June 24, 2024

Mayor Benjamin Magalong has required punong barangays to issue a certification that businesses in their respective areas are not within road right-of-way, creek easement, certificate of ancestral land title, forest/watershed/safeguarded land, and identified city/barangay needs.   
In a letter dated March 21 to the barangay leaders, the mayor said the certification is in addition to the barangay clearance before the issuance of a business permit.
The directive is in line with the city government’s continuing efforts to ensure that Baguio City remains clean and orderly and all ordinances related to the same are followed.
“Please be reminded that when you affix your signature to the said certification, you have reviewed and certified that the data you provided are true and complete based on your knowledge and records of the barangay,” the mayor’s letter states. – Gaby B. Keith