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Baguio fire incidents increasing

The Baguio fire department reported a significant increase in the number of fire incidents in the city for the first part of the year following the recording of twenty six fire incidents this year compared to the only ten fire incidents registered during the same period last year.

Senior Fire Officer 2 Camilo Balancia, Baguio fire department public information officer, said of the 26 fire incidents that were recorded this year, 21 were grass fires, 2 incidents were structural ad vehicular fires and 1 was a garbage fire.

Fate of Cordillera in House version of charter change doubted

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan warned that the fate of the Cordillera will be uncertain once the House version of the charter change will be the one that will be advanced instead of the draft federal Constitution transmitted to Congress by no less than President Rodrigo R. Duterte for possible consideration.

Births, deaths, marriages in city on the rise

The Local Civil Registry Office (LCR) reported that births, deaths and marriages being recorded by the office last year are higher compared to the figures that were recorded during the previous year.

Local Civil Registrar Sylvia Laudencia revealed that there were 10,040 live births in the city last year which was 1.75 percent higher compared to the 9,867 registered live births the previous year wherein 98 percent of the said births were delivered in the 5 hospitals in the city and 2 percent were delivered at home.

3 Manila doctors groups eying put up of Scout Barrio hospital

Three Manila-based doctors groups are eying the put up of a state-of-the-art private hospital within an open space in Scout Barrio barangay based on the testimonies gathered by barangay officials and residents from those who previously visited the proposed site.

Scout Barrio punong barangay Manolo Llaneta said that they came to know about the plan to put up a hospital in the football field when a group of doctors allegedly visited the site and the barangay hall informing them of the proposal to put up a private hospital in the area.

Homemakers to be granted livelihood projects

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance granting homemakers in the city the opportunity to engaged in gainful livelihood projects through the putting up of a program to train them on various crafts and trades.

Sale of food products by MSMEs in city to be allowed

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance allowing the operation and sale of food products by micro-scale home kitchen entrepreneurs in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that it will be a declared policy of the local government to authorize and support the sale of meals prepared in home kitchens and directly delivered by micro-scale home cooks, and provide adequate requirements and regulations for food handling and sanitation standards.

DOT asked to review Lions Club agreement

The local legislative body wants to study the wisdom of requesting the Cordillera office of the Department of Tourism (DOT-CAR) to review the memorandum of agreement (MOA) entered by the local government and the Lions Club of Baguio, Inc. for the use of a parcel of land within the Burnham park complex for the Lions Club civic center.

Women’s month celebration focus on governance, social issues

A pool of women speakers focused on topics of autonomy, federalism, responsible young innovators in governance and promotion of women’s rights shall be launched within the Kababaihan festival celebration in March.

Health advisory re measles

Vaccination against measles as to the outbreak reported in other regions, is the only way to prevent the disease from spreading, it was known during the Health Kapihan at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical center (BGHMC) last week.

Home kitchen support measure, pushed

The local legislature has approved on first reading a proposed ordinance allowing the operations and sale of food products by micro-scale home kitchen entrepreneurs here dubbed as, “Micro-Scale Home Kitchen Support Ordinance of the City of Baguio”.

Authored by councilor Leandro Yangot Jr., the measure makes it a city government policy to authorize and support the sale of meals prepared in home kitchens and directly delivered by micro-scale home cooks and provide adequate requirements and regulations for food handling and sanitation standards.