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Housing Assistance Sought for Typhoon Pepeng Victims

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. appealed to the National Housing Authority (NHA) to extend housing assistance to the 301 families in the city whose houses were either totally or partially damaged by typhoon “Pepeng.”

Mayor to Veto Council Measure Awarding Sari-Sari Stalls

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. Thursday said he will veto the city council resolution awarding the 56 stalls at the sari-sari section of the city market because six of the stalls are not suitable for award at all.

Mayor orders all-out collection, disposal of garbage at Irisan dumpsite

BAGUIO CITY – Bucking indifference from the city council, the broiling unrest at the dumpsite area and possible culpability to environmental laws, Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. last week ordered the emergency collection of wastes and the disposal of the same at the same at the Irisan controlled dump facility to alleviate the waste crisis hounding the city for weeks now.

Mayor might exercise executive powers on garbage due to health concerns

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. Thursday said that in the absence of legislative support, he might be forced to exercise his executive powers to immediately address the garbage crisis in the city on the basis of the health risks posed by the uncollected heaps of wastes.

Court grants city’s TRO bid on Forbes Park lots

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 60 granted the city government’s petition for a 20-day temporary restraining order to enjoin the Register of Deeds (ROD) from acting on any transactions relative to the parcels of land within the Forbes Park forest reservation which were issued Certificates of Ancestral Land Title (CALTs) by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in favor of the heirs of Lauro Carantes.

RAB crosses fingers as ADCON send reps to reevaluate Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – Knowing what millions could do to Baguio and Benguet’s typhoon-spoiled economy, mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. last week said he has not given up hosting duties for the biennial Philippine Advertising Congress (PAC) “lest the flicker of light at the end of the tunnel is totally extinguished.”

Market fire victims confuse ‘gov’t compassion’ for ‘right’

BAGUIO CITY – In a baffling display of gall, former lessees of the gutted sari-sari section of the City Market trooped to the City Council Session Hall, October 26, demanding rights literally extinguished by fire.

This, despite promise of lease contracts in the newly constructed ‘sari-sari’ section at the City Market.

Inmates beckon outside world to give ‘em light this x-mas

BAGUIO CITY - They live in “Barangay Pag-asa” – a name given to Baguio City Jail by inmates themselves, signifying hope that someday, they could find freedom beyond cold bars.

At a gloomy basement room at the City Jail, Mang Danny Viduya has gone back to his monotonous task – placing bulbs that would add life to one of so many Christmas lanterns he himself made.

Six-month extended payment for taxes proposed

BAGUIO CITY- The council last week approved on first reading and referred to the proper council the proposed ordinance of Councilor Elaine Sembrano for a six-month extended payment time for taxes, fees and charges without surcharges and penalties.

The six-month counting period should have started this month of October, up to March of 2010.   

Oplan kaluluwa ’09, traffic scheme, vendors on

BAGUIO CITY- The Oplan Kaluluwa executive committee in coordination with the Baguio City Police Office Traffic Management Bureau, has issued a traffic re-routing scheme for the annual exodus to the city’s cemeteries come November 1.

Dec. 31 cut-off date for availing power, water moratorium

BAGUIO CITY – Building owners have until December 31 this year to file their applications to avail of the moratorium on electric and water service connections.

Dads back windmill feasibility study

BAGUIO CITY – The city council gave Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. the go signal to explore the possibility of constructing a wind power plant in the city.

The body approved Resolution No. 389 series of 2009 recommending that the city mayor authorize the conduct of a feasibility study on said project to determine the viability of said alternative power source in the city.

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