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Business urged to hire manpower from calamity BLISTT areas

Business owners including those in the special economic zones are encouraged through city council resolution 335, 2018, to employ manpower from areas ravaged by Typhoons Ompong.

As known, the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) areas are among those that suffered from the onslaught of typhoon “Ompong,” (and recently, “Rosita”) where in landslides due to torrential rains displaced workers and residents.

City food establishments urged to use brown rice

Brown or unpolished rice is urged to be part of food establishments’ menu in the city.

This is contained in a city council resolution anchored on the self-sufficiency program of the National Government, with Baguio exploring viable means to attain said goals.

Section 15, Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution also states that “the State shall protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them.”

SP sets hog raisers dialogue

A public consultation and dialogue between the council committee on employment and backyard hog raisers in the city is set on November 15, from 1 to 5 PM at the city multi-purpose hall.

Said forum would open avenues for the council committee on employment, livelihood, cooperatives and persons with disabilities (PWDs) to listen to concerns and at the same time, inform hog raisers of existing and alternative livelihood programs.

Bidding of LED streetlights in city sought

The Multi-Secoral Electrification Advisory Committee (MSEAC) federation of Baguio City passed a resolution urging the local government to fastrack the conduct of public bidding for the conversion of its streetlights to state-of-the-art Light Emitting Diode (LED) to ensure the realization of the government’s peace and order and public safety initiatives.

City budget increased by 10 percent over 5 years

The City budget office disclosed that the annual budget of the local government had an average growth rate of 10 percent over the past five years or from P1.395 billion in 2014 to P2.056 billion this year.

City Budget Officer Leticia O. Clemente underscored that the local government has efficiently managed its income and expenditures through responsible implementation of policies, practices and fiscal decisions through the years that resulted to a sustained increase in the city’s annual budget.

City did not mismanage Burnham Park

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored that the local government was never remiss in the administration, management and operation of the 34-hectare Burnham Park complex for over two decades now contrary to wrongly premised perceptions that the city failed in the management of the city’s premier tourist destination.

The local chief executive underscored local legislators must seriously study the implications of a pending resolution returning the administration, management and operation of the park to the national government.

Ampucao site different from Antamok open pit area

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan clarified that the earlier proposed site of the multi-million engineered sanitary landfill being proposed for the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) in Tapac, Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet which did not pass the prescribed standards of the National Solid Waste Commission (NSWMC) as a waste disposal site is totally different from the 29.22-hectare land that is part of Benguet Corporation’s Antamok open pit being ceded to the local government for its proposed integrated solid waste disposal facility purposely for the BLISTT area.

Public urged to appreciate beauty of anti-profanity ordinance

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged residents and visitors to appreciate and understand the purpose of the enactment of the city’s anti-profanity ordinance which is aimed at developing the proper values and character of the youth for them to grow up as responsible and dedicated citizens of the society instead of being the problems of the community.

City to provide aid to ravaged Natonin town

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) and the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) to study the possibility of the local government allocating some funds to give to Natonin town as calamity assistance after it was ravaged by Tropical Cyclone Rosita.

Rehabilitation of Asin minihydro power plants to push through

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed optimism the long overdue rehabilitation and operation of the city-owned Asin minihydro power plants will be implemented as soon as possible so that the local government can maximize the potentials of the power plants to generate renewable energy and additional income for the city.

The local chief executive claimed officials of the Kaltimex Energy Philippines, the winning bidder for the rehabilitation of the minihydro power plants, is about to strike a deal with a prospective partner to pursue the realization of the project.