July 25, 2024

Vice President and Education Sec. Sara Duterte has approved Mayor Benjamin Magalong’s request to open a road inside Teachers’ Camp to private vehicles on a trial period until Jan. 20, 2023 to help ease traffic at Leonard Wood Road.
Magalong expressed gratitude to the Vice President for granting the long standing request saying it would alleviate the traffic condition in the area especially during this peak tourist season.
The scheme would allow private vehicles to pass through Teachers Camp’s inner street connecting Leonard Wood Road and South Drive Road from 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 7 to 8 p.m. on weekends.
Duterte’s approval was subject to conditions that the scheme be implemented on an experimental basis until Jan. 20, 2023 subject to close police monitoring during operational hours.
“This is to protect the safety and security of the premises as well as the motorists and pedestrians entering the area,” the Vice President said.
Baguio City Police Office Traffic Enforcement Unit Chief Maj. Zacarias Dausen said they will coordinate with the Teachers’ Camp administration for the immediate implementation of the scheme as ordered by Duterte.
He said this will help declog bottlenecks in the area such as Ilusorio Drive and Pacdal Rotund.
“I am filled with gratitude that VP Sara finally heard us and gave us this chance,” the mayor said as he gave his orders for traffic authorities to make sure that the scheme will be implemented properly and without any hitches during the trial period. – Aileen P. Refuerzo