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Inspection of subdivision road slated anytime

BAGUIO CITY July 27 – The City Council is scheduling an ocular inspection to a subdivision in Bakakeng Central to check the validity of the complaints of residents living around the subdivision that they are granted limited access by the homeowners of the subdivision.

During the regular session of the local legislative body Monday, concerned residents of Dominican-Mirador appeared to lodge their complaint on the decision of the Crystal Dale Homeowners Association to restrict the entry of motor vehicles inside the subdivision that limit their access to their residences that are located outside the subdivision.

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Cordillerans urged to join arts, culture proposals

BAGUIO CITY July 27 – The leadership of the National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA) is urging Cordillerans to actively join this year's arts and culture projects to continue to fulfil its mandate of preserving, developing and promoting Philippine arts and culture.

NCCA arts section head Ferdinand Isleta explained the Commission continues to provide financial and technical assistance to arts and culture projects that come from the different parts of the country to entice Filipinos to be actively involved in the implementation of the projects.

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Baguio is beautiful, Brigada Barangay Project proposed

BAGUIO CITY - Councilor Lilia Farinas has proposed for a city-coordinated, barangay-empowered endeavor, soliciting support from the professional, academe; national, government, and non-government organizations, people's organizations and multi-sectoral group for a "Baguio is Beautiful, Brigada Barangay Project."

The lady councilor said the city government must assist the barangays in "determining effective mechanisms" to attain "fullest development as self-reliant communities."

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City lauds local chess whiz, German volunteer

BAGUIO CITY -- The city government has lauded a local chess prodigy and a foreign volunteer for achievements in the sports arena and contribution to the Summer Capital's beautification, respectively.

In Monday's flag-raising ceremonies at City Hall, Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog handed over city council resolution Number 259, series of 2017, to Haridas Burlaza Pascua commending him for being the champion in the International Master Tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia and 3rd place finisher in the Challenger Open in Malaysia, both held this year.

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Anti-scalping measure, mulled

BAGUIO CITY – The local legislature has passed on first reading a proposed "anti-scalping ordinance" in the Summer Capital.

Authored by councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr., the measure is applicable to all local residents and individuals operating with or without ticket offices or official booths within the city's territorial jurisdiction.

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Digong certified Cordillera autonomy bill as urgent

BAGUIO CITY July 20 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte certified House Bill (HB) 5343, the bill seeking the establishment of an autonomous region in the Cordillera, as an urgent administration measure alongside the proposed enhanced Bangsamoro autonomous region bill for appropriate action by the members of the 17th Congress.

Speaking before more than 120 Cordillera leaders who attended the meeting with him Tuesdaynight at the Malacanang Palace, the President recognized the need to devolve more powers of the national government to the local government units, including the autonomous regions to be established, greater control of resources by the host communities, and the implementation of more development projects in the countryside to ensure that the people will reap the fruits of genuine development and not be left behind in their growth and development.

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EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL ECO-WALK

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Close to a hundred disaster operatives from various emergency groups and agencies join the Baguio media in an Eco-Walk tree planting activity in remembrance of those who perished in the 1990 killer earthquake at the Busol watershed last July 16. The annual memorial rites is part of the activities of the National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration in the city. -- Photos by Stephanie Trinidad

 

A HELPING HAND

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A city hall employee tries to protect Councilor Arthur Allad-iw while others perform the duck, cover and hold stance during city hall-wide earthquake drill which pushed through inspite of a drizzle.- By Bong Cayabyab

 

Mayor backs martial law extension in Mindanao

BAGUIO CITY July 21 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed his full support to the extension of the declaration of martial law in Mindanao as per the request of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to suppress lawless elements, rebellion and terrorism that poses a serious threat to the country's security.

The local chief executive underscored that those who are knowledgeable on the prevailing situation on the ground are the military and the police, thus, the decision whether or not to extend the martial law will emanate from them because they are aware of the details of the progress of their efforts to curb the threats to the country's internal security.

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Bus firms agree to settle parking dispute

BAGUIO CITY July 27 – Officials of two bus companies operating in the city agreed to settle their brewing conflict over the city's award of the parking slot of an old bus company along Gov. Pack road to a new bus company.

During the regular session of the local legislative body, company officials of Solid North agreed to return to the management of Philippine Rabbit Bus lines one of its two parking slots previously awarded to the former by the city's Transport and Traffic Management Committee (TTMC) to avoid further conflicts.

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Rondalla group wows baguio crowd

BAGUIO CITY – Young and seasoned music conductors with ninety nine instrument-wielding musicians, chosen from all over the country played rondalla music to a packed audience at the CAP John Hay Trade and Cultural Center, July 22 Saturday evening.

Dubbed as K'libet, concert ends the two-week rondalla music camp, made possible by the National Center for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), Musicological Society of the Philippines, University of the Philippines Baguio – Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.

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Bid for Palaro hosting being finalized

BAGUIO CITY – Department of Education (DepEd) officials headed by Regional Director May Eclar and city schools superintendent Federico Martin , representatives from Baguio, La Trinidad and Benguet led by Provincial Administrator Noel Ngolob, the Baguio City Police Office and other agencies met recently to start finalizing the presentation of Baguio and Benguet in their bid to co-host the 2018 Palarong Pambansa.

Also discussed were the delegations' billeting arrangements, venues for the games, security, budgetary requirements, traffic scheme and more. More than 12,000 participants from the country's 18 regions are expected to join the annual sports extravaganza.

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Cordillera Autonomy Bill

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Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and the various Cordillera Leaders during the meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang last July 17 Tuesday where the President certified the Cordillera Autonomy Bill as urgent. **** Ryan Mangusan

 

CAR leaders

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CAR leaders led by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan do the Digong's clinched fists before entering the Heroes hall of Malacanang for the meeting where the president expressed all out support for the establishment of Cordillera Autonomous Region, last July 17, 2017.*** Redjie Melvic Cawis:PIA-CAR

 

Duterte tells agencies to review P402 million Loakan airport rehab

BAGUIO CITY July 19 – President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the Department of Transportation and Railways (DOTR) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to review and implement the proposed rehabilitation of the Loakan airport in the city to help boost the growth of tourism regionwide and open the opportunity of inter-regional aviation linkages with identified hubs in Davao city and Cebu.

The President was handed pertinent documents on the proposed rehabilitation of the Loakan airport by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan when Cordillera leaders met with the Chief Executive at the Malacanang Palace in Manila Tuesday night.

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THE DRILL MUST GO ON

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City officials and employees cover their heads during a city hall-wide earthquake drill as they calmly walk to a designated evacuation area inspite of a rainshower.. - By Bong Cayabyab

 
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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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