October 1, 2023

With the opening of academic year 2022-2023, Mayor Benjamin Magalong advised students, especially non-residents of Baguio to be safety-conscious and to protect themselves from the rainy weather.

Magalong assured the city government through the Baguio City Police Office, is on top of the situation as far as peace and order is concerned, but it is important that the students themselves also ensure their security and safety. 

“Make sure that when you come up to Baguio, be conscious of your security and safety. Mag-ingat lang palagi and rest assured that we have a very peaceful and safe Baguio,” Magalong said.

The mayor also advised students to keep away from bars and vices. “Concentrate on your studies and use your money well,” he said.

With the rainy season, Magalong said those who are not familiar with the Baguio should always keep themselves dry and warm.

 “Sa mga baguhan na mag-aaral sa Baguio, make sure that you have all weather attires, kasi rainy season na uli and we have the highest amount of rainfall. Keep yourself dry and warm. Magkakaroon na naman ng influx ng flu. Tumataas ang flu cases natin,” Magalong said.

Commission on Higher Education-Cordillera Education Supervisor II Christopher Depnag said there are 17 higher educational institutions in Baguio City with 63,700 enrollees during academic year 2022-2023.

The number does not include those enrolled in Technical – Vocational Education and Training at Technical Education and Skills Development Authority schools and private tech-voc institutions.

Department of Education-Cordillera data also showed there are 68 public schools in Baguio that are ready to accept kinder to senior high school students for the Aug. 29 opening of classes. – Carlito Dar