April 21, 2024

The city council has approved separate resolutions authorizing the conduct of sports, livelihood, and family-oriented fairs on various dates this March in different venues.
First is the “Christian Praise and Worship Concert and Musical Drama” or the Sinakulo, to be held at the Peoples Park on March 28 from 1 to 6 p.m. by Cool 97.5/DWLY-FM.
Second, is the “cinema, music, and food arts expo” or “SineMusiKain Fair”, as part of the Montañosa Film Festival, to be held on March 18 to 31 at the Rose Garden.
This year’s edition of the Montañosa Festival themed “Building bridges beyond boundaries” aims to foster meaningful connections and enhance the City of Baguio as the “emerging film capital of the north” in addition to its reputation as a creative city for crafts and folk arts.
Similarly authorized is the fun run titled “PCS: Feel the pulse run” on May 4 at 4 a.m. at Lake Drive, Burnham Park, organized by Time Trial, in partnership with the Philippine College of Surgeons.
The event aims to promote active and healthy lifestyles in the community and also serve as a celebration of health and wellness with focus on educating participants using medical-related activities to align with the PCS theme. An estimated 300 participants are expected to join the fun run.
As part of the hosts’ community responsibility, three pairs of running shoes will be given to in-need city athletes – a gesture to support them in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.
The run will start and finish at Lake Drive, traversing through Kisad Road, Military Cut-Off, Panagbenga Park, and Loakan Road, and back at its starting point.
Also authorized is the fun run and fun bike dubbed as “CordilleRUN and Fun Bike for-a- cause and Peace” to be held today, March 24, in celebration of the 127th founding anniversary of the Philippine Army in Baguio.
The event will benefit the “Baguio-Benguet Warriors, Hand of God Charity Works”, a support group of parents with children who have special needs living in Baguio City and Benguet.
The city council through Resolution 183, s. 2024 commended teacher Alfredo Rufino for his honesty.
Rufino, a school teacher at Irisan National High School who hails from Buguias, Benguet, was commended for returning to its owner the wallet he found in a taxi on March 11.
The resolution stated that after calling and informing the owner, who instructed him to bring the wallet to City Hall and get P1,000, declined the reward.
“The noble deed of Rufino is worthy of commendation and emulation, and a testament to the steadfast dedication to righteousness, altruism, and social justice of every Cordilleran, which once again uplifted the dignity and morale of Cordillerans, and showed the world their strong sense of integrity,” added the resolution.
In Resolution 166, s. 2024, the city council has endorsed the showing for the youth of Baguio the biographical film “Oscar M. Alcaraz, Ang Boy Scout na Bayani.”
The film aims to instill Filipino values in young minds by emulating Oscar Alcaraz as a Boy Scout role model. He was the first civilian to be given the honor of being laid to rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, after displaying heroism and sacrificing his life in saving his drowning scoutmaster during a reforestation project on Aug. 30, 1970, at the La Mesa Dam.
Alcaraz was posthumously awarded the coveted Presidential Medal of Merit on Sept. 11, 1970, at the Malacañang Palace by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
In a memorandum dated July 26, 2023, DepEd Asec. for Operations Dr. Dexter Galban, encouraged regional directors, schools division superintendents, public elementary and secondary school heads, and all others concerned to watch the film.
The resolution stated that no less than Vice President Sara Duterte, as the Secretary of the Department of Education, in her message to further strengthen support for the screening with hopes that by watching the film, young Filipino boys will appreciate our culture of caring for others and the scouting movement that continues to be a big part of our youth development through the enduring partnership between the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and DepEd.
The movie was issued a permit for theatrical exhibition by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board from March 6, 2023 to March 6, 2028, and has been approved for public exhibition with general audience classification.