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Dengue fever casualties double this year

The Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR) reported that the number of deaths due to the dreaded dengue fever doubled to twenty two from January 1 to November 16, 2019 compared to the eleven dengue-related deaths during the same period last year.

City legal office reports significant accomplishments

The City Legal Office reported its significant accomplishment pursuant to its mandate for the existing year during the regular flag raising ceremony at the City Hall grounds last Monday.

Assistant City Legal officer Atty. Melchor Carlos Rabanes explained the mandate of the City Legal Office is to serve as legal counsel of the city and its officials acting in their official capacity.

City increases annual budget to P2.255 billion

The executive and legislative branches of the city government agreed to increase the proposed annual budget of the city from the previous P2.230 billion to P2.255 billion to accommodate a number of priority programs not provided appropriations.

82 Baguio sayote growers affected by over supply

Some 82 sayote growers from three barangays in the city were reportedly affected by the oversupply of the crop three weeks ago which caused a significant decline in their potential income from the sale of their produce.

Based on the assessment and validation conducted by the personnel of the City Veterinary Office’s agriculture division, the affected production area of the sayote farmers from barangays Irisan, Pinsao and Sto. Tomas Central reached over 10 hectares producing over 16,566 kilos of sayote every 5 days.

Council authorizes mayor to negotiate Maharlika turnover

The City Council approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong to negotiate and enter into an agreement with the State-owned Human Settlements Development Corporation (HSDC) for the immediate turnover of the Maharlika Livelihood Complex to the city government.

The resolution authored by Councilor Betty Lourdes F. Tabanda states the city government has recently signified its intention to reclaim and initiate the early turnover of the Maharlika Livelihood Complex to the city despite the fact that its supposed scheduled turnover is on the year 2025.

DBM okays P430M for 4 rain catchment basins in city

The city government announced that the budget department reportedly approved the provision of some P430 million from the government’s annual budget next year for the put up of 4 additional rain harvesting facilities in the city to improve the water supply being provided by the Baguio Water District (BWD).

Audit of designated barangay parking areas ordered

The City Engineering Office (CEO) was tasked by the city government to audit the designated and identified parking areas in the different barangays to ascertain whether or not the designated barangay parking areas are being used for the prescribed purpose.

The proposed audit on the designated and identified barangay parking areas was an offshoot of the discussions that transpired among department heads during the regular management conference meeting at the City Hall multipurpose hall.

600 Naguilian Road structures issued notices of violation

The city government and the Baguio City District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-BCDEO) already issued the second notices of violation to some 600 owners of structures along Naguilian road for them to remove the encroachments erected on the road-right-of-way of the national road.

City to relocate slaughterhouse to Pinsao barangay

The city government plans to relocate the slaughterhouse in barangay Sto. Nino to Pinsao to help decongest the already overcrowded site of the city’s abattoir.

The City Veterinary Office reports of a city-owned property having a total land area of over 85,000 square meters in barangay Pinsao which is suitable to host the city’s abattoir in a 1-hectare portion of the property in the future.

Maharlika building to be turned over to the city by next year

The agriculture department, through the Human Settlements Development Corporation (HSDC), will turn over to the city government the administration, maintenance and operation of the Maharlika Livelihood Center in 2020 instead of the original 2025 schedule of turnover of the facility.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong reported having talked to the agency’s Undersecretary in charge of the HSDC who reportedly told him the agriculture department is ready to give back to the city government the said business center next year.