April 17, 2024

The city council has approved Resolutions 074, s. 2024 and 075, s. 2024, respectively declaring March 18 to 22 as “Saint Louis University Alumni Homecoming Week” and May 6 to 11 as “Multiple District 301 Lions Convention Week” in Baguio City.
The SLU Alumni Homecoming is expecting more than 5,000 attendees of former faculty members, administration staff, and students to celebrate and maintain a strong connection, build a sense of community, and showcase the growth and achievements of the institution over the years.
The event will bring together alumni from around the world to celebrate years of bountiful blessings, rekindle relationships with persons who touched their lives during their university days, and share their blessings with others.
Similarly, the Lions convention is an opportunity for the members to network, collaborate, attend workshops, and engage with other stakeholders. It will also be an avenue for the members to strategize on how to achieve the club’s mission, vision, and goals as one club.
The resolutions also suspended the implementation of the Number Coding Ordinance for the attendees only during the duration of their respective events.
The city council through Resolution 082, s. 2024 enjoins all barangays in the city to establish and operate a barangay community garden in full support of the “Halina’t Magtanim ng Prutas at Gulay sa Barangay” project, and to comply with the monitoring and reportorial requirements of the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
The resolution complies with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s call to address hunger and food insecurity among Filipinos and with DILG Memorandum Circular 2023-001, which provides guidelines for the implementation of the project.
Under Section 6.2.2 of the issuance, barangays shall identify vacant areas preferably owned by the barangay or local government concerned where to establish and set up a community garden.
In the resolution, the Hapag sa Barangay project not only recognized the role of the barangays as essential partners in addressing hunger and food insecurity but also served to strengthen the capacities of the barangay towards sustainable agriculture initiatives.
“The initiative promotes urban agriculture where households and the community are encouraged to produce fresh, healthy, and affordable fruits and vegetables from their backyards and vacant spaces within the barangay through the establishment of a barangay community garden.
Community gardens in urban areas like Baguio will help families cope with the rising cost of food and assure ready access to healthy nutritious meals.”
The City Health Services Office, through the Barangay Nutrition Scholar, and the City Veterinary and Agriculture Office are tasked to coordinate and assist the barangays in the implementation and reportorial requirements of the project.
The city council approved Resolution 077, s. 2024 authorizing City Mayor Benjamin Magalong on behalf of the city government to enter into a memorandum of agreement for the implementation within the city of an outreach program to “improve the health and welfare of horses” and “provide livelihood assistance to individuals engaged in equine tourism.”
The horse clinic program will be in partnership and a collaboration effort with the International Veterinary Outreach (IVO) represented by Dr. Kate Schoenhals, the Benguet State University represented by Dr. Felipe S. Comila, and the Wright Park Pony Boys Horse Handlers Association Inc. (WPPBHHAI) represented by Arnel Cayatoc to ensure smooth and sustainable implementation of the activities.
Under the agreement, IVO will conduct a program specifically extending its expertise in veterinary services and supplies free of charge to the WPPBHHAI operating at Wright Park and Camp John Hay.
The association has signified its desire and interest to participate in and support the programs and activities to improve the health and welfare of horses and also to improve the livelihood of all individuals engaged in equine tourism.
The BSU, through its College of Veterinary Medicine, will extend its expertise for the promotion of responsible animal production and management, veterinary public health, disease management, animal welfare, and the conduct of veterinary research and extension services.
The city through the CVAO will provide quality services to promote food safety, food security, and animal welfare through its various programs and services.
The resolution also expressed sincere appreciation and gratitude of the city government to IVO for its helpful program, which shall be finalized into MOA and submitted to the city council for confirmation.
In line with the city’s road recovery program, the city council in Resolution 073, s. 2024 has directed the City Engineering Office to recover an encroached portion of road right-of-way of 2.60 square meters at Purok 2, East Bayan Park Barangay, Aurora Hill.
Based on the resolution and findings of concerned city offices, the encroached area was built/fenced with a concrete hollow block and is being used as a private parking area which deprives its main purpose for public use.
The resolution also asked the barangay council to craft its barangay parking ordinance to assign its designated and regulated parking areas in conformity with Ordinance 04, s. 2022 or the “Uniform Guidelines on Barangay Parking Ordinances in the City of Baguio.”
Further, the affected barangay citizens are reminded that in the absence of an ordinance designating a parking area, all vehicles parked in public areas are considered illegally parked or obstructions.
In Resolution 076, s. 2024, the city council confirmed the multi-year janitorial services contract between the city government and the Colada Cleaners and Supplies covering the period from Jan. 18, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2025.
The three-year contract of P6.7 million annually covers cleaning supplies and materials, including 23 janitorial personnel deployed in various areas, specifically at City Hall and annex building (9), City Health Services Office and district health centers (9), City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office building (2), Mines View satellite building (1), Civil Registry Office (1), and City Buildings and Architecture Office (1).