June 20, 2024

The city council approved Ordinance 069, s. 2023 amending Section 8 of Ordinance 86, s. 2021 for the grant of amnesty on violations of pertinent provisions of Tax Ordinance 2000-001, which governs the administrative, appraisal, assessment, levy, and collection of realty taxes, business taxes, permit fees, building and lot rentals in the City of Baguio and such other fees and charges under the provisions of the 1991 Local Government Code.
The period of the amnesty program will be from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 and will cover all stalls previously vacant in the city public market, including all city-owned satellite markets and in the Slaughterhouse Compound.
The ordinance was submitted to the office of Acting City Mayor Faustino Olowan for his signature.
Through Resolution 461, s. 2023, the city council expressed gratitude to the officials and constituents of the Apayao for wholeheartedly welcoming the Baguio City delegates in Luna, Apayao on July 15 during the Cordillera Autonomous Region’s 36th founding anniversary with the theme, “Celebrating One, Resilient, Diverse, and Inclusive Journey towards Regional Autonomy.”
Also in the event were delegations from different parts of CAR who commemorated the remarkable history of the culture, heritage, progress, and unity among its provinces.
The esteemed province of Apayao, with its exemplary hospitality and warmth, graciously hosted the momentous occasion showcasing its dedication to promoting camaraderie and shared growth among CAR’s communities.
In the resolution, the city delegates arrived in Luna on July 14 and along with other delegations from different parts of CAR were sincerely welcomed with unparalleled reception. The thoughtfulness and support extended to them by the officials and people of Apayao throughout the entire event made their experience truly memorable.
“The province of Apayao’s outstanding arrangements and wholehearted efforts significantly contributed to the resounding success and overall enjoyment of the momentous founding anniversary event, leaving an indelible mark in the hearts of all participants,” reads the resolution.
The city council through joint Resolution 473, s. 2023 has expressed appreciation and commendation to Hidenodu Oguni, president of the Filipino-Japanese Friendship Foundation Inc. of Northern Luzon, for spearheading the Tanabata Festival in celebration of Filipino-Japanese Friendship Day in Baguio City.
In the resolution, Oguni’s initiative led to the declaration and celebration of the Filipino-Japanese Friendship Day every July 23 of each year highlighting the Tanabata or Star Festival with engaging activities like decoration workshops, paper craft workshops, film festival, exhibits, and other cultural activities involving youth, the elderly, and the entire community fostering a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture. The festival is also an avenue where Baguio City connects with other cities and places in Japan.
“Mr. Oguni has consistently demonstrated professionalism, creativity, and unwavering passion for excellence and love for the city and its culture including in his collaboration with the Baguio Museum.”
Further, the resolution expresses heartfelt appreciation for the works and accomplishments of Oguni as president of the Filipino-Japanese Friendship Foundation Inc. of Northern Luzon and wishes him all the best in his next pursuit as he is leaving the city very soon.
Through Resolution 466, s. 2023, the body has approved the conduct of a livelihood fair by the Baguio City Nutrition Committee from July 24 to 28 and the use of Igorot Park for the event.
In her letter request, Acting City Health Officer, Dr. Celia Flor Brillantes, stated livelihood fair is in celebration in the city of the 49th Nutrition Month with the theme, “Healthy diet gawing affordable for all.”
As conditions set for the conduct of the activity and use of the park, the exhibitors shall secure barangay business clearance and shall pay business tax.
The organizer shall secure clearance from the City Environment and Parks Management Office if within the parks, and the exhibitors shall secure clearance from the City Health Services Office for food stalls. The products to be sold shall be in line with nutrition.
The city council in Resolution 470, s. 2023 has favorably endorsed the joint Resolution 1, s. 2023 of Marcoville and DPS Compound barangays requesting for the segregation of a portion of Forbes Park, Phase 1 for road right-of-way purposes.
In the resolution, the RROW from Purok 3 of DPS Compound to Purok 5 of Marcoville is the most convenient entry and exit point for the residents and would also be highly beneficial in times of emergencies and calamities.