March 1, 2024

Acting City Mayor Faustino Olowan signed Resolution 460, s. 2020 urging the Department of Public Works and Highways-Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO) to immediately repair damaged school buildings in the city caused by the July 27 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit provinces in Northwestern Luzon, including the Cordillera.
The measure stated after thorough inspection made by the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO), many school buildings in the city were affected by the earthquake  with damage that require or need immediate repair and rehabilitation.
These schools include Mabini Elementary School, Irisan National High School, Baguio City Science NHS, and Roxas NHS, Rizal NHS.
“The State affirms its commitment to human development by prioritizing education, science and technology, arts, culture and sports to foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress and promote human liberation and development,” the resolution stated.
It added the city is considered the educational center of the North as manifested by the number of enrollees in all levels of education.
Among the core agenda of the city is responsive education program, a service initiative that requires collective effort from education stakeholders and various social sectors underscoring the value of quality education as a great equalizer.
The resolution stated the city also centers on speeding up government actions as part of its core point service agenda that entails immediate government response to the essential needs of the community such as educational structures – Gaby B. Keith