October 2, 2023

Conserving what is left of Baguio

Blessed with cool climate and lush nature, people flocked to Baguio to reside, establish educational institutions and businesses.
The natural resources had to give way for human activities as it became a city beyond its carrying capacity.
Baguio now is under pressure by so many people demanding for more public service. Its natural environment continues to deteriorate and there are moves to rehabilitate the city. In this regard, action plans must be prioritized in the aspects of human, building and vehicular decongestion, increased capacity and efficiency of sewer and sewerage treatment plants, and improvement of parks and watersheds.
We cannot anymore bring back how Baguio was, but we can still judiciously conserve and manage what is left of the city’s natural resources. — PERCIVAL B. ALIPIT, Baguio City