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Dengue down in city, parts of Cordi but DOH remains on alert

BAGUIO CITY – efforts of different organizations in the city in combating the deadly dengue virus which for years have been a major problem in the country are reaping positive results but local authorities here remains steadfast.

The Department of Health, Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-Cordillera reported during the regular Kapihan last September 5 (Wednesday) that dengue incidence has decreased in the city and major parts of CAR.

CSC confirms city’s compliance with rules

BAGUIO CITY – to some it’s a mere plaque but the “Seal of Good housekeeping” awarded to the city government and placed at the city hall lobby will assure residents here that the city is going towards good governance.

This was highlighted during the launching of the 112th Philippine Civil Service Commission Anniversary’s Ugnayan and Balitaan Presser held at the city’s Multi-purpose hall last September 3.

Sept. 8 medical mission to accent on baguio’s heart

The humanitarian dimension of Baguio’s 103rd founding anniversary will be fleshed out on Sept. 8 with a medical-dental mission targeting some 2,000 indigent patients at the Baguio Convention Center.

The day-long healing outreach will also accent on the sense of community spelled out in the founding anniversary theme, with the government, private and civic sectors coming in to share their resources, expertise, responsibility and authority to mount the medical service.

Two Ibaloi women open up on medical needs

With glazed eyes and pale lips that are the signs of their debilitating and life-threatening illness, two Benguet women last Wednesday asked that their cases be published, for Samaritans to read and respond to their need to sustain their life-time hemodialysis treatment for kidney failure.
“Umay kami koma agpatulong, sir (We came to ask for help, sir),” 34-year old Linbeth Lestino said in Ilocano, but with the unmistakable diction of one who speaks the Ibaloi tongue.

run, jog, walk or sponsor a coffee cup on sept. 9

Participants in the “Run for Life 2” fun-run on Sept. 9 will not be doing so for personal sports glory but – as the dubbing goes – for life and for fun.

There will be medals for the top finishers in the seven-kilometer open class and the four-km.senior and children categories, but there will be no cash prizes that are the come-on for professional long-distance runners.

kids pick up on baguio history through urban heritage walk

When asked by visitors, some Baguio residents can’t tell how the city’s short, inclined main street got its name.
That’s why sixth and fifth graders of Rizal and San Vicente elementary schools sought the answer through the “Baguio Kids Urban Heritage Walk” as the city was priming up for its 103rd charter anniversary on the theme “Fostering a Sense of History, Community and Continuity”.

city stand on cjh brgy segregation non-negotiable -- mayor

BAGUIO CITY – The city’s position on the segregation of the entire land area covered by the 13 barangays from the Camp John Hay reservation is non-negotiable, Mayor Mauricio Domogan said on Wednesday.

mayor confident city can beat deadline for dumpsite rehab

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday expressed confidence that the city can beat the 20-month deadline set the by the court to rehabilitate and convert the Irisan dump facility into an eco-park.
This as the city continues to face setbacks on the implementation of the project to rehabilitate the collapsed retaining wall to stabilize the area.
The mayor assured that the city will do its best to comply with the terms of the consent decree that settled the Writ of Kalikasan to stop the use of waste facility.

Baguio day 2012

BAGUIO CITY – Seven outstanding Baguio citizens, all ladies, were awarded during the 103rd charter program at the Baguio Convention Center last Saturday, Sept. 1.
Stringently screened by the Society of Outstanding Citizens Organization of Baguio (SOCOB) Council, the awardees are: Dr. Rowena Aquino Pascual for Professional Service, Engr. Susan Nalog-Anganga for cooperatives, retired teacher Elena Badival, Rebecca Domogan and Rosario Cordero for community service, Patricia Anne Gallardo for Public Service, and Rebecca Lim Nulud for Arts and Culture.

City Prosecutor finds self in jail

BAGUIO CITY – it’s behind bars for City Prosecutor Gloria Agunos, Assistant Prosecutor Evelyn Tagudar, Lady Lawyers of Baguio and Benguet President Atty. Stephanie Rachel Tenefrancia Castro last Thursday.
The lady lawyers escorted to prison Danielle Franklin and Danica Franklin both Middle School kids from Anthony Saville, Las Vegas, USA who prepped up goodies for female residents in the city’s jail.
Agunos said, ‘it was decided by the Lady Lawyers of Baguio and Benguet and the Franklins to share a little blessing before the two minors fly home’.

Guidelines out in suspension of work during calamities

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has issued a set of guidelines in the suspension of work for city government workers here in times of weather disturbances and calamities.
Administrative order 98 series of 2012 rationalizes the implementation of the suspension of work for all city government offices in cases of extreme weather conditions.
The mayor said employees who do not report to work for the period when work is suspended shall not be considered on leave or tardy/undertime.

City gets state-of-the-art weather monitoring device

BAGUIO CITY - The partnership between government and private institutions in ensuring to mitigate and decrease the risks of the effects of weather related disasters is getting boosts.
The city is a recipient to the latest Automated Weather Station (AWS) through the initiative of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) to help prepare member cities in monitoring weather patterns and disturbances anywhere in the country.
The project is supported by Union Bank, Aboitiz Power and Weather Philippines Foundation.

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