June 17, 2024

The city council has approved Resolution 130, s. 2024 adopting the first supplemental annual investment program for calendar year 2024 of the city government as contained in City Development Council (CDC) Resolution 2024-02, s. 2024 and submitted by City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, also the CDC chair.
The supplement AIP which lists 24 programs, projects, activities (PPA) with a funding requirement of P699.7 million is subject to the submission of supporting documents for each PPA.
These are the P78.127 million for the rehabilitation of public parks and plaza in Barangay Legarda-Burnham, Kisad. The fund will come from the Local Government Support Fund-Financial Assistance to LGU;
The P15M from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts for the detailed engineering study for the conservation of the Dominican Hill Retreat House;
National government-funded projects are, construction of a multipurpose hall at Gabriela Silang worth P50M and P2.5M for the procurement of an ambulance.
From the city’s general fund are “innovation projects” totaling P5M broken down into the: Ascend roadmap Baguio: Achieving Sustainability, Cultivating Resilience, and Enabling New Directions (P1.7M), integration of gender and development to resiliency (P900,000), smart garbage bins (P300,000), peace and order, and public safety innovations (P700,000), innovation alliance (P1M), and other innovation support (P400,000).
Youth PPAs worth a total of P5M are youth leadership training camp (P250,000), placemaking in barangays with youth leads (P2.71N), “The Next Generation Leading the Way: Youth-Driven Solutions for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Voluntary Local Review (P1M), and Youth in Action: Empowering Youth to Create Positive Change (P1.178M).
Feasibility study for the outsourcing of garbage collection from residences to the transfer station or central materials recovery facility at Dontogan – P1M, construction of sewerage treatment plant or leachate treatment plant at Irisan EcoPark – P35M, improvement of district health centers – P50M, third phase of the rehabilitation of arboretum 1 and 2 – P5.5M, and development and improvement of City Camp lagoon underground drainage and surface water runoff – P50M.
Also included in the supplement AIP for the construction of a transfer station at Dontogan – P55.200M and additional P56.800M.
Construction of joint multipurpose hall of Trancoville and Alfonso Tabora and evacuation center of District 17 at South Sanitary Camp – P35M, construction of covered courts in various barangays – P30M, road recovery of Diego Silang Street towards Harrison Road, Harrison-Carantes – P10M, procurement and installation of heater for the city swimming pool – P15M, PPAs of the Sanguniang Panlungsod – P50M, and CDC capability building – P2M.
Renovation of the City Legal Office – P2.605M, demolition of structures at the tourist rest area at Kennon Road – P300,000, construction of Dontogan multipurpose hall – P35M.
For funding from any source are the procurement of body camera for field personnel – P20.722M, offsite information and communications technology disaster recovery system for business continuity – P40M, and construction of Pacdal multipurpose hall – P50M.
The city council has authorized in separate ordinances the charging by the City Administrator’s Office the amount of P260,000 for the payment of unpaid water bills of the swimming pool in 2023, P8,650 for representation expenses on Nov. 29, 2023 of the City Planning, Development and Sustainability Office, P537,254 for the unpaid electricity consumption in city parks and field offices of the City Environment and Parks Management Office covering Nov. 18, 2023, to Jan. 26, 2024.
The city council approved Resolution 136, s. 2024 expressing the city’s appreciation and gratitude to the Communities Aligning Baguio and San Antonio Texas (Cabsat) for successfully conducting at the Aurora Hill Super Health Center on Feb. 20 a medical mission that benefitted over 200 residents.
Cabsat is a non-profit organization based in San Antonio, Texas, United States, and composed of mostly Cordillerans.
In Resolution 131, the city council requested the Department of Public Works and Highways-Baguio City District Engineering Office and APB Construction to restore the walkway shed fronting the Milton Hotel which was dismantled during the road widening project along Kennon Road.
The city council through Resolution 132, s. 2024 reminds all public and private schools in the City of Baguio to provide clean and well-maintained restrooms for its students.
The Resolution is based on the adopted proposal of Scout Official For-A-Day Councilor Raymund Gabriel Lerio during the Oct. 23, 2023 Sofad session.