May 19, 2024

Upon recommendation of the committee on youth welfare and sports development, the city council has approved in separate resolutions for the conduct of fun run/race activities with respective dates and venues in the city for April and May.
First, under Resolution 226, s. 2024 is the “Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center fun run” on April 21 at 4:30 a.m. at the BGHMC garden.
The race, themed “SuLungs para sa Kabataan – wellness promotion for the prevention of vaping and chronic illnesses among adolescents and healthcare workers,” will cover 3, 5, and 10-kilometer distances.
This will be followed by the “First Baguio Country Club Employees Family Run” under Resolution 236, s. 2024 on April 23 to start at 10 a.m. at the BCC traversing the BCC Road at South Drive on an out-and-back race covering 3-km., 6-km., and 10-km. distances.
This is for the benefit of the chosen beneficiary of Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Ministries Inc., a non-governmental organization for children in crisis situations who need safe refuge, assistance, intervention, trauma-informed care, psychosocial support, medical help, and someone to advocate for their rights.
Next, through Resolution 237, s. 2024, is the “2024 University of Baguio Bikers Event” on April 27 from 6 to 10 a.m. in celebration of UB’s 75th foundation anniversary.
This was organized by the UB Research Innovation Extension and Community Outreach Office to raise funds to support the community beneficiaries of the university.
The race starting from UB will traverse Camp 7-Loakan bypass, and from Loakan Road back to UB. There will be water stations to be set up and designated first aiders/medics during the event.
Fourth and authorized under Resolution 225, s. 2024 is the “Family Day Fun Run” of the Global Agility Solutions LLC on May 25 at 4 a.m. starting and finishing at the Burnham Lake Drive area.
The 3-km to and from race will traverse Kisad Road, Military Cut-Off Road and South Drive. It is part of the company’s employee engagement and personal development as they will run with their families.
The activity will culminate with a simple program, games, and awarding. There will be a minimal amount of registration fees which will cover the shirts, prizes, water, and merchandise items.
All the organizers/race directors are required to comply with 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, and that the city government has no liability for any untoward incident that may happen.
They shall also coordinate with the Baguio City Police Office relative to their respective events, and that a copy of the resolution be provided to the Sports and Recreation Division-City Administrator’s Office for its information.
The city council has approved Resolution 234, s. 2024 mandating the Permits and Licensing Division and the Public Order and Safety Division, both of the City Mayor’s Office, in coordination with the Baguio City Police Office to inspect all businesses in the city engaged in the manufacturing, selling, or distributing Philippine National Police uniforms, insignias, and other accoutrements and require them to secure PNP certificate of conformity (COC), according to Executive Order 297, s. 2000.
The request is due to the proliferation of unauthorized PNP uniforms linked to commission of illegal activities within the city and in compliance with the said EO for the control and management of unauthorized manufacture, sale, and distribution of the above items with corresponding penalties ranging from immediate closure of establishment; cancellation of business license or permit; condemnation, seizure, and forfeiture of unauthorized items; and imposition of reasonable fines for violators of the said order, all of which could be undertaken by the local government units concerned.
In addition, failure to secure a PNP COC or present the same during the inspection shall warrant the issuance of a notice of violation. Upon findings that the establishment continuously violates the provisions of the executive order, the PLD-CMO may either order the suspension of the business operation, revocation of the business permit, or closure of the business establishment, depending on the nature of the violation committed subject to appeal to the city council.
In case of violations found during inspections for failure to present competent proof of authority to deal with PNP uniforms, insignias, and other accoutrements, the items found therein shall be seized or confiscated subject to proper disposal, without prejudice to the revocation of business permit and the filing of an appropriate administrative, civil or criminal case.