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DA to bankroll technology-based piggery farm in Tuba

The agriculture department will bankroll the establishment of a technology-based piggery farm within a 3-hectare government property in barangay Nangalisan, Tuba, Benguet in the next 4 months to serve as the relocation site of all piggery owners in the city considering the intensified campaign of the environment department and the local government to put a stop to piggeries in the city.

Mayor clarifies issues on suspension of classes

Mayor urged residents to understand why there is no outright declaration of suspension of classes during the prevalence of light to moderate rains in the city or when there are no storm signals that are hoisted by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) because there is a need for the concerned offices to analyse the technical data on the prevailing weather condition prior to making the appropriate announcements.

Mayor wants competent contractors for city projects

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong asserted that the local government wants competent contractors to implement numerous public works projects to ensure that the quality of works will be pursuant to project specifications and standards.

The local chief executive claimed that based on the evaluation and assessment done by City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña, there were no anomalies that were discovered in the infrastructure projects that were previously bided out by the local government had were due for implementation.

Magalong to file complaints versus substandard projects

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong signified his intention to personally file a series of complaints to Public Works Secretary Mark Villar on the alleged existence of sub-standard projects implemented in the different parts of the city showing the sorry state of the projects completed by the contractors and the implementing agency.

Irisan property to be used as socialized housing, evacuation center site

The local government is setting its sights on the city’s 1.8-hectare property in barangay Irisan as the site for the put-up of tenement housing for the city’s socialized housing project and the establishment of an evacuation center to cater to the needs of calamity victims who will be displaced during the natural and man-made calamities.

Irisan property to be used as socialized housing, evacuation center site

The local government is setting its sights on the city’s 1.8-hectare property in barangay Irisan as the site for the put-up of tenement housing for the city’s socialized housing project and the establishment of an evacuation center to cater to the needs of calamity victims who will be displaced during the natural and man-made calamities.

Mayor urges PNOC to speed up waste to energy feasibility study

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong urged officials of the State-owned Philippine National Oil Company–Renewables Corporation (PNOC-RC) to fastrack the completion of the ongoing feasibility study on the proposed put up of a waste-to-energy plant within the 8-hectare property ceded by the agriculture department to the local government, particularly near the existing temporary waste transfer station.

City to use Convention Center for Charter Day rites

The local government will use the newly refurbished Baguio Convention Center (BCC) as the venue for the celebration of the 110th Charter Day anniversary of Baguio City, the country’s undisputed Summer Capital.

City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña said that based on his recent meetings with officials of the Cordillera office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-CAR) and the contractor, there was assurance from them that the ongoing works will be completed on or before August 15, 2019 that will allow the local government to use the facility by September 1, 2019.

P200 million parking structure to rise at BCC

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong announced the city government plans to put up a six-storey parking structure at the back of the city-owned Baguio Convention Center (BCC) to provide adequate parking spaces for residents and visitors of the city.

The local chief executive disclosed the funding for the project will come from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) pursuant to the commitment of DPWH-CAR regional director Engr. Tiburcio Canlas who reportedly assured him the funds will come from the agency’s budget in the next 2 years.

Mayor reformats regular flag raising rites

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong announced the new format of the local government’s regular flag raising ceremony to allow the participation of members of the local legislative body in rendering inspirational messages to the officials and employees right at the start of the work for the week.