Mayor commits to preserve city’s remaining forest

Cover as proposed moratorium on construction, tree-cutting gain support   BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin Magalong committed to preserve if not increase the city’s remaining forest cover which according to the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources Cordillera (DENR-CAR) continues to be threatened by incursions and now comprises only 30 percent of the city’s total land area. The mayor made […]

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LTFRB snubs mayor’s oppostion to 400 taxi franchise

BAGUIO CITY August 02 – Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong urged the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to immediately revoke the 400 taxi franchises that it previously opened for interested applicants in the city because of its expected serious repercussions to the city’s traffic woes. The local chief executive questioned the wisdom of the LTFRB in unilaterally approving the opening […]

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PUV transport modernization program

BAGUIO CITY– Government transport and financing agencies on Wednesday briefed around 500 stakeholders in Baguio and Benguet on the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) which aims to professionalize the country’s transport sector. Lawyer Zona Tamayo, National Capital Region-Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board regional director, said the modernization plan is not just about introducing new vehicles but also […]

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Magalong warns of a fake general selling lots at Irisan

BAGUIO CITY, August 2 – Mayor Benjamin Magalong warned the public on a reported modus being conducted by unscrupulous individuals collecting money in exchange for supposed lots at Purok 28, Barangay Irisan. In a press conference held Friday, August 2, Magalong said a certain individual introducing himself as Joel Mayol from the pool of generals of the Philippine National Police […]

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DOST scholarship application open

BAGUIO CITY- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) scholarships are available for graduating senior high students in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM strands with downloadable forms at the website www.sei.dost.gov.ph or could be procured from the Public Information Office, Mayor’s Office, Baguio City Hall. The forms which should be filled up properly by the applicant, parents/guardians, guidance […]

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LGU promotes Sablan view deck as fresh tourist spot

SABLAN, Benguet– The municipal government here is giving tourists and ordinary travelers, who come to Baguio through Ilocos and La Union provinces, an alternative attraction that will also boost the sales of locally produced products. Councilor Romulo Polon, chairman of the Tourism Committee of the local legislative body, said on Wednesday that local hand-crafted products such as bags will be […]

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Police Corner from PROCOR RPIO

BCPO arrests 34 and confiscates over 4-million worth of marijuana bricks In the Bagauio City police campaign against illegal drugs from July 22 to 28, 24 drug suspects were collared in a series of operation. Also seized were 52 sachets of suspected shabu and 38 bricks of dried marijuana leaves worth Php4,070,386.00. The most recent operation was on the night […]

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Baguio eyes reopening of Loakan Airport in 2020

BAGUIO CITY — The city government is mulling the reopening of the Loakan Airport, which ceased commercial operations in the 1990s, through a public-private partnership (PPP). In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), Mayor Benjamin Magalong said he would meet with officials of the Department of Transportation on Wednesday (July 31) to discuss the proposal to reopen the […]

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City moves to protect busol watershed

BAGUIO CITY – The city government began its planned series of actions to protect the critical Busol watershed, the city’s biggest source of potable water, against further intrusions. Mayor Benjamin Magalong in a press briefing Aug. 2 bared that the city through the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) issued cease and desist notices to about five owners of ongoing […]

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