Hard lessons from the Southeast Asian Games

By: Ricardo Saludo (www.mailatimes.net) WITH the stirring, spectacular opening ceremonies last Saturday, and then the massive medal haul by Filipino athletes, one may seem uncharitable in tempering cheers for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games with a few admonitions. Indeed, since the November 30 kickoff, right on the birth anniversary of founding Katipunero Andres Bonifacio, […]


Revocation of permits eyed for buildings with converted parking spaces

BAGUIO CITY – City government authorities mull the simultaneous revocation of building, occupancy and business permits issued over business establishments that failed to restore their converted parking spaces. Mayor Benjamin Magalong, in the Management Committee meeting Dec. 3 directed the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) to notify the owners of the establishments that failed […]


MOU signed for ecology toilet in Baguio

Mayor Benjie Magalong signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the officials of a private company to establish an “ecology toilet” system that treats and recycles wastewater into a potable water after being scientifically processed using anaerobic bacteria. Officials of the IIRMA International Consultancy Inc., a domestic corporation linked to IRUMA International Fukouka Co, LTD of […]


Mayor orders experimental traffic scheme on several roads

Vehicular traffic along Marcoville Road, R. Villaron Street up to the Utility Road near a bus company’s station have reached disturbing and serious level prompting the city’s chief executive to order an experimental traffic scheme in an aim to find solutions for the same. In Executive No. 169-2019, Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered the installation of […]

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Cimatu commits to help fast-track moratorium on tree-cutting, new constructions

BAGUIO CITY – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Dec. 6 committed to help fast-track the issuance of an executive order imposing a moratorium on the construction of commercial buildings and tree-cutting in the city. Cimatu paid a call on Mayor Benjamin Magalong who joined the secretary in inspecting the city’s sewerage treatment plant in North […]


Baguio crime volume decreases by 38 percent

BAGUIO CITY – The Summer Capital’s total crime volume incidents decreased by a whopping 38 percent from January to November this year as compared to the same period last year or 1,184 less incidents in 2019 as compared to the 3,119 reported in 2018. This was disclosed by Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Dir. Allen […]


Benguet people donate vegetables, non-food items to Apayao

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, — Benguet farmers and other stakeholders of the La Trinidad Trading Post donated tons of vegetables and other non-food items to disaster- affected province of Apayao. More than five tons of assorted vegetables, other non-food items and cash were sent off to Apayao by the people of Benguet last Monday. Nora Ganase, […]


Cordillera lawmakers file new autonomy bill

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera congressmen have filed their version of the bill creating the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. On Monday, the seven Cordillera lawmakers filed House Bill No. 5687 at the House of Representatives with high hopes of its passing smoothly in Congress and by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in the 18th Congress. […]


Baguio tourism council answers Enchanting Baguio critics

BAGUIO CITY– The private sector-led Baguio tourism Council (BTC) that was created eleven years ago by virtue of the city’s Revised tourism Code to serve as the local government’s partner in advancing the sustainable growth of the local tourism industry lashed out at critic of the 43-day An Enchanting Baguio Christmas at the Rose Garden, […]


City wins eGov ICT Award

BAGUIO CITY – The city government garnered first place in the City Level for the Best in eGov Global Competitiveness Award or the G2W (Government to the World) for its “EBOMS V1.0: Electronic Budget Operations and Monitoring System”. This was announced by Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)-CAR Dir. Leo Ugto in Monday’s flag-raising […]