January 31, 2023

The City of Baguio is set to construct sa-tellite markets in five barangays this year.
Arch. Johnny Degay of the City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) said the projects have long been in the pipeline.
Degay added with restricted mobility of people due to quarantine measures imposed by the national government to quell the spread of the Covid-19, the projects have gained more significance.
Once implemented, the new structures are seen to decongest human traffic at the city public market and widen the economic base of the city resulting in additional jobs.
Degay said for this year, the Gibraltar district will see the rise of a four-storey satellite market with basement parking.
Barangays San Vicente, Middle Quezon Hill, Dominican-Mirador, and Bayan Park are likewise lined-up for similar constructions.
Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong earlier directed CBAO to draft a prototype design for the structures, depicting the culture and identity of Baguio.
Degay said each satellite market costs about P3 million and the implementation commences next month.
It will be funded from the city’s budget allotment for 2020 priority infrastructure projects.
Degay said the construction of satellite markets is part of the 15-point agenda of the current administration to address market modernization.
He said similar structures in other barangays are also in the pipeline. – Jessa Mardy Samidan