June 20, 2024

In line with the city’s heightened campaign against animal rabies and stray dogs, the city council on Monday has approved through amendatory Ordinance 60, s. 2020 the mandatory microchip registration of all dogs in Baguio for easy identification and as a means of empowering the barangays towards achieving the objectives of the measure.
The ordinance provides that no person shall own or keep any dog three months of age without first having the pet registered with the City Veterinary and Agriculture Office or during mass registration organized by the barangay.
after microchipping, a certificate of registration shall be issued and the owners shall no longer be required to provide dog tags.
In case of vaccination and microchipping in the barangays, the date shall be scheduled by the punong barangay for P300 each dog to cover the cost of the microchip.
The body also approved Ordinance 66, s. 2020 or the “Computer shops, Internet shops, and Internet cafés Regulatory Ordinance in Baguio.”
Elementary pupils and high school students are not allowed to enter the computer rental shops during class hours from Monday to Friday and on a Saturday if there are classes. Students of legal age who will do research work in computer rental shops are allowed only between 6 a.m. and 1 a.m. the following day.
The body, in Resolution 325, s. 2020, has suspended the processing and issuance of business permits for “online selling” pending the final declaration of normalcy due to the public health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Resolution 317, s. 2020, the body has requested the regional Land Transportation Office for a 30-day moratorium on the apprehension “of riders of motorcycle food delivery services” in the city to allow them time in securing professional driver’s license and other requirements set by the Department of Transportation.
Through Resolution 318, s. 2020, the validity of the special business permits for motorcycle food delivery services to operate in the city has been extended until the end of the modified general community quarantine, provided that they shall comply with the requirements of the City Permits and Licensing Division of the City Mayor’s Office.
Also, in Resolution 319, s. 2020, the operators/managers of motorcycle food delivery services in the city, in coordination with the Baguio City Police Office, the City Health Services Office and the City Engineering Office, were requested to conduct orientations to their riders for more detailed health and road safety hazard guides.
The other requests are in Resolution 326, s. 2020 for mayor Benjamin Magalong to issue an executive order giving window hours to allow children and adolescents, 21 years old and below, to go out on Sundays for their basic and urgent needs as a way of protecting and safeguarding their mental health as well as their physical health; Resolution 327, s. 2020 to encourage the youth to help in saving lives as volunteers in the blood donation in the activities of the Department of Health-Cordillera and its allied centers to augment the depleted blood supply in the city; Resolution 331, s. 2020 for the Department of Information and Communications Technology to consider expanding the implementation of its “Free Wi-fi For All Program” by providing Internet connectivity to all health centers and barangay offices facilitating Covid-19 matters and to allow students access the Internet for their online classes in the city; and Resolution 330, s. 2020 for the DOH and the CHSO to procure anti-flu and anti-pneumonia vaccines for adults and conduct a massive vaccination drive through the district health centers in the city.
The body through Resolution 328, s. 2020 expressed support to the Professional Regulation Commission for granting Continuing Professional Development credit units to all professionals who rendered essential services, either as volunteers or as part of professional work experience during the state of public health emergency due to the Covid-19.
It also requested the PRC national office to include crediting essential services rendered by overseas Filipino workers, who served as professional frontliners abroad during the pandemic.