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DENR appeals to the public to stop burning forests

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources continues to appeal to the communities in the mountainous areas in the province to put a stop to burning forest lands. Benguet Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Carlos Arida said that the practice of upland farming or the conversion of forest lands to […]

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Baguio as Wedding Capital supported

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance declaring Baguio City as Honeymooner’s Haven, supporting its establishment as wedding destination of the north, providing incentives and for other purposes. The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated all hotels will be required to prepare a honeymooner’s wedding package […]

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City earns P5.4 million fines from smokebelching vehicles

BAGUIO CITY – The City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) disclosed that the local government was able to earn P5.4 million from the fines paid by owners of motor vehicles who were penalized for violation of the city’s anti-smokebelching ordinance last year. Engr. Moises Lozano, officer-in-charge of the assistant CEPMO, said that the collected […]

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Child rights drumbeat stand versus lowering of age of youth offenders

BAGUIO CITY – Child rights advocates called on candidates running for both national and local elective positions to include in their campaign platforms concrete plans to promote children’s rights and welfare and express unequivocal opposition to the proposed enactment of a law that will lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from the current 15 […]

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Probe body finds no abuse of authority in taho vendor incident

BAGUIO CITY – The fact-finding committee from the City Legal Office found no abuse of authority on the part of the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) enforcers in their scuffle with taho vendor Benedick Seno at the Botanical Garden last Feb. 2. In a report to Mayor Mauricio Domogan last Friday, the team composed […]

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BGHMC Development

The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center is undergoing major rehabilitation for its new facilities to accommodate and serve better the people of Baguio City and other nearby areas of Region 1, 2 and 3./RMC PIA-CAR