Applause for death, drugs, sex jokes – that is the State of the Nation

Every July for 3 years now, President Rodrigo Duterte drags us down a cesspool of rambling profanity, lasciviousness, and threats that, aided by film directors and creative camera angles, has been passed off as the State of the Nation Address (SONA). It is easy to say that his speechwriters lack the imagination to draft political […]


City earmarks P5.1 million for medical assistance to BGHMC

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council approved a resolution allocating the amount of P5.1 million as medical assistance of the city government to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), especially for patients who are bonafide residents of the city’s 128 barangays. The resolution authored by all members of the local legislative body stated […]


Informal settlers invade 8-hectare city property in dairy farm

BAGUIO CITY – The City Legal Office and the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) confirmed the presence of hundreds of informal settlers who intruded into portions of the 8-hectare lot within the Baguio Dairy Farm that was ceded to the city government by the agriculture department which should be used for the city’s […]


3 firms to join Baguio terminal projects

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong announced that three Manila-based terminal operators have already signified their intention to participate in the city government’s plan to put up a south-bound terminal within a portion of the 8-hectare lot ceded to the city by the agriculture department through a deed of usufruct. The city chief executive […]


Magalong orders closure of Session Road to vehicles every Sunday

BAGUIO CITY – The whole lane of Session Road from the frontage of the Development Bank of the Philippines going up Session Road Rotunda is closed to vehicular traffic every Sunday starting August 4, 2019. Meanwhile, vehicles going down from Session Road Rotunda to Malcolm Square as well as those crossing from Mabini Street will […]


Magalong tells LTFRB to revoke 400 taxi franchises in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong urged the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to immediately revoke the 400 taxi franchises that it previously opened for interested applicants in the city because of its expected serious repercussions to the current traffic woes of the city. The local chief executive questioned the wisdom of the […]


City moves to protect busol watershed

BAGUIO CITY – The city government began its planned series of actions to protect the critical Busol watershed, the city’s biggest source of potable water, against further intrusions. Mayor Benjamin Magalong in a press briefing Aug. 2 bared that the city through the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) issued cease and desist notices to […]


Council authorizes mayor to negotiate Asin hydro contract

BAGUIO CITY – The local legislative body approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong to negotiate and enter into re-contract with the energy department for the renewal of the service contract of the city-owned Asin mini-hydroelectric plants. The resolution authored by all members of the local legislative body stated one of the legal requirements […]


Barangays ordered to do inventory of deep wells

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin Magalong directed punong barangays in the city to conduct an inventory of deep wells in their areas of jurisdiction for the city to come up with a database of such water supply facilities to provide or augment needed information on underground water utilization and management. In a memorandum dated July […]


Sablan declares state of emergency due to rabies

BAGUIO CITY— The local government of Sablan town in Benguet has declared the municipality under a state of emergency due to a spike in rabies cases, an official said on Friday. “The purpose of declaring the municipality under the state of emergency is for us to adopt measures and strategies to contain the further spread […]