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City to regulate games of chance

The conduct of electronic games and other games of chance in the city will be strictly regulated once a proposed ordinance governing the operation of electronic games, bingo and other games of chance will be enacted.

City to designate April 22, June 5 as Carless Days

Motor vehicles will be barred from roaming around the city once a proposed ordinance is passed designating every April 22 and June 5 as Carless Days in the city to help significantly reduce the increasing pollutants in the city’s air.

Councilor Elaine D. Sembrano stated the implementation of Carless Days shall cover all roads within the territorial jurisdiction of the city.

Creation of Baguio culture, arts council proposed

The preservation and promotion of culture and arts in the city got an added boost following the filing of a proposed ordinance creating the Baguio City Culture and the Arts Council in support of the plan of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) to establish said councils to allow access to financial and technical assistance from the Commission.

Free medical checkup for senior citizens eyed

Senior citizens in the city stand to get added benefits from the local government once a pending proposed ordinance will be enacted, providing free medical general examination checkup for senior citizens during their birth months as a gesture of gratitude for their contributions to the development of the city.

Councilor Elaine D. Sembrano explained the proposed local legislative measure will cover all senior citizens who are bonafide residents and registered voters of the city.

Cash incentives for senior citizens defined

Senior citizens who were able to reach certain ages in their lives stand to get incentives from the local government once a proposed ordinance defining age brackets and the corresponding incentives, now pending with the local legislative body, will be enacted.
Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. filed an ordinance granting cash incentives to senior citizens in the city who have reached the ages of 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100 with the respective amounts of P5,000, P10,000, P15,000, P20,000, P25,000, P30,000, P35,000 P40,000 and P50,000.

Congestion at City Jail, reported

The Baguio City Jail (BCJ) has a total population of 619 inmates or persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) as of October 26, this year, with 511 in the male dorm and 108 in the female dorm.

BCJ male and female dorm wardens J/CInsp. Crispin Dornagon, Jr. and J/SInsp. April Rose Ayangwa, respectively, said the male dorm has a 411 percent congestion rate while the female dorm is at 116 percent.

CDRRMO directed to give technical assistance to all barangays

Based on the country’s experiences from the past years, disasters are becoming more complex, frequent and unpredictable in terms of occurrence, scope and magnitude.

Oplan Kaluluwa on

Cemetery-goers are urged to abide by rules posted by the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) as to prohibited objects this All Saints Day, November 1, in gravesites and memorial places.

Firearms, bladed weapons, garden tools, liquor, cigarettes, kite-flying and materials, and loud music-makers are confiscated by police officers at the cemetery gates, tagged accordingly, and returned to the owner as he leaves.

Selling of candles, cutflowers and materials for floral arrangement, which started Oct. 26 at the Ganza parking, Burnham Park, ends on Nov. 1.

Cordillera warriors to get support from government

Six soldiers and policemen from the Cordillera region who were deployed to the battle zone during the 5-month Marawi siege but were unfortunately killed are set to receive government support coming from the Presidential Special Fund pursuant to existing laws, rules and regulations relative to the grant of the necessary benefits to them.

Four countries to replicate Oplan Tokhang

Four countries have signified their intention to replicate the implementation of the government’s successful Oplan Tokhang or the knock and plead strategy to convince drug personalities in their areas of jurisdiction to yield to authorities and reform.