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City joins Asia Pacific cooperation meet

Over 100 member cities in 20 countries, more than 2,000 participants from across the Asia Pacific Region and the globe came to participate in the ever expanding organization of Local Governments in Asia.
CITYNET is the Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements, it is an active network connecting more than 100 cities and local governments mainly in the Asia Pacific Region.

City pushes employees to get bachelors degree

BAGUIO CITY – the city government here is encouraging government workers to avail of the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP).
ETEEAP is a comprehensive educational assessment program at the tertiary level that recognizes, accredits and gives equivalencies to knowledge, skills, attitudes and values gained by individuals from relevant work.
The program is being offered to city government workers who have not yet graduated from college so they can get their degrees.

City preps killer quake commemoration, autonomy celebration

BAGUIO CITY – ‘We have learned from the past, we should always be prepared’
City Mayor Mauricio Domogan intoned after approving Administrative Order 85 series of 2012 temporarily closing portions of Session Road to commemorate the 22nd Killer Earthquake Memorial in the city which happened July 16, 1990.
It can be recalled that the city of Baguio was ravaged by a magnitude 7.6 quake 22 years ago bringing the city to its knees.
Eventually, with cooperation, the spirit to move-on and the outpouring support it received, the city eventually moved forward to what it is now.

politicians barred from putting names on public infrastructures

BAGUIO CITY – The days of naming public work projects are over.
The city council on Monday approved on final reading an ordinance prohibiting public and private persons from affixing their names, initials, images or pictures on any public structure and property, equipment, vehicle and program or project of the city government.

population hike, disasters addressed in revised city zoning plan -- mayor

BAGUIO CITY - Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday assured that the city government has taken into consideration essentialfactors like population and calamities in updating the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of the city.
He said the Local Development Council (LDC) in revising the proposed zoning and land use plan took into account the provision of basic needs for an increasing population especially considering that the city was originally designed for only 25,000 people.

battle to protect busol on; mayor discards ancestral claims over watershed

BAGUIO CITY – The city government’s battle for the protection of Busol watershed took a new twist last week as the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) issued a temporary restraining order barring the Baguio Regreening Movement (BRM) from undertaking a nursery project over an area claimed by an ancestral land applicant.
But Mayor Mauricio Domogan last Wednesday said the nursery project pushed through last July 5 implemented by foresters from the city environment and parks management office and the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

city to oppose all bogus ancestral land claims

BAGUIO CITY – City officials on Monday agreed to oppose all bogus ancestral land claims (ALCs) that seek to undermine protected areas like parks, watersheds and forest reservations in the city.
“Our stand is clear that we oppose all ancestral land applications that do not qualify under section 78 of the of Republic Act No. 8371 or the Indigenous People’s Rights Act, whether these applications cover big or small parcels of land,” the mayor told department heads and city councilors.

Kids to get a feel of the role of rescuers

Kids will be introduced hands-on to the work of firemen and rescue volunteers on Monday, 22 years to the day after the killer quake, 7.7 on the Richter scale, hit Baguio and Northern Luzon on July 16, 1990.
City fire chief, Sr. Insp. Jessie Annasiw and Insp. John Ullibac, a veteran of numerous rescue operations, will lead fire officers in treating the kids, sixth-graders from Rizal and San Vicente elementary schools here, to a role-modeling experience aboard fire trucks.

City finance committee asks sanggunian to upgrade 16-year old values of real properties

The Local Finance Committee has asked anew the Sangguniang Panglunsod to upgrade the fair and current market values of real properties that “have stagnated since 1996” despite provision of the Local Government Code that revision of the same be made every three years.
The LCF reiterated the city’s need to increase the real property values in an addendum to its endorsement last April of the applications of two establishments here to register as information technology centers under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority.

Four baguio rivers to be reclassified according to water quality

Using the water quality classification of rivers, readers may want to place the Balili that flows from Baguio to Benguet into any of the following categories:
AA – the water is potable (safe to drink) with a little treatment; A – the water is potable after minor treatment; B - good for bathing and swimming, fishes; C – good for fish and agricultural purposes; D- for industrial purpose, excessively polluted.

Rotary hands over x-ray machine to bghmc

As chief of a regional hospital that serves patients from other regions, Dr. Manuel Factora couldn’t underestimate the value of a brand new Shimadzu mobile x-ray machine that members of Rotary turned over last Thursday to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

The machine, Factora stressed, will be crucial for the examination of patients that, because of their critical condition, can not be moved to the regular x-ray room for the procedure.

Nutrition workers accent on veggies

First, the bad news: Filipinos are eating less and less vegetables. From 145 grams per day in 1978, consumption had decreased to only 110 grams per day in 2008.

The 2008 figure is 290 grams short of the 400 grams of vegetables and fruits average daily consumption recommended by the World Health Organization.

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