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mayor orders census of barangay-based business as crackdown on illegal traders continues

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan ordered punong barangays here to submit a detailed list of business establishments operating in their areas of responsibility with or without business permits.
The barangay heads were given a month or until last Friday to submit the said lists.

PMA instructor, one of TOPS

BAGUIO CITY – Col Raul Tangco, a professor at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), with nine others was adjudged as Ten Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) for 2012 in a search conducted by the Metrobank Foundation and Rotary Club of Makati Metro.

Metrobank Foundation President Aniceto Sobrepena informed Mayor Mauricio Domogan of the conferment through a congratulatory letter.

Anti-Red Tape monitoring team created

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week issued Administrative Order 87, s. of 2012 for the creation of a monitoring team to implement the “Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) of 2007.”

The mayor heads the monitoring team with Vice-Mayor Daniel Farinas as Vice-Chairman and Action Officer.

US ambassador takes time-out for victims of prostitution

Baguio City – United States Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Harry Thomas, Jr. sparked hope to night spot and bar entertainers July 19 after his visit to the City Health Services Office here.
The ambassador came to show support to the women who are victims of human trafficking and prostitution in the city.

City observes disaster consciousness month

BAGUIO CITY – the celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month takes full swing in this mountain resort July 22 as volunteers and stakeholders gather in the heart of the city.
As part of the countrywide celebration, the city also tied the program to the commemoration of the July 16, 1990 Killer Earthquake 22 years ago.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan, who also sits as chair of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) said, ‘preparation is a major factor during calamities which could save hundreds of lives’.

Baguio charter day celebration exec committee created

BAGUIO CITY- Preparations for the 103rd Baguio Charter has started with the creation of the executive committee as to Administrative Order 84, s. of 2012 issued last week.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan heads the committee, with City Administrator Atty. Carlos Canilao and Councilor Elmer Datuin as co-chairpersons. Datuin is the council committee chair for tourism and special events.
The executive committee shall plan fitting charter day celebration activities, over see their proper execution and implementation, and find ways and means to support said activities.

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).

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