Pilipinas Akyathlon in Itogon set February 3-4

BAGUIO CITY December 20 – The 18th edition of the Pilipinas Akyathlon, one of the country's major skyrunning events, will be held in Itogon, Benguet on February 3-4, 2018.

The categories for the event include the 45-kilometer Sky Marathon which starts from the Binga Indigenous People's Cultureal Heritage Site in barangay Tingongdan going up the traditional footpath that connects Binga to sitio Lusod and then follows the trail leading up to the summit of Mount Ugo and then retraces the same path back to Lusod and descends via the Tingdan trail back to the finish line; the 25-kilometer Mountain Run which uses the same route as the Sky Marathon but makes an earlier turn and descends via Mangkising and then rejoins the 46-kilometer course at Cayoco bridge, leading to the finish line; the 10-kilometer Trail Run which is an introductory course into trail running but gives the participants a test of skyrunning with steep ascends and technical descends; Vertical Kilometer which is a 5-kilometer uphill race with 1,000 elevation gain that is considered a challenging category on a lung busting course that requires participants to huff and puff from start to finish and Kiddie Akyathlon which is set on a safe and controlled environment but it does not mean it's a walk in the park as it comes with a whooping 70-meter elevation gain and runners will be privileged to run across ricefields, under a pine forest canopy and over hanging bridges to cross the Agno River wherein participants will share the trail with the local Ibaloi communities that reside on the mountain as well as their livestock.

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Mural wall


With the full implementation of the Smoke Free and Vaping Free Baguio Ordinance on January 2018, this mural wall along the Buhagan-Quirino Highway Rotunda will serve as a reminder to all about the citywide smoking ban on public places. The Mural wall was made by the Visual Arts Students of the Special Performing Arts of the Baguio City High school with the guidance of their coaches through the initiative of the Baguio Smoke Free Task Force. *** Photo by Joel B. Belinan




Philippine National Red Cross-Baguio City Chapter honorary chairman and mayor Mauricio Domogan swears into office the newly elected board of directors. of the PNRC-Baguio Chapter during City Hall flag raising ceremony last December 11. The newly elected board of directors are are Dennis Sy as vice-chairman of the board , Amparo Rimas as secretary , Richard Stone Pooten as treasurer, Karren Padilla, Viola Miguel, Allan Antonio Mazo, Ryan Dale Mangusan, Jonathan Lacambra, Melinda Flores, Tedler Depaynos, Vladimir Cayabas, Eddie "Tatang Edong" Carta, Carlos Canilao, Francis Buliyat Jr, Erdolfo Balajadia as chairman of the board , Fred Bagbagen, Leonarda Aguinalde and Victorio Afalla. - By Bong Cayabyab


210M earmarked for multi-level parking structure

BAGUIO CITY December 14 – Some P210 million was earmarked by the local government for the proposed construction of an 8-storey multi-level parking building situated in the city-owned lot near the Baguio City Fire Department.

Councilor Maria Mylen Victoria G. Yaranon, Chairperson of the City Council Committee on Public Works, said the inclusion of the funding for the priority project is a welcome development because the multi-level parking building will help reduce overcrowding of motor vehicles in the allotted parking spaces in the vicinity of the city hall.

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Award of recognition


Baguio City police director PSSupt Ramil Saculles receives the award of recognition as chairman during the just concluded nomination and election of the new set of Board of Directors of the Philippine National Red Cross-Baguio Chapter from city officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan during City Hall flag raising ceremonies last December 11. - By Bong Cayabyab


Baguio Tour of the Lights Fun Ride


Approximately 200 Mountain Bikers and Cycling enthusiasts joined the first Baguio Tour of the Lights Fun Ride on the evening of 13 December 2017. The event was duly organized by Daily Cycle Movements in cooperation with the City Government of Baguio.


Burning of art installation condemned

BAGUIO CITY December 14 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan vehemently condemned the burning of the donated art installation by local artists at the top of Session Road, saying that such act of still unidentified individuals could be considered as sabotage.

The local chief executive said the final report of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) and the Baguio Fire Department on the said incident is being awaited to serve as the basis in taking the appropriate actions against those who burned the donated art installation.

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City to allow night spots to extend closing time to allow last customers to consume orders

BAGUIO CITY – The City Government will allow night establishments to extend their closing time just enough to allow their last customers to consume their orders.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan last Dec. 8 signed City Council Resolution No. 433-19 asking the Baguio City Police Office and the operators of the said establishments to allow their customers to consume their orders of food and drinks prior to closing for the night.

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Life-size Thai elephants to be launched in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY December 12 – The local government and the Royal Embassy of Thailand will be launching the recently-completed five life-size elephants that were erected within the Botanical Garden to help provide added attractions in one of the major parks of the city.

The turnover of the newly-crafted elephants will be spearheaded by city officials and foreign dignitaries of the Royal Embassy of Thailand at the area where they were erected before the formal presentation of the program at the Baguio Country Club.

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Baguio land use plan ratified

BAGUIO CITY - The Housing Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) has ratified the city's Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) which charts the city's physical and economic development from 2013-2023.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan who presented the plan said the Board through Resolution No. 959 series of 2017 dated Nov. 27 unanimously approved the plan and its implementing ordinance giving the city the imprimatur to implement the same.

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Mayor Mauricio Domogan and MRR-Queen of Peace PB Catherine Quinones lead the gift giving to Baguio's indigent children during the Love Project 2017 initiated by the Baguio Nutrition Council in coordination with Baguio Nutrition Scholars Association and Barangay Nutrition Action Officers held at City Hall grounds last December 15. - By Bong Cayabyab




Members of the Barangay Nutrition Scholars Association (BNSA) perform the interpretative " Duyan Ng Pagmamahal" (Nutrition for Advocacy Song) during the Love Project 2017 ( Christmas Gift Giving) initiated by the Baguio Nutrition Council in coordination with BNSA and Barangay Nutrition Action Officers held at City Hall grounds last December 15.


CAAP, city agree not to close Loakan airport

BAGUIO CITY December 14 – Officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the local government agreed that Loakan airport will not be closed to air traffic while efforts are being done to look for airline companies willing to fly to and from the city.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan personally met with CAAP Director-General Jim C. Sydiongco Tuesday afternoon at the CAAP office in Pasay City wherein both officials agreed to closely work together to sustain the operation of the Loakan airport while working out the required solutions to the identified problems in the area and its surrounding communities.

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Court denies anew firm's claim of fpic interference

The Regional Trial Court has upheld anew the right of indigenous peoples - in this case the natives of Kabayan, Benguet - to seek information regarding proposals to set up hydroelectric plants within their river resources.

Judge Jennifer Humiding of RTC Branch 63 denied the motion for reconsideration of Hedcor Kabayan, a private energy developer, asking the court to issue a writ of preliminary injunction against the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) for allegedly interfering with or influencing the on-going "free and prior informed consent (FPIC) process the company is conducting for its Kabayan II hydropower plant.

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Baguio reaps awards

BAGUIO CITY- Mayor Mauricio Domogan lauded the collective performance of city officials and employees which garnered three national awards for the city.

The mayor joined the office staff which received the awards last Tuesday; the Baguio City Nutrition Council (BCNC) for the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN); and the Child-friendly local government unit.

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City adjusts barangay assignments of health centers

BAGUIO CITY – The City Government bred the new area assignments of the 16 health centers catering to the different barangays in the city.

In Administrative Order No. 195-207, Mayor Mauricio Domogan directed the readjustment of the so-called barangay "catchment areas" of the 16 centers to correct the disparity in the old assignments of health workers and make them more comparable in terms of population, land area and number of barangays.

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