November 26, 2022

Local entrepreneurs have earned over P9 million in total receipted sales from the Sunday Showcase along Session Road for a period of two years since its inception in August 2019 to present.
The Sunday Session Road Showcase is a program of the city government and the departments of Trade and Industry and the Department of Agriculture to strengthen the livelihood of local entrepreneurs amidst the ongoing pandemic.
“Livelihood and entrepreneurial service is evident in the way we have transformed Session Road as a regular Sunday venue for family fun and bonding as well as artistic displays of admirable creativity, and a showcase of local entrepreneurship through our strong collaboration with DTI-CAR,” the mayor said.
In his state of the city address last Sept. 1, the mayor said there is an increasing level of confidence in the city with key business and tourism leaders spearheading economic recovery programs to help affected sectors in resuming or expanding their operations.
These are manufacturing, business process outsourcing, trading, public and private education through blended learning schemes, transportation operations and mobility and tourism, the mayor said.
To assist MSMEs affected by the pandemic, the city government, in partnership with the Small Business Corporation of the DTI-Cordillera rolled-out the Revitalization Actions for a Vibrant Economy-Economic Stimulus Package program which gives low interest loans to about 200 small business owners in the city.
The Pony Boys Association at Wright Park has also registered with the Department of Labor and Employment enabling them to avail of training and livelihood packages from the agency.
The city is also reviving agricultural production by establishing 33 urban agriculture sites and two technological demonstration sites for tilapia production.
Magalong said all these efforts are geared towards reviving the economy despite some setbacks.
In recognition of the city government’s efforts, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce, Inc. bestowed the Most Business Friendly City in the Philippines award to Baguio.
The Permits and Licensing Division has issued 21,621 business permits equivalent to P261,687,520 worth of business taxes covering January to August 2021. – Jessa Samidan