The city council tasked the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) and the City General Services Office (GSO) to study the feasibility of institutionalizing the adopt-a-waiting shed project in the city.
In Resolution 697, s. 2023, the council said one way of ensuring the preservation and protection of waiting sheds in the city is to invite private individuals or groups to help through the adopt-a-waiting shed project.
The council directed CBAO and GSO to formulate the guidelines for the identification of the waiting shed, the responsibilities of the adopters, and the incentives to be given to the individuals and groups.
Among the proposed guidelines to be considered by the said offices include that the adopting party shall be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the waiting shed and its surroundings; a signage or sign board indicating the name of the adopting party may be set up in their respective areas; the CBAO and GSO shall approve any remodeling of the waiting shed that was adopted; prospective adopters should have a good track record, and an award, incentive, and recognition for the search for the best Adopt-a-waiting shed shall be made in an appropriate occasion.
The resolution was adopted from the Scout Official for-a-Day (Sofad) proposal of Sofad Councilor Anna Nicole Bautista.
The council added that several waiting sheds in the barangays are either dilapidated, dirty, vandalized, or are full of unnecessary posters and advertisements that affect the image of the city as clean and green locality. – PIO release