July 17, 2024

As the adage goes, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” With this as a mantra, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council adopted Baguio’s contingency plans on earthquake, hydrometeorological hazards (typhoons, floods, etc.), and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases during its meeting on Feb. 18 facilitated by CDRRMO chief and CDRRMC head secretariat Antonette Anaban and presided by Engr. Felipe Puzon, CDRRMO action officer and City Mayor’s Office chief of staff.

FYI: According to Ordinance 34, s. 2017, otherwise known as “Smoke-Free Baguio Ordinance”, it shall be unlawful for any person to smoke or allow smoking in a public utility vehicle, government-owned vehicle or any other means of public transport for passengers, accommodation and entertainment establishments, public building, public place defined in Section 4, enclosed public place, or any enclosed area outside of one’s private residence or private place of work, except in duly designated smoking areas.

Here’s “Ibaloy Day, 2/23/22” by Gabriel Baban Keith: “Happy Ibaloy Day!/ Happy Ibaloy Day!/ Happy Ibaloy Day!/ Happy Ibaloy Day./ Happy Ibaloy Day?/ Happy Ibaloy Day?/ Ibaloy Day?”

Let’s end with a prayer: “Father, we thank you for your abundant mercy and grace toward us. We honor you this day as we gather together in a family full of gratitude. We thank you for this meal and the hands that prepared it. We thank you for your bountiful provisions. We ask that you equip and encourage us to serve others who are in need. May we be good stewards of your creation and of all our talents and blessings. We proclaim glory and honor to you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.”
May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to bless and keep us all safe.