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Life-size family of elephants sculpture opened in Baguio park

BAGUIO CITY December 19 – Residents and visitors will have all the reason to visit the Botanical Garden to witness a new attraction with the inauguration and opening to the public the life-size family of elephants sculpture which was donated by the Thailand embassy to the local government in a secluded portion of the park.

Thailand Ambassador to the Philippines Thanatip Upatising led the 51-membervisiting Thai delegation while Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan headed the city officials in the inauguration ceremony held in the area where the sculpture was erected through the support of the Siam Cement Group (SCG), a Thailand-based cement manufacturer.

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Baguio gains headway in search for solution to solid waste problem

BAGUIO CITY December 21 – The local government is gaining headway in its unrelenting and aggressive efforts to come out with a permanent solution to the city's solid waste disposal problem as the Benguet Corporation (BC) reportedly issued a deed of usufruct for the use of a 12-hectare portion of its Antamok open pit site for the establishment of its planed integrated solid waste disposal facility.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said that the deed of usufruct is currently being reviewed by the City Legal Office to ensure that the proposed terms and conditions of the legal instrument will be to the greater advantage of the local government to effectively and efficiently address the city solid waste disposal problem that has eaten up a huge portion of the city's annual budget.

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Christmas in baguio treats peak for christmas celeb

BAGUIO CITY – Christmas in Baguio, the city's calendar of yuletide activities peaks this week as the city joins the whole Christendom in commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Even as the traditional Simbang Gabi ended last night (Dec. 24), Christmas masses are scheduled in various churches the whole day today.

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City commends Muay Thai athletes, coaches

BAGUIO CITY – The city council passed a resolution congratulating, giving due recognition and appreciation to all the victors, their coaches and technical representatives in the 2017 Muay Thai National Championships held November 8 to 13 at the PhilSports Complex in Pasay City.

The prestigious event aims to continue discovering new talented players from communities and schools to represent the country in future international competitions.

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121st Rizal day on Dec. 30

BAGUIO CITY- The city joins the country in honoring national hero Jose Rizal on the 121st year commemoration of heroism on Dec. 30, at the Rizal monument, Burnham Park.

The program starts at 8AM, with the reading of the "Pambansang Panalangin ng Pagsasakatuparan sa Panata ni Rizal At Katipunan sa Puri at Kabanalan ng Lahing Pilipino," by Rizal Monument Punong barangay Agustin Sister, Sr.

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Beneco embarks on technology to lower rates

BAGUIO CITY December 21 – The Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) embarked on the latest technology through its advance metering infrastructure (AMI) to significantly improve its system in delivering quality power to the consumers and contributing in efforts to lower power rates.

Engr. Melchor Licoben, department manager of BENECO's Network Services Department, explained the AMI is a 2-pronged approach that is geared towards improving the company's distribution system that will translate to sustain the efforts to lower the single digit systems loss which will result to lower and cheaper power rates charged to the consumers.

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Creativity underscored in 23rd Panagbenga events

BAGUIO CITY December 19 – Event organizers of the various activities lined up for the 23rd edition of the Panagbenga or the Baguio Flower Festival must incorporate creativity in their performances, decorations among others to highlight the new tag of the city as one of the Creative Cities in the world.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan pointed out local artists will play a key role in the inclusion of creativity in all the flower festival events but suggestions and recommendations from other representatives of different sectors in the city will also be included in the discussions of experts on how to integrate creativity in the performances of participants, the decorations among others and in the criteria for judging of the different events.

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P25 million set for Melvin Jones perimeter upgrade

BAGUIO CITY December 19 – Some P25 million was allotted by the local government for the improvement and upgrading of the perimeter of the Melvin Jones football ground that will serve as the relocation site for the vendors of the night market.

Councilor Lenadro B. Yangot, Jr., chairman of the City Council Committee on Market, Trade, commerce and Agriculture and a member of the Baguio city Market Authority (BCMA), said the identification of the permanent site for the conduct of the night market is the priority of the BCMA to help free Harrison road and provide the vendors and the public adequate spaces to maneuver.

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Mayor cites value of celebrating Christmas

BAGUIO CITY December 20 - Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored the importance of giving love, peace, joy, humility and hope in the celebration of Christmas in memory of how the Almighty Father gave up his only begotten son Jesus Christ to save the people from their sins.

