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city seeks to reclaim bibak lot

BAGUIO CITY – The city council on Monday served intention to acquire ownership of the BIBAK lot along Harrison Road here which is presently mired in occupancy issues involving barangay officials and members of the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA).
The body agreed to apply for the acquisition of the land for public needs after confirming that the lot which remains a government property cannot be transferred to the Centralized Benguet-Ifugao-Bontoc-Apayao-Kalinga (BIBAK) Association being a private entity.

burham rental fee increase eyed

BAGUIO CITY – The city government plans to increase the rental fees for the various concessionaires at Burnham Park.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday said the city needs to update the schedule of fees for businesses operating at the park to generate more fund for its upkeep and management.
The schedule of fees has also been outdated and the rates are now way below par if compared to the prevailing rates at the central business district.

independence day messages

BAGUIO CITY- Freedom from pessimism and the ability to accept the need for positive change is Independence day speaker Police Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong’s message last Tuesday at the Baguio Convention Center.
Speaking in Filipino and in consonance with the theme, “Kalayaan: Pananagutan ng Bayan Para sa Tuwid na Daan” (Freedom: the Accountability of a Sovereign Nation of Responsible Citizenry), Magalong mentioned his department’s recently being in the spotlight for misdeeds committed by some irresponsible members of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Water system rehab at city hall proposed

BAGUIO CITY- The city council last week approved on first reading the proposed resolution of Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda for the immediate rehabilitation of the water system at city hall.
In the proposed resolution, the councilor requested the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO), City Building and Architecture Office, and other concerned offices to repair said water system and impounding facilities.
A water containment facility and a supply system has earlier been installed within city hall to provide adequate water for cleaning purposes.

City’s ESL near realization

BAGUIO CITY – an alternative site for an Eg ngineered Sanitary Landfill (ESL) is being considered by the city government here to address the garbage problem.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan disclosed the possibility of purchasing a land outside the city could serve as an ESL site once the ESL project in Ampucao, Itogon Benguet will not push through.
This as the South Korean Firm, DOHWA Engineering Co., Ltd which is said to fund the Ampucao ESL is having second thoughts in continuing with the same due to the slow issuance of the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC).

Mayor appeals for cooperation to ease traffic

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday, during the Weekly Ugnayan Presser appealed to residents here to help ease traffic in highly congested areas of the city by cooperating with authorities.
This, as heavy traffic greeted commuters last week during the opening of classes in the Central Business district (CBD) and alternate routes of the city.
Domogan said, residents who have private vehicles should not park in barangay roads especially during rush hour to avoid clogging.

Baguio retains PNG Crown

DUMAGUETE CITY – the 100 plus strong Baguio delegation made waves in the city of ‘gentle people’ during the last days of the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission (POC-PSC) National Games here.

During the close of the POC-PSC National Games June 3, the delegation was able to accumulate 78 golds, 74 silver and 52 bronze medals in different events, the highest so far in PNG history.

The Arnisadores bagged a total of 12 golds, 10 silver and 4 bronze medals and was declared over-all team champion.

City celebrates 11th Phil-Chi friendship day

BAGUIO CITY – Lion dances have again marked the celebration of the long lasting friendship between Filipinos and Filipino-Chinese here.

A simple program was launched in SM-Atrium Baguio, Saturday (June 9) where City Officials along with the Filipino –Chinese Executive Committee graced the event.

The ‘Fil-Chi Friendship Day’ is being celebrated yearly as per Presidential Proclamation 148 issued in January 22, 2002 declaring June 9 of every year as Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day in the country.

Search for Best performing brgy starts

BAGUIO CITY – The city wide search for the Best Performing Barangays officially started Friday here.

The search will cover the period January to December 2011 where at least 29 barangays have confirmed their participation in the search.

Gov. pack buses back by july

BAGUIO CITY – Bus lines now occupying the Baguio Convention Center parking lot as loading and unloading area will have to wait for the second week of July before being able to utilize Gov. Pack road as such.
This was confirmed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the Transport and Traffic Management Committee (TTMC) meeting at city hall last week.
A thorough curing period for the repaired road is needed, it was known.

Third chemo up for mother of four

As in her second chemotherapy session, Veronica Sallayao-Bitaga, a 56-year old mother of four from Pucsusan Barangay here, has to depend on Samaritans for her third treatment set on June 6 at the SLU Hospital of the Sacred Heart here.
A couple recently called up her daughter, Verolyn, asking that they meet at the city social welfare and development office at Upper Session Road. There, the pair handed her P20,000 for her mother’s treatment.
They declined to be identified, saying they just wanted to help.

barangay fun-run raises P52 grand for cancer patients

Organizers dubbed it “Run for Life”, and the 175 who answered the starting gun at dawn last Sunday just couldn’t care less about the accuracy of the distance or their individual clockings and placements.

After the last runner hit the finish line beside the barangay hall, Outlook Drive barangay captain Mike Arnaiz admitted that the actual route was longer than the three-kilometer distance announced in the flyers. Still, measuring it was of no moment.

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