City government bent on pursuing e-governance

BAGUIO CITY – The City Government is bent on pursuing programs to transform into an e-government through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and other web-based telecommunication technologies to improve the delivery of public service.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan bared this in his state-of-the-city address (SOCA) last Monday (July 31).

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Two more centenarians honored

BAGUIO CITY – Two more centenarians were honored by the City Government in separate resolutions approved by the City Council last Monday.

They were Leonila Mailig Abreu of Gen. Emilio F. Aguinaldo-Lower QM Brgy. who was born on July 15, 1917 and Gabriel Gallardo Abellada Sr. of South Central, Aurora Hill Brgy who was born on Feb. 20, 1917.

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BGH to put up 2 parking buildings

BAGUIO CITY August 01 – The administration of the State-run Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) will put up two parking structures within its compound to help ease the daily monstrous traffic jams around the hospital and provide adequate parking areas for its patients and visitors.

Dr. Ricardo Ruñez, BGHMC medical center chief, said the short term plan of the hospital will be the construction of a 3-storey parking structure near the administration building that could accommodate more than 50 parking slots for its patients and visitors aside from relocating the hospital's emergency room nearer to Kennon road so that patients being brought for emergency purposes could be given immediate medical attention.

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20 barangays ordered to liquidate livelihood funds

BAGUIO CITY August 02 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered some twenty punong barangays to liquidate more than P15 million livelihood funds that were downloaded to their barangays to prevent the non-release of future assistance to beneficiaries of the government's livelihood assistance program in the future.

The local chief executive informed the concerned punong barangays to submit to the labor department their complete liquidation reports to avoid being marked in bad standing and to allow more residents to benefit from the livelihood assistance being extended by the agency to concerned barangays.

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Operation of children's center to be regulated

BAGUIO CITY August 01 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance mandating all individuals or entities operating or intending to operate any center for children in the city to first seek a favourable endorsement from the local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) before their actual operation and providing penalties for violators.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Joel Alangsab stated that it is a policy of the local government to reinforce the rights of the child, thus, affording every child full protection under the law.

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NSWMC decision on protected areas appealed

BAGUIO CITY August 03 – The local governments of Baguio and Itogon and the management of the Benguet Corporation (BC) will be seeking for reconsideration on the previous ruling of the National Solid Waste Commission (NSWMC) absolutely prohibiting the use of protected areas for the establishment of state-of-the-art solid waste disposal facilities to address the concerns of local governments in the different parts of the country.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said that it was agreed by local officials of Baguio and Itogon and lawyers of BC to appeal the NSWMC resolution prohibiting the use of protected areas for the establishment of solid waste disposal facilities because the treatment should be on a case to case basis.

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Mayor defends decision to suspend classes

BAGUIO CITY August 03 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan stood firm on his decision to declare the suspension of classes during early mornings after ascertaining the prevailing weather condition for the day based on the weather forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), saying that everyone's concern is the welfare of the children and students during inclement weather condition.

The local chief executive the primary decision whether or not to allow their children to go to school when there is no official declaration from higher authorities lies with the parents themselves because they know the actual condition of their children and the status of the roads leading to their schools.

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Mayor urges public to help fight climate change

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the ill effects of climate change can only be mitigated if everybody gets involved and contribute in whatever way they can to help protect the environment.

He also encouraged the public to read the provisions of the city's Environment Code that was passed recently by the local legislature and put these into practice.

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Members of the Alay Sa Kalinisan Search for the 10 Cleanest and 10 Dirties barangays take note on the abandoned truck along the street in violation of City Ordinance Number 55-58 otherwise known as Comprehensive Traffic and Transportation Ordinance for appropriate action and impose the necessary penalties by the proper authorities. - By Bong Cayabyab


Parks, tourist spots personnel undergo cpr training

BAGUIO CITY – Some 1,000 personnel and service providers in the city's various parks, city market and other tourist spots availed of the free training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) last July 28 to enable them to attend to heart disease-related emergencies in their places of work.

Councilor Elmer Datuin said this is in line with the city's aim of making its tourist spots "CPR-ready" to enhance services to visitors and residents especially in life-threatening emergencies.

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Baguio to host, heart, trauma, brain center

BAGUIO CITY August 01 – The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) was identified by the health department as one of the expansion areas for the put up of state-of-the-art health facilities to help decongest the overcrowded hospitals in Metro Manila and allow the maximum use of existing tertiary hospitals for medical purposes.

