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Showing posts with label Benjamin Magalong. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Benjamin Magalong. Show all posts

Monday, May 9, 2022

Baguio has chosen Benjie Magalong as their mayor for the 2nd time

Photo Courtesy || Mark Go, Benjie Magalong, Fausto Olowan, Mccoyocuaman Photography

Cordillera - Residents in the city of Baguio has chosen Mayor Benjie Magalong as their Chief Executive for the second time. 

With a significant lead in the partial unofficial vote count of almost 90 percent in the transmitted election returns, Magalong is poised to lead Baguio city for another 3 years (2022 - 2025).

The good cop - turned mayor gained almost 64,665 votes as of 11 o'clock last night. 

In a victory message to his supporters on social media the mayor thanked the people of Baguio for their trust in his leadership.

"Maraming maraming salamat Baguio at ipinagkatiwala niyo sa akin muli ang pagiging ama ng Baguio City," said Magalong.

"I am inspired to serve you even better and set a higher standard to what you deserve from your public servants. I look forward to serving you better—FOR A BETTER BAGUIO," he added.

In a ceremonial proclamation last night Magalong, together with his running mate for Congressman (Mark Go )and Vice Mayor (Faustino Olowan) were proclaimed winners after posting huge leads in the number of votes.

Congressman-elect Marquez Go garnered a total of 91,600 votes; Mayor-elect Benjamin Magalong while Vice Mayor-elect Faustino Olowan gained 60,885 votes.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Baguio is in a good place because of the people - Baguio mayor Magalong

Photo Courtesy || Benjamin Magalong - Public servant
Cordillera - "Baguio is in a good place because of its people", that was the statement of Baguio city mayor Benjie Magalong after the plan of opening  the city to tourists on September 22.

He emphasized that the local government of Baguio was able to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 because of the citizens who work  together with the government. 
"We were only able to manage the virus because Baguio residents worked with the government and supported measures we had set in place," Magalong said on Facebook post. 


The city is set to slowly test the waters of the new normal by reopening its tourism industry. 
"Covid-19 will never go away, hence we need to co-exist with it, we need to learn how to live with it, how to function with it and how to do business with it on our midst," Magalong said. 


On Friday (Sept. 19), Magalong was joined by National Action Plan Against Covid-19, Deputy Chief Implementer Sec. Vince Dizon. Presidential Spokesperson Sec. Harry Roque led the inspection of establishments along Session Road and the triage at the Baguio Convention Center before the city officially reopens to incoming tourists.


Magalong said that the decision to reopen the tourism industry was set because the people need jobs to sustain their lives and to prevent people from getting depressed due to the current pandemic.
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Saturday, May 30, 2020

President Duterte praises Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong

Photo Courtesy || Benjamin Magalong & PCOO
Cordillera - Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has praised Mayor Benjamin Magalong for the job well done in dealing with the coronavirus threat in Baguio City. 

Duterte said Magalong is a "good administrator" during a televised public address on Friday (May 29, 2020). 

"Dito sa Pilipinas hindi tayo nagkulang ng ano... for example, Benjie sa Baguio (Here in the Philippines, we are not lacking of... for example Benjie of Baguio). He is a very good administrator.

Duterte said Magalong, a former police official, has the ability to craft a government in his jurisdiction. 

"Being a military man, he has that... I said, the... how to craft a government that is really fit for your... in your jurisdiction," he added.

Recently, Covid-19 National Task Force (NTF)Chief implementer has said he will report to the President about how the city of Baguio under the leadership of Magalong has effectively handle the coronavirus threat. 

Galvez also praised the Cordillera region for the good practice and effective method in preventing the spread of the virus.

Baguio City has shown a very efficient response to the pandemic where it recorded only 46 cases with only one death. 

The region has also recorded high clinical recovery rate of Covid-19 patients.
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Monday, May 13, 2019

Baguio City has a new Mayor in Benjamin Magalong

Photo Courtesy || Benjamin Magalong FB
Baguio City - Benjamin Magalong, the police general who led the investigation into one of the bloodiest botched operations in police history has been chosen by the people of Baguio as their new mayor. 

A new leadership under Magalong will replace incumbent Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan who sought for a congressional seat this year. 

Magalong is best known for his PNP chairmanship in which he led and published a full, fair and just report on the Mamasapano incident.

Magalong's core value of leadership includes speeding up government action, revitalizing the environment, innovative peace and order management and effective traffic management.

The following are Magalong's platforms:

Speeding Up Government Action. Government services will be made accessible, available, and affordable to the people. We must do away with policies that make our people wait in long lines just to be served, or told to return in vain for follow-up.


Revitalizing the Environment. Government will take the lead in efforts to intensify environmental protection, preservation, conservation, and replenishment of dwindling resources. We will craft and execute long-term solutions that will assuredly provide the most appropriate solid and liquid waste management at the least possible expense. Our goal is simple: We must ensure that our constituents have clean air, safe potable water, and access to reasonably priced food source. Urban agriculture shall be promoted among residents.


Innovative and Order Management. We will aspire for no less than the best possible peace and order management for Baguio, considering the city’s rapidly growing population. Modern innovative solutions including “Safer Cities” technology will be applied.


Effective Traffic Management. We have to devise a more effective traffic management system through a consistent application of the 4-E’s

source: Sunstar Baguio
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