July 23, 2024

Through Resolution 374, s. 2021, the city council has authorized Mayor Benjamin Magalong to enter into an agreement with Siniloan, Laguna Mayor Rainier Leopando for a twinning relationship between Baguio and Siniloan.
The action is an expression of gratitude and acceptance to the municipality of Siniloan’s offer through municipal council Resolution 398, s, 2021, entitled, “Kapasiyahan na nagbibigay kapangyarihan sa punumbayan, Kgg. Rainier Acero Leopando, para sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa punong lungsod ng tinaguriang “City of Pines,” Lungsod ng Baguio, na si Kgg. Benjamin B. Magalong, para sa layuning pagtutulungan ng magkabilang bayan para sa larangan ng ekonomiya, turismo, agrikultura, at iba pa, para sa magka-ayon at magkaugnay nilang pag-unlad sa mga nabanggit na larangan.”
It also manifests the city’s commitment to fostering long-term mutual partnership and cultural links with other municipalities and cities.
Town-twinning, which refers to the practice of establishing official or social links between two towns or cities that shares planned activities, can lead to relationships that promote every aspect of local governance involving cultural, social, professional, and economic activities.
Siniloan is an inland municipality lying along the lakeshore of Laguna de Bay with 60 percent total land area devoted for agriculture activities while others are utilized for institutional, industrial, tourism, quarrying, agro-industrial, and other special uses. Aside from farming as the town’s people prime livelihood, the locals also depend on fishing as their additional income source.
The resolution also directed the committee on Philippine International Sisterhood and Twinning Association to prepare the necessary documents to effect the establishment of twinning ties pursuant the city’s Sisterhood and Twinning Ordinance and Administrative Order 88, s, 2013.
The city council in Resolution 360, s. 2021 has withheld actions on all requests of different barangays for review of their ordinances on parking schemes in their respective areas.
The suspension of the review of barangay ordinances is until approval of the proposed ordinance pending with the city council committee on public utilities, transportation, and traffic legislation which provides guidelines for a uniform and orderly implementation of barangay parking ordinances within the city.
The body in Resolution 362, s. 2021 is asking for the lists of business establishments in the city that provide discounts or perks to customers who are fully vaccinated against the Covid-19.
The request is addressed to the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio, the Baguio Tourism Council, and the Permits and Licensing Division of the City Mayor’s Office as reference for public dissemination and possible commendation by the city.
Further, the measure expresses appreciation and commendation to the business sector, particularly HRAB and BTC, for sharing names of these establishments giving privileges, which give enjoyment to the general public and support to the vaccination program.
In Ordinance 81, s. 2021, upon recommendation of the committee on appropriations and finance, the amount of P2.1 million from the 2021 appropriations of the City Social Welfare and Development Office was authorized for the payment of college educational financial assistance grant of 308 new grantees for the second semester of school year 2020-2021.
The body, in Resolution 375, s. 2021, has commended three residents and graduates from the universities in the city for being topnothcers among the 7,746 examinees in the July 2021 Nurse Licensure Examination administered by the Professional Regulation Commission in different areas of the country.
They are 9th placer Rylina Olga Mae Laureta, a University of Santo Tomas graduate, with an average grade of 87.40; and 10th placers Athena Ainu Macli-ing Malecdan and Kristenne Joy Arcangel Turqueza, both graduates of Saint Louis University, with an average grade of 87.20.
In a separate resolution, the SLU and the University of the Cordilleras were also commended for being among the top performing schools in the July 2021 Nurse Licensure Examination.
SLU, which ranked number one, has 100 percent rating out of 75 examinees while UC in the fifth place has 88.24 percent rating or 45 passers out of 51 examinees.
Approved for favorable review are the annual/supplemental budgets for 2021 of barangays Middle Rock Quarry – P2,858,433; Lower Rock Quarry – P2,880,218; Honeymoon-Holyghost – P4,484,801; Rizal Monument – P351,013; and Dominican-Mirador – P632,803.
Also reviewed are the Sangguniang Kabataan annual budgets of Camp Henry T. Allen – P359,665; East Bayan Park – P1,502,051; Pinsao Pilot Project – P1,874,992; and Scout Barrio – P1,710,752.