Curfew ordinance amended

BAGUIO CITY – The curfew time for minors in the City is now between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.

This after the City Council approved Ordinance No. 23 series of 2018 amending Ordinance No. 50 series of 2009 which erstwhile set the curfew time from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Ordinance 50-2009 further amending Ordinance No. 271 series of 1957 entitled "An Ordinance Setting Curfew Hours for Minors to Roam or Play on Streets, Roads, Plazas, Parks or Other Public Places of Establishments in the City and Providing for Other Purposes" prohibits children below 16 years of age from roaming or playing in public places or establishments between the said hours

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Business establishments within the Central Business District take down their cigarette displays upon the advice of the Smoke-Free Task Force members who conducted inspections recently. Ordinance No. 34s-2017 or the "Smoke-Free Baguio Ordinance" prohibits the sale of tobacco products a school, public playground, other facilities frequented by minors, Dept. of Health officers or agencies, hospital, health facility or within 100 meters from any point in the perimeter of these places. Those located beyond the distance prohibition however may sell but should not do so openly as the ordinance also prohibits the display of these products in open store shelves or racks. During the inspection, some establishments including a billiard hall were issued warnings as customers were caught actually smoking within the premises. - Photos by Rhey Delmendo


Beneco condones bill surcharge on convention center

In the spirit of inter-agency cooperation, the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) has condoned the accumulated surcharges for the city's late payment of electric billing for the Baguio Convention Center.

BENECO general manager Gerardo Verzosa has transmitted the electric cooperative board's resolution waiving payment of the surcharges in response to a request of city mayor Mauricio Domogan.

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Panagbenga on final week

BAGUIO CITY- The city's main street blooms with local products, florals and greens, and gastronomic delights in outdoor cafes after the streetdancing yesterday, Saturday and today's floral float parades.

Concerts, with local artists are also scheduled along Session road, still in line with the Baguio Flower Festival's 23rd year theme, "Celebrating Culture and Creativity."

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Police seek public's ccoperation in keeping city safe

BAGUIO CITY – Believing in the dictum that "an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure", City Police Dir. Ramil Saculles met with representatives from various agencies and faith-based organizations Wednesday at the Baguio City Police Office multi-purpose hall to ask their cooperation in preventing acts of terrorism, extremism or radicalism that may occur in the city.

He is requesting the local offices of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation for a list of foreign visitors to the city, Commission on Higher Education for a list of foreign students studying here and the Securities and Exchange Commission for a list of registered foreign/Muslim organizations, schools or establishments in the city and the local permits and licensing division for guidelines in the proper monitoring of these entities.

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Age of female PDLs getting younger; Jail congestion still a problem

BAGUIO CITY – The average age of inmates of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) at the Baguio City Jail-Female Dorm (BCJ-FD) is getter younger with most being 18 to 32 years old.

In Monday's flag-raising rites at City Hall, BCJ-FD warden April Rose Ayangwa said the facility has at present a total population of 99 PDLs making it 99 percent congested based on the United Nations standard of 50.

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Residents, visitors asked not to litter

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan reiterated his appeal to residents and visitors to cooperate and do their share in the Summer Capital's on-going anti-littering campaign by depositing their trash in garbage receptacles and not just anywhere.

He said this will go a long way in easing the city's garbage problem that usually spikes during big events like the Panagbenga especially its main highlights like the street dancing and float parades where thousands of visitors troop to the city and witness the annual spectacle.

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Information officers vow to enlighten citizenry

DAVAO CITY February 23 – More than 1,800 public and private information officers nationwide committed to actively generate and spread good, positive and beneficial content down to the grassroots level to educate and enlighten the citizenry on prevailing issues and concerns in the country.

At the close of the first-ever National Information Convention (NIC) here last February 21, 2018, the information officers pledged to communicate and share only factual and verified information and uphold respect for others in all their communications.

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Cordillerans should not be confused on autonomy, federalism

BAGUIO CITY February 14 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan appealed to the Cordillerans not to be confused on the region's renewed quest for autonomy vis-à-vis the thrust of the present administration to shift to federal form of government because the two concepts of governance are not in conflict with each other.

Domogan, who chairs the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC-CAR), said that the thrust of the region is to pursue the establishment of an autonomous region ahead of the shift to federal form of government so that the Cordillera will have a greater chance to negotiate with developed regions for its inclusion as an independent autonomous region within a federal state which is allowed.

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Information Officers of La Trinidad, Baguio and MGB


CAR poses with PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar during a light moment of the First National Information Convention held at SMX Convention Center, Davao City. They are L-R Engr. Felizardo Gacad Jr. ; Dexter See; Joel Cervantes; Rosa Moresto, Francis Lee and George Babsa-ay. – contributed photo


Parents, institutions told to monitor children to keep away from trouble in the wake of hypebeast issue

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday called on the agencies concerned, schools and parents to monitor the activities of the youth and engage them in worthwhile activities to keep them away from all troubles including the "hypebeast" problem.

The mayor during the flag-raising ceremonies at City Hall asked the Baguio City Police Office, the schools, parents, barangays and the Office of the City Social Welfare Development to work together to put an end to the violent incidents involving youngsters, a few of which reportedly involved the hypebeast groups.

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Lion's head clearing ordered anew

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday ordered the clearing of illegal stalls that sprouted anew at the Lion's Head area along Kennon Road.

The mayor said the stalls which were demolished last year but were rebuilt along the area contribute to the traffic congestion being experienced along the stretch particularly during weekends and holidays when tourists flock to the City.

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Traffic solutions presented

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council last Wednesday received proposals from two private individuals meant to solve the traffic problem haunting the City.

Engr. Teodorico Tan who serves as technical consultant of the Traffic and Transportation Management Committee proposed the creation of the Baguio City Parking and Traffic Management Office, a super body that would oversee all road and traffic concerns of the City.

Tan said the City's traffic problem has become a huge concern that necessitates the full attention of an office of which functions are solely devoted to it.

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City to host Luzon-wide Press Conference on Ethical Journalism

BAGUIO CITY – The city continuous to be a favorite venue for seminars, conventions, conferences and the like not only due to its being the nation's undisputed Summer Capital but also the Education Center of the North.

The Tertiary School Publication Advisers Association-Cordillera Administrative Region (TSPAA-CAR) will host the 17th Luzon-wide Higher Education Press Conference with the theme, "#No Filter: Averting False Media through Ethical Journalism", at Hotel Supreme from February 28 to March 2.

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CSWDO garners Lingap Award

BAGUIO CITY – The city social welfare and development office (CSWDO) headed by Betty Fangasan was presented the Lingap Circle Award 2017 for exemplary service and leadership as a champion in implementing community based rehabilitation program for drug surrenderers in the city.

Fangasan said her office was recognized for its Baguio Emergency Response to Addiction (BERA) program conducted from July to December in 2016 in coordination with the Baguio City Police Office, Liga ng mga Barangay and Serenity in the Steps.

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Fireworks display


A wonderful fireworks display courtesy of the City Government of Baguio last Sunday evening that forms part of the "Handog ng Pamilya Sa Baguio" and a major event of the Panagbenga 2018. ****

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