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Put up of regional research, development committee okayed

The Regional Development Council (RDC) in the Cordillera passed a resolution endorsing the establishment of the Regional Research, Development and Innovation Committee (RRDIC) as a support committee under the region’s policy-making body.

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).

National Welfare and Dev’t Forum set in Baguio

The Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines , Inc. (ALSWDOPI) will conduct its 22nd LSWDOs  National Welfare and Development Forum and General Assembly on April 17 – 20, 2018 at the Crown Legacy Hotel, here.

With the theme, “Glocalization:  The Changing Local Social Welfare and Development Landscape in the Philippines”, around one thousand participants from all over the archipelago are expected to join the four-day event.

City kicks-off Kababaihan Fest on Monday; males asked to wear high heels

There is a possibility that several men in uniform will be wearing high heels or other women’s shoes during the launching of the city’s  National Women’s Month Celebration or 2018 Kababaihan Festival on Monday, March 5, during flag-raising rites at City hall.

City social welfare and development officer Betty Fangasan said she has requested the Baguio City Police Office, City Jail and Fire Department to have at least five of their male personnel to wear high heels or other women’s shoes during the kick-off activity.  Other men can follow suit if they want to.

No “Carmageddon” in this year’s Panagbenga parades, noted

Councilor Elmer Datuin, executive chair of this year’s Panagbenga celebration, said the feared “carmageddon” or monstrous traffic jams did not materialize during the just-concluded Grand Street Dancing and Float Parades, the festival’s most visited events.

He was seconded by city administrator Carlos Canilao who said that this welcome development can be attributed to visitors’ leaving their vehicles at their hotels or homes and using public transportation.

Fish scaling stations designated

Fish scaling and entrails cleaning would still be prohibited in the public market until the designated vacant stalls are ready and properly designed to prevent solid wastes from clogging the drain.

This was known after an area inspection by representatives of the City Building and Architects Office (CBAO), City Engineering Office, City Environment and Parks Management Office, City Health Office, and City market Superintendent Fernando Ragma, Jr.

A strainer will have to be installed for the purpose, and waste will be disposed of properly, it was emphasized.

Panagbenga 2018 evaluation

Mayor Mauricio Domogan in a press conference last week expressed gratitude and lauded the efforts put in by Baguio officials and residents, the police force and affiliates, volunteers and medical personnel from the academe and socio-civic groups.

Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo was impressed with the festival’s management of events, including the use of cutflowers for the floats, Mayor Domogan intimated.    

Panagbenga on final week

Panagbenga 2018 ends with a fireworks display in five designated places Sunday night, after the closing and awarding ceremonies starting 2 PM at the Athletic Bowl, Burnham Park.

            Winners in the different contests including the small and big float categories and the streetdancing parade receive citations and cash awards, from city officials and the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. officials.

City gears up for full implementation of plastic-free Baguio ordinance in May

The City Government is gearing up for the full implementation of Ordinance No. 35 series of 2017 or the “Plastic and Styrofoam-Free Baguio Ordinance” this May after a year-long grade period.

City Environment and Parks Management Officer Cordelia Lacsamana who serves as action officer of the monitoring and oversight committee said the various sectors have been responding positively to the timetable set by the City Government on the ordinance. 

favis building demolished

The City Government on Wednesday demolished the old Favis Building located at a City-owned lot at the City Market Subd. 

The move came on the heels of a Court of Appeals decision upholding the Regional Trial Court’s ruling denying the petition of the heirs of Antonio Favis for injunction and issuance of a temporary restraining order to stop the city from dismantling the structure.

city closes eight bars for violating curfew time

The City Government Thursday closed eight nightspots in various locations in the city for violating the curfew time for night establishments.

Padlocked based on the closure orders signed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan were the Red Lion Pub and Inn along Leonard Wood Road at M. Roxas Brgy.; The Amper Sand (The Camp) also at M. Roxas Brgy.; Susan’s bar, Igorota’s bar and Golden Kalaleng Bar all along Bokawkan Road; Supersonic KTV Bar along Abanao St.; the Likuor Store at Upper Gen. Luna Road; and Concoctions at Salud Mitra Brgy.