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U.S. ambassador, mayor mark end of war

The rite was two days late but the event it recalled was too significant to let pass, at least for United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. and Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan.
After all, commemorating that event in the history of war and peace jibes with the theme for the observance of the 103rd founding anniversary of this city built by the Americans: ”Fostering a Sense of History, Community and Continuity”.

Baguio’s 103rd birthday

BAGUIO CITY – With the backdrop of sceneries depicting old Baguio onstage at the Baguio Convention Center during the 103rd birthday of the city, Mayor Mauricio Domogan challenged the citizenry of being active participants in solving the city’s problems: peace and order, environmental, garbage woes, among others.

He exhorted everybody to help look for solutions and build a better Baguio, to be “active players,” as being just “spectators and observers at the sidelines” would not gain the city anything.

14 schools receive free books

BAGUIO CITY – As highlight to the Soroptimists Week and the 47th Anniversary of the Soroptimists International (SI), 14 public schools are recipient to a massive book donation from Rex Bookstore in partnership with the Soroptimist International-Baguio and the city government here.

Councilor Philian Louise Weygan-Allan who is the incoming President of SI-Baguio Chapter said they were able to solicit 1,500 volumes of books primarily for the use of indigent pupils.

Mayor clarifies process in waste-to-energy proposal

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the Weekly Ugnayan Presser here has clarified reports of the proposed ‘Waste-to-Energy Project’ to solve the increasing waste problem.

Domogan said he signed the endorsement for the waste to energy proposal forwarding the same to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) for its initial screening and evaluation.

“We have to wait for the report from NEDA on the result of their initial screening before we can proceed”, he said.

BLOCK 4 screening starts

BAGUIO CITY – the rehabilitation of the Baguio public market block 4 is nearing completion in this mountain city.

This is part of a string of market development projects which is being implemented to address the clamor of market vendors and the buying public for a more presentable and clean facility.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said, “screening for occupants of the newly renovated block 4 is currently being done for those who qualify”.

Mayor sets priorities for new BCPO chief

BAGUIO CITY – New chief, same rules . . . do your best and serve the people.
This was the marching orders of Mayor Mauricio Domogan to the newly appointed Baguio City Police Office Chief P/Supt. Jesus Cambay Jr. during the Weekly Ugnayan Presser Wednesday (Sept. 3) here.

Cambay was selected from among five candidates, P/Supt. Joseph Adnol, Virgilio Laya, Angelito Casimiro and Marlon Madrid who all went into the process of selection by a search committee who evaluated their documents.

Dengue down in city, parts of Cordi but DOH remains on alert

BAGUIO CITY – efforts of different organizations in the city in combating the deadly dengue virus which for years have been a major problem in the country are reaping positive results but local authorities here remains steadfast.

The Department of Health, Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-Cordillera reported during the regular Kapihan last September 5 (Wednesday) that dengue incidence has decreased in the city and major parts of CAR.

CSC confirms city’s compliance with rules

BAGUIO CITY – to some it’s a mere plaque but the “Seal of Good housekeeping” awarded to the city government and placed at the city hall lobby will assure residents here that the city is going towards good governance.

This was highlighted during the launching of the 112th Philippine Civil Service Commission Anniversary’s Ugnayan and Balitaan Presser held at the city’s Multi-purpose hall last September 3.

Sept. 8 medical mission to accent on baguio’s heart

The humanitarian dimension of Baguio’s 103rd founding anniversary will be fleshed out on Sept. 8 with a medical-dental mission targeting some 2,000 indigent patients at the Baguio Convention Center.

The day-long healing outreach will also accent on the sense of community spelled out in the founding anniversary theme, with the government, private and civic sectors coming in to share their resources, expertise, responsibility and authority to mount the medical service.

Two Ibaloi women open up on medical needs

With glazed eyes and pale lips that are the signs of their debilitating and life-threatening illness, two Benguet women last Wednesday asked that their cases be published, for Samaritans to read and respond to their need to sustain their life-time hemodialysis treatment for kidney failure.
“Umay kami koma agpatulong, sir (We came to ask for help, sir),” 34-year old Linbeth Lestino said in Ilocano, but with the unmistakable diction of one who speaks the Ibaloi tongue.

run, jog, walk or sponsor a coffee cup on sept. 9

Participants in the “Run for Life 2” fun-run on Sept. 9 will not be doing so for personal sports glory but – as the dubbing goes – for life and for fun.

There will be medals for the top finishers in the seven-kilometer open class and the four-km.senior and children categories, but there will be no cash prizes that are the come-on for professional long-distance runners.

kids pick up on baguio history through urban heritage walk

When asked by visitors, some Baguio residents can’t tell how the city’s short, inclined main street got its name.
That’s why sixth and fifth graders of Rizal and San Vicente elementary schools sought the answer through the “Baguio Kids Urban Heritage Walk” as the city was priming up for its 103rd charter anniversary on the theme “Fostering a Sense of History, Community and Continuity”.

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