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CITY CONDOLES WITH LATE BARANGAY KAGAWAD's FAMILY

28 September 2022 – Mayor Benjamin Magalong signed city council resolution no. 420, series of 2022, expressing deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences of the officialdom of the city of Baguio to the bereaved family of the late Padre Burgos barangay kagawad Jerry Ayngan Alisto.       

The approved measure states that Alisto was an elected barangay kagawad of the mentioned barangay from 2013 up to the time of his demise.      

CITY APPROVES CREATION OF CDRRMO AS A DEPARTMENT

01 October 2022 - Mayor Benjamin Magalong has ratified City Ordinance No. 60, series of 2022, creating the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) as a department in the City Government of Baguio.      

It shall be responsible for setting the direction, development, implementation and coordination of DRRM programs and shall perform specified functions and those that may be authorized by the C DRRM Council.      

These functions and responsibilities are focused on DRRM research and planning; administration and training; and operations and warning.      

WORLDWIDE MONKEYPOX CASES DECREASE

22 September 2022 – Global reports on monkeypox show a slow tapering of cases this month, from the spike of 1,000 daily confirmed cases experienced in |August this year.

This was reported by City Health Services Office head Dr. Rowena Galpo during the management committee meeting last week. 

From May 12, 2022 up to Sept. 16, a total of 61,282 monkey cases worldwide have been confirmed, with twenty (20) deaths recorded.

Reports also show that 103 countries, heavily concentrated in the USA and Europe, have confirmed cases; with the Philippines having four cases.

DENGUE CASES DOWN

22 September 2022 – Dengue cases in the city are decreasing, following a seasonal and cyclical pattern same as last year. 

This was the data presented by City Health Services Office (CHSO) head Rowena Galpo during the management committee meeting with Mayor Benjamin Magalong and city executives present.

From Jan. 1 up to Sept. 19 this year however, there are 2,651 cases with 4 deaths; while in the same period last year, pegged as morbidity week (MW) 1 to 37; there were 980 cases and 7 deaths.

109 LIVELIHOOD GRANTEES RECEIVE CASH AID

22 September 2022 – Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG) and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) beneficiaries numbering a hundred and nine (109) eligible persons with disabilities (PWD), solo parents and senior citizens received cash assistance from personnel of the City Social Welfare and Development Office, last Monday at the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO).

LAG, SLP CASH DISBURSEMENTS GIVEN

22 SEPTEMBER 2022 – Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG) and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) beneficiaries numbering a hundred and nine (109) eligible persons with disabilities (PWD), solo parents and senior citizens received cash assistance from personnel of the City Social Welfare and Development Office, last Monday at the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO).

FIRE EXIT, MINOR VIOLATIONS NOTED IN INSPECTED BOARDING HOUSES AT HONEYMOON-HOLYGHOST

22 September 2022 - Unlike the boarding houses and accommodation establishments (AEs) in three barangays earlier inspected by the city’s composite team, those at Honeymoon-Holyghost barangay only had a few issues, blocked fire exits being the only major one.

The team which inspected six AEs in the area specifically checked for compliance on sanitary, fire safety, structural integrity, security, smoke-free and other local and national health and safety laws.

MAYOR WANTS REGULATION ON EYESORES, NUISANCE

22 September 2022 - Mayor Benjamin Magalong wants eyesores and nuisance in the city addressed, prohibited even.

The mayor said he had seen enough ugly spots – littered streets and business frontages, unkempt construction sites, dangling wires, dangerous posts, signs indiscriminately placed, among others -- in the course of his weekly inspections of the different areas in the city which he said are unfit for a city considered as a favored tourist destination.

CITY EYES REHAB OF CONCRETED RIVERBEDS

22 September 2022 – The city government eyes the rehabilitation of its riverbeds observed to be now mostly concreted.

City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) Head Atty. Rhenan Diwas said concreting of the streambeds only “aggravates the water pollution and flooding problem in the city.” 

He said concreting prevents the natural water filtration, seeping in and aquifer recharging processes from taking place.

CEPMO WARNS HOG RAISERS

22 September 2022 – The City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) issued a fresh warning against residents who continue to defy laws prohibiting hog-raising in the city.

CEPMO Head Atty. Rhenan Diwas said piggeries are not allowed in highly urbanized cities like Baguio as per the city’s Environment Code, Republic Act 8749 or the Clean Air Act, Republic Act 9275 or the Philippine Water Act and Republic Act 9904 or the Magna Carta for Homeowners and Homeowners Associations.