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Cebu bocaps visit Baguio

Forty-four barangay officials, including four barangay captains, from Talisay City, Cebu visited the City of Pines last week for a three-day Lakbay-Aral activity that included a courtesy call at the Mayor’s Office and tour of the city’s tourist spots and landmarks.

During their courtesy call, they were lectured on the city’s environmental practices, economic strategies and performance, tourism programs and history by representatives from the city environment parks and management office, planning office, and public information office, respectively. 

Gov’t workers air concerns, solutions

Several issues and proposed solutions were raised by city government employees during the 2017 Ethics, Governmental Affairs and Personnel (EGAP) Summit held last December 1, 2017, at the Dumol Hall, BENECO Compound, South Drive, here.

City Council secretary Brenner Bengwayan, local legislative staff officer V Jonalyn Pagada and local legislative staff officer IV Protacio Tangalin, Jr. forwarded copies of these to councilor Joel Alangsab, EGAP committee chair, and members Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and councilor Peter Fianza.

City Jail launches “adopt-a-cell/room” program

The Baguio City Jail-Female Dormitory (BCJ-FD) launched a new program dubbed, “Adopt-A-Cell/Room”, for the further benefit and rehabilitation of its more than 100 inmates or persons deprived of liberty (PDLs).    

BCJ-FD Warden April Rose Ayangwa made the announcement in Tuesday’s 1st Quarter Service Providers Summit at the dormitory attended mostly by those from the faith community and several government offices.

City launches Nat’l Bible Month Celebration

Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Rep. Mark Go and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog led other officials  in launching the city’s celebration of National Bible Month in Monday’s flag-raising rites at the City hall grounds with the theme, “Ang Biblia ay Sandigan ng Matuwid na Pamumuno at Pamumuhay (The Bible is the Foundation of Righteous Leadership and Living).”

City council doubles output in 2017

Members of the city council have passed 459 resolutions and 133 ordinances last year or almost double their production in 2016 of 319 resolutions and 69 ordinances approved.

This was revealed by Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog in Monday’s flag-raising rites at City hall before local officials and employees led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Rep. Mark Go.

Bilog said  the august body has been working double-time, even as late as until 9 in the evening, to formulate and craft measures that would help solve or ease the city’s problems and benefit their constituents.

BFP questions permit of Pailaw vendors

The Cordillera office of the Bureau of Fire Department (BFP-CAR) questioned the procedures undertaken that led to the issuance of permit of the eleven Pailaw vendors who sold pyrotechnic materials along the Palispis-Aspiras highway, particularly at Poblacion, Tuba, Benguet last December 28-31, 2017 in time for the New Year revelry.

BFP questions permit of Pailaw vendors

The Cordillera office of the Bureau of Fire Department (BFP-CAR) questioned the procedures undertaken that led to the issuance of permit of the eleven Pailaw vendors who sold pyrotechnic materials along the Palispis-Aspiras highway, particularly at Poblacion, Tuba, Benguet last December 28-31, 2017 in time for the New Year revelry.

BCPO proposes 4-pronged approach to ease traffic

The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) proposed to the local government a 4-pronged approach to help ease the worsening traffic congestions in the different parts of the city, especially during weekends and holidays, which had been time and again, criticized by locals and visitors alike.

EMB-CAR records improvement in Baguio air quality

The Cordillera office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR) reported there was a drastic improvement in the city’s air quality within the central business district during the Yuletide season last year compared to the previous year because of the aggressive implementation of the total ban on the use of firecrackers for the Yuletide revelries.

Agencies to grant incentives to LGUs with zero casualty

Concerned government agencies are now contemplating on granting appropriate incentives to local governments that achieve zero casualty during the celebration of the Yuletide revelries in the future to encourage local governments to be aggressive in the campaign to totally ban the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic materials in their areas of jurisdiction.