April 14, 2024

The city council has approved Resolution 070, s. 2024 adopting policy guidelines relative to the mass application and/or distribution of cash or kind benefits or assistance to public clients and beneficiaries in the City of Baguio.
The guidelines as recommended by the General Services Office intend to ease the transaction process, ensure safety, and avoid inconvenience to the recipients or beneficiaries availing for food and clothing, medical, or scholarship assistance in the City of Baguio.
This would also address usual issues and concerns during such kind of activity like ample space for the staff and equipment of the office/s concerned, time management, and efficient implementation of social and health programs such as the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers or Tupad and the city’s Special Program for Employment of Students or SPES.
As a policy, the venue for mass application and/or distribution for 100 to 250 students/jobseekers would be the City Hall Multipurpose Hall, with 250 seating capacity; the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office function hall, or the President Fidel V. Ramos Gym, which both can accommodate more than 250 seats.
For the general public with 100 to 250 participating elderly and persons with disabilities, the venue shall be the City Hall Multipurpose Hall, CDRRMO Function Hall, or PFVR Gym.
Activities can be held in their identified respective venues any day subject to reservation. If available, the preferred venue for the general public with elderly and PWDs is at CDRRMO Function Hall because of the presence of an elevator.
The resolution was submitted to the Office of City Mayor Benjamin Magalong for his signature, consideration, and issuance of guidelines for its implementation.
The city council approved Resolution 127, s. 2024 supporting the fun run entitled “Run for your Kidneys: run for-a-cause” organized by the Baguio Dialysis Patients’ Organization and with the City Government of Baguio as the co-organizer.
The event aims to provide support to dialysis patients of the BGHMC and continuous promotion of health and fitness in the community:
It is aligned with the provisions of the 1987 Constitution for the promotion, among other things, the development of a healthy and alert citizenry and the protection and promotion of their right to health and health consciousness.
To be held on March 2, the event will start with a unity prayer at 4:30 a.m. to be followed by gun starts for respective categories: 3 kilometers at 5:30 a.m., 5-km. at 5:15 a.m., and 10-km. at 5a.m.
The order of options for the location or venue of the run includes the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center; the Baguio Athletic Bowl; and the Lake Drive, Burnham Park.
Proceeds of the registration fees will be used for charity and operational expenses for the race bibs, t-shirts, medals, and trophies of finishers.
The price of each ticket for participating supporters is P200; 3-km., P700; 5-km, P900; and P1,200 for the 10-km.
The organization has manpower volunteers for the registration, water stations, route guidance, police marshals, documenters, and official photographers.
For safety measures, the organization shall ensure medical staff are present. There will be a simple closing ceremony to announce the amount raised and to thank everyone for their participation and support.
The resolution also requires the organization to comply with the provisions of Ordinance 89, s. 2023 and maintain health protocols prescribed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, including the safety of the participants and pedestrians.
Further, the organizer/race director shall coordinate with the Baguio City Police Office relative to the event, and provide a copy of the resolution to the Sports and Recreation Division-City Administrator’s Office for its information.
Through Resolution 101, s. 2024, the Department of Public Works and Highways-Baguio City District Engineering Office and the City Engineering Office were requested to submit to the city council their list of projects or programs for implementation that involve tree-cutting in the city for information and appropriate legislative measures.
The resolution stated there are ongoing road-widening projects along various roads within the city where trees were cut down to give way to these numerous national and local infrastructure projects, but environmental concern and protection must be also observed.
The resolution added notwithstanding the effort of the government in implementing and realizing these projects, it is necessary to conserve our natural resources and protect and preserve the beauty of the environment.
In separate resolutions, the city council granted favorable review as required under Section 458 of the Local Government Code of 1991, as amended, the Annual/Supplemental budgets for fiscal years 2023 and 2024 of Barangays Loakan Proper – P14,410,127; Lower General Luna – P154,000; Kayang Extension –P184,000;
Lower Lourdes Subdivision – P2,465,000; Lower General Luna – P2,754,400; Cresencia Village – P3,743,686; Hillside – P3,561,669; Scout Barrio – P3,806,938; Lower Rock Quarry – P67,300; North Sanitary Camp – P131,698; San Luis Village – P11,045,644; Kias – P8,463,750; Brookspoint – P172,500; Fairview – P300,000; South Drive – P3,155,564; Palma-Urbano – P3,357,694; Atok Trail – P4,141,33; Guisad Surong – P78,800;
City Camp Central – P3,712,557; Holy Ghost Proper – P4,495,532; City Camp Proper – P4,809,202; Andres Bonifacio – P3,610,684; Pacdal – P151,960; Andres Bonifacio, Caguioa, Rimando – P72,822.80; Ambiong-Baguio – P125,536.
Quezon Hill Proper – P3,792,276; Lower Magsaysay – P5,722,469; Camp 8 – P4,624,906; Gabriela Silang – P4,831,913; Santo Rosario Valley – P3,913,934; Abanao-Zandueta-Kayang-Chugum-Otek – P4,661,050; and Santo Rosario Valley – P48,600.
The barangay budgets will be returned to the City Budget Office for implementation.