April 15, 2024

The city council has approved Resolution 263, s. 2023 allowing the conduct of a 15-day summer trade fair at Juan Luna Drive, Burnham Park, subject to the commitment of the event organizer to rehabilitate and beautify the landscape of the Rose Garden by repairing the fountain facilities and planting 10,000 pots of roses.
Before conducting the event in compliance with Section 10 of Ordinance 13, s. 2012, which amended the 1994 Trade Fair Ordinance, the resolution has required the proponent to complete the submission of a written request to conduct a trace fair and exhibit; a certified true copy of the certificate of registration/accreditation/business permit; brief project proposal detailing the activities to be undertaken during the fair; list of participants and their home addresses; list of goods to be sold; clearance certificate from the Office of the Revenue District Officer of the Bureau of Internal Revenue that all registration requirements are furnished; and receipts of the payments of all taxes due and collectible.
The City Environment and Parks Management Office and the proponent or proprietor of Mabelline Events Management Services were required to put into an agreement the transaction to include the plight of the bike concessionaires about the trade fair and submit the agreement to the city council for confirmation.
The proponent was also requested to submit to the city mayor, the city council, and the BIR a report detailing the activities undertaken and sales performance, including the fees to be charged to the participants or exhibitors.
The city council in separate resolutions requested Cepmo Head Rhenan Diwas to submit a report on the particulars, including the estimated budget and the parts to be changed on the repair of the fountain at the Rose Garden and come up with a priority project proposal for the repair and maintenance of all fountains, including cost estimates.
The other activity allowed in Resolution 262, s. 2023 is the conduct of an agri-tourism trade fair for the whole month of May at Mines View Park.
The trade fair is part of the celebration of Urban Farmers and Fisherfolks’ Month and an opportunity for the members of the Mines View Park Farmers Association to sell their farm produce directly to tourists as a way to help augment their income.
Through Resolution 255, s. 2023, the city council has authorized City Mayor Benjamin Magalong to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Health-Cordillera for the transfer and allocation of P40 million funding for the implementation of the anti-dengue program in the city.
The program is aligned with DOH’s national dengue prevention and control program for dengue-free Philippines and to reduce the burden of dengue disease since dengue is endemic in 100 countries and also the fastest spreading vector-borne disease in the world.
In Resolution 256, s. 2023, the use of two container vans located at the Baguio Convention and Cultural Center was granted to the Office of the Court Administrator to serve as temporary storage units for the Court of Appeals’ rollo of cases for three years or until the complete disposal of the rollos, whichever comes first, and to be returned to the city government after its use.
The containers as temporary storage will give way for renovating a portion of the CA building so that the same may be used as courtrooms and staff rooms for Municipal Trial Courts in Cities-Branches 5 and 6, and Regional Trial Court Branches 78 and 79.
Last year, new court branches were created, in which two were for the RTC and two for the MTC, which requires additional rooms and spaces at the Baguio City Justice Hall for the appointed judges and their respective staff.
The container vans will be used to store court documents that need to be secured until the renovation at the CA building is completed.
In joint Resolution 268, s. 2023, the city council commended Dr. Arrene Joy Bersamira Baldonado for topping the Jan. 14 Philippine Nuclear Medicine board examination.
She passed the Physician Licensure Examination in 2019 and immediately took the Nuclear Medicine residency training at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in Manila from January 2020 to December 2022, then topped the Diplomate Specialty board examination given by the Philippine Society of Nuclear Medicine administered by the Professional Regulation Commission on Jan. 14.