July 22, 2024

The city council passed Resolution 336, s. 2020, requesting the Department of Labor and Employment regional office and the city’s Public Employment Service Office to push through with the implementation of the Special Program for Employment of Students which was interrupted since the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in March.
There are around 400 grantees for this year.
The resolution states the cancellation of the program will create a setback in the educational progress of student grantees especially that the job and meager income of their parents were greatly affected during the implementation of the ECQ and general community quarantine.
The resolution also suggested that the SPES be implemented on modified scheme like work from home, or output-based. It was also suggested that the working period be rescheduled on the last quarter of the year if the situation returns to normal
In Resolution 347, s. 2020, the council has requested Baguio City Police Office Director Col. Allen Rae Co to give a full and true account of the incident involving San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora and his convoy for the alleged violations of the health and safety protocols when they arrived in the city last June 5.
The resolution contained the council’s concerns about the issue especially that the convoy came from San Juan City which is one of the areas where there is a high incidence of Covid-19 cases.
In Resolution 339, s. 2020, Baguio residents are being encouraged to support, patronize and promote city businesses especially those affected by the ECQ.
In Resolution 344, s. 2020 the council has requested the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board regional office and the city’s Traffic and Transportation Management Council to mediate the boundary rates between driver and operator.The council believes that reduction of boundary would help lighten the economic hardships of drivers due to reduced daily income as a result of the vehicle occupancy limitations.The boundary they are paying prior to Covid-19 is the same amount they are currently paying.
The resolution states that the government subsidy of P300per day for drivers is not enough to increase their income.
The other resolutions of request are for: the Social Security System Baguio branch to consider eligible private schools, training centers and other similar learning institutions operating in Baguio to avail of the Small Business Wage Subsidy program for their employees and to extend the period of application until June 30; and the Department of Education-Cordillera and the Association of Private Schools Administrators Baguio to conduct an orientation/tutorial for parents who will guide their children in home study or online classes in the city; and the City Human Resource Management Office to review the service and other related records of retiring employees of the city government of Baguio 12 months before the date of retirement to ensure the grant of just, proper and equitable benefits due retiring city employees.