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city to honor two lady centenarians

BAGUIO CITY – The city government will honor two lady centenarians here for being icons of longevity, lighthouses of wisdom and pillars of moral strength.
Leonor Supsupin-Oliva of Scout Barrio barangay who turned 104 years old last June and Magdalena Datoc-Visperas, 103 of Salud Mitra barangay were cited in separate resolutions approved by the city council last Monday. They will be feted in simple but fitting ceremonies to be arranged later, according to the body.

water level measuring markers, alternate drainage for lagoon sought

BAGUIO CITY – Water level measuring markers along rivers, waterways and City Camp lagoon? Why not?
Councilor Peter Fianza on Monday proposed the installation of water level measuring markers in waterways as a means of providing warnings and accurate measurements for water levels in said waterways which are handy during typhoons.
The alderman also proposed a study on the waterways leading to the lagoon for possible diversion or connection to other drainage, improvement or other needed actions for proper drainage and run-off water management in affected areas.

mayor cautions vs. text pranks on class suspensions

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday cautioned the public against text messages circulated at odd hours containing his alleged announcements of class suspensions saying these are not true.
The mayor said his policy is to make the announcements at exactly 5 a.m. and not in any other hour of day.
Text pranks containing the mayor’s alleged pronouncement of class suspensions circulated early Tuesday evening last week at the onset of the monsoon rains caused by typhoon “Gener.”

city tries to cut down on hauling cost, ponders legal action vs. protech

BAGUIO CITY – With plans for the establishment of an engineered sanitary landfill (ESL) just beginning to take off, the city government struggles to cope with the spiraling cost of shipping out its wastes as it continues to look for remedies to cut down on hauling expenses.

Clean-up drive takes full swing in city’s rivers

BAGUIO CITY – the city government here spearheaded a major clean-up of its tributaries flowing directly to Balili River of La Trinidad, Benguet.
Through the combined effort of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Communication Groups Solar Comm, Comm. Ways, Baguio Fire Department, BB-Picag, PAF reservists, Spectrum, city universities and officials of the affected barangays and volunteers, the whole stretch of Sto. Nino river all the way to the Bell church literally have been freed from debris and other pollutants.

City’s brand new trucks ready for action

BAGUIO CITY – the needed muscle for the city’s top performers, the garbage collectors has finally arrived in this mountain resort.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan and City General Services Officer Romeo Concio personally received from representatives of Hino Philippines four brand new dump trucks to augment the trucks which are presently in operation.
Currently, there are thirteen dump trucks making the rounds in collecting the city’s waste which is short from the ideal twenty five needed to effectively boost collections.

Mayor welcomes national archives convention in city

BAGUIO CITY – the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP), the leading body in the protection and rationalization of records keeping in the country held their session in this mountain city this week.

More or less three hundred participants from all over the Philippines comprising Department and division heads, local chief executives, record officers, record custodians and other government workers in charge of government records converged in Hotel Veniz for the seminar on Basic records and archives management.

Baguio Defenders land overall in National TKD tourney

Baguio’s Taekwondo jins once again topped over-all standing in the Smart National Poomsae Championships Sunday (July 22) at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Metro Manila.

The Smart National Poomsae (forms) Taekwondo Championships is an event organized by the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) and sponsored by Smart Communications Inc., PLDT, Milo, MVP Sports Foundation and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

PNP strengthens ties for protection of children, women in region

BAGUIO CITY – in efforts to strengthen public awareness on violence against women and children here, the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (RLEC) conducted a forum dubbed ‘Public Awareness on the Management of Women and Children Cases’.

The forum was conducted at the Chalet Baguio Hotel Tuesday (July 24) and was attended to by the different Women and Children Concerns Desk personnel of the Provincial Police Offices of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Baguio, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mt. Province and the different stakeholders.

Nutrition month culmination on aug 3

BAGUIO CITY – Outstanding Nutrition Workers shall be showcased during the 38th Nutrition month culminating program on August 3, 9 AM at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center auditorium.
Assistant Secretary Ma. Bernardita Flores of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) shall be the speaker for the occasion, which has the theme, “Pagkain ng Gulay Ugaliin, Araw-araw Itong Ihain.”

Anti-poverty ordinance proposed

BAGUIO CITY – Councilor Phillian Weygan-Allan’s proposed ordinance on anti-poverty has been approved on first reading and was referred to the appropriate council committee.
Councilor Weygan-Allan’s proposal is the institutionalization of an anti-poverty program of the city “which should include a codification of existing resolution and ordinances as well as the creation of an anti-poverty council.” A committee would have to work out the codification, which would need budgetary requirements, the Councilor Weygan-Allan stated in the proposal.

Sanitation code committee proposed

BAGUIO CITY – The city council last week has approved on first reading and referred to the appropriate committee the proposal of Councilor Philllian Weygan-Allan to create a committee for the city’s sanitation code.
According to Councilor Weygan-Allan, a city code is needed for sanitation concerns, issues and the promotion of healthy living, some of which have been passed in the council.
If the proposal is approved, the committee shall codify the existing city ordinances and resolutions; to a resulting Sanitation Code of the City of Baguio.

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