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Mendicancy in city to be prohibited

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance prohibiting mendicancy in the city and providing the penalties for violators of the measure.

Celebration of LGBT Week in city pursued

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance institutionalizing the celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Week in the city every last week of November and providing funds for the activities that will be lined up for the gathering.

Stores required to put up garbage receptacles

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance requiring all sari-sari stores, convenient stores and other similar business establishments to provide garbage receptacles in front of their establishments 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 require all sari-sari stores convenience stores, and other similar business establishments to provide garbage receptacles in front of their establishments.

PEZA accreditation rules in city crafted

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance laying down the procedures and requirements for approval of requests for endorsement from the local legislative body for accreditation with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) of Special Economic Zones, information technology or business process outsourcing centers, buildings and tourism development zones.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Edgar M. Avila stated the measure shall be known as the IT and Ecozone Endorsement Procedures Ordinance of the city.

More requirements for birth, marriages proposed

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance making it a policy of the local government to require the submission to the Local Civil Registry of a certification from the City Nutrition Action Officer certifying the presence of household garden of go, grow and glow using bio-intensive gardening systems prior to the registration of certificates of live birth and marriage license in support to the city nutrition program.

Insurance program for barangay police force sought

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance establishing a Barangay Police Force or Tanod Insurance Program in the city and appropriating an initial amount of P1 million to serve as the insurance fund and will be incorporated in the annual budget of the local government every year.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated the annual appropriation of P1 million may be increased by the City Mayor if he deems it necessary through a supplemental budget during the first year of implementation.

Put of warning signs in risk-prone areas in city pushed

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance requiring the installation of warning signages in all identified risk-prone areas in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Arthur Alad-iw stated that there shall be warning signages installed and maintained in all identified and would be identified risk-prone areas in all barangays and other areas in the city.

High compliance rate of employers to wage ordered noted

The Cordillera office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-CAR) reported a high compliance rate among employers around the region in the implementation of Wage Order No. 18, series of 2017 which took effect in June last year.

DOLE-CAR regional director Exequiel Ronnie Guzman said that based on the results of the inspection conducted by the labor department among employers regionwide on existing labor standards, including the prevailing wage order, 86 percent were said to be fully compliant to the prevailing minimum wage in the different sectors in the region.

City to earn P1/kwh from Asin hydro operations

The local government can earn as much as P1 per kilowatt-hour from the future operation of the Asin minihydro power plants once it will be managed by the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO).

BENECO general manager Gerardo P. Verzosa revealed that the cooperative will be submitting to the city in due time an unsolicited proposal for the takeover of the operation and maintenance of the Asin minihydro plants as it has the technical expertise and the financial capacity to rehabilitate the deteriorating facilities of the power plant for it to produce quality power for the consumers.

STP for liquid waste still not realized

The proposed put up of a sewerage treatment plant (STP) for liquid waste within the Slaughterhouse Compound to lessen the burden of the Baguio STP in South Sanitary Camp remains in the pipeline, an official of the City Veterinary Office said here recently.

City Veterinarian Dr. Brigit P. Piok said that the feasibility study for the project is still subject to public bidding that is why the realization of the project will have to take more time.