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parking prohibition along key streets now only for puj’s with provincial franchise

BAGUIO CITY – The city council approved on third reading an ordinance that now limits the prohibition on parking along key city streets only to public utility vehicles with provincial franchises.

Its’ good and bad news for ailing boy

Twelve-year old cancer victim Mark Anthony Viray, a Baguio boy who dreams of one day becoming a pilot, is left with no funds to restart his chemotherapy against Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Ernesto, his 50-year old dad who drives a cab, last week had to use P13,000 for the treatment to pay the cost of two CT scans –on the chest and abdomen . Together with a previous test on the neck - where a lump reappeared late January - the scans were needed to determine whether cancer cells had not spread from his lymph nodes to other parts of the body.

Mayor vows full nutrition programs funding and support

BAGUIO CITY- Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. vowed full support for all nutrition programs of the city, during the Baguio City Nutrition Committee (BCNC) first quarter meeting at the Baguio Health Department (BHD) last Wednesday.
He also lauded the dedication and enthusiasm of the city nutrition workers in fulfilling their duties, specially in the grassroots level.

WHO CGS standards for implementation in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY –The city shall conform with the new World Health Organization (WHO) child growth standards (CGS), Mayor Bautista said, being informed of its implementation during the first quarter Baguio City Nutrition Committee (BCNC) meeting at the Baguio Health Department (BHD) last Wednesday.
Accordingly, the WHO CGS is the “single international standard that represents the best description of physiological growth for all children from birth to five years of age.”

Lifting of exp’tal double coding for AH trancoville PUJs proposed

BAGUIO CITY – Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda through a proposed resolution has requested Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. to lift the impending double coding scheme for Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJs) in areas where odd-even number schemes are implemented.

City files MR to reverse OP award of Chuntug lot to Hwa Ping

BAGUIO CITY – Some things do last beyond one’s lifetime.

Yu Hwa Ping, the controversial Fil-Chinese businessman who never gave up his quest to develop a parcel of land along Chuntug Street had reason to celebrate January 25, when the Office of the President (OP) granted his wish to secure title over the property.

Two days after he received good news, he had a heart attack and passed away. But the claims adverse his, survives another day.

RAB appeals to SP: “It’s time we did a quid pro quo on land issues”

BAGUIO CITY – Peeved by apparent series of ‘almost covert’ encumbrances over prime national government realties the Baguio government eyes for public purposes, mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. last week wrote the city council giving ‘em a penny for their thoughts.

In a March 3 letter, the mayor said, “We have to look at [our city] as one big pie and not mere chunks,” alluding to the reactive stance the city has been taking in meeting various land conveyance issues where it finds itself in the defensive end.

Defenders “let a thousand hits boom” in Panagbenga TKD tilt

BAGUIO CITY – The painting showdown in the Panagbenga may have been scrapped this 2010… but there sure were a lot of ‘em kicks to go around.

The Baguio Defenders Taekwondo Gym (BDTG) virtually bullied their opposition raiding 23 of 50-golds in the 7-do jang (gym) Panagbenga Taekwondo Championships, February 27.

Tournament director Melvin Morte revealed the legal carnage was participated by 227-jins at the Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) Gymnasium.

TRO, Sec. Ramos stay DENR sale of Gov. Pack lots

QUEZON CITY – Alderman Isabelo Cosalan and city administrator Peter Fianza in a buzzer beater, February 26, gave new meaning to the ‘theory of relativity’, swaying the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) top honcho to stay sale of lots along Gov. Pack road.

The conduct of bidding of several parcels of land denominated as portion of the controversial Original Certificate of Title (OCT) No. 1, situated at Residential Section ‘A’, Gov. Pack Road, has been scheduled March 1 to 23, 2010.

Migration education program on March 9

BAGUIO CITY – The Commission on Filipino Overseas (COF) headed by Executive Director Jose Maria Palabrica shall be conducting its annual community education program on migration in the Provinces of Ifugao and Benguet, including Baguio City from March 6 to 12.
This was the content of Palabrica’s letter to Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr., as he confirmed several activities for Baguio.

BFF on home stretch, session rd open

BAGUIO CITY – Session Road in Bloom kicks off this Monday, March 1, after the much-attended streetdancing and flower float parade last Saturday and yesterday.

Council meets with jeepney assoc. March 1

BAGUIO CITY – The city council during its session last week deemed it proper to meet tomorrow, Monday, with La Trinidad and other Benguet jeepney associations, the Baguio City Police Office and concerned stakeholders; as to the experimental traffic scheme being undertaken at Magsaysay avenue.

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