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City signifies intention to avail of low carbon emission transport system

The city government signified its intention to the Department of Transportation (DOTR)  to avail of the government’s foreign-assisted low carbon emission transport project to be implemented in different highly urbanized areas in the country.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said he already forwarded to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade the pertinent documents, including a resolution from the City Council, supporting the intention of the city to be among the chosen beneficiaries of the low carbon emission transport system to help in improving the state of the city’s environment.

Barangays told to implement anti-road obstruction campaign

The city government mandated all barangay officials in the city’s 128 barangays to sustain the gains of the government’s anti-road obstruction campaign to free major national, city and barangay roads from encroachments from public and private structures, as well as illegally parked motor vehicles.

City studying option to disallow entry of inter-municipality jeeps in city to decongest traffic

The city government is studying the possibility of disallowing the entry of inter-municipal public utility jeepneys (PUJs) in the central business district as one of the city’s strategies to address addressing the daily worsening traffic congestions.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said he already initially informed the municipal mayors of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay on the said plan of the city and there will be continuing engagements with them on the matter as part of the dissemination of the plan to the concerned stakeholders.

P800 million needed to complete city hall annex building

The city government needs at least P800 million to complete the construction of the proposed 8-storey city hall annex building in an over 2,400-square meter property in barangay Camp Allen in the next 2 to 3 years.

GSIS okays pay parking, tree park proposals

The  management of the State-owned Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) approved in principle the proposal of the city government for the put up of a multi-level pay parking structure in its property within the PNR Compound and to maintain the tree park also in its property near the Baguio Convention Center (BCC).

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said that he presented the two proposals of the city government to the GSIS management in previous meetings which approved these in principle and is simply awaiting approval of the members of the Board of Directors.

President okays funds for integrated command center

The city government is awaiting the release of the P200 million reportedly promised by President Rodrigo R. Duterte for the establishment of the city’s integrated command center that will use artificial intelligence in consolidating the efforts on traffic management, disaster response and peace and order.

Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said the city government is hopeful the funds will be made available by the Office of the President and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) before the end of this year for the city to start the works for the setting up of the command center.

Magsaysay Building vendors ask more time amid notice to vacate

Eighteen vendors occupying the Magsaysay Building at the Baguio Public Market are asking the city government to hold in abeyance the implementation of the Notice to Vacate issued earlier due to the building’s dangerous and hazardous status.

In a dialogue with City Administrator Bonifacio Dela Peña on Thursday, 10 October 2019, the vendors plead for them to continue operating their businesses while the city is yet to finalize its plan for the redevelopment of the market.

Firm offers tech to turn plastic waste into chairs, desks

A Davao-based company is offering its services to the city government to lessen the volume of plastic wastes being hauled out to a sanitary landfill outside Baguio.

During the executive and legislative meeting of the city officials on Monday, 7 October 2019, Envirotech Waste Recycling firm was introduced by its representative Janet Martin.

Envirotech collects plastic waste and converts these into school chairs and desks. Martin said the firm has introduced the technology to the local government units of Candelaria in Zambales and in Las Piñas City which were later adopted.

City encourages Bizmen to employ Seniors, PWDs

Mayor Benjamin Magalong approved a city council resolution urging business establishments in Baguio to employ senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) on tasks commensurate to their physical capacities.

Resolution Number 316 of 2019 also authorizes the mayor to enter into a memorandum of agreement with various fast food chains and business establishments for the said purpose.

Motorcycle riders seek exemption from city’s number coding scheme

Local motorcycle  groups in the Summer Capital are seeking, among others,  exemption from the city’s number coding ordinance claiming that  their means of transportation does not cause traffic  congestion unlike those using larger vehicles with four wheels or more.

They made the assertion during a public consultation conducted by the city council thru the office of  councilor Benny Bomogao, chair of the august body’s committee on public utilities, transportation and traffic legislation.