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Barangays with alleys urged to install CCTV

To intensify the peace and order situation in the city, the city council recently passed resolution numbered 091, requesting all barangays with pathways, alleys, walkways and stairways intended for public use to install closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) and proper lightings.

Committee on public utilities, transportation and traffic legislations councilor Maria Mylen Victoria Yaranon introduced said resolution so as to discourage ill motives in the city.

Treatment plant still under study

As part of environmental and sanitation safety of the city, the proposed animal waste treatment plant at the City Veterinary Office is still under study.

According to city veterinarian Dr. Brigit Piok, the proposed treatment plant will be constructed within the Slaughterhouse Compound to treat waste water coming from the abattoir instead of being treated at the Baguio Sewerage Treatment Plant (BSTP) which is already overloaded.

Barangay merging on the way

The revived call for barangay merging of the 128 barangays in the city of Baguio is thoroughly being reviewed and evaluated by the city government here.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan disclosed that the various meetings, consultations and forum with the punong barangays in the city concerning the proposed barangay merging resulted to a positive feedback from the different barangays.

Trash bins for the city

To help solve waste problems in this mountain resort, the Department of Trade and Industry in partnership with Tiong San donated 20 trash bins to the city government of Baguio during the regular flag raising ceremony, Monday at the City Hall grounds.

Said donated trash bins will be used by the barangays said DTI Baguio Benguet provincial director Freda Gawisan.
It is remembered during the Diskwento Caravan at the Consumer Welfare Month last year, Tiong San offered to give out trash bins as part of the corporate social responsibility.

RITMT and water ambience ASK report

The number of vehicles passing the smoke-belchers test has gone up, according to the Roadside Inspection, Testing and Monitoring Team (RITMT) of the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO).

The report was given by RITMT Wastewater, Water and Ambient air Management Division (WWAMD) chief Engr. Moises Lozano, during the Alay Sa Kalinisan meeting last week.

Of the 574 flagged vehicles tested last February, 336 or 59 % passed, while 238 or 41% failed. In February 2016, 657 vehicles were tested where 39% passed and 61% failed.

Urban gardening on in the city

Best edible backyard/home garden contest participants in the city are encouraged to enlist with the office of Councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr. as judges would screen and evaluate the entries in April, and award the winners in May, Urban Farmers’ month.
Recognition will also be done on September 1, Baguio Day celebration.

Ecozone extension proposed

Two sites along Sto. Tomas, Bakakeng, Camp 7, and Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) were presented as probable areas for economic zone expansion and development during the conclusion of the Luzon Ecozone summit last Friday.

City commends dedicated public servants

Special commendations were given to three Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) personnel and a certificate of commendation to a punong barangay for dedicated public service and active participation in the city’s anti-criminality program.

SP04 Efren Anapen was cited for his action in providing immediate assistance to a visitor and motorist who had a vehicular problem while traversing along Loakan Access Road Extension earlier this month.

Designation of PWD parking spaces, proposed

The local legislature passed on first reading a proposed ordinance designating parking spaces for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in all buildings, business establishments, offices and all similar structures here, required by law to provide parking spaces and providing penalties thereof.

Baguio athletes to join National Athletics Open

The city will send a total of 31 athletes and coaches to compete in the National Open for Athletics 2017 slated on March 29 to April 2 in Ilagan City, Isabela.

The sports activity includes 27 track-and-field competitions and is a joint program of the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association and various local government units.