Is the Philippine economy really ‘in the doldrums’?

The economy is far from stagnant. What’s alarming is President Duterte’s apparent cluelessness about the signs of trouble and the need to chart a steady course. Two years into the Duterte presidency, how is the Philippine economy faring? On June 24, barely a month before his third State of the Nation Address, President Duterte offered […]


Long-term closure of historic Kennon Road backed

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said that concerned government agencies must study the possibility of closing the historic Kennon Road for a longer period of time to allow its soil and rock formation to stabilize to guarantee the safety of motorists plying the said road and the residents living in the communities along […]


New barangay officials take oath

BAGUIO CITY – The new set of barangay officials numbering more than 1,000 took their oath of office in simple ceremonies held June 29 at the Baguio Athletic Bowl. Mayor Mauricio Domogan presided over the mass induction attended by Rep. Marquez Go, members of the City Council and Interior and Local Government City Director Evelyn […]


Consolidated solo parents ordinance hearing set July 4

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council Committee on Social Services, Women and Urban Poor will hold a public hearing on the proposed Solo Parents Ordinance of the City of Baguio on July 4 8 a.m. at the City Hall Multi-Purpose Hall. Proposed by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and Councilors Faustino Olowan, Joel Alangsab and Lilia […]


DENR asked to help lgus locate lands for waste management purposes

BAGUIO CITY – The Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) can do a lot in helping local government units contend with their garbage problems by taking the initiative to identify and reserve available lots for each locality to set up their permanent waste management systems. Mayor Mauricio Domogan broached this in his weekly Ugnayang […]


37 Benguet students downed by food poisoning now safe

BAGUIO CITY — The 37 students rushed to the Atok District Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after eating contaminated candies are now out of danger, Buguias Mayor Ruben Tindaan said in a telephone interview on Thursday. Tindaan said first aid was immediately administered to the affected students. Most were declared safe and discharged Wednesday evening. He, […]


President Duterte invited to grace 31st Cordillera day

BAGUIO CITY— The Regional Development Council (RDC) has invited President Rodrigo Duterte to grace the 31st anniversary of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in Ifugao on July 14. City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, who chairs the RDC, said in a late afternoon press conference at city hall Wednesday, that they are now coordinating with the Office […]


Benguet vows to fast track key infra projects

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The provincial government on Tuesday vowed to fast track the implementation of more than PHP500 million worth of infrastructure projects. Governor Crescencio Pacalso said the projects include farm-to-market roads, barangay roads, tourism roads, medical facilities, environmental protection, disaster risk reduction and management, barangay halls and school buildings, among others. Pacalso appealed […]


Report on P2 million trade fair fund sought

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged the City Social Welfare and Development Office to submit a detailed report on how the P2 million that was generated from the conduct of a month-long trade fair along Juan Luna Drive was utilized for the local government initiatives geared towards the promotion of the welfare of […]


ASEAN dengue observance in Baguio focuses on used tires

BAGUIO CITY –The City Government marked the ASEAN Dengue Day celebration with a community mobilization activity that focused on reversing the role of used tires in the dengue campaign held last June 26 at Apugan, Loakan Brgy. City health officer Dr. Rowena Galpo said residents covered by the Loakan and Atok Trail health districts participated […]