Dr. Ricardo Ruñeez, BGHMC medical center chief, said included in the hospital's master development plan will be the put up of an 8-storey heart center, a 6-storey trauma center and a 6-storey brain center within the next years.

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Bill of rights of passengers, pedestrians in the city proposed

BAGUIO CITY August 01 – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance declaring the bill of rights for passengers and pedestrians in the city and for other purposes it may serve.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Edgar M. Avila stated effective upon its approval, every passenger of a public utility vehicle, Grab or Uber car or van, shall have the right to ride in a motor vehicle that is clean, fresh, in good condition and has passed all the requirements of law to quality for a franchise or permit to operate as a public utility service; be driven by a Land Transportation Office-licensed driver in good standing with a copy of the licensed enlarged and clearly displayed in the vehicle; with safe and courteous driver who obeys all traffic laws, rules and regulations; by choice a quiet trip free of audio or radio or in the alternative, may request for a music station of his or her own choice; a quiet trip likewise requires unsolicited talk or chatter or constant honking by the driver; a driver who does not use his mobile phone while driving; a smoke scent- and odor-free ride; upon request, the use of the air conditioning or heater as the case may be; use seatbelt as required; be accompanied by his or her pet; request to carry wheelchairs or other accessories for persons differently abled; be allowed bags and baggages; be able to see the meter at all times during their ride; be provided with a receipt upon request; to dictate the route that is taken during the ride even if it is not the shortest or most direct route to a destination, and refuse to pay the fare for violation of any of the above rights or of law.

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Grant of rights and privileges to students pushed

BAGUIO CITY August 01 - The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance granting rights and privileges to students at all levels in both private and public schools in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilors Benny Bomogao, Faustino Olowan, Michael Lawana, Maria Mylene Victoria G. Yaranon and Peter Fianza stated any student who is currently enrolled and holder of a duly issued school identification card by his or her school shall be entitled to a grant of 20 percent discount on fare in all public utility vehicles on school days, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, semestral break and vacation; a grant of 20 percent discount on medical and dental services;, including diagnostic and laboratory fees such as, but not limited to x-ray, computerized tomography scan, drug test and blood test in hospitals, health centers and other city managed or funded health facilities; to be exempt from the payment of community tax certificate; a grant of 50 percent discount in police clearance; to be allowed to execute a promissory note for the payment of school tuition fee; shall not be denied to take periodic examination, receive academic and non-academic awards in commencement exercises or recognition programs and to participate in other school activities by reason of non-payment of tuition fees or school fees, however, the school may retain school credentials or certifications and may be released and given only upon payment of unpaid fees; shall not be denied by the school from continuing her studies by reason of pregnancy, provided that, the school shall also grant a student who gave birth to take her exams and be made to take remedial measures for missed quizzes or activities and she shall be entitled to a maximum of 15 days rest before resuming classes.

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Baguio to put up residual containment area in Antamok

BAGUIO CITY August 03 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan disclosed that the local government will be putting up its own temporary residual containment area (TRCA) within a portion of the 60-hectare Antamok open pit area while awaiting the establishment of the much awaited integrated solid waste disposal facility which is –part of the final mine rehabilitation and development plan for the said area.

The local chief executive said the put up of the city's TRCA will be done simultaneous with the put up of Itogon's TRCA within a portion of the Antamok open pit that will purposely serve as the temporary dump area for the residual waste generated in the city and the municipality.

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33 hope to make it to Ms. Baguio

BAGUIO CITY - Thirty three beauty queen wannabes, from a 5'1" vertically challenged" to a 5'8" giantess, turned in for the Ms. Baguio final screening on stormy afternoons last July 27 and 28 at the Baguio City Hall administrator's office.

Despite the rains brought in by typhoon Gorio and the monsoon it dragged in, the 33 hopefuls came in the hope to unleash their talent, beauty and talent come Sept. 18 during the coronation night.

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Mayor cites tourism gains in SOCA

BAGUIO CITY – "Tourism will continue to be a crucial driver in the city's economic growth."

This was stressed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan in his State of the City Address at city hall Monday as he pointed out that Baguio continuous to be among the top 14 destinations in the country.

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