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BLGF commends Baguio treasurer for quality service

The Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF-CAR) in the Cordillera commended City Treasurer Alex Cabarrubias for instituting the needed strategies in the collection of real property tax resulting in substantial income for the local government over the past several years.

Political will, public cooperation key to reduced firecracker injuries

The strong political will of city officials in imposing a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers for the Yuletide revelries and the cooperation of the public to such policy of the local government were instrumental in the reduction of firecracker-related injuries in the city during the Yuletide revelries, city health authorities said here recently.

P91.2 million earmarked for city’s disaster risk reduction and management

Members of the local legislative body approved the allocation of some P91.2 million from the P2.059 proposed annual budget for this year for the city’s disaster risk reduction and management programs geared towards reducing the exposure of vulnerable sectors to natural and man-made calamities.

400 to be hired for city’s SPES

Some four hundred individuals will be hired by the local government this year for the annual Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) geared towards providing deserving youth the opportunity to work to sustain their studies.

Jose Atanacio, Executive Assistant IV of the City Mayor’s Office and Public Employment Services Office (PESO) Manager, said funds for the increase in the individuals to be hired under the SPES are incorporated in the proposed annual budget of the city this year.

Councilors restore P4 million assistance for Panagbenga

The City Council restored the P4 million annual assistance of the local government to the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. (BFFFI) for the month-long Panagbenga, otherwise known as the Baguio flower festival, that runs from February to March this year.

The approved financial assistance to the organizers of the city’s crowd-drawing event is lodged with the budget of the City Mayor’s Office and will be used for the prizes of the winners of the various activities lined up for the 2018 flower festival.

Bidding for hauling of city’s garbage underway

The city’s Bids and Wards Committee announced that the bidding process for the hauling of the generated residual waste to the Urdaneta City sanitary landfill is now underway.

City Budget officer Leticia O. Clemente informed members of the local legislative body that the BAC finished the pre-procurement process for the determination of the hauler of the city’s residual waste to Urdaneta with the hope that the hauling contract will be awarded to the winning bidder on or before February 15, 2018.

Encroachments in City-owned Sto. Tomas property noted

The City General Services Office confirmed that there has been a significant increase in the number of settlers in various portions of the 139-hectare city-owned property in Barangay Sto. Tomas School Area based on the results of the recent inspection made by concerned officials on the status of the area.

Baguio barangays to be reduced to 42

The city’s Task Force on Barangay Merger reported that the current 128 barangays could be reduced to only 42 barangays once the local government successfully implements the long overdue merger of the smallest political subdivision in the bureaucracy.

City to purchase 4 more garbage trucks

The city will purchase four more garbage trucks this year to further improve the efficiency of collecting the city’s waste in the 128 barangays.

City General Services Officer-in-Charge Eugene Buyucan said the budget for the purchase of these dump trucks in included in the P2.059 billion proposed city’s annual budget pending deliberations with the City Council.

At present, the city has a total of 14 serviceable garbage trucks servicing the city’s 128 barangays from 3 am to 11 pm collecting garbage as per the scheduled collection dates per barangay.

Ortega named to vacant council seat

President Rodrigo R. Duterte approved the appointment of the son of the late Councilor Roberto “Bobby” Ortega to succeed him after his untimely demise last July 30, 2917.

The appointment papers of Francisco Roberto Pacoy Ortega VI, 29, and a bonafide member of the United Nationalist Alliance 9UNA0, was signed by the President on December 29 2018 and was made available to the local government recently.