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Roads closed for Panagbenga

Several city roads are temporarily closed for the Baguio Flower Festival celebration, as stated in an ordinance approved by the city council last week.

            Burnham Lake Drive from the Ganza restaurant to Solibao restaurant, including the whole of Juan Luna drive, is closed for the Baguio Blooms landscaping competition and exposition up to March 4. 

Panagbenga 2018 activities on

Following the 2018 Panagbenga opening with the elementary drum and lyre and streetdancing screening last Feb. 1, festival activities are going on in various venues.  

The Baguio Blooms exposition along Juan Luna and Lake Drive, Burnham Park, opened last Feb. 1, with Mayor Mauricio Domogan and other officials cutting the ribbon. The trade fair which offers products from other parts of the country lasts up to March 4.

Support to Mayon eruption victims assured

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan assured the local government is working out the best assistance the city can send to the thousands of families affected by the eruption of the scenic Mayon volcano in Albay.

            “We will surely send the local government’s assistance to the victims of the eruption of Mayon Volcano. We are simply awaiting the recommendations of the social welfare department on the priority needs of the victims so that the city will be able to provide its assistance to what the calamity victims direly need,” Domogan stressed.

Bright prospects for Baguio’s tourism industry

Local fen shui experts disclosed that there will be bright prospects for the sustained growth of the city’s tourism industry during the Year of the Young Earth Dog.

            Adriel Trinidad, the first Baguio-based master feng shui expert, said that the city is a convergence of people and that the conduct of crowd-drawing events will help sustain the influx of tourists to the city contributing to the continuous growth of the tourism industry, thus, the need for officials and residents to be happy about the presence of year-round visitors in the city.

Public urged to substantiate corruption allegations

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan challenged individuals and groups alleging corruption in the conduct of the month-long market encounter along major roads within Burnham Park to substantiate their accusations to be fair with the involved local officials.

            The local chief executive pointed out it will be unfair to all city officials to be branded as corrupt due to sweeping allegations by certain individuals and groups whose intention is to ruin their reputations by making general statements without sufficient evidence.

City grants additional exemption to Benguet truckers

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan granted the request of cutflower and vegetable truckers for the exemption of additional trucks from the coverage of the city’s truck ban while waiting for the amendments to the truck ban ordinance pending with the local legislative body.
            The local chief executive revealed that an additional 6 trucks of vegetable traders and 3 trucks of cutflower traders will also be exempted from the truck ban from February 9-14, 2018.

Court issues injunction against Baguio IPMR

The city’s Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 6 Tuesday granted the issuance of a writ of preliminary injunction against Roger Sinot preventing him from sitting as the Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) after finding merit in the petitions filed against his qualifications and the alleged flawed selection process that resulted to his being chosen as the IPMR.

4-pronged approach to sustain creative status

Stakeholders in the city’s education sector want to embark on a 4-pronged approach in the implementation of programs, projects and activities geared towards sustaining the new status of Baguio City as one of the 64 creative cities in the world.

City to consult with stakeholders on fund use

The local government will consult with the stakeholders on the formulation of a comprehensive master plan on how to sustain the city’s new identity as a creative city and the utilization of the earmarked P2.5 million for crafts and arts.

Baguio to put up creative hub February 11-24

Residents and visitors will witness the city’s unique crafts and folk arts with the put up of the Baguio Creative hub at the Peoples Park from February 11-24, 2018.
            The hub, with the adopted theme “Creative Baguio,’ will be one of the major highlights of the 23rd edition of Panagbenga or the Baguio flower festival showcasing the city’s new identity as one of the 64 cities included in the elite list of Creative Cities of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).