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Probe on high oil prices sought

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said that he will personally bring to the attention of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, Jr. the issue on the unabated increase in oil prices in the city which must be given preferential attention by the energy department to significantly reduce the sufferings of residents relative to the pressing social problem.

Baguio retains overall crown in 2018 Batang Pinoy

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) confirmed that Baguio City retained the overall crown in the 2018 batang pinoy national championships held in the country’s undisputed Summer Capital last September 17-21, 2018.

Local athletes snared 85 golds, 81 silvers and 104 bronzes in the week-long sports competition held in various sports venues in Baguio and Benguet that allowed them to lead the way during the duration of the prestigious national sports event for the youth aged 15 and below.

City offices brace for summary demolition of illegal structures

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered concerned offices of the local government to adopt measures that will ensure the immediate removal of illegal structures that are being erected on titled properties, safeguarded and protected lands in the different parts of the city.

DPWH-CAR, city agree to revisit BACC project changes

Officials of the Cordillera office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-CAR) and members of the local government’s technical working group (TWG) agreed to get their acts together and review the changes that were incorporated in the original plans for the P169 million rehabilitation of the city-owned Baguio Convention Center (BCC) during an upcoming meeting on Monday, October 8, 2018.

2 million tourist arrivals in Cordillera recorded last year

The Cordillera office of the Department of Tourism (DOT-CAR) confirmed that there were close to 2 million foreign and domestic tourist arrivals in the region last year that helped in sustaining the robust growth of the region’s tourism industry.

DOT-CAR officer-in-charge Jovie Ganongan said that 90 percent of the 1,969,707 tourist arrivals last year came from Baguio City which proves that the city remains to be the backbone of the region’s tourism industry.

BSP Baguio branch to open next year

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced that its branch located in the city will be operation by the first quarter of next year to bring closer to the people of the Cordillera its services and programs.

BSP La Union regional office officer-in-charge Beta Cervantes revealed that to date, the BSP building being constructed along Loakan road that will house its Baguio branch office is around 70 percent complete wherein the remaining works are expected to be done within the exit several months to ensure its full operation early next year.

Baguio Still Prime Tourist Destination – Mapalo

The City Tourism Office underscored that Baguio city remains to be one of the top tourist destinations in the country amidst issues on the proposed rehabilitation of the city after the government will complete the on-going rehabilitation of Boracay Island.

Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Engr. Aloysius Mapalo said tourism arrivals in the city continues to increase based on the initial data being obtained from existing accommodation establishments in the city through the years.

179 Hired On The Spot In Charter Day Jobs Fair

Some one hundred seventy nine applicants were hired on the spot by different local and overseas employment agencies during the conduct of the Charter Day jobs fair last Saturday at the Baguio City High School gymnasium.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan reported that 176 of those who were hired on the spot were employed by local companies that joined the jobs fair while 3 hurdled the stringent requirements for overseas employment offered by the participating overseas employment agencies.

P91 million local calamity fund not sufficient for Ompong damages

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan revealed that the P91 million available calamity fund of the local government this year is not sufficient to restore the damages inflicted by the onslaught of Tropical Cyclone ompong to public infrastructure in the different parts of the city.

Gov’t needs priority for use of BIBAK lot

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored the needs of concerned government agencies and the local government should be the utmost priority in the development and utilization of the 5,000-square meter lot of the Bontoc-Ifugao-Benguet-Apayao-Kalinga (BIBAK) along Harrison road before anything else should be done in the said property.