June 20, 2024

The city council has approved Ordinance 73, s. 2022 or “The Comprehensive Geriatrics Program of Baguio City” for the provision of a specialized health care services and attention for bona fide senior citizens of the city.
Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and problems specific to aging.
Aimed at preventing rapid health deterioration and resorting to invasive treatment, the program is focused in addressing various health issues including physical, emotional and mental changes being experienced by senior citizens.
Services to be offered include regular check-up, medical and laboratory examinations, vaccine administration and provision of maintenance medicines, filling up and issuance of drug prescription, referrals, eye check-up, vital signs taking like blood pressure, temperature, respiratory rate, pulse rate, and others.
It also include treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, dementia, diabetes, epilepsy, heart diseases, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Disease, sleep disorders, memory loss, incontinence, and medication side effects, among others.
Guidelines for the implementation of the program will be prepared by the City Health Services Office.
To encourage the community of persons with disability to be more active in sports, the city council approved Resolution 604, s. 2022 for the institutionalization of the “Laro para sa Lahat” program of Baguio.
The event, which is similar to the para games, will be held Dec. 3 of every year during the celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Part of its implementation is the conduct in every barangay a symposium promoting the sports program for PWDs which shall be organized by chairpersons of the Sangguniang Kabataan and involving coaches from the different field of sports as resource persons.
The City Sports Council will come up with brochures or leaflets that contain information about the program .
In Resolution 601, s. 2022, the city council requested the mayor for the construction of a center for the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (Kalipi) Women’s Federation of Baguio City Inc. in recognition of the worth and significant role of the women in the community.
The Resolution stated that Kalipi which has 82 affiliated women’s organizations, will need the center as venue for meetings, trainings, seminars and activities that showcase women’s livelihood products and the services being rendered or provided by the organization. It will also be a one-stop-shop for visiting women’s organizations from the different cities and provinces.
Through Resolution 615, s. 2022, the city council approved the P29.1 million worth second supplemental annual investment program (AIP) for fiscal year 2022.
The projects, programs and activities in the 2022 AIP are hauling and tipping fees for transporting the city’s residual waste to Capas, Tarlac – P19M; processing of titles of parcels of land in favor of the city, from Lot 1 (sites of Melvin Jones, Lake, Orchidarium, Children’s Park, part of Skating Rink and Tennis Court) and Lot 6 (site of the Pine Trees of the World) at Burnham Park – P2M.
Gasoline allocation for Baguio City Police Office – P7M, Baguio City Fire Station – P780,000; Baguio City Jail- and female dorms – P100,000 each, and electric consumption of City Jail-male dorm – P120,000.
Regarding the proposed increase of environment fee for recoup of funds spent in the maintenance of amenities at the Botanical Garden, the council has requested through a resolution the City Environment and Parks Management Office to submit a feasibility study within 60 days for guidance of the city council members on the appropriate amount to be collected.
In Resolution 610, s. 2022, the city council commended the topnotchers of the November 2022 Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) from Saint Louis University, namely, Melchor F. Pimentel Jr., ranked second and with average of 89.80 percent; Reina Joyce M. Bulao (fourth – 89.40 percent); and Jaime Renee B. Martinez (sixth – 89 percent); Karen Z. Daoay and Precios A. Mamaril (seventh – 88.8 percent); and Kyle Nicole R. Sese (eighth – 88.6 percent); Maranatha Raquel M. Buenaventura, David Audrey H. Dulay; Patrick John L. Formoso; Yessamin T. Guadiz; and Eena Cassandra S. Mercado, (ninth – 88.4 percent).
The council also commended SLU for ranking number one in the list of the top performing schools in the NLE.