The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, Highlighting the festivities will be the colorful parade in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Artistic Baguio. Museum visitors and students looks at the artistic works of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts students. BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Spring Fest 2020. The Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community and the City Government launches the scheduled events and activities for Spring Festival 2020, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio City which is now on it's 27th year, The Traditional Chinese Dragon dance will be among the highlights in colorful parade set in the afternoon of January 27. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book,

Galant Police. Baguio City officials headed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Congressman Mark Go awards citation to Patrolman Julius Walang for his gallantry in apprehending a taxi driver who tried to speed away and almost ramming the police. Similar citation was also awarded to rider Jaazerdallas Bandonil Chommog who assisted Walang in the incident. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Cordillera Athletic Meet. Officials from the Department of Education and the City Government of Baguio and other key stakeholders affirms their commitment of support, as they launched the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2020 in a Kapihan media Forum at the Baguio City Hall, Wednesday. Around 6,000 student athletes and school officials are expected to join the regional athletic meet setin February 16 to 21. (Carlito Dar//PIA CAR)

Members of the Baguio City National High School Special Program in the Arts showcases the theme song, specifically prepared for the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) that is set to be hosted by Baguio City on February 16 to 21 with over 6,000 student athletes and school officials participating.

Baguio young artists. Special Program in the Arts students in a photo opportunity with known Baguio - based artist Tor Alvarez Sagud, the author of the Illustrated guide book, "Igorotak". BCNHS, in partnership with the Baguio Museum, opens Friday (Jan. 17) an Art Exhibit dubbed as “Tales of our City: Retold by the youth that features literary, media, visual arts and crafts produced by the BCNHS - SPA students and for the opening program they also showcased band and rondalla performance. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

National gov't agencies back Baguio City's rehab

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 10 (PIA) - - The  development and rehabilitation efforts  of the city government of Baguio is being backed by the  Department of Tourism(DOT), Department of Interior and Local Government(DILG) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR).

 

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo - Puyat sign  as witness in the MOA forged by the City Government of Baguio and TIEZA for the rehabilitation of Burnham Park. Standing at the back  are TIEZA COO Pocholo Paragas, Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Congressman Mark Go. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo – Puyat, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and DENR Assistant Secretary Jesus Enrico Moises Salazar, representing Secretary Roy Cimatu, affirmed their department’s support during the briefing for the Baguio City Development Updates at the Mansion House, here.

Puyat   outlined that supporting the rehabilitation of Baguio is in line with the current thrust of President Rodrigo Duterte of promoting sustainable tourism. This is in convergence with the DENR and DILG for such effort.

“We want to encourage everyone to save our spots, instilling the culture of responsible tourism and greater concern for the environment,” Puyat stressed.

Puyat disclosed  that DOT through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) will be funding P480 million for the rehabilitation of Burnham Park, and are also looking into the upgrading of the city’s sewerage system.

“This is just the beginning. In the future months, we hope that more sustainable tourism development plans will be threshed  out and implemented so that the city of Baguio can establish itself as another shining beacon of sustainable development while capturing its former glory,” she added.

Año, in affirming the DILG’s full support to the city government of Baguio’s rehabilitation initiative, also outlined the importance of convergence, which is why with DOT and DENR they are in Baguio to determine ways how the national government can help.

He also called on the local residents and tourists to help in such efforts and through unity and cooperation, all together can ensure peaceful, safe and progressive communities.

Cimatu, in a message delivered by Salazar,  assured  DENR’s full support and willingness to help address the major environmental concerns of Baguio, as he also called  for convergence in ensuring clean air, clean water, ecological solid waste management, increase forest cover and to improve the city’s resilience to the hazards of climate change.

DENR and the City Government of Baguio are already working for the conversion of the former Irisan dumpsite into an eco park.

For the briefing, NEDA Regional Director Milagros Rimando presented the BLISTT (Baguio – La Trinidad – Itogon – Sablan – Tuba – Tublay) Development Concept and the highlight of the Baguio Carrying Capacity Research they have commissioned.

The City Planning Office also gave a backgrounder of Baguio and the city’s land use plan while Mayor Magalong gave a briefing on Baguio’s development and rehabilitation plans.

Magalong expressed the city government and the people of Baguio’s gratitude to the Cabinet officials for giving their time to attend the briefing, for their cooperation and on listening to the city’s rehabilitation needs and plans.

