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44 exhibitors join agriculture fair

Some forty four exhibitors of organically produced agricultural crops from the different parts of the city are currently participating on the ongoing 15-day Agriculture Fair at the Igorot Park which runs from May 15-31, 2019.

The conduct of the Agriculture Fair is a joint project of the local government through the City Agriculture Division and the City Council Committee on Market, Trade, Commerce and Agriculture, the agriculture department and the organic agriculture practitioners from the different parts of the city.

Baguio folk urged to sustain urban gardening practice

Outgoing City Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. urged residents in the different barangays to continue the practice of establishing urban gardens within their limited spaces to help the local government in improving food security among its people and beautify the city as a whole.

Yangot, chairman of the City Council Committee on Market, Trade, Commerce and Agriculture, served as the guest of honor and speaker during the annual celebration of Urban Farmers month which was held at the Igorot Park Thursday morning.

Public works contractors told to do projects well

Mayor-elect Benjamin B. Magalong warned public works contractors with obviously defective projects that he will make sure that they will not be able to get future projects from the concerned government agencies and the local government once their implemented projects have been found to be substandard.

: Tenement housing in Baguio eyed

Mayor-elect Benjamin B. Magalong is pushing for the put up of affordable tenement housing in available areas to help solve the proliferation of informal settlers in the different parts of the city.

He emphasised that the single detached houses are no longer feasible in the city because of the inadequate land area for the said type of houses, thus, people must learn to accept that what will be made available for them is tenement housing.

Mayor-elect bats for multi-level parking structures in Baguio

Mayor-elect Benjamin B. Magalong underscored the need to put up multi-level parking buildings in the city to help in effectively and efficiently addressing the prevailing traffic woes and the emission of bad smoke by motor vehicles that pollute the city’s environment.

He said that the local government will try to look for available properties that could be used to put up multi-level parking buildings to cater to the growing parking requirements of the increasing number of vehicles plying the city’s roads daily.

Quick wins for traffic, solid waste management assured

Mayor-elect Benjamin B. Magalong assured that the local government will have quick wins for the city’s prevailing traffic problem and solid waste management once he will assume his post by June 30, 2019.

He claimed that there are already identified short and long-term solutions to the current traffic and solid waste management problems of the city wherein its results will be felt by the people within a span of one to two months after the same shall have been put in place.

Consultation on public transport modernization underway

Regional transport officials are now going around the Cordillera to conduct consultations on the eventual implementation of the modernization of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) for the safety and convenience of the commuting public.

Improvement of parking areas from betel nut evident – DOTR-CAR

The Cordillera office of the Department of Transportation (DOTR-CAR) said there had been a significant improvement in the cleanliness of parking areas of public utility vehicles (PUVs) in the city from the sight of betel nut spits since the strict implementation of a memorandum prohibiting the chewing of betel nut by PUV drivers while on duty.

Diseases under surveillance in city drop

The City Health Services Office (CHSO) reported that diseases under surveillance in the city have decreased tremendously from January 1 to May 6 this year but residents to be vigilant for the presence of such diseases, especially with the onset of the rainy season.

City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo disclosed that acute bloody diarrhea cases dropped by 33 percent during the said period while typhoid fever cases also decreased by 66.67 percent for the reckoning period.

Brigada Eskwela in city set May 20-25

The education department announced that the annual Brigada Eskwela in the public schools all over the city will be on May 20-25, 2019 to ensure the readiness of the school facilities at the start of classes on June 3, 2019.

Officials of the Division of City Schools called on parents of schoolchildren and students, teachers, community residents, barangay officials and volunteers to actively participate in the conduct of the Brigada Eskwela in the different public schools in the city by rendering their services to prepare for the smooth opening of classes.