Public reminded on smoke-free ordinance violations, penalties

BAGUIO CITY – The Smoke-Free Baguio Task Force chaired by Mayor Mauricio Domogan reminded the public on the violations and their corresponding penalties under Ordinance No. 34 series of 2017 or the “Smoke-Free Baguio Ordinance.” The reminder came as the City is now poised to issue citation tickets for the violations as part of the […]


Survey of 12-hectare proposed ESL site ordered

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the local government’s technical personnel to immediately survey the 12-hectare area within the Antamok open pit site in Itogon covered by a deed of usufruct issued by the Benguet Corporation (BC) in favour of the city for the put up of its permanent solid waste management facility. […]


SOCOB 2018 launched

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan led the launching of the Search for Outstanding Citizens of Baguio (SOCOB) at the University of Baguio Centennial hall last Tuesday. Joined by members of the elite group, the mayor and head of the search committee Atty Betty Lourdes Tabanda announced that nominations will be open up to April […]


Opportunities seen in Baguio’s “creative city” status

BAGUIO CITY – City budget officer Leticia Clemente said that Baguio’s recent inclusion in UNESCO’s creative cities network (UCCN) in crafts and folk art provides the city with strategic opportunities to stimulate and innovate its local policies towards creativity and strengthen international outreach. She made the statement in Monday’s flag-raising rites at City hall during […]


Datuin meets with “Baguio Blooms” exhibitors

BAGUIO CITY – Councilor Elmer Datuin met with more than 200 exhibitors of the Panagbenga or Baguio Flower Festival’s “Baguio Blooms” activity Tuesday at Crown Legacy Hotel. Datuin, head of the city council’s committee on tourism, is also this year’s Panagbenga executive committee chair. The exhibitors are from Baguio, Benguet, Cordillera region and other parts […]


Diplomatic Corps, FOCAP invited to “Creative Hub” opening

BAGUIO CITY – Members of the Diplomatic Corps and Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) will be invited to attend the opening of the “Baguio Creative Hub” project of the Baguio Creative Council on February 10 at Malcolm Square as part of this year’s “Panagbenga” or Baguio Flower Festival celebration. Department of Tourism (DOT) […]


Former karate champion continues humanitarian pilgrimage

Almost as routinary yet well-executed as the kata or formal exercises in traditional karate he does like a daily morning prayer, former world martial arts champion Julian Chees recently came home for a humanitarian pilgrimage of reaching out to indigent patients here and in Mt. Province. In his latest annual personal travel home last Christmas, […]


Duterte invited to grace Panagbenga streetdancing; City all set for Feb. 1 opening

BAGUIO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has been invited to grace the main event of the Baguio Flower Festival on February 24. “If plans push through, we will have the President as guest of honor during the streetdancing event for the first time in the history of the festival,” Councilor Elmer Datuin, Panagbenga executive committee […]


Barangay tanods told to augment local police force

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance requiring barangay tanods and barangay aides in the city to augment the Baguio city Police Office (BCPO) and the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) personnel on certain days of the months of December, February, March and April or on special […]


Caritas Philippines: ‘A government that curtails press freedom is insecure’

Archbishop Tirona says, ‘the (SEC) action smacks of a reign of terror, an arrogant and high-handed warning to the media practitioners that do not kowtow to the administration’ “A government that curtails or limits press freedom and freedom of expression is a frightened and insecure government.” This strong statement came from Archbishop Rolando J. Tria […]