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Innovations to Panagbenga twin parades sought

The local government and organizers of the annual conduct of the Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival want the public to individually and collectively contribute in efforts to introduce the timely and appropriate innovations to the two major highlights of the city’s premier crowd drawing event, the grand streetdancing parade and the grand float parade, to ensure the sustained influx of residents and visitors to witness the festival events.

Mayor dismayed over lack of discipline of spectators

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed concern over the rapid deterioration of the discipline of people who deliberately scatter their self-generated waste in public places during the conduct of the twin highlights of the 23rd edition of the Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival, the grand streetdancing parade and the grand float parade last week.

Besao folk told to preserve identity

Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan challenge every resident to individually and collectively contribute in overall efforts by the local government to preserve their own identity during the fast changing times in the global village to help them move on to greater heights.

Alternate site for carnival rides pushed

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan wants the proponent of amusement rides, in coordination with concerned offices of the local government, to identify alternative sites where the proposed conduct of a 3-month carnival operation will be done instead of using a portion of the Melvin Jones football ground for such purpose.

Use of Dairy Farm property for waste transfer station okayed

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan announced that Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol approved the use of a 1-hectare portion of the Baguio Dairy Farm as the city’s temporary transfer station for the residual waste being hauled out of the city by a private hauler.

Transparency in Panagbenga operations assured

Local officials and organizers of the 23rd edition of Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival assured the public that all transactions regarding the staging of the month-long festivities will be dealt with utmost transparency for the benefit of the concerned stakeholders.

BIR-CAR falls short of 2017 tax collection goal

The Cordillera office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR-CAR) fell short by a mere 2 percent of its projected tax collection goal last year.

BIR-CAR officer-in-charge Douglas Rufino said that all the revenue district offices regionwide were able to meet their prescribed tax collection goals but the accumulated regional tax collection goal was not achieved.

Last year, BIR-CAR was able to collect more than P6.6 billion in taxes in the region compared to its tax collection goal of P6.8 billion.

Improved data on tourist arrivals assured

The local government is expected to be coming out with a close to accurate data on tourist arrivals following the implementation of an approved ordinance mandating all tourism-related establishments in the city to submit to the City Tourism Office their periodic report on tourists patronizing their establishments.

DOT chief cites Panagbenga gains

Tourism Secretary Wanda T. Teo commended the local government and the private sector for the sustained gains of the annual staging of the Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival that have contributed in the achievement of the increase in foreign tourist arrivals of the Duterte administration.

Conversion of 4 local MP roads to national status backed

The Regional Development Council (RDC) in the Cordillera passed a resolution supporting the conversion of four strategic local roads in Mountain Province to national roads to allow the implementation of projects that will contribute in significantly improving their overall condition.

The RDC-CAR chaired by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan approved the said resolution during its first quarter meeting which was held at the CAP John Hay Trade and Cultural Center located within the 247-hectare John Hay Special Economic Zone (JHSEZ).