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29 08, 2022

Investors sought for Magalong’s 50 redev’t projects

By |2022-08-29T13:59:20+00:00August 29, 2022|Business, News|Comments Off on Investors sought for Magalong’s 50 redev’t projects

THE Baguio Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is reviewing more than 50 redevelopment projects lined up by the city government in accordance with the city and the mayor’s push against urban decay. BCCI president Zosimo Abratique, who also represents the city public market, said that Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong [...]

29 08, 2022

New market fee scheme, tightened inspections doubles remittance in Baguio

By |2022-08-29T13:57:19+00:00August 29, 2022|Business, News|Comments Off on New market fee scheme, tightened inspections doubles remittance in Baguio

THE city’s average daily revenues from arrival fees or “kwartais” in the Baguio City public market have more than doubled, following a recent August revision of the market fee schemes after irregularities were found. Records from the City Treasury Office showed that the average revenues under the new collection system [...]

29 08, 2022

Baguio soliciting proposal for three big ticket projects

By |2022-08-29T13:54:29+00:00August 29, 2022|Business, News|Comments Off on Baguio soliciting proposal for three big ticket projects

BAGUIO City is now soliciting proposals for three big ticket projects as part of its priority investments program. According to City Budget Officer Leticia O. Clemente, the three projects in question are the Asin Hydroelectric Power Plant, a cable car system for Baguio, and a bulk water project. Clemente said [...]

22 08, 2022

Smuggled Chinese carrots seized, Yap wants smugglers arrested

By |2022-08-22T15:34:10+00:00August 22, 2022|Business, News|Comments Off on Smuggled Chinese carrots seized, Yap wants smugglers arrested

THE local government has seized a shipment of smuggled carrots at the Manila North Harbor Port, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The shipment, seized Tuesday, came from China and was initially declared as chocolates, according to the BOC. The report did not indicate the volume or value of [...]

22 08, 2022

Online tax payment eyed in Baguio

By |2022-08-22T15:32:23+00:00August 22, 2022|Business, News|Comments Off on Online tax payment eyed in Baguio

THE Baguio City Council has authorized the city mayor to negotiate and enter into an agreement with either Globe Telecommunications or another equally-qualified online payment service provider in line with a push to adopt additional alternative payment options for taxes, fees and charges. The council has stated that said agreements [...]

10 08, 2022

Benguet posts 2nd top local revenue growth nationwide for 2021

By |2022-08-10T08:35:59+00:00August 10, 2022|Business, News|Comments Off on Benguet posts 2nd top local revenue growth nationwide for 2021

BENGUET province is 2nd place in terms of locally sourced revenue (LSR) growth on a year by year basis in the 2020-2021 fiscal year, according to the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BGLF). The BLGF recognized Benguet province as part of its annual local revenue generation tally, which tracks how [...]

1 08, 2022

Cordi lawmakers eye scrapping of tolls in Kennon

By |2022-08-01T15:29:26+00:00August 1, 2022|Business, Cordillera, News, Politics|Comments Off on Cordi lawmakers eye scrapping of tolls in Kennon

TWO bills from Cordillera representatives in Congress are seeking the scrapping of tolls along Kennon Road. House Bills (HB) 1047 and 1048, filed by Benguet Representative Eric Yap and Mountain Province Representative Maximo Dalog Jr. respectively, state that due to Executive Order (EO) 34 by former president Ramon Magsaysay, as [...]

1 08, 2022

Funding for Loakan airport reopening to be ready next year – Magalong

By |2022-08-01T15:28:53+00:00August 1, 2022|Business, News|Comments Off on Funding for Loakan airport reopening to be ready next year – Magalong

BAGUIO Mayor Benjamin Magalong is optimistic about the reopening of the Loakan Airport as an all-weather commercial airport in the near future after talks with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr). According to Magalong, the CAAP and DOTr have stated that funding [...]

25 07, 2022

Go pushes for cut in fuel excise tax in Congress

By |2022-07-25T12:06:57+00:00July 25, 2022|Business, News|Comments Off on Go pushes for cut in fuel excise tax in Congress

BAGUIO representative Mark Go has filed a bill seeking to provide relief for Filipinos amid soaring fuel prices nationwide. Go filed House Bill (HB) 1440, which would reduce excise taxes on all fuel and petroleum products in the country. Under the bill, Go proposes to roll back excise taxes on [...]

25 07, 2022

Magalong uncovers P50-M market scam, files cases against city treasury officers

By |2022-07-25T12:02:57+00:00July 25, 2022|Business, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Magalong uncovers P50-M market scam, files cases against city treasury officers

MAYOR Benjamin Magalong said that a cabal in his own City Treasury Office has been uncovered to have defrauded the city of at least P50 million in market arrival fees or the so-called kwartais.  Magalong said five employees have been charged with malversation and said that more (cabbage) heads will [...]

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