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22 09, 2021

Council orders suspension of market stall awarding

By |2021-09-22T13:37:05+00:00September 22, 2021|Business, News|0 Comments

THE Baguio City Council has ordered the Baguio City Market Authority (BCMA) and City Treasury Office to temporarily suspend all bidding for and awarding of market stall contracts in light of the recently-passed market amnesty ordinance. The resolution to hold in abeyance was issued following the approval on third and [...]

18 09, 2021

DICT to provide Baguio public schools, gov’t offices free Internet

By |2021-09-18T07:17:51+00:00September 18, 2021|Business, News|0 Comments

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has pledged to provide all local and national government offices in the city as well as all government-run public schools in Baguio free Internet access. The connectivity grant is through the DICT’s National Broadband Program (NBP), which is intended to grant greater [...]

18 09, 2021

Towing ordinance amended, fees hiked

By |2021-09-18T07:17:15+00:00September 18, 2021|Business, News|0 Comments

THE Baguio City Council approved on third and final reading an ordinance amending Ordinance Numbered 78, Series of 2018, which governs the towing of vehicles in the public right-of-way in the city. Among the salient provisions of the amendment are provisions expanding the towing ordinance to cover motorcycles parked along [...]

14 09, 2021

City plans for “urban core” development, rehabilitation

By |2021-09-14T13:02:32+00:00September 14, 2021|Business, News|0 Comments

THE City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), City Engineering Office (CEO), City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO), and the City Tourism and Special Events Office (CTO) have come up with a comprehensive master development plan intended to develop the city’s “urban core.” City Planning and Development Officer Arch. Donna R. [...]

14 09, 2021

Baguio turns away non-essential travelers anew

By |2021-09-14T13:01:49+00:00September 14, 2021|Business, News|0 Comments

ADDITIONAL restrictions have been put in place in the city of Baguio to address the growing incidence of COVID-19 and the presence of the highly infectious Delta variant in the city. Starting on Friday, and continuing until September 19, Baguio will be implementing stricter measures at its various borders. Under [...]

5 09, 2021

BENECO hikes rates after global coal costs increase

By |2021-09-05T13:36:05+00:00September 5, 2021|Business, News|0 Comments

THE Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) is hiking consumer electricity rates after generation costs have increased. In August, the more than 140,000 residential consumers under BENECO’s jurisdiction who consume more than 46 kilowatt-hours (kWh) a month will have to pay P9.4007 per kWh. The rates in June and July were P8.4918 [...]

5 09, 2021

Modern slaughterhouse for Baguio to be run, funded by Baguio

By |2021-09-05T13:31:53+00:00September 5, 2021|Business, News|0 Comments

THE city will not be privatizing the modern abattoir project it is planning in the Baguio Dairy Farm. City officials have recently concluded during a management committee meeting that raising the needed P108 million for a  modern slaughterhouse is achievable by the government without needing private assistance in order to [...]

5 09, 2021

Investment in harm reduction, seen to benefit public health

By |2021-09-05T13:23:37+00:00September 5, 2021|Business|0 Comments

INDUSTRY investments in non-combustible alternatives to cigarettes provide upside to new and existing players as well as public health, according to a fund manager that focuses on long-term, high-quality investments in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. “I think there's a lot of upside from industry investment in harm reduction if [...]

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