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Waterway clearing to affect 20,000 structures

BAGUIO CITY – The planned clearing of easements of rivers and tributaries in the city may affect approximately 20,000 structures, Mayor Benjamin Magalong told Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu during the secretary’s visit Dec. 6. The mayor said the city through the City Building and Architecture Office (CBAO) is in the process of identifying all illegal […]

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TIEZA board okays P400 million for Burnham park improvement

BAGUIO CITY – The city government announced that the State-owned Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) board approved the allocation of some P400 million from the agency’s funds for the improvement and development of the 34-hectare Burnham Park complex to help sustain the robust growth of the city tourism industry. Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong […]

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Private sewerage treatment facility mulled for commercial establishments

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered the regional Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) to inspect commercial establishments in the city particularly hotels and restaurants, condominiums and apartments to identify those that have established their own sewerage treatment facilities. Cimatu’s directive was verbally told to EMB Cordillera Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division Chief Alex Luis during the secretary’s […]

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City recognizes GSIS ownership over tree park

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council passed a resolution recognizing the ownership of the State-owned Government Service Insurance system (GSIS) over the tree park adjoining the city-owned Baguio Convention Center (BCC). The resolution was adopted by the members of the city legislative body after Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong transmitted to the city legislative body the […]

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Baguio to replicate zero casualty in Yuletide revelries

BAGUIO CITY – The city government will attempt to replicate the zero casualty the city achieved last year during the Yuletide revelries. Dr. Donnabel Tubera, medical officer of the City Health Services Office, reiterated the previous advisories from health authorities for the people to stop exploding firecrackers during the Christmas and New Year revelries to […]

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CARAA 2020 budget reduced to P10 million

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Education-Division of City Schools submitted a revised budget for the city’s hosting of the 2020 Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) that significantly reduced the earlier proposed budget of P15 million to at least P10 million. The revised budget proposal was submitted by the education department to the city […]

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No decision to close Christmas fair in Burnham

BAGUIO CITY – Members of the city legislative body underscored there is no recommendation or agreement reached in their previous regular session requesting the City Mayor to close the ongoing Christmas fair being undertaken by the Baguio Tourism Council (BTC) at the Rose Garden because of documented violations of existing trade fair ordinances, among other […]