June 4, 2023

The Senate passed three bills authored by Baguio City Rep. Mark Go that are geared towards shaping the city’s sustainable development.
House Bill 6491, which seeks the full rehabilitation of Kennon Road, and HBs 7994 and 7995, which propose to convert the Fort del Pilar and Hillside annexes of the Baguio City National High School into national high schools, are on their way to becoming laws after being approved by the Senate on third reading.
HB 6491 would mandate the Department of Public Works and Highways to undertake Kennon Road’s full rehabilitation and maintenance into a safe and all-weather road.
The road work will cover parts of Kennon Road that pass through barangays Camp 1 to Camp 6 in Tuba, Benguet and Camps 7 and Camp 8 in Baguio City.
Kennon Road has been the site of numerous accidents and experienced frequent closures caused by landslides.
Meanwhile, HBs 7994 and 7995 will see the conversion of the Fort del Pilar and Hillside annexes into independent high schools to better serve the youth of Baguio City and provide them with accessible and quality education.
Go said the conversion of the annexes would allow the schools to accommodate more students and provide them with a conducive learning environment.
The conversion would also provide more efficient services by decentralizing leadership, management, and school supervision. It would also allow the former annexes to manage their maintenance and other operating expenses and establish their plantilla positions. – Press release