March 20, 2023

The Baguio City Council, in its regular session last June 13, approved the first supplemental annual investment plan (AIP) for 2022 as endorsed by the City Development Council (CDC).

The total amount of funds for 35 projects is P1,176,570,000.

Of the 35 projects under the supplemental annual investment plan, only three so far have funding sources. The rest are yet to be funded either by the city government or by government agencies.

Once funded, each project will again go through the scrutiny and approval of the city council before its implementation.

The programs, projects, and activities listed under the supplemental annual investment plan are:

Repair of drainage system along interior road at Happy Homes, Old Lucban (P9.6 million); repair of sunken road at South Sanitary Camp (P8.5M); improvement of Mines View satellite market (P8M); repair of dilapidated road at South Sanitary Camp (P7.5M); road rehabilitation at Gabriela Silang (P7.4M); recovery of road-right-of-way along Magsaysay Avenue (P3.5M); development of artificial groundwater recharge facility for drought and flood mitigation (P2.6M); repair of caved-in drainage line and dilapidated road pavement along Evangelista Street Road 2, Leonila Hill (P1.4M); construction of drainage canal from creek to Dulnuan residence at Purok 1, Loakan-Liwanag (P1.2M); rehabilitation of the second floor of Lucnab multipurpose hall (P740,000);

Construction of drainage and pathway with railings at Happy Hollow Barangay (P2M); slope protection at Purok 4, Pinsao Pilot Project (P2M); rehabilitation of riprap at Narra Street, Kias (P200,000); vehicle for City Accounting Office (P1.6M); vehicle for City Assessor’s Office (P1.6M); construction of walkway beside the bridge of Easter College, Inc. (P120,000); construction of canopy to the sidewalk along Yandoc Street and Palma main road (P00,000); construction of modern satellite market at Leonilla Hill (P5M); construction of Barangay Hall at Bakakeng Central phase 2 (P5M);

Installation of directional signages at various roads (P2.6M); convention center BIR documentary stamp tax and transfer of property (P7M); counterpart funding assistance to the Asian Institute Management’s Analytics, Computing and Complex Systems Laboratory in the course of the project entitled Project Minerva: Monitoring of Indicators for Efficient Redevelopment and Value Assessment (P3.2M); cultural mapping project (P5.7M); City Hall improvement and premises (P20M); rehabilitation of main water pipelines at West Quirino Hill, Middle Quirino Hill, and East Quirino Hill (P1M); design and building of National Government Data Center and Digital Transformation Center Innovation Hub at St. Joseph Village Barangay (P900M); proposed tennis court renovation and parking area at Athletic Bowl (P120M); installation of LED streetlights for various barangays (P40M); rehabilitation of slope protection and ground improvement at Dontogan Elementary School (P1.5M);

Repair and rehabilitation of dilapidated pavement at Purok 15, Agro, Irisan; slope protection at Dontogan ES (P1.1M); continuation of drainage canal from San Vicente boundary going to the creek at Bakakeng Norte/Sur (P760,000); construction of canal at Pacdal (P600,000); and construction of drainage canal located at an alley at Ambiong (P300,000).

The council required the CDC and the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) to submit to the council documents of each program/project for further review.

The council also requested the CDC and the CPDO to submit guidelines on how projects are prioritized and included in the AIP.

Created by virtue of Section 107(b-4) of the Local Government Code, the CDC is responsible for the formulation, management, and monitoring of development plans and public investment programs of the city government.

It is a multi-stakeholder body that sets the course and long term development initiatives emanating from community-driven needs and using public and private resources.

The mayor serves as the CDC chairperson. Members are the sanggunian’s chairperson of the committee on appropriations and finance, the representative of the lone district of Baguio, the 128 punong barangays, and representatives of accredited non-government/private/civil/society organizations and cooperatives. – Jordan G. Habbiling