Issue of April 28, 2013
     
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I believe our Baguio can be better
ALFIE ARCEGA, Baguio City

I have come back and forth to  my beloved hometown Baguio City from different countries around the world. I have been to Paris (France), Madrid (Spain), Venice (Italy), Copenhagen (Denmark), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore, Dubai (UAE), New York City (USA), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and I couldn’t help but admire how they give importance to their surroundings. At the back of my mind, my thoughts cry for my city.

I know that it has been battling against smoke belching for years. Ordinances are in place, but how come I still go home with dark filth in my nose every time I clean it at night? Why do I still have the urge to grab a piece of cloth to cover my nose when I commute? Every time I do my laundry it stinks and appear soiled as if I went playing with dirt, when I just had a good stroll down Session Road and around the city.

I come to ponder what other countries are doing that my own city is missing? Is it lack of implementation and follow-up from the authorities? We have improvised on how to funnel compliance of car owners by linking it to license renewals. Or is it just that ordinances in the city can be easily twisted? Again, I go back to envying the places I have visited and I wonder how to poke someone up there to start re-thinking.

Quoting a congressional candidate, he said drivers are wise enough not to get caught by police for smoke-belching by playing with their accelerators. I challenge you and the police force to be wiser. In my opinion, he barely addressed the question. He even said millions are collected from violations. Wow! Why not double it and collect billions and put a good use to it?

I have been hearing from foreigners on how heartbroken they are, saying “We don’t know what we are doing to our city’s environment.”

Never mind this generation. Think of the future generations instead so they can still breathe the fresh air of my early years.

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MORE ON WEEK'S MAIL
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:: The police is not deputized to seize pirated materials
This is a reaction to the letter of Sara Sienna of Baguio City, which was published in your April 21 issue.
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:: Change the way campaigning is done
It is high time that our system of campaigning is changed.
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:: Best choice for political leadership
There are many candidates with various qualifications, vying for certain political positions.
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:: Frustrated at BWD’s services
My family once patronized the Baguio Water District.
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:: Drumming up the call for Mali’s release
Imagine yourself locked up in a small space for 36 years.
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:: Renewed call for BENECO to explain expenditures
This is a repeat call to BENECO management to update or explain to the public accounts and issues as follows:
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:: Sad experience in a supermarket in Session Road
I want to share my experience about Session Supermart’s poor customer service.
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:: Non–passage of resolution 400–10
As for me and the thousand holders of the irregularly issued franchises or certificates of public convenience (CPC), the non–passage of proposed resolution…
 

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