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City's aim for zero firecracker injury dashed by one passive case but hopes still up for fewer cases this year

BAGUIO CITY – The city government's hope to achieve a zero firecracker-related casualty this year was dashed by one "passive" case recorded last Thursday, the city epidemiology surveillance unit of the City Health Services Office bared.

CESU head Dr. Donnabel Tubera said the victim was an 18-year old male from Pinsao Proper barangay who sustained a blasting injury in his small finger (right hand) caused by a piccolo lit and thrown by a child along his way.

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Mayor reminds Burnham, Mines View security personnel on wearing of uniforms

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan is ordering security personnel of a private firm assigned to Burnham and Mines View Parks to always wear their proper uniforms when on official duty.

He made the appeal during this week's executive-legislative meeting at City Hall multi-purpose hall attended by other local officials and department heads.

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Fencing of life-size elephant sculpture pushed

BAGUIO CITY December 26 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the concerned offices of the local government to work out the immediate fencing of the area where the life-size elephant sculpture was erected to make sure that people will not vandalize the donation of the Thailand embassy to the city.

The local chief executive said that while the area has not yet been fenced, there is a need for residents and visitors frequenting the area to have their photographs taken with the life-size elephant sculpture to observe proper discipline by not vandalizing the family of elephants and for them not to unscrupulously throw their garbage in any part of the Botanical Garden.

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Innovations to Baguio night market studied

BAGUIO CITY December 26 – The City Council Committee on Market, Trade, Commerce and Agriculture is currently studying the introduction of the necessary innovations s to the operation of the city's night market to sustain its established identity as one of the must-see nightly activities in the city and increase its potentials to be a long-term source of livelihood of residents.

Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr., chairman of the council's Committee on Market, Trade, Commerce and Agriculture, said studies on how to maximize the potentials of the night market and improve the situation of the night market vendors are now underway to uplift the prevailing situation not only of the affected sectors but also the public who frequent the nightly activity to be able to purchase their desired goods.

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Deputation of CJH safety, security personnel sought

BAGUIO CITY December 26 – The Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) requested the local government to issue the required deputation order for its safety and security personnel to help in the implementation of traffic rules and regulations in relation to the city's anti-obstruction campaign to ease the worsening traffic congestion inside the 247-hectare John Hay Special Economic Zone (JHSEZ).

In his letter to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, CJHDevCO Executive Vice President for Operation Shean Bedi admitted the prevalence of worsening traffic congestions along the roads within the former American rest and recreation facility aggravated by drivers who stop and park their vehicles anywhere in total disregard of traffic rules and regulations despite the presence of traffic signs and traffic enforcers.

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PPP is still best for city's Panagbenga

BAGUIO CITY December 27 – mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored that public-private partnership (PPP) is still the best way to go in the annual conduct of the Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival, the city's internationally recognized crowd drawing event, to ensure its sustainability as a must-see event in the country.

The local chief executive pointed out concerned stakeholders must remember that it is the private sector that started and nurtured the conduct of the flower festival until it was able to gain international recognition that is why there is a need for the local government to give the necessary recognition to the efforts of the private sector in effectively and efficiently handling the events for the month-long festivities.

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Community fireworks display set December 31

BAGUIO CITY December 27 – Local officials are inviting residents and visitors to attend the local government sponsored community fireworks display shortly before midnight on December 31, 2017 at the Melvin Jones football ground to celebrate the coming of the new year.

Councilor Elmer O. Datuin, chairman of the City Council Committee on Tourism, Special Events, Parks and Playgrounds, said that this year's community fireworks display is much bigger and better that is why the public is enjoined to join city officials in welcoming the new year right I the heart of the city.

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City continues to seek balance in ensuring welfare of both residents, tourists

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday said the city government continues to work to strike a balance in ensuring the welfare of both residents and tourists as visitors' influx becomes a regular occurrence in this tourist city.

"Ever since, our constituents have been our priority in everything that we do but we also need to take care of our visitors; that is why we really have to achieve a balance so that we can take care of our visitors without sacrificing the welfare of our residents and we can do this with teamwork and cooperation," Domogan said.

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Mayor assessed 2017 a success

BAGUIO CITY – As with the past years, 2017 was filled with challenges and numerous problems, but confronted head-on and survived, through divine blessings, Mayor Mauricio Domogan said during last week's media Ugnayan.

