September 23, 2023

The city council will meet for a special session on Nov. 9 to act on matters that need legislative actions before the year ends, especially the city’s proposed Annual Investment Plan/Program for calendar year 2023 and the income portion of the city’s Local Expenditure Program.
Included in the agenda is the proposed measure authorizing the city mayor to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center for the implementation of the P5.1-million medical assistance city-aid program for indigent patients in the city for 2022.
During its previous session, the city council through Resolution 506, s. 2022 has joined the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Cordillera in condemning the Metropolitan Theater for presenting women dancers in g-string, the traditional garbworn only by Igorot men.
The resolution stated in a presentation number that was supposed to portray indigenous cultural dance and attire of Igorots, the women dancers were wearing g-strings instead of the traditional wrap-around skirt or tapis. This happened during an online presentation that was part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Order ng mga Pambansang Alagad ng Sining or the Order of National Artists.
“In the face of the public audience, and even among non-indigenous people, the provocative artistic dance, aside from failing to truly express its correct theme and promote appreciation and information on unique ethnic culture of its subject, has just made fun and ridiculed the traditional attire and culture of the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera,” the resolution stated.
The resolution added the discriminatory profiling of the traditional attire and highland culture of Cordillera IPs has become repetitious by imprudent and inconsiderate people who never bother to conduct a thorough research on the history of the bahag and consulted indigenous communities on how the traditional attire is fittingly used.
Copies of the resolution will be furnished to the organizers and officers of the theater, the regional offices of the NCIP and the Department of Tourism, the National Commission for Culture and Arts, the National Artist Award Secretariat Office, and the Philippine Information Agency for publication to avoid repetition of such act and the adulteration of Cordillera culture.
Through Resolution 489, s. 2022, the body has approved the request of Dominican-Mirador barangay for the identification of the 294 square meters parcel of land, identified as Lot 320, in the approved cadastral plan TS-CAR-00616 CAD 12160-D located at Purok 4as barangay needs.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-CAR and the AO 504 Clearing Committee were requested in the resolution to deny, cancel, or reject any application within the said vacant lot.
The City Land Needs, Identification, and Survey Committee was tasked to formally identify the parcel of land as barangay needs.
The city council through Resolution 505, s. 2022 has recognized and congratulated Johnny Ingosan Adjaro, Sr. and family for being the national grand winner of the 2022 National Search for the Natatanging Pamilyang Pilipino bestowed by the National Committee on the Filipino Family.
The joint resolution expresses the city government’s honor and pride to the Adjaro family of Lower Balacbac, Sto. Tomas Proper barangay for besting the regional and national recognition.
Johnny Sr. is a retired high school teacher from Baguio City National High School while his wife, Martina, is a midwife who stopped working to attend to the needs of the growing family. Both are Ibaloys and blessed with six children–four girls and two boys.
They engaged in farming and raised cows and hogs to be able to send their children to school who are all now professionals.
The Adjaro family are closely knit and actively engaged in community, civic, and faith activities that contribute to its progress and development. They are looked up as role models by many.
For sufficiently complying with all the requirements of the law pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Code of 1991 and its implementing rules and regulations, the body has accredited the United Architects of the Philippines Summer Capital Chapter; the Onjon Ni Ivadoy Association, Inc.; the Northwestern Luzon League of Cooperatives; and the Baguio Apaches, Inc.
The organizations are eligible for selection as a member to the city’s local special bodies and to the sectoral or functional committees of the Local Development Council, and required to submit to the city council its annual accomplishment reports and financial statements on or before Jan. 20of every year.
Granted with favorable review and for implementation pursuant to Section 458 of the Local Government Code of 1991 are the supplemental/annual budgets for fiscal year 2022 of barangays: Lualhati – P3,592,049; Saint Joseph Village – P277,094.03; Manuel A. Roxas –P3,239,800; East Modern Site – P4,882,211; Poliwes – P2,037,127.41; Palma-Urbano – P299,224.45; and Country Club Village – P513,948.58.
Reviewed Sangguniang Kabataan annual budgets for 2022 are of barangays Loakan Proper – P1,540,109; and Mines View – P475,391.49.