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7 12, 2021

P3m earmarked for city-run retirement home

By |2021-12-07T10:36:46+00:00December 7, 2021|News|0 Comments

CITY Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) Chief Betty Fangasan revealed that some P3 million has been set aside in the 2022 Baguio City budget for the establishment and implementation of a city-run retirement home for the elderly. Fangasan said that the P3 million is included in the CSWDO’s 2022 [...]

7 12, 2021

Plateless cars barred from travel in new ordinance

By |2021-12-07T10:34:07+00:00December 7, 2021|News|0 Comments

THE Baguio City Council has approved on third and final reading an ordinance that would restrict cars lacking registration plates from plying the city’s roads. The ordinance, pending approval from the Office of the City Mayor, prohibits all vehicles without registration plates, save for those whose plates have been taken [...]

29 11, 2021

SNAP Benguet fined P875k, appeals ruling

By |2021-11-29T15:12:15+00:00November 29, 2021|Business, News|0 Comments

SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet (SNAP-Benguet) has been fined some P875,000 for the alleged breaching of allowable forced outages of the 34.85-megawatt Ambuklao hydroelectric power plant Unit 1 in March and April. SNAP-Benguet, though still paying the fine in full, filed a motion for reconsideration over the administrative penalty meted out by [...]

29 11, 2021

Baguio sees vaccine oversupply

By |2021-11-29T15:11:35+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

BAGUIO City is now mulling over various options for the disposition of vaccines after seeing an oversupply of the COVID-19 jabs acquired by the local government. Baguio, currently sitting on a 91 percent first-dose coverage in terms of vaccinating its eligible population, and 43 percent in its eligible pediatric population, [...]

29 11, 2021

Council pushes mandatory swabbing for Baguio’s jailed individuals

By |2021-11-29T15:10:36+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

THE Baguio City Council has approved on first reading an ordinance that would mandate COVID-19 reverse transcriptase - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) swab tests for persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) entering or leaving Baguio’s male and female city jail dormitories. The ordinance would be in compliance with existing health and [...]

29 11, 2021

BENECO siege leaders charged with theft, other offenses over takeover

By |2021-11-29T15:08:31+00:00November 29, 2021|News|0 Comments

BENGUET Electric Cooperative (BENECO) General Manager Melchor Licoben has lodged a complaint with the Baguio City Prosecutor’s Office charging the leaders of the widely criticized siege and forcible takeover of BENECO with theft, grave coercion, and malicious mischief. In the complaint with the Prosecutor’s Office, Licoben claimed that National Electrification [...]

29 11, 2021

Council bats for incentives for PWD-employing businesses

By |2021-11-29T15:01:42+00:00November 29, 2021|Business, News|0 Comments

THE Baguio City Council has approved on first reading an ordinance that would incentivize businesses in the city to employ persons with disabilities (PWDs) and the elderly. The ordinance specifically encourages fast-food establishments and other restaurants in the city to employ PWDs and senior citizens who have the appropriate skills. [...]

29 11, 2021

Baguio hits minimum coverage for herd immunity

By |2021-11-29T15:01:01+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

  THE city of Baguio has finally breached the 70 percent COVID-19 full vaccination coverage set as the minimum to achieve herd immunity, according to the City Health Services Office (CHSO). As of Wednesday, November 17, Baguio City has logged 75.8 percent of its eligible adult population being fully vaccinated [...]

29 11, 2021

Hospitals gain reprieve as utilization rate sinks to low risk

By |2021-11-29T14:59:46+00:00November 29, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

FOR the first time in months, Baguio City’s healthcare utilization rate (HCUR) or overall occupancy and usage of hospitals and other healthcare facilities has dropped enough to be classified as low risk. According to City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo, the city’s current healthcare utilization rate has dropped below 60 [...]

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