Latest News and Events

Closure of unauthorized Burnham carnival sought

Members of the local legislative body directed the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) to conduct an in-depth investigation on the presence of carnival rides and facilitate the closure of the same considering that it was not allowed in the approved conditions for the conduct of a month-long trade fair in the area.

CEPMO told to replace dilapidated rails in parks

The City Council approved a resolution requesting the City Environment and Parks Management office (CEPMO) to maintain or replace the reported dilapidated guard rails installed inside the different parks and various areas along major roads around the city to ensure that they serve their prescribed purpose.

Voluntary drug test for candidates encouraged

The City Council approved a resolution encouraging all candidates for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) during the upcoming May 14, 2018 synchronized barangay and SK elections to take a step forward and volunteer to undertake the needed drug testing to ensure that the polls will not be trained with issues concerning the involvement of the candidates to illegal drugs among other vices.

GSIS property to be used as central bus terminal

The City Council approved a resolution requesting President Rodrigo R. Duterte to negotiate in behalf of the local government of Baguio with the State-run government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to utilize their lot located at DPS-Marcoville barangays as central bus terminal of the city with amenities such as but not limited to toilets, coffee shops and souvenir shops.

Pens with lead content in city to be prohibited

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance prohibiting the selling, purchasing, and use of pens with lead content in the city and providing penalties for violation of the measure.

The ordinance authored by Vice Mayor Edison R. Bilog stated that it shall be a policy of the local government to prohibit the selling and purchasing of pens with lead content and using it to paint homes, schools, day care centers, parks and playgrounds, decorative applications, private or public buildings or structures, pedestrian lanes, signages among others.

Garbage hauled out of city drops – GSO

The City General Services Office (GSO) reported that the volume of the residual waste being hauled out of the city slightly dropped over the past several weeks amidst the sustained increase in the influx of visitors wanting to enjoy the city’s cool and romantic weather due to the scorching heat prevailing in the lowlands.

Institutionalized use of incident command system pushed

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance institutionalizing the use of the incident command system (ICS) as an on scene disaster response and management mechanism in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that the measure aims to have zero casualties and mitigate the effects during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters and the corresponding adoption and implementation of necessary emergency measures in the city.

Creation of women entrepreneur dev’t council proposed

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance seeking the creation of the Baguio City Women Entrepreneur Development Council.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated it is the policy of the local government to give due recognition to the role of women in the socio-economic development of the city and to provide support and assistance to the development of the women sector.

City allots counterpart for agriculture fund

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance appropriating the amount of P500,000 from the local government’s general fund or from any available funds as the city’s counterpart to the P2.5 million downloaded by the Cordillera office of the Department of Agriculture (DA-CAR) to the city pursuant to a memorandum of agreement (MOA) entered into by both parties.

4 more banks open in Baguio

Four new banks started operations in the city based on a report from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas which has significantly contributed in improving the existence of financial intermediaries in the city.

City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Evelyn G. Cayat said that in 2016, there were 82 banks that were operating in the city before it increased to 86 by the end of last year.