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The “janitor” seeks back post as Baguio mayor

After three years of private life, former Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, dubbed as “The Janitor” of Baguio, filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for mayor before the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) at the Baguio Convention Center (BCC) Thursday morning.

Domogan is slugging it out against incumbent Mayor Benjamin Magalong and another mayor-wannabee and perennial bet Jeffrey Pinic. Magalong is running under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) while Pinic is an independent bet.

Domogan is under the local “Timpuyog” (Unity) Party. He filed his COC together with bets councilor Ryan Dale Mangusan, Vladimir Cayabas, Len Ortega and two others for the 12-member Baguio City Council.

Domogan earned the monicker as “The Janitor” when Baguio City rose from the rubbles of the 1990 killer quake and revitalized its economy and scenic grandeur. He also orchestrated the the twin drive of cleaning and greening.

Because of the clean and green drive led by the administration of Domogan, Baguio City was awarded the cleanest and greenest highly urbanized city for three consecutive times. This elevated Baguio to the hall of fame being such.

The comebacking politician was awarded as one of the 2001 ten Outstanding Neophyte Congressman by the Congress Magazine, Berhad Holding Investment, Reserved Soldiers Union, and Makati Graduate School. He was also awarded the same in 2002 and 2003.

After serving in Congress for three terms, he served as a Mayor of Baguio City from 2009 to 2019.

He ran for Congress during the 2019 National and Local Elections but lost to Congressman Mark Go.

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