March 21, 2023

Through Ordinance 25, s. 2023, the city council permitted a one-way traffic scheme at Crystal and Pearl Alley at Upper Rock Quarry barangay, specifically from Dacoroon residence exiting at Sudaypan Street between Gonzales’ residence and Igadna’s residence.
The scheme is aligned with Upper Rock Quarry Ordinance 5, s. 2018 and with Section 458 (1:5: vi) of the Local Government Code.
Drivers found violating the ordinance shall be penalized P150 on first offense, P300 on second offense, and P500 on third offense.
In Resolution 151, s. 2023, the city council has endorsed the certification of the City of Baguio with a “Zero Open Defecation (ZOD) grade 1 status,” pursuant to the Philippine Approach to Sustainable Sanitation, to the Department of Health-Cordillera.
Report of the city’s verification and certification team on its household inspection as to compliance by the 128 barangays of Baguio on the criteria for ZOD grade 1 status on various dates from October 2021 to September 2022, showed the city has passed all the criteria, which include non-practice of open defecation; 100 percent access of households to sanitary toilet for a maximum of three households and not more than 15 individuals share one facility, or communal toilets (provided there is no space for toilets; availability of water, soap at or near the toilet in all household toilets; proper disposal of excreta and/or diapers of children, elderly and persons with disabilities; existence of a functional ZOD monitoring team to sustain ZOD status; and presence of an operational plan and funding allocation of every barangay to reach grade 2 status.
After hearing the concerns of officers and members of the Cordillera Basic Sectors Transport Cooperative (CBSTC) regarding the alleged mismanagement within their cooperative, the city council has requested through Resolution 148, s 2023 the Cooperative Development Authority-Cordillera to urgently resolve the management and leadership issues of the CBSTC.
The council also referred the issue to the Senate, which is currently hearing the public utility vehicle modernization program.
Through Resolution 156, s 2023, upon recommendation of the committee on market, trade, commerce and agriculture, the city council approved the request of the Pacdal barangay council for the conduct of Saturday flea market and trade fair at the parking space in front of commercial stalls near the barangay hall and barangay covered court.
The city council concurred with the appointment of Althea Rosanna Alberto as the new head of the City Legal Office.
Approved through Resolution 133, s. 2023 is the city’s first supplemental Annual Investment Program for 2023 worth P118.120 million.
The approved programs and projects include the P35M each worth multipurpose complexes of Engineer’s Hill and Bayan Park Village in partnership with Pagcor; and purchase of furniture and fixture for the newly constructed Aurora Hill Super Health Center worth P4M; repair and renovation of the vacant building at Orchidarium – P3.3M in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment; updating of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan/City Development Plan – P1M; construction of drainage canal at the alley behind Podigeu residence at Ambiong – P300,000; repair and improvement of drainage system from Residence 19 along Interior Road at Happy Homes Barangay – P9.6M; improvement of Asin District Health Center – P8M; improvement of City Camp Central Health Center – P1.8M; classroom building renovation at Pinsao Elementary School – P4.5M; Convention Center Bureau of Internal Revenue documentary stamp tax and transfer of property – P15M; and restoration of eroded riprap and portion of road at Purok 8 Honeymoon Barangay – P620,000.
The city council has granted favorable review of the 2023 annual budgets of barangays Pucsusan – P2,870,957; Palma-Urbano – P3,068,960; Saint Joseph Village – P798,873;Victoria Village – P4,541,068; Upper Magsaysay – P2,057,206; Camp Henry T. Allen – P4,063,484; Padre Burgos – P2,290,909; Pinsao Proper – P10,193,000; Alfonso Tabora – P4,962,570; San Luis Village – P10,258,890; Scout Barrio – P3,520,484; BGH Compound – P3,584,070; Irisan – P36,270,320 and Pinget – P10,042,109.
In Resolution 160, s. 2023, the city council has approved the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Resolution 2022-12, s. 2022 that requested the Local Finance Committee to prioritize fund allocation of plantilla positions for the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office to function as a regular department of the city government.
Ordinance 60 s. 2022 authorized the creation of the CDRRMO as new department of the city pursuant to the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act and issuances by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Budget and Management, and the Civil Service Commission.