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Convention center not yet fully operational – dela Peña

City Administrator Benifacio dela Peña announced that the city-owned Baguio Convention Center will not yet be fully operational next month but it will simply be used by the local government as a venue for its 110th Charter Day Anniversary program on September 1, 2019.

Business permit applications in city increasing

The City Permits and Licensing Division under the City Mayor’s Office reported a significant increase in the number of business permit applications during the first month of the present administration compared to those who applied for the issuance of permits during the same period last year.

City Permits and Licensing Officer Allan Abayao disclosed that from July 1-31, 2019, there were some 1,020 permits that were issued by the said office which is 31.08 percent more than the 731 permits that were issued by the local government during the same month last year.

Erring establishment owners in city given stern warning

The local government underscored that the recent successive closure of different establishments that deviated from the business permits that were issued should serve a stern warning to them to strictly adhere to their line of business stipulated in their issued permits.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said that the local government means business in closing the operation of businesses without permits and those that deviate from their lines of business stipulated in the permits that were previously granted to them by the city to ensure that their business operations will continue.

Big establishments told to put up own STPs

The local government wants owners of big establishments in the different parts of the city to construct their own sewerage treatment plants (STPs) or waste water treatment plants (WTPs) to help the local government significantly reduce the pollutants in the various bodies of water and reduce the volume of waste water being brought to the already overworked Baguio STP in North Sanitary Camp.

Lawmakers want to be part of region’s policy-making body

Cordillera congressmen are proposing their possible inclusion in the meetings of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in the Cordillera to further strengthen the harmonious relationship among the different leaders and regional line agency officials.

The lawmakers made the proposal to the RDC-CAR officials during the Advisory Committee meeting of the region’s policy-making body held at the Batasan Complex in Quezon City last Wednesday.

Increased IRA of LGUs to be realized by 2022

The City Budget Office disclosed that the budget department will be implementing the increase in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of local governments as a result of the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) that expanded the coverage of national revenue by 2022.

Cops ready for partial closure of Session Road

The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) disclosed that it is all systems go for the partial closure of the uphill lane of Session Road every Sunday, 6 am to 9 pm, for six months starting August 18, 2019.

BCPO City Director Police Col. Allen Rae F. Co said that all the necessary preparations for the partial closure of the city’s main road were already put in place in time for the effectivity of the closure that will undergo the needed experiment to ascertain whether its proposed pedestrianization will be feasible.

City to issue citation tickets for violators

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong urged the members of the City Council to enact the appropriate legislative measure authorizing law enforcers and deputized city government personnel, barangay officials and volunteers, to issue citation tickets to all violators of existing ordinances to instil discipline among residents and tourists alike to adhere to the existing laws, rules and regulations in the city.

Common design for satellite markets in city

The city government will work on a common design for the proposed rehabilitation and upgrading of existing satellite markets and the construction of new ones in the different parts of the city to serve as added attractions not only for residents but also for tourists alike.

Demolition of Dairy Farm illegal structures pressed

The city government is inclined to pursue the immediate demolition of the nearly one hundred fifty profiled illegal structures within the 8-hectare land ceded by the agriculture department to the city for its priority development projects considering the upcoming implementation of two major projects that will be based in the identified portions of the property.