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Tourism up in Baguio – Farinas

BAGUIO CITY – Acting Mayor Daniel Farinas has no doubts that tourism in Baguio is back where it was before typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng left it devastated, last month.

This was the pronouncement of Vice Mayor Farinas during last week’s regular media forum. Farinas, was acting mayor for a week, following Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr.’s trip to Hanyu, Japan.

BFF Launching on Nov. 16, 1st Ibaloi Day on Feb. 23, 2010

BAGUIO CITY – The 2010 Baguio Flower Festival shall be launched on Monday, Nov. 16, after the flag ceremony at the city hall grounds.

This was announced by Vice-Mayor Daniel Farinas during the regular media forum last week. The 15th version of Panagbenga, this coming February would be a very exciting event, the vice mayor gushed.

Centennial Activities on until December

BAGUIO CITY – To complete the celebrations for the centennial year, specially designed activities shall go on until the end of this year, as to the schedule of the Baguio Centennial Commission.

City Working Out Purchase of Bio-Reactors for Bio Wastes

BAGUIO CITY – Acting mayor Daniel Farinas last week sped up procedures to facilitate the purchase of bioreactors to process biodegradable wastes in barangays in the city to help in waste management efforts.

Farinas issued two orders approving amendments needed to speedup the purchase procedures.

Creation of Housing Office Urged

BAGUIO CITY – The city council is urging the passage of the proposed ordinance creating the City Housing and Resettlement Office and the appropriation of P10 million as initial funding for said office.

Council Okays Ordinance Limiting Operation Time of Liquor Establishments

BAGUIO CITY – The city council on Monday approved on final reading an ordinance amending Ordinance No.

No-Segregation-No-Collection Policy on Again

BAGUIO CITY – The city government will strictly implement anew the no-segregation-no-collection policy on waste collection in all areas of the city beginning December 1.

City to Pursue MRF to Solve Garbage Maze

BAGUIO CITY – There’s a way out of the garbage mess apart from hauling out the

Session Road to Turn into Green Lane Dec. 1

BAGUIO CITY – On an experimental basis, Session road shall be converted as a green lane on Dec. 1, with all vehicles going downwards, thus minimizing traffic and eliminating excessive exhaust smoke.

A bicycle lane within the same area is envisioned next, the mayor said.

Coding Scheme Suspended up to Jan 1, 2010

BAGUIO CITY- Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. last week issued Administrative Order 169 suspending the implementation of the number coding scheme for private vehicles from Nov. 11, Wednesday next week, up to Jan. 1, 2010.

P1.5 Million Proposed for Installation of Screens to Prevent Flooding at City Camp Lagoon

BAGUIO CITY – Councilor Isabelo Cosalan Jr. has proposed an appropriation of P1.5 million for the installation of screens along tributaries and canals leading to the City Camp lagoon to prevent flooding anew in the area.

Mayor Gives up Hope on Adcon Hosting

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. had finally given up on salvaging the city’s hosting of the 21st Philippine Advertising Congress (PAC) which was moved to Subic Bay Freeport following the onslaught of typhoon “Pepeng.”

The mayor said the supposed reevaluation of the city last November 4 by the Advertising Board (AdBoard) which the mayor earlier hoped would lead to a change of heart  on the part of the organizers to retain the city as the venue, did not materialize because of the threat of another howler, typhoon “Santi.”

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