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Baguio’s bid to purchase GSIS property junked

The State-owned Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) denied the proposal of the local government of Baguio to purchase its 33,606-square meter property near the Baguio Convention Center considering that the offered purchase price is way below the prevailing fair market value of the property in the said area.

Operator notifies city on increase of tipping fee

The Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation (MCWMC) notified the Baguio City government on the impending increase of the tipping fee that the company is charging for every tone of residual waste dumped in its Capas-based waste disposal facility effective January 1, 2018.

Typhoid fever cases drop by 52 percent

The Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR) revealed that typhoid fever cases in the region decreased by 52 percent with registered 1,585 cases for the first nine months of this year compared to the 3,307 cases reported during the same period last year.

Dra. Jennifer Joyce R. Pira, medical officer and head of the DOH-CAR Health Emergency Management Cluster, said there was only 1 typhoid-related death for the reckoning period this year compared to the 2 typhoid-related deaths during the same period last year.

BGHMC offers no balance billing for senior citizens

The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) offers no balance billing for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in need of medical procedures and surgery for aged hips and joints that need replacement.

Dr. Justinano S. Bai, Medical Officer II of the BGHMC Department of Orthopaedic, said the osteoarthritis surgery for senior citizens and PWDs is available for free by the hospital to the said sectors to ensure their free mobility.

Cordillera dengue cases drop by 73 percent

The Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR reported dengue fever cases in the region dropped by 73 percent for the first nine months of this year after being able to record some 2,689 cases this year compared to the 9,813 cases last year.

Dra. Jennifer Joyce R. Pira, Medical Officer III and head of the Department of Health Emergency Management Cluster of the DOH-CAR, reported that deaths due to dengue fever also decreased this year with 8 fatalities for the reckoning period compared to 21 fatalities recorded during the same period last year.

Sale of fake products affecting tourism industry

A member of the local legislative body admitted that the continuous sale of alleged fake Baguio products to foreign and domestic visitors by enterprising individuals roaming around parks and public places has significantly affected the sustained growth of the city’s tourism industry over the past several months.

Diplomat Hotel subject for private-public partnership

The local government is inviting prospective developers who want to introduce the needed facelift of the Diplomat Hotel located in the Dominican Hill and Nature Park to file their letters of intent and proposals the soonest in preparation for the opening up of the area for a private-public partnership (PPP) venture that will provide an added attraction for local and foreign visitors frequenting the city.

More volunteers needed for city’s anti-graffiti drive

The Anti-Graffiti Task Force (AGTF) chaired by Mayor Mauricio Domogan is reiterating its call for barangays to send volunteers for training so they can assist in the city’s on-going campaign against graffiti vandalism.

Domogan has earlier directed police personnel to step up their apprehension of violators of the city’s anti-graffiti ordinance as he stressed that graffiti vandalism continues to be a problem in many parts of the Summer Capital.

“These acts of vandalism should be dealt with and not taken for granted,” he stressed.

Baguio to defend Batang Pinoy title

The Summer Capital will send a 331-man delegation to the 2017 Batang Pinoy Luzon Leg Competitions slated on October 21 to 28 in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, composed of athletes, coaches and officials including a medical team.

Vigan will also host next year’s Palarong Pambansa.

Baguio is the Batang Pinoy defending champion by garnering 55 gold, 41 silver and 41 bronze medals last year and awarded a cash prize of P250,000.

Olpindo is acting city engineer

With the recent retirement of City Engineer Elpidio Garabiles, Mayor Mauricio Domogan has issued an administrative order designating Edgar Victorio Olpindo as Acting City Engineer and Constancio Imson, Jr. as Acting Assistant City Engineer.

Olpindo is currently the Assistant City Engineer while Imson is Engineer IV at the City Engineer’s Office (CEO).