April 23, 2024

The city council is eyeing to expand the coverage and increasing the fines for violations of roadside parking in the city.
In a proposed ordinance, the city council body sought to amend certain provisions of Ordinance 68, s. 2020, which regulated the use of certain roads or streets within the central business district in the city.
Under the proposed amendment, the prohibited acts or activities along the roadside parking spaces, regardless whether fees have been paid, shall include staging area for public utility vehicles; repair bays, except to change flat tires; car washing; vending of whatever articles while using the area; double parking; others that will obstruct, prevent, or modify the intended use of roads and parking of motor vehicles marked ‘for sale’ or in any phase or words in circumvention depicting the same meaning as to effect sale or swap; and any act of disguise to confound detection by authorities.
Violators will be ordered to remove their vehicle and shall be fined P1,000 on first offense; P3,000 on second offense; P5,000 on third offense and every offense thereafter shall be penalized P5,000.
A traffic citation ticket shall be issued to the owner or clipped in the windshield or any visible part of the vehicle, indicating details of provisions violated for proper assessment.
Earlier, the Research Division of the city council conducted a legislative monitoring and evaluation on Ordinance 68, s. 2020.
Engr. Januario S. Borillo, head of the Traffic and Transportation Management Division of the City Engineering Office; Col. Glen Lonogan, former city director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO); Capt. Angelo B. Naoy, acting commander of BCPO Police Station 10, and various punong barangays recommended the expansion of the prohibited acts and activities and the increase of the fines on violators of the ordinance. – PIO release