The local chief executive claimed it is not only the spirit of giving that matters during the Christmas celebration but it is also the importance of reflecting on how we were able to live the way Christ lived his life on earth spreading the good deeds and words of the Father.\ "it is always easy to say the words bit it is difficult to put them to actions in our daily lives. Let us use the season to reflect on how we were able to deal with ourselves and our fellowmen," Domogan stressed.

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14 events lined up for 23rd Panagbenga festival

BAGUIO CITY December 19 – Some fifteen traditional events were initially lined up by the organizers for the staging of the 23rd edition of Panagbenga otherwise known as the Baguio Flower Festival that will run from February 1 to March 4, 2018.

The theme of the city's major crowd-drawing festival is "Celebration of Culture and Creativity" in support of the city's latest recognition as one of the members of the elite club of Creative Cities given by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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More anti-graffiti volunteers needed

BAGUIO CITY – The Anti-Graffiti Task Force (AGTF) chaired by Mayor Mauricio Domogan is reiterating its plea for barangays to send their representatives for training in order for them to assist in the Summer Capital's on-going campaign against illegal graffiti.

AGTF operations head Rosalio Goze said that except in a few barangays, the program against illegal graffiti is still experiencing difficulties.

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Plans for add'l hog corrals, asked

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has ratified a city council resolution requesting the Baguio City Market Authority to submit plans and other documents in relation to the proposed additional hog corral/s at the Slaughterhouse Compound to the local legislature on or before January 15, 2018.

The measure states that various personalities were present during the December 4, 2017 city council regular session as resource persons relative to the invitation of councilor Arthur Allad-iw.

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BCPO firm in implementation of curfew in bars

BAGUIO CITY December 21 – The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) stands firm in the implementation of the prescribed closing time of bars and night establishments in the city to sustain its campaign in significantly reducing the occurrence of crimes against persons and properties that will contribute in enticing more tourists to visit the city in the future.

Senior Superintendent Ramil L. Saculles, BCPO City Director, challenged the organization of bars and night establishments questioning the data obtained through the geographic information system-based crime analysis to present their own scientific and actual data that will contradict their findings for them to be able to justify their claims that they will be allowed to operate beyond the prescribed closing time of night spots.

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GSIS okays use of property as parking space

BAGUIO CITY December 21 – The State-owned Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) approved the series of requests from the local government for the use of its property along DPS Compound barangay as a temporary parking space for motor vehicles during the holidays from December 20, 2017 to January 6, 2018.

GSIS Acting Property Administration Department Officer Florante O. Lumibao outlined 7 conditions that the local government and the local police force must comply for the use of the GSIS property as a temporary parking space for motor vehicles to ensure the sustained preservation and protection of the vacant lot.

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Malcolm Square barangay officials want appointed bocap

BAGUIO CITY December 19 – Barangay kagawads of Malcolm Square passed a resolution requesting Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and City Director Evelyn B. Trinidad of the Department of the Interior and Local government (DILG) Baguio field office to appoint an officer-in-charge of their barangay due to the alleged failure of Punong Barangay William Domogen to perform his duties and responsibilities without any justifiable reason.

In Barangay Resolution No. 25, series of 2017 signed by barangay kagawads Mobarack Muripaga, Mohamad P. Hadji Omar, Malik Sultan, Raffy Hassan and Emran Baniaga, the body decided to file the needed disciplinary action against the alleged erring barangay official for him to be compelled to act on the problem or else he will have to relinquish his position.

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P12M sufficient to sustain Panagbenga activities

BAGUIO CITY December 20 – Government and private organizers of the 23rd edition of Panagbenga or the Baguio Flower Festival will continue to work on a limited budget of P12 million to sustain the conduct of the month-long festivities while assuring participants of the grand streetdancing and grand float parades of higher cash prizes next year.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, who also chairs the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. (BFFFI), said that the local government will continue to shell out its P4 million annual allocation for the prizes of winners in the various competitions lined up for the festival while the BFFFI will be sourcing out the remaining P8 million from various sponsors and income-generating activities that were included as part of the traditional events of the flower festival.

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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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