SEAG cauldron, a work of art? Alan Peter Cayetano, a piece of work

By: Yen Makabenta (manilatimes.net) First word ALAN Peter Cayetano must think Filipinos will believe anything when he declares before the Senate that the P55-million cauldron for the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) is “a work of art.” But there are some of us who do take art seriously (having studied and worked in the arts and […]


Senior citizens to be exempted from payment of parking fees

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance amending Ordinance No. 08, series of 2013, that previously granted senior citizens at least 20 percent discount in parking fees to exempt them from being charged such parking fees. The ordinance authored by Councilor Betty Lourdes F. Tabanda stated that Ordinance No. […]


Barangay road audit sought

BAGUIO CITY – Barangays will be asked to audit their roads where parking had been allowed as basis for validating whether said streets are viable as parking or merely causing traffic obstructions. Mayor Benjamin Magalong tasked the City Engineering Office Traffic and Transport Management Division under Engr. Richard Lardizabal to check on the barangay roads […]


Edict on updated CCTV, video recorder requirements passed

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance seeking to amend several sections of Ordinance No. 11, series of 2017 which requires business establishments operating in the city to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, video recorders, and monitors for security purposes, to include the installation of updated version of […]


Punch list of convention center job eyed

BAGUIO CITY – The city eyes making a “punch list” of the Baguio Convention Center rehabilitation works to determine and correct possible defects and deficiencies in the construction before the actual completion of the project. Mayor Benjamin Magalong agreed to the suggestion of City Administrator Bonifacio Dela Peña and City Building and Architecture Office Asst. […]


Barangays urged to comply with waste management laws or face sanctions

BAGUIO CITY – Barangays should at all times implement and comply with laws on solid waste management or face sanctions. Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued this warning after chancing upon piles of garbage dumped at an unauthorized area along a Diego Silang St., a busy road at the central business district. The General Services Office under […]


DA affirms strong market potential of Cordillera heirloom rice

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Agriculture is promoting the continuing production of heirloom or traditional rice in the region, not only for its cultural/historical value but also given its higher nutritional value and strong market potential. DA – Cordillera Regional Director Cameron Odsey, in a kapihan forum here Thursday, affirmed the competitiveness of Cordillera […]


Piggery usufruct agreement signed

BAGUIO CITY– A usufruct agreement between Mayor Benjamin Magalong and the owner of a 10,000 square meter property in San Pascual, Tuba, Benguet intended for a city piggery project was signed last week at city hall. The proposed piggery away from the city addresses backyard hog raising problems, deemed a major factor to waterways pollution […]


Benguet town offers ‘kini-ing’ as pork alternative

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet– A new food item that can replace pork meat for the traditionally preserved meat viand is being introduced by the town of Bakun, one of the 13 municipalities of Benguet. The product, kini-ing chicken, is one of the town’s featured items in the agri-tourism fair that opened late afternoon on Monday. “A […]


Cabanatuan judge withdraws subpoena to PSD enforcer

BAGUIO CITY – Judge Nelson V. Largo of the Municipal trial Court in Cities (MTCC) in Cabanatuan City formally withdrew the subpoena that he issued against an enforcer of the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) considering that he found the documents that was submitted to his sala on his being apprehended for traffic violation […]