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P6B Market Development to be undertaken in 3 years

17 January 2020 – The city government disclosed the proposed P6 billion market development plan will be undertaken in four phases spread over a period of three years.

Based on the presentation of the city’s technical working group (TWG) for the development of the Baguio |City public market, the facility will be a 5-story structure with a provision of a 2-basement parking that will occupy a 3-hectare footprint 30 percent of which will be dedicated for pen spaces, parks and other spacious use to boost the culturally-inspired market structure.

Development of city public cemetery to be pursued

17 January 2020 – The city government will pursue the long overdue development of the 9-hectare city public cemetery to improve its current state and increase its carrying capacity with the introduction of the condominium-type tombs for residents.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said that it is high time for the city government to introduce the appropriate improvements in the public cemetery to address the prevailing issues and concerns and to put order in the burial site.

Expansion of Wi-Fi areas in Baguio bolstered with new accord

The city government and the Philippine long-Distance Telephone (PLDT) and its subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. entered into a memorandum of agreement for the roll-out of fiber-powered, carrier-grade Smart Wi-Fi to cover more sites across the city.

The agreement is aimed at increasing the areas covered with fast, free and reliable connectivity that will include Mines View Park, Burnham Park, Baguio City public market, Malcom Square, Wright Park, Baguio Convention Center, Baguio General Hospital and medical Center and additional sites along Session road.

Aggressive road clearing operations to be undertaken

17 January 2020  – The city government will embark on an aggressive road clearing operations along major roads in the city to ensure its compliance to the marching orders of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for local officials to bring back roads taken over by private individuals to the public and to comply with the standing order for the convenience of the public.

City to demolish 100 structures in Loakan Airport buffer zone

14 January 2020 – The city government will demolish more or less one hundred structures within the declared buffer zone of the Loakan airport as part of the preparatory works for the opening of the airport to commercial operations.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAA) submitted to the city government the identified buffer zone where the structures that obstruct the incoming and outgoing flights are erected, thus, the need to demolish the structures to ensure the safe operation of the airport.

Health, food safety a priority for CARAA 2020 delegates

15 January 2020 – The Department of Education and the Department of Health in the region assured that health and food safety will be prioritized for the over 6,000 delegates of the 2020 Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet from February 16 to 21, 2020 in Baguio City.

 

Adopt- A-Park measure not fully implemented -- report

January 17, 2020 - A local measure passed almost ten years ago institutionalizing the “Adopt-A-Park” project was not fully implemented according  to a legislative monitoring and evaluation status report submitted to Vice-Mayor Faustino Olowan.

The report states that ordinance no. 49, series of 2011, also provides guidelines for the identification, maintenance, responsibilities and other details in the effective and efficient implementation of the project.

BCPO bares barangay drug-clearing report

January 17, 2020 - Of the Summer Capital’s 128 barangays, 110 are cleared of illegal drugs while four are unaffected as of January 6 this year according to the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO)  in its barangay drug clearing operation  report during the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) quarterly meeting Tuesday.

Representing BCPO Dir. Allan Rae Co, Lt. Col. Max Sumeg-ang reported  that three barangays are undergoing drug clearing operations; 10 are re-affected/resurgent; and one is under  Pres.  Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s  (PRRD) barangay narcolist.

Creative Council members, sworn-in

January 17, 2020 – Mayor Benjamin Magalong has formally sworn-in the officers and members of the Council for Baguio Creative City (CBCC) Monday at City Hall with Adelaida Lim, representing the weavers sector, as chairperson and Raymundo Rovillos, representing the academe, as vice-chairperson.  Magalong is co-chairperson.

 

The Mayor earlier issued executive order no. 161, series of 2019, creating the CBCC  to spearhead the development and implementation of strategic plans and programs on crafts and folk arts pursuant to its commitment with UNESCO.

 

Police collar 33 drug pushers, users in last quarter of 2019

January 17, 2020 - The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) conducted a total of 31 operations on the neutralization of drug personalities  in the Summer Capital from October to December last year with 33 drug pushers and six users  arrested during the period.

This was reported by Lt. Col. Max Sumeg-ang, who represented BCPO Dir. Allan Rae Co, during the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) meeting Tuesday at the BCPO multi-purpose hall presided by city prosecutor.