January 29, 2012 in Baguio City
Special Inspection Committee formed
By Paul Rillorta
BAGUIO CITY — City Council Resolution No. 186 series of 2004 has been reactivated by Mayor Mauricio Domogan this week by Administrative Order No. 14 Series of 2012 reconstituting and reactivating the City Special Inspection Committee (CSIC), mandated to inspect the compliance of boarding houses, dormitories and pension houses of their business, sanitary and fire safety permits.
The CSIC will monitor these establishments’ operations if it is in accordance with existing laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and policies of the City government governing health, sanitation and safety’. The CSIC is scheduled to conduct frequent inspections of boarding houses, pension houses and dormitories and will be submitting their findings and recommendations to the city mayor for proper action. #
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Fariñas to convert dump site to tourism park
BAGUIO CITY — City Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas today said he is set to revive his shelved proposal to convert the five-hectare dump site here into a tourism park. The facility’s retaining wall was breached last year killing six persons and contaminating local water sources.
It was this incident that a group from Benguet province filed a “writ of kalikasan” against Baguio. In turn, the Supreme Court granted the petition and issued the temporary environment protection order (TEPO) against Baguio City. “With the order, we cannot use the dumpsite anymore otherwise we run the risk of being held in contempt of court,” said Farinas. But let us not be negative about the order. This is our time to convert the wide area into a beautiful park,” Farinas said. #
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DOH reiterates ‘Neck Mo,I-check Mo’ advocacy
By Carlito C. Dar
BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) reiterated its advise to the public – ‘Neck Mo, I-check Mo’ – advocacy in line with the observance of Goiter Awareness Week this January 24 to 30.
According to DOH-Cordillera partner physician and Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) Endocrinologist Dr. Domingo Solimen, the Cordillera remains to be among the regions with high cases of goiter, which is mainly due to iodine deficiency. He called on every individual, as well as families, to regularly help check each other for possible cases of goiter for early detection and treatment. #