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melvin jones parking still under study -- mayor

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday said the city government is still determining the feasibility of the proposed off-street parking facility at Melvin Jones football grounds and that the city is prepared to forego with the project if the studies would show it will have detrimental effects on Burnham Park and the city’s environment.

Preservation forum to mark 99 years of Dominican hill

The historic but long-neglected former monastery built by the Dominican Order on a promontory at the south-west end of Baguio will be 99 years old on May 23.

Reason enough for the Baguio Heritage Hill Committee to mark its inauguration with a forum tentatively set on March 28, to bring to the fore a study made by the architecture department of the University of the Cordillera on how to preserve the edifice that is a part of the city’s history.

Baguio sped best in country

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan cited Monday the Department of Education-Cordillera Administrative Region (Dep-Ed CAR) Baguio City Special Education Center (SPED) for topping this year’s search for the Outstanding Sped Centers nationwide.
Baguio City Division Superintendent Francis Cesar Bringas presented the awardees to officials and employees of city hall during Mondays flag raising ceremony with Baguio sped Center Principal Nino Tibbangay.

city to receive P85M peza share

BAGUIO CITY – The city government stands to receive its long awaited tax share from the operation of the Baguio City Economic Processing Zone (BCEPZ) operations after Dept. of Budget Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio Abad ordered the release of P85 million to be charged from the 2012 General Appropriations Act.

growing defiance of building height requirement alarms dads

BAGUIO CITY – The mushrooming of high-rise structures defying the building height requirement imposed by the city government has alarmed city officials.
During the inquiry conducted by the city council last Monday, city building official Engr. Oscar Flores confirmed that a number of building owners manage to obtain exemptions from the city’s height limit from National Building Code Development Office (NBCDO) under the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) which has the authority to issue such exemptions on building heights.

Baguio needs to address rapid urban sprawl – hechanova

Baguio’s must effectively address its most serious challenge – that of rapid urbanization - if it is going to be a livable city.
This view from the academe was raised by Fr. Jesse Hechanova, president of the St. Louis University, in his speech at the program marking the city’s 103rd founding anniversary last Sept. 1 at the Baguio Convention Center.
He pointed out that “unbridled urbanization and uncontrolled migration obviously come with its concomitant problems such as congestion, traffic, pollution, garbage and unemployment among others that we are sadly familiar with”.

U.S. ambassador, mayor mark end of war

The rite was two days late but the event it recalled was too significant to let pass, at least for United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. and Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan.
After all, commemorating that event in the history of war and peace jibes with the theme for the observance of the 103rd founding anniversary of this city built by the Americans: ”Fostering a Sense of History, Community and Continuity”.

Baguio’s 103rd birthday

BAGUIO CITY – With the backdrop of sceneries depicting old Baguio onstage at the Baguio Convention Center during the 103rd birthday of the city, Mayor Mauricio Domogan challenged the citizenry of being active participants in solving the city’s problems: peace and order, environmental, garbage woes, among others.

He exhorted everybody to help look for solutions and build a better Baguio, to be “active players,” as being just “spectators and observers at the sidelines” would not gain the city anything.

14 schools receive free books

BAGUIO CITY – As highlight to the Soroptimists Week and the 47th Anniversary of the Soroptimists International (SI), 14 public schools are recipient to a massive book donation from Rex Bookstore in partnership with the Soroptimist International-Baguio and the city government here.

Councilor Philian Louise Weygan-Allan who is the incoming President of SI-Baguio Chapter said they were able to solicit 1,500 volumes of books primarily for the use of indigent pupils.

Mayor clarifies process in waste-to-energy proposal

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the Weekly Ugnayan Presser here has clarified reports of the proposed ‘Waste-to-Energy Project’ to solve the increasing waste problem.

Domogan said he signed the endorsement for the waste to energy proposal forwarding the same to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) for its initial screening and evaluation.

“We have to wait for the report from NEDA on the result of their initial screening before we can proceed”, he said.

BLOCK 4 screening starts

BAGUIO CITY – the rehabilitation of the Baguio public market block 4 is nearing completion in this mountain city.

This is part of a string of market development projects which is being implemented to address the clamor of market vendors and the buying public for a more presentable and clean facility.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said, “screening for occupants of the newly renovated block 4 is currently being done for those who qualify”.

Mayor sets priorities for new BCPO chief

BAGUIO CITY – New chief, same rules . . . do your best and serve the people.
This was the marching orders of Mayor Mauricio Domogan to the newly appointed Baguio City Police Office Chief P/Supt. Jesus Cambay Jr. during the Weekly Ugnayan Presser Wednesday (Sept. 3) here.

Cambay was selected from among five candidates, P/Supt. Joseph Adnol, Virgilio Laya, Angelito Casimiro and Marlon Madrid who all went into the process of selection by a search committee who evaluated their documents.

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