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Waterways dispersal prohibition proposed

Vice Mayor Edison Bilog has proposed through an ordinance that gas station, car wash and auto repair shop owners be prohibited to dispose of motor oils, petroleum products and untreated water directly to the soil, or nearby waterways.

Violators of the proposal stand to pay P2,000 for the first offense, up to P5,000 and revocation of business license or permit for the third offense.

Baguio joins ASEAN 50

The summer capital of the Philippines joined in celebrating the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Tuesday, with a flotilla at the Burnham Lake.

Ten boats paraded at the lake representing each country’s flag and national attire of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Laos PDR, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Seventeen slightly drug affected barangays under drug clearing operations

Baguio’s 17 slightly drug affected barangays are now undergoing drug clearing operations disclosed Baguio City Police Office director P/Sr. Supt. Ramil Saculles.

The said slightly drug affected baranagays include Campo Filipino, Quezon Hill Proper, Pinsao Pilot Project, Middle Quirino Hill, Padre Zamora, Pinget, Trancoville, Pacdal, Ferdinand, Bakakeng Central, Dontogan, Upper Rock Quarry, Aurora Hill Proper, Honeymoon, Camp 7, Irisan and Lower Q.M.

Public hearing on Panagbenga management set August 24

The City Council is inviting concerned stakeholders in the city to actively participate in the upcoming public hearing on the management of the Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival which is scheduled on August 24, 2017.

Businesses urged to cooperate in Palaro hosting

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan called on businessmen in Baguio and Benguet to cooperate with the local governments and concerned government agencies by not taking advantage of the influx of visitors once the country’s Summer Capital and Salad Bowl will be chosen as the host of the 2018 Palarong Pambansa in unreasonably increasing the prices of their goods.

Committee formed to study Rillera building options

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan created a committee that will study the options to be undertaken by the local government in relation to the operation of the Rillera building or fish section within the city public market after the Supreme Court (SC) ruled in favour of the city after over 11 years of litigation.

Baguio, Benguet ready for Palaro bidding

The local governments of Baguio City and Benguet province are ready to participate in the upcoming bidding process to be conducted by the Palaro Selection Board (PSB) of the Department of Education to select the next host of the prestigious Palarong Pambansa 2018.

Camp 7 bocap slapped 6-month suspension

The City Council approved the recommendation of one of its division on barangay cases to suspend controversial Camp 7 punong barangay Constancio Danao for a maximum period of six months without pay after finding him guilty of serious or grave dishonesty and grave misconduct.

Convention center design contest to push through

The proponent of the Baguio Convention Center design contest will still push through as planned even if the proposed ordinance authorizing the charging of the amount of P2.35 million from the non-office account of the 2017 annual budget for the said purpose was withdrawn during the local legislative body’s regular session last Monday.

SC upholds closure of Rillera building

The Second Division of the Supreme Court (SC) affirmed the previous rulings of the Court of Appeals (CA that upheld the decision of a lower court dismissing the petition of the Hilltop Market Fish Vendors Association against the local government against the closure of the Rillera building, popularly known as the fish section of the market vendors, for lack of merit.