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City hall to hold earthquake drill on july 21

City Hall will hold an earthquake drill as part of its continuing disaster preparedness program on July 21 at 2 p.m.

City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) operations center head Julius Santos said the activity is in line with the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month.

All city government offices and extension units will participate in the drill which will require all officials, employees and clients to perform the duck-cover-hold stance for a minute and evacuation to the designated areas.

Building owners lease contracts confirmed

The lease contracts of 37 building owners within the lease areas at the Baguio City public market was recently confirmed by the city council.

They have agreed with the city’s condition to increase the rental rates from P2.00 per square meter per day to P6.00 per square meter per day.

Said condition is just fair for the city and at the same time still beneficial to the building owners considering that the rate rental was computed based on the land area occupied by their structure, stressed mayor Domogan.

Night market vendors warned

The operation of the night market along Harrison Road has given livelihood to Baguio residents for years.

However, problems emerged which is caused by the night market vendors themselves.

Clashes among the vendors even the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) personnel have reached the Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA).

During the BCMA meeting, it was figured out that personal issues between and among some night vendors has affected the smooth operation of the said night market.

City personally handed assistance to Marawi victims

Some officials of the city government of Baguio personally went to Iligan City to deliver and hand over the city’s assistance to the victims of Marawi victims.

This was disclosed by mayor Mauricio Domogan during his weekly forum.

The local chief executive said that city social welfare and development officer Betty Fangasan and staff together with executive assistant Ryan Mangusan brought cavans of rice, canned goods and other food supplies to the different evacuation centers in Iligan City as well as the surrounding areas for the victims of Marawi.

Strengthening character city program

Baguio as a character city continues to instill positive values in all aspect of human endeavor in barangays, government and non-government organization most especially schools in order to inculcate good moral values to students.

In his weekly forum, mayor Mauricio Domogan emphasized the importance of starting to show good moral values from within ourselves and families.

It is the mandate of parents to teach correct values to their children which is a big factor in guiding them to the right path, added the mayor.

City lauds top ten taxpayers

Top business and real estate taxpayers in the city of Baguio were lauded by the city government here during the regular Monday flag raising ceremony at the Baguio City Hall grounds.

DMCI Project Developers, Inc. is this year’s top one business taxpayer. Team Philippines Energy Corporation came in second while on the third spot is CJH Hotel Corporation.

Nutrition month

A healthier community is expected due to reports of improved nutrition in schools and barangays, while awards are considered as bonus, Mayor Mauricio Domogan pointed out during the media Ugnayan at city hall last week.

As such, a green banner award is awaited; and with three in a row, the coveted Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN). The city is gunning for its second CROWN, it was known. Three CROWN awards, puts a city or municipality in the national nutrition hall of fame.

OFW center proposed

A center as coordination hub to benefit all Overseas Foreign Workers (OFWS) and their families is proposed through an ordinance by Councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr.

In the proposal, the center and its programs is anchored on the “assurance that the dignity and fundamental human rights and freedom of OFWs shall not in anytime be compromised or violated,” and with national agencies, shall work for social services, legal assistance, protection and gender and development for said group.

Baguio crimes drop by 46 percent

The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO recorded a significant decrease in crime volume by 46 percent after having recorded a total crime volume of 4,655 from July 2016 to June 2017 compared to the 8,545 crime volume from July 2015 to June 2016 or a decrease of 3,888 crimes.

Identified barangay, city land needs must be surveyed

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Administrative (AO) 504 clearing committee recommended to the local government the conduct of a final survey of all the identified barangay and city land needs to guarantee the preservation and protection of public lands from unscrupulous land speculators.