April 24, 2024

In its session last Sept. 19, the city council has authorized Mayor Benjamin Magalong to sign a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways for the construction of a P78.9 million worth multipurpose building at Wright Park.

After signing, the MOA will be submitted to the city council for confirmation.

The project is funded under DPWH’s 2022 regular infrastructure program, particularly from the Sustainable Infrastructure Projects Alleviating Gaps of P29.4M and the Basic Infrastructure Program of P49.5M.

The resolution recommends coordination with the mayor’s office for review of policies and the formulation of guidelines relative to initiatives in securing funds for projects like construction of multipurpose barangay structures, implementation of mergers of barangays, the need for a program to have each barangay in the city to be provided with similar structures, maintenance of the structures, availability of funds for other structures for all the other barangays, and other concerns.

For public safety specially this rainy season and the increasing number of pedestrians, the council has reiterated its request to the DPWH-CAR and the City Engineering Office to facilitate the relocation of poles located at sidewalks, especially at areas where students frequently pass.

The resolution states that constricted sidewalks mainly caused by poles or posts occupying portion or spaces of walkways impede the flow of traffic posing hazard and inconvenience to pedestrians.

The city council approved in separate resolutions two requests relative to the conduct of city government co-sponsored activities.

This includes Resolution 425 approving the Baguio-Benguet K9 Sports Clubdog show at the People’s Park on the second week of November.

Another activity is through Resolution 430 initiated by the Wood Rock and Flowers Group, Inc. for the selling of plants, furniture, rabbits and souvenirs at the Igorot Park.

Cepmo shall designate the specific dates not exceeding 30 days between Nov. 15 to Dec. 30.

The city council through Resolution 442, honored Leonora Dulay Aromin as a centenarian of Baguio City.

Born on March 14, 1920 in Aringay, La Union, Leonora is now 102 years old.
In 1939, she married Zozimo Aromin at the age 19. They have a child who was born on April 1953.

When Lenora was widowed in 2016, she started being mindful of her health in order to stay and guide longer her only daughter. She eats healthy food, takes vitamins, drinks eight glasses water daily, and obediently follows advice for health and longevity.

The city council also commended two graduates for excelling in the examination of their respective field of professions.

They are King Joshua D. Arzadon of Saint Louis University who was 2nd place with an average rating of 90.95 percent during the September 2022 Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination and Jobert B. Doctolero of Pucsusan and a graduate of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the Baguio Central University for garnering 6th place in the April 24 Penology Officer Examination.