Committee formed to study Rillera building options

BAGUIO CITY August 08 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan created a committee that will study the options to be undertaken by the local government in relation to the operation of the Rillera building or fish section within the city public market after the Supreme Court (SC) ruled in favour of the city after over 11 years of litigation.

The local chief executive tasked City Legal Officer Melchor Carlos P. Rabanes, City Treasurer Ales Cabarrubias, City Building Official Nazita F. Bañez and City Engineer Elpidio Garabiles to ascertain the appropriate measures that will be taken by the local government to effect the eventual takeover of the Rillera building from the Hilltop Market Fish Vendors Association (HMFVA) who had been occupying the property for over 40 years now despite the 25-year limit of its first lease contract signed in 1974.

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Businesses urged to cooperate in Palaro hosting

BAGUIO CITY August 11 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan called on businessmen in Baguio and Benguet to cooperate with the local governments and concerned government agencies by not taking advantage of the influx of visitors once the country's Summer Capital and Salad Bowl will be chosen as the host of the 2018 Palarong Pambansa in unreasonably increasing the prices of their goods.

The local chief executive admitted that businesses will be the direct beneficiaries of the influx of over 50,000 athletes, sports officials and members of their families who will be flocking to the city once the Palaro games will be held in Baguio and Benguet that is why businessmen should also cooperate by not increasing their prices but instead provide or offer attractive discounts to their expected clients.

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Seventeen slightly drug affected barangays under drug clearing operations

BAGUIO CITY - Baguio's 17 slightly drug affected barangays are now undergoing drug clearing operations disclosed Baguio City Police Office director P/Sr. Supt. Ramil Saculles.

The said slightly drug affected baranagays include Campo Filipino, Quezon Hill Proper, Pinsao Pilot Project, Middle Quirino Hill, Padre Zamora, Pinget, Trancoville, Pacdal, Ferdinand, Bakakeng Central, Dontogan, Upper Rock Quarry, Aurora Hill Proper, Honeymoon, Camp 7, Irisan and Lower Q.M.

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Air and water concerns given emphasis in SOCA

BAGUIO CITY- Networking, linkages and partnerships with environment-concerned groups are being firmed up for expanded studies in clean air and water in the city, Mayor Mauricio Domogan reported in his State of the City Address (SOCA) last Monday at city hall.

Review of functions and roles in the revitalization and revival of the environment comes with the approval of the environment code last year; including mobilization of working groups, action on specific area of concern, and deputation of enforcers in the barangay level.

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan (back on camera) viewing the body of the late Councilor Robert Ortega during its stint (wake at the city hall). Friends and supporters paid their last respect to the late councilor from Tuesday to Thursday before it was returned to San Fernando City for its burial.rosa moresto


Baguio to grant birthday gift to senior citizens

BAGUIO CITY August 01 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance granting P2,000 as birthday gift of the local government to all registered senior citizens in the city and appropriating the needed funds for the said purpose.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that it is the declared policy of the local government to always recognize and appreciate the vital contribution of senior citizens in nation-building and their self-sacrifice in making the city a decent, livable and respectable city.

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Melvin Jones grandstand perimeter to be designated as night market area

BAGUIO CITY August 01 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance formally designating the area around the Melvin Jones grandstand as the permanent site for the night market, providing funds for its operating structure and for other purposes.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated the amount of P25 million from the annual budget of the city will be earmarked for the improvement of the night market operating structure to accommodate vendors in the designated night market area.

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RTC upholds right of kabayan folks to seek information on hydro projects

Indigenous peoples (IPs) or indigenous cultural communities (ICCs) have all the right to seek all information regarding proposals to set up hydroelectric plants within their river resources.

With that premise, Branch 63 of the Regional Trial Court in La Trinidad, Benguet dismissed a case filed by energy developer Hedcor Kabayan Inc. accusing the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) which serves Baguio and Benguet with interfering with or influencing the on-going Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) the corporation is conducting for its Kabayan II hydropower project.

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Mayor cites city's sports achievements

BAGUIO CITY – In his State of the City Address, Mayor Mauricio Domogan said that in the field of sports, the city's commitment to develop world class athletic performance in various sporting events has borne good results.

"We now have a stable of excellent and home-grown athletes. For the record, we have 17 athletes who have represented the city and established their niche in the world arena of sports. Among them are Eduard Folayang and others," he pointed out.

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Public hearing on Panagbenga management set August 24

BAGUIO CITY August 11 – The City Council is inviting concerned stakeholders in the city to actively participate in the upcoming public hearing on the management of the Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival which is scheduled on August 24, 2017.

Councilor Peter Fianza, author of the resolution that called for the public hearing, explained that the primary intention of the measure is to get the sentiments of the concerned stakeholders on how to further improve the annual conduct of the Panagbenga to sustain the influx of more foreign and domestic visitors to our city during the month-long celebration.

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan congratulates the 35 Person with Substance Use Disorder (PSUD) for coming out clean and finishes the Integrated participatory community Building Program they were recognized in a program conducted by the City Social Welfare and Development Office and the Family life Resource Center at the multipurpose hall, City Hall Baguio City. The program was conducted by trained pastors for the PSUD psycho-social therapy.


Councilor Roberto Ortega


Arrival of the body of the late Councilor Roberto Ortega last Tuesday at the City Hall where it stays until Thursday afternoon for the people of Baguio to pay their last respect.rosa moresto


Suntrust told to restore damaged private properties

BAGUIO CITY August 02 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the management of the Suntrust Properties, Inc. to immediately address the complaint of the administration of a nearby condominium developer regarding the collapsed portion of their property that compromises the stability of some portions of their properties.

In his letter to Suntrust president Harrison Paltongan, the local chief said he was in receipt of a letter from Anna Manayon, president of Tower Condominium Corp., complaining of the alleged collapsed portion of the perimeter wall damaging the immediate wall, security camera, perimeter lighting and landscaping exposing the water pipe that connects the driveway tank which reportedly compromises the foundation of their driveway and their parking area to their property which is adjacent to the property of Suntrust.

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City ready to release payment to Asin landowners

BAGUIO CITY August 03 – Mauricio G. Domogan said the local government has been ready to release the P2.7 million payment to affected landowners of Asin who were affected by the previous operation of the city-owned Asin minihydro power plants.

The local chief executive pointed out that the city has been always ready to release the compensation for the Asin landowners but they have to iron out their differences so as not to complicate the situation once the funds will be released to the individual landowners.\

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Ailing 18-year old kid looking for Samaritans

A widow whose monthly income is less than the monthly amount needed to keep her ailing son alive is knocking on Samaritans' doors for support to sustain his life-time treatment for kidney failure.

As farm laborer at Alno, La Trinidad, Benguet ,Rita Anuden receivbes between P2,000 to P3,000 a month, falling far short of the cost of keeping alive her 16-year old son Humphrey who has to undergo thrice-a-week hemodialysis in order to survive.

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City hall pays tribute to deceased councilor

BAGUIO CITY – The City Government paid tribute to the late Councilor Roberto Ortega who died last July 30 due to a lingering illness. He was 78.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog led city officials and employees in paying their last respects to the deceased alderman during a necrological service last Wednesday at City Hall where his remains were brought last Tuesday from La Union for a two-night vigil.

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