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The city government is in the process of evaluating the status of the newly rehabilitated Olympic-sized swimming pool at the Baguio Athletic Bowl compound to ensure all systems are working for its eventual full blast operation anytime according to City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña./@pio.baguio


Panelo and the blurring of line between mandates and favors

By: Carmel V. Abao (rappler.com) Was it right or wrong for Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo to forward the written plea for clemency of convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez to the Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP)? Was Senator Bato dela Rosa right or wrong in claiming that it’s acceptable for policemen to accept gifts? These recent […]


Dengue cases in baguio rise by 61 percent with four fatalities

BAGUIO CITY – Dengue fever cases in the city have risen by 61 percent with 474 recorded cases, four of whom died, from Jan. 1 to Sept. 9 as against 294 cases listed during the same period last year. City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) Head and Dengue Program Coordinator Dr. Donnabel Tubera said the […]


Improvements noted in night market as inspections continue

BAGUIO CITY – Improvements have been observed in the city’s night market operations with the introduction of sanitation and safety facilities earlier required of the 1,067 vendors with slots at the lucrative business and tourist hub. City Administrator Bonifacio Dela Pena in the Sept. 10 Management Committee (Mancom) meeting reported to Mayor Benjamin Magalong that […]


Spaghetti wires now being addressed

BAGUIO CITY – The long-standing problem on the perilous and unsightly public utility “spaghetti wires” is now being effectively addressed. City Administrator Bonifacio Dela Pena reported to the Management Committee (Mancom) meeting with Mayor Benjamin Magalong last Sept. 10 the visibly improved condition of the utility cables along Magsaysay Avenue owing to the round-the-clock work […]


LTO helps in easing Baguio traffic jams

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-CAR) assured the city government it will help address the worsening traffic congestions in the different parts of the city by starting such initiative in their own compound. LTO-CAR regional director Francis Ray Almora said one of the priorities of his office is to […]


City to embark on digital transformation

BAGUIO CITY – The local government will embark on digital transformation to cope with the advancement of information and communication technology as part of the efforts of the city to achieve the present administration’s 15-point agenda particularly in speeding up government action. Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered an assessment and evaluation of the local government’s internet […]


CAR still hopeful to get autonomy

TABUK CITY, Kalinga— The call for the autonomy of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) still continues 33 years after the Cordillera Bodong Association-Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CBA-CPLA) and the government exchanged tokens for a peace accord where the declaration of self-determination is the primary condition. “Let us not waste what our forefathers planted, this is […]


Cordillera schools told to commemorate historic Mt. Data peace accord

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Department of Education – Cordillera has directed all public and private schools in the region to conduct activities to commemorate the 1986 Mount Data “Sipat” or Peace Accord every September 13. DepEd – CAR Public Information Officer Georaloy Palao-ay said that in line with the celebration of September as National […]


CBAO identifies 39 structures with no sewerage connection in two barangays

BAGUIO CITY – The City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) has identified 39 structures with septic tanks not connected to the city’s sewerage system within the Hillside-Sta. Escolastica area. City Building Official Nazita Banez said the owners will be subjected to due process which involves the conduct of investigation and issuance of notices to comply. […]