugs after all those who were found to have been using prohibited drugs during the conduct of the random drug test among city hall workers were cleared when they were given a chance to reverse the findings through various means.

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7 of 8 padlocked bars given reprieve based on resolution

BAGUIO CITY – Seven of the eight night establishments closed by the City Government last week were allowed to reopen after some of their violations were written off on account of a City Council resolution giving them a one-hour "winding down" extension for their customers to consume their orders before closing for the night.

Those granted reprieve based on Resolution No. 433 series of 2017 were the Amper Sand (The Camp) at M. Roxas Brgy., Susan's bar, Igorota's bar and Golden Kalaleng Bar all along Bokawkan Road, Supersonic KTV Bar along Abanao St., the Likuor Store at Upper Gen. Luna Road and Concoctions at Salud Mitra Brgy.

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Rep. Mark Go gives an update on the pending house bill that would provide free dialysis treatment for indigent patients in the country. The bill has been approved on committee level and is now with the House committee on appropriation for budgeting purposes. Go called on all dialysis patients in the country to convince their own congressmen to support the measure. - Rosa Moresto photos


Tent City


Parts of Burnham Park instantly turned into a "tent city" during the Panagbenga Weekend Highlights (February 3 and 4).****


More push sought for free dialysis bill

BAGUIO CITY – Advocates of free dialysis and kidney patients on Thursday called on the public to drum up more support for the passage of the house bill that will provide free dialysis treatment for indigent kidney patients in the country.

Rep. Marquez Go, Councilor Peter Fianza joined members and benefactors of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Dialysis Patients and Partners Association, the Philippine Information Agency Cordillera and the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club in pushing for the passage of a substitute House Bill entitled "An Act Proving a Comprehensive Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) for Patients with End Stage Renal Disease in National, Regional and Provincial Government Hospitals and Increasing the Philhealth Package Rate for Renal Replacement Therapy of Members and Appropriating Funds Thereof."

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Buyog occupants given deadline to comply with watershed protection terms

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio Water District on Tuesday gave members of the United Pinget Homeowners Association 15 days to fulfill their commitment to undertake measures to protect the Buyog watershed or lose the chance to have the lots they occupy segregated.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan on the same day relayed BWD General Manager Salvador Royeca's ultimatum to the officials of the barangays concerned and urged them to immediately comply with the requirements in coordination with the City Buildings and Architecture Office.

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Mayor rallies women to contribute in nation-building

BAGUIO CITY March 06 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged women in the city to continue doing their share in nation-building to help bring not only the city but also the country to greater heights in the future.

The local chief executive underscored that the local government is one of the examples in the empowerment of women leaders because most of the incumbent department heads are women.

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Baguio job protection ordinance okayed

BAGUIO CITY March 06 – The City Council approved on first reading the Baguio City Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency workers Job Protection ordinance.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that it is a declared policy of the local government to ensure the timely, effective and coordinated response and recovery from a disaster or emergency making use of all available resources from the government, non-government organizations, private sectors, volunteer groups and other response operations key actors.

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