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  • Barangay business permits to sari-sari stores mulled

    With the clear intention of further empowering Barangays in the City of Baguio, City Councilor Peter Fianza filed recently a proposed ordinance seeking to authorize the 128 Barangays in the city to issue business permits to sari-sari stores as well as collect business taxes for their operations, including those with gross sales of more than…

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  • Murder of Espinosa reveals illegal drug trade tentacles

    The recent killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa while in government custody bared and proved to the public what President Rodrigo Duterte has been claiming ever since he became the leader of the nation, that the illegal drug trade is a gargantuan and deadly menace that has infected all levels of society and government….

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  • Bringing back the death penalty

    House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez recently announced that before the lower House of Congress goes on a Christmas break they would approved on Third and Final Reading the bill that would bring back the death penalty, a priority measure of President Rodrigo Duterte. This is definitely a cause for worry for those involved in heinous crimes…

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  • Hearing screening program for infants pushed

    With the intention to make permanent the hearing screening program for infants in the City of Baguio City Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. has authored a proposed legislative measure to institutionalize the said program for all infants in Baguio. As noted by Councilor Yangot in his proposal newborn hearing screening is a standard of care in…

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  • CCTV proposal deferred for consolidation

    The City Council last Monday deferred approval on Second Reading and for publication the proposed legislative measure authored by City Councilor Edgar Avila seeking to further enhance the scope and coverage of Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs) here in the City of Baguio. Also known as the “no CCTV no business permit” ordinance of Baguio,…

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  • Alderman mull probe of extrajudicial killings

    Pointing to the need to unearth the truth regarding extrajudicial killings that have occurred in the City of Baguio thru the conduct of a thorough investigation of the matter, City Councilors Arthur Allad-iw, Faustino Olowan and Leandro Yangot Jr. have filed a proposed resolution urging the Philippine National Police (PNP), the National Bureau of Investigation…

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  • Senior citizens take reins of city government on Monday

    In accordance with the provisions of City Ordinance Numbered 57, series of 2009 as amended otherwise known as the Senior Citizens Officials for a Day (SCOFAD) in the City of Baguio, the qualified representatives of the elderly in Baguio is set to take over, for a day, the reins of government in the locality on…

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  • Mobile phone centers in the city up for regulation

    Citing the need for consumer protection as mandated by Republic Act 7394 otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines as well as the City’s mandate to safeguard and protect the interests of the its constituency, a proposed legislative measure has been filed in the city council by City Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. seeking…

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  • The politics of the war on drugs

    Barely four months into office and President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte is already becoming the daily fare of almost every household in the country, from morning, noon until nighttime, him and his war against drugs. It has actually reached the point where people are starting to become glued to their TV sets and radios, and perhaps…

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