Home Newspaper Baguio mayor wants all gambling activities stopped by July 1

Baguio mayor wants all gambling activities stopped by July 1

By: Pigeon Lobien


BAGUIO CITY — Mayor Benjamin Magalong has given gambling operators barely 13 hours to cease from operating here.

In his speech after taking his oath of office at the Baguio City Hall grounds on Sunday, Magalong said: “all illegal gambling activities in the City shall cease to operate starting July 1.”

One of the marching orders of the new mayor to the police is “zero tolerance to illegal gambling activities”. Magalong’s order was met with a standing ovation from hundreds who came to see the “bright new boy” of Baguio’s political scene.

“The administrative order for these directives will be issued forthwith to put forward our policy on public transparency and accountability,” Magalong said in his speech.

In an interview with media after the oath-taking ceremony, Magalong expressed his disgust over gambling operators who have apparently run “amok” in the past and even “directed” the city’s political landscape with candidates who have their backing getting into office.

Magalong said that it will be up to the Baguio City Police Office to implement the directive saying that he has authority over them if not, he said: “they will answer to me.”

“Truly, I am honored to serve Baguio and will be happy beyond measure to work hand-in-hand with each and every one. I know that deep in your heart, you wish no less than an exemplary performance to define our tenure,” he said.

Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Mia Cawed administered Magalong’s oath of office.

Also sworn in were councilors Joel Alangsab, Benny Bomogao, Betty Lourdes Tabanda, Elaine Sembrano, Mylen Yaranon, Isabelo Cosalan Jr., Francisco Roberto Ortega VI, Arthur Allad-iw, Vladimir Cayabas, Fred Bagbagen, Lilia Farias, and Phillian Weygan–Allan.

Cayabas is the only first-time councilor, while Tabanda, Cosalan, Bagbagen, and Weygan–Allan are returning after at least one-term absence. (PNA)


  1. 150089 551020My spouse and I stumbled over here from a different internet site and thought I could as properly check points out. I like what I see so now im following you. Appear forward to going more than your internet page repeatedly. 806975

  2. 807182 186065You produced some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the concern and found most individuals will go along with along with your web site. 685943


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -


GMA programs and personalities win ALTA Media Icon Awards

Several GMA shows and personalities won awards in the 5th ALTA Media Icon Awards of the University of Perpetual Help this year. Honored were Kapuso...

Tokyo praises Yulo’s ‘outstanding’ share to PH-Japan friendship

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA -- Gold medalist Carlos Yulo on Thursday received a commendation from the Japanese Embassy in Manila for his historic win...

PCSO donates 45 ambulances to gov’t hospitals, health facilities

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   MANILA -- The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Thursday turned over 45 new ambulance units to various government hospitals and health...

DepEd ‘strongly condemns’ slay try on Bukidnon teacher

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA -- The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday strongly condemned the shooting of Zhydee Bitago Cabañelez, an elementary teacher at...

PH soldiers bag silver medal in UK Cambrian Patrol

By Priam Nepomuceno   MANILA -- Eight Philippine Army (PA) Scout Rangers, who participated in the United Kingdom's Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2019 (Ex CP 2019) held in...