“With national leaders on our side, we are certainly assured of a rehabilitation process that respects all local interest, respect our people, respect for human rights and actively involving in restoring  Baguio’s glory from a clear vision of progress sustained by unwavering cooperation with each other,” Magalong stressed.

Baguio Congressman Mark Go also called on the people of Baguio to also take the lead in the redevelopment of the city and as he assured legislative support. He is pushing for a long term strategic development plan that will also include the BLISTT area (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

Baguio

  • Phase 2 of Baguio-Benguet college sports league resumes

    BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League (BBEAL) will resume its second phase of games after the city’s hosting of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet that ends on February 21.

  • Filipino – Chinese community, Baguio LGU launch Spring Fest 2020

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) - - Strong community ties and partnership  is  showcased again by the Filipino – Chinese community and the City Government of Baguio  as they launched the Lunar or Spring Festival 2020 at the regular flag raising ceremony at the City Hall grounds Monday morning.

  • CHSO reminds parents on importance of child vaccination

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The City Health Services Office( CHSO) stressed the importance  of child vaccination  and  reminded  parents to check the vaccination records of their  children to assure  their  protection from vaccine preventable diseases.

  • UC, Cauayan HS win Cordillera, Region 2 NBTC plums

    BAGUIO CITY – The University of the Cordilleras (UC) survived on Friday a gritty University of Baguio High School (UBHS) then went on to stop Tabuk City, 78-62, to win the National Basketball Training Camp (NBTC) regional finals for Cordillera and Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) at the UB gym.

  • TIEZA funds rehabilitation of Burnham Park, Banaue Hotel

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 7 (PIA) -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority(TIEZA)   is  set  to  fund  the rehabilitation works at the  Burnham Park here and the Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel in Ifugao  in line with its mandate to ensure sustainable tourism infrastructure development.

Benguet

  • Cordillera cops urged to have sense of right and wrong

    CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Police in the Cordillera Administrative Region are reminded to get in the habit of doing good deeds daily, an integral part of the Philippine National Police's internal cleansing program.

  • CAR farmers appeal to Mayor Isko on Divisoria closure this weekend

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 15(PIA) -- Vegetable farmers and traders from the Cordillera region are appealing to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso to allow them to deliver and sell their produce amidst the planned three-day closure of the roads going to the Divisioria Market this weekend.

  • La Trinidad flood study underway

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 16 (PIA) - - The local government is undertaking an evaluation  of  the flood situation of this  capital town as an initial step for a full-blown study that would address the perennial flooding problem in the valley.

  • Mayor Isko allows highland vegies in Divisoria during Sto Nino feast

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 17(PIA) -- Cordillera farmers may be allowed to deliver and sell their produce at the Divisoria Market during the Feast of the Santo Niño de Tondo this weekend.

  • Kibungan LGU crafts FOI measure

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 8 (PIA)  - - The local government of Kibungan crafted its Freedom of Information (FOI) measure in recognition of the importance of people’s right to government information.

Mt. Province

  • Healthiest places in Mt. Province recognized

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 20 (PIA) -- The provincial government recently recognized winners of the 2019 Provincial Search for the Healthiest Places.

  • 11 CTGs surrender in Mountain Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 17(PIA) -- At least 11 members of the communist terrorist group(CTG)  who surrendered to government forces were presented on Wednesday(Jan. 15 ) at the Camp Montes here.

  • Poblacion Bontoc is outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 10(PIA) – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the provincial government extol the lupong tagapamayapa in their crucial role in conflict resolution in the barangays as they awarded recently the barangay justice committee of Poblacion of this capital town as the outstanding   in the province.

  • Solar-powered rice insect trap leads winners in RICE 2019

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 22 (PIA) - - A solar-powered light trap for rice insect created by three students from Camalog National High School of Pinukpuk, Kalinga wins the SIBOL Award – Student Creative Research for High School category of the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) held  on November 19 – 20 here.

  • DOST brings Reg’l S&T roadshow to the people of Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 21 (PIA) - - In line with its  goal of bringing science for the people, the Department of Science and Technology(DOST),  holds the annual Regional S&T Week here that generally aims to promote science, technology and innovation as a driver of development especially in the countryside.

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