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City earns P17 million from traffic, obstruction fines

The local government collected close to P17 million from the apprehensions done by traffic enforcers and barangay officials on violations of traffic and obstruction rules and regulations from January to November this year.

Chief Inspector Oliver Panabang, chief of the Baguio city Police office’s Traffic Management Branch, disclosed that for the first 11 months of the year, traffic enforcers made 41,483 apprehensions in the different parts of the city that translated to over P11.45 million in fines paid by the motorists to the City Treasury Office.

Public support to jail livelihood program sought

Officials of the male and female dorms of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) are calling on the public to support their annual Christmas livelihood fair that will run up to the end of the year to help in generating resources for the persons deprived of liberty (PDLs), their families and the improvement of the livelihood and multipurpose facilities of both detention centers in the city.

Baguio PWDs join Worldwide celebration

Thousands of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the city will be joining their fellow PWDs in the different parts of the world in the annual celebration of the International Day of PWDs on Monday, December 3, 2018.

John Paredes, president of the Baguio City Federation of PWDs, said the annual worldwide celebration is geared towards empowering PWDS to continue playing an active role in the communities where they belong and for the public to understand the plight of PWDs wanting to contribute their individual and collective efforts in the society.

Lack of parking spaces in city underscored

Police authorities underscored the importance of discipline among motorists and their cooperation in the compliance to traffic rules and regulations to lessen the impact of insufficient parking spaces around the city to the worsening daily traffic congestions, especially in the central business district area.

SM Sky Ranch issue to be discussed in executive-legislative meeting

Local legislators agreed to discuss pertinent issues arising from the put up and eventual operation of the SM Sky Ranch project in an executive-legislative meeting with Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and concerned department heads of the local government. The agreement was reached by the local legislators during their regular session last Monday while deciding to push through with the invitation of officials of concerned government agencies and stakeholders to shed light on the merit of having issued the permits for the project.

Search for home backyard garden in city proposed

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance institutionalizing the Search for the Edible or Home Backyard Garden in the city in recognition of the vital role of urban gardening, particularly in the community, and appropriating funds for the said purpose.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated the annual Search for the Edible or Home Backyard Garden in the city will be done as part of the celebration of the Urban Farmers Month every May.

Council to resume budget deliberations by December 3

The local legislative body will resume the deliberations on the P2.175 billion proposed annual budget of the local government next year after the city’s local finance committee submits the adjustments on the income statement that may increase the city’s expenditures.

BCPO chief apologizes to youth leaders

The Acting City Director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) apologized to a number of leaders of progressive youth organizations in the city for the inconvenience caused them by the reposted message in the official Facebook page of the local police force warning parents on the alleged illegal recruitment activities of left-leaning youth groups.

LiDAR technology presented

The advanced and state-of-the-art Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology was presented to city officials at the city multi-purpose hall last week.

Touted to be the latest in the field of survey, Engr.Antonio Botorof the AB Surveying and Development Company said the technology could be utilized in construction, disaster risk management, mining, urban planning, power and energy, transportation, agriculture, land development, forestry and historical applications.

AIDS status in the city

There is increased awareness, high discrimination and low utilization of tests for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-infected individuals in the city.

This was reported by AIDS Watch Council (AWACS) acting head Marlene de Castro during the unveiling of AIDS day activities at city hall last Monday morning. Following the program is a free AIDS and Hepatitis C testing for entertainment industry workers at the city hall lobby.

The activity is in consonance with the 30th World AIDS theme, “Know Your Status.”