Baguio hosