July 22, 2024

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte again approved Mayor Benjamin Magalong’s request to open the inner road at Teachers’ Camp to private vehicles effective immediately until May 31.
Magalong thanked the Vice President for understanding the necessity of the move, especially as the city is preparing for the summer, another peak tourist season.
“Please be informed that your request to continually use the inner street of the Baguio Teachers’ Camp as an alternative passage route for private vehicles traversing Leonard Wood Road until May 31 is approved effective immediately, with the observance of the same conditions approved during the past holiday season,” Duterte noted in a letter dated March 14.
The scheme first implemented for one month during the holidays allows private vehicles to pass through Teachers’ Camp’s inner street connecting Leonard Wood Road and South Drive Road from 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
Duterte said the scheme should be implemented subject to close police monitoring during operational hours.
“This is to protect the safety and security of the premises as well as the motorists and pedestrians entering the area,” the Vice President said.
Baguio City Police Office Traffic Enforcement Unit Chief P/Maj. Zacarias Dausen said opening the inner road helps declog bottlenecks in the area such as Ilusorio Drive and Pacdal Rotund. – Aileen P. Refuerzo