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MMDA experts to help address Baguio traffic

Mayor-elect Benjamin B. Magalong disclosed a team of traffic experts from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be in the city during the second or third week of July to observe and study the traffic situation and make scientific recommendations on how to address the monstrous traffic jams around the central business district area and other major roads in the city.

Duterte promises funds for Baguio command center

Mayor-elect Benjamin B. Magalong disclosed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte assured him of funds required to guarantee the integration and eventual full operation of a command center to deal with traffic, peacekeeping and disaster management.

The incoming local chief executive admitted having initially talked with the Chief Executive who promised to fund the operationalisation of the local version of the 911 in Davao city for better traffic, peace and order and disaster management within the next several months.

8 drug affected Baguio barangays cleared

The Regional Oversight Committee recently declared eight drug affected barangays of the city as cleared from the proliferation of illegal drugs pursuant to the parameters set by concerned government agencies for the said purpose.

The approved resolution declaring the 8 barangays as drug cleared were turned over by the members of the oversight committee to the barangay officials during the regular flag raising ceremony of the local government last Monday at the city hall grounds.

8 drug affected Baguio barangays cleared

The Regional Oversight Committee recently declared eight drug affected barangays of the city as cleared from the proliferation of illegal drugs pursuant to the parameters set by concerned government agencies for the said purpose.

The approved resolution declaring the 8 barangays as drug cleared were turned over by the members of the oversight committee to the barangay officials during the regular flag raising ceremony of the local government last Monday at the city hall grounds.

DOE grants P6M to complete Antamok study

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed his gratitude to Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi for providing the P6 million from the energy department needed by the Philippine National Oil Company–Renewables Corporation (PNOC-RC) for the completion of the ongoing feasibility study on the utilization of a portion of the 29-hectare property of Benguet Corporation (BC) for the local government’s proposed integrated solid waste disposal  facility to help address the solid waste disposal problems of the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) area.

Mayor commends Filipino-Chinese community

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan commended the officers of the Baguio-based Filipino-Chinese community for their significant contributions to the growth and development of the country’s undisputed Summer Capital over the past several decades.

The local chief executive claimed even if the Filipino-Chinese community is not being asked to extend help for the needs of the city and its residents, the officers and members take it upon themselves to contribute in whatever way they can just to help those in need, especially during and after natural and man-made calamities.

No more validation period for 211 titles – Magalong

Mayor-elect Benjamin B. Magalong underscored it is improper for the government to grant an extension of the validation period of un-validated 211 titles in the city considering the lapse of the prescribed validation period over three decades ago.

The incoming local chief executive claimed the holders of 211 titles in the city were given sufficient time by the government to have their titles validated prior to the lapse of the prescribed validation period thus it is no longer the fault of government if there are still un-validated titles in the possession of certain individuals.

Consul vows better China, Philippine relations

Chinese consul Zhou Youbin assured the relations between China and the Philippines will continue to move on to greater heights in the coming years because of the shift in the foreign policy of the present administration.

Consul Youbin, who is also the Head of Post of the Consulate of China in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, was the guest of honor and speaker during the celebration of the 18th Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day spearheaded by the local government and the Baguio-based Filipino-Chinese community at the Botanical Garden Monday morning.

Environment month activities

The Cordillera receives the Recognizing Individuals/Institutions towards Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers (RIVERs) for life and best performing region awards as part of the environment month celebration.

This was announced last week by Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional (DENR) Executive Director Ralph Pablo during the regular media Kapihan in their office.

According to Pablo, the RIVERs for life award are for revived and revitalized rivers, in this case, one in Lamut, Ifugao from Class C to Class B.

CADAC reports.

Formulation of implementing and operational plans with sectoral involvement through the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) is essential for the realization of Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy (PADS) as with the drug-free workplace program and authorized drug testing.

This was pointed out last week in a transmittal letter of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) City Director Evelyn Trinidad to Mayor Mauricio Domogan, with the attached Executive Order 66 dated October 29, 2018.