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  • Beating the air

    While the Supreme Court may have gotten its wish to look into the records of the drug war campaign being waged by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte it may have also begun a quixotic attempt to pry into matters already considered as a foregone conclusion particularly when it comes to promises made by the…

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  • The right of political will

    The internet has in one way defined Political will as “the exercise of an abstract feature of political authority to enforce certain act for the benefit of its intention, usually for the public welfare.it is an unconditional use of political power.”

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  • Specific guidelines for assistance in AICS program sough

    City Vice Mayor Edison Bilog is requesting the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) through the Honorable City Mayor and in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera Administrative Region for the immediate formulation of a well-defined and specific guidelines in the grant of financial assistance to individuals in crisis situation (AICS)…

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  • Retirement homes for senior citizens proposed

    The establishment of a Senior Citizen’s Retirement Home in the City of Baguio will go a long way in realizing the mandate of Republic Act 9994 otherwise known as the “Expanded Senior Citizen’s Act of 2010, more particularly in sub-section (e) of Section 5 thereof which provides that, “The National Government shall include in its…

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  • Wearing of IDs in food and night establishments proposed

    In keeping with sound office management and business practice City Councilor Joel Alangsab has come out with a proposal to require all employees in restaurants, nightclubs, bars and similar entertainment establishments to wear their working permit identification card during working hours, prescribing penalties for violation thereof, and for other purposes.

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  • Strict prohibition in the commercial use of parking lots/areas

    Concerned with the continuing problem of vehicular traffic in the city particularly along the Central Business District area and the challenge of addressing the issue City Councilor Elaine Sembrano has filed a proposed Ordinance seeking to prohibit the grant of any exemption and the outright denial of applications for exception,variance or non-conforming use of commercial…

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  • Creation of anti-obscenity council mulled

    Expressing the need to uphold morality and protect the youth from moral corruption and values degradation City Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. has filed a proposed legislative measure that would regulate the proliferation of sexually offensive, expletive or obscene materials in the City of Baguio through the establishment of a Baguio City Anti-Obscenity Council.”

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  • End to contractualization in city recommended

    City Councilor Faustino Olowan has introduced a proposed measure in the City Council seeking to declare as contrary to law, public policy and morals the contracting schemes sometimes employed by business establishments which are deemed oppressive and exploitive to labor, within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Baguio.

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  • Pine tree festival guidelines mulled

    Citing the mandate of the Environment Code of the City of Baguio which provides for a Pine Tree Festival Season and declaring the months of June, July, August and September as tree planting months City, Councilor Elaine Sembrano has authored a proposed ordinance that would establish the guidelines for the celebration of the Baguio City…

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