The city's finances slowly grew as evidenced by the increase, from the P1,779,000,000 approved budget for 2017, and 2018's proposed budget P2,059,000,000. Income from business taxes through tourism and events are the main source of the fund increase, the mayor said.

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City, DPWH-CAR commend pool of technical experts

BAGUIO CITY December 26 – Officials of the local government and the Cordillera office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-CAR) commended the unrelenting and uncompromising services of the pool of technical experts in preparing the design that will be used by the agency for the proposed rehabilitation and repair of the city-owned Baguio Convention Center using the P180 million initially earmarked for the project next year.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan pointed out that the services rendered by the pool of technical experts deserves the utmost recognition from the local government because they were able to come out with the design that is fitting to what the local government wants for the convention center of the people of the city.

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Unified closing time of bars meritorious

BAGUIO CITY December 26 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan asserted there is merit to the standing proposal of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) headed by Senior Superintendent Ramil L. Saculles for the local government to institute a unified closing time of bars in the city to lessen the occurrence of liquor-related crimes and to allow law enforcers to concentrate in their anti-criminality and peacekeeping efforts that will sustain the good peace and order situation of the city.

The local chief executive underscored there is nothing wrong if bars will be mandated to close at 12 midnightconsidering that most of the liquor-related crimes have been recorded to be happening during the prevailing closing time of night establishments at 2 am, thus, the need for the local legislative body to take a look at the ordinance prescribing to the closing of bars to institute the necessary changes to suit the prevailing trend of the times.

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Put up of Bahay Pag-asa in Baguio pressed

BAGUIO CITY December 26 – The City Council approved a resolution requesting the Juvenile Justice Welfare Council through its Executive Director, lawyer Tricia Claire Oco, to fund the immediate establishment of a Bahay Pag-asa in the city to cater to the need of children in conflict with the law among other youth offenders.

The resolution authored by Councilors Leandro B. Yangot, Jr., Lilia A. Fariñas and Maria Mylen Victoria G. Yaranon stated the establishment of appropriate services for children at the local level is of vital importance to confront issues regarding child offenders, thus, it is timely for the passage of the resolution considering the need to prepare the community and society in general on the provision of rehabilitation programs for children in conflict with the law.

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Urban planning strategies lecture set January 4

BAGUIO CITY December 26 – A Baguio girl who is now serving as the Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning of the Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland will be in town to give a talk on urban planning strategies to cultivate creativity on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

In his letter to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, veteran urban planner Arch. Joseph Alabanza stated that his daughter Dr. Mary Anne Alabanza-Akers will be giving the valuable talk on urban planning strategies to cultivate creativity as her contribution to the city after it was designated as the country's first United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's creative city under the category crafts and folk arts.

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City never remised in finding solutions to garbage problem

BAGUIO CITY December 27 – mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored that the local government has never been remised in finding a permanent solution to the city's solid waste disposal problem considering that all the possible options that were laid down by the City Solid Waste Management Board had been given importance over the past several years.

While the local government is working its way in finding the best option to solve the city's garbage disposal woes, the local chief executive pointed out that the city's residents should understand that the best option to address the prevailing problem is for the hauling of the city's residual waste to the sanitary landfill in Capas, Tarlac and soon in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.

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Zero casualty for New Year revelry looms

BAGUIO CITY December 27 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan is keeping his fingers crossed that the local government and the Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR) will be able to achieve zero firecracker and pyrotechnics-related injuries during the celebration of the New Year revelry following the realization of the said goal during the Christmas revelry.

The local chief executive claimed that residents and visitors might have learned their lessons during the Yuletide revelries in the past having witnessed the people who were injured by the explosion of firecrackers and the use of pyrotechnic materials during the celebration of the Christmas and New Year that is why there were no firecracker-related incidents in the city that were recorded over the past several days.

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City continues to seek balance in ensuring welfare of both residents, tourists

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday said the city government continues to work to strike a balance in ensuring the welfare of both residents and tourists as visitors' influx becomes a regular occurrence in this tourist city.

"Ever since, our constituents have been our priority in everything that we do but we also need to take care of our visitors; that is why we really have to achieve a balance so that we can take care of our visitors without sacrificing the welfare of our residents and we can do this with teamwork and cooperation," Domogan said.

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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

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Speech Delivered by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan during the Cordillera Month Closing Ceremony
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