December 7, 2023

The city council on Monday passed Ordinance 75, s. 2020 allocating P100 million for the stimulus package for micro, small, and medium enterprises affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ordinance, called the Baguio Revitalization Actions for a Vibrant Economy-Economic Stimulus Package (Brave-ESP) will extend economic assistance to vulnerable groups such as MSMEs impacted by the health crisis.
Guidelines on the release of the stimulus package will be prepared by the Local Finance Committee, subject to review by the city council.
To ensure continuity of transport service even with the limited number of public utility vehicles allowed to operate while Baguio is under modified general community quarantine, the city council has called on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to extend the validity of PUVs with expired certificates of public conveyance from January 2020.
Conveyed through Resolution 372, s. 2020, the appeal mentioned that because of the strict quarantine protocols, operators were not able to renew their CPCs, on time.
The resolution also requested the LTFRB to extend the filing of CPC applications up to the official declaration of resumption of full operation of PUVs.
In Resolution 363, s. 2020, the barangays, City Engineering Office, the City Environment and Parks Management Office, the regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Public Works and Highways were asked for proactive actions with regards cutting of uprooted trees and falling branches this rainy season so that accidents could be prevented.
Trees or branches that were cut as result of the clearing operation shall be donated to the Department of Education, the Baguio City Schools Division, and the Baguio City Arts and Creative Industry Council.
To lessen exposure of its clients to the SARS-CoV2, the city council in Resolution 371, s. 2020 has requested the Benguet Electric Cooperative, Inc., the Baguio Water District, and other public utility companies in Baguio to adopt online or automated payment systems.
In Resolution 369, s. 2020, the City Social Welfare and Development Office was requested to inform the city council and the public about its plans and programs regarding the conduct of the Early Childhood Care and Development in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The resolution stated that while the Department of Education has already announced the opening of classes on Aug. 24 using various modalities, the DSWD and the CSWDO have yet to announce how the ECCD system shall be conducted.
In Resolution 367, s. 2020, the city council has requested lessors of boarding houses, dorms, bed spaces and apartments in Baguio to consider waiving the rental payments of students who have not occupied their rented spaces during the enhanced and the general community quarantine.
Most of these students are in the tertiary level who went home to their respective provinces due to suspension of classes leaving their rented spaces unoccupied.
Also requested in Resolution 366, s. 2020 are for hotels, restaurants and other similar establishments in the city to consider automatic cancellation of reservations for room accommodation and function halls due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and that reservations made with advance or full payments either be refunded or rescheduled in accordance to the clients’ preference.