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Baguio celebrates 103rd Charter day

BAGUIO CITY – As chairperson of the Baguio City Charter celebration committee, Mayor Mauricio Domogan has confirmed last week that Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. shall be guest of honor and speaker for this year’s 103rd city charter observance, on Sept 1.

Marcos, Jr. is presently the chairperson for Local Government, Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement in the senate and was earlier voted as Vice-Governor, Governor, and Congressman in his home province of Ilocos Norte.

Five cops nominated for BCPO head

BAGUIO CITY – The top cop for the Baguio City Police Office should be coming soon, Mayor Mauricio Domogan assured the public during last week’s media forum Ugnayan, as five nominees have been listed.

The committee headed by the mayor is presently evaluating the documents of Police Senior Superintendents Joseph Cagayan Adnol, Virgilio Laya, Jesus Cambay, Angelito Casimiro and Marlon Valdez Madrid.

City to scrutinize waste disposal tech

BAGUIO CITY - The two proponents for the new technology in processing wastes here would soon undergo scrutiny by the city government.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the Weekly Ugnayan presser Wednesday said evaluation of the waste-to-coal and waste-to-energy proposals from two foreign firms has been scheduled next week.
The mayor said a technical team would study carefully which technology is best suited for the city that could address the increasing garbage generated daily.

Mayor says EMB backs ECC for ESL

BAGUIO CITY – There might be hope for the planned Engineered Sanitary Landfill (ESL) for Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT).
This was revealed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday during the Weekly Ugnayan presser here.
The mayor said the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) voted 17-0 in support of the issuance of the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) which is a vital requirement to commence the planned ESL in Barangay Ampucao.

irisan dumpsite holding up despite rains

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan is relieved that the Irisan dump facility is holding up despite the continuous monsoon rains that has battered the city over the past weeks.

Domogan also said personnel of the city’s solid waste management division and engineering division are keeping watch over the dumpsite which has a huge gap on its retaining wall caused by a major typhoon which hit the city last year and caused the unfortunate trash slide.
“We are thankful that no trash slide and mishap occurred in the area despite the heavy rains,” mayor said.

park guardians asked to take adoption role seriously

BAGUIO CITY – City officials on Monday urged groups intending to adopt parks in the city to honor their commitment to tend to these promenade areas continually and sincerely and not only for posterity.
“Our Adopt-a-Park program does not end after the adoption ceremonies and signing of the agreement. Let’s learn from our past experience and see to it that if we adopt a park, we will do that we can to continually maintain it to give meaning to the program,” Mayor Mauricio Domogan said.

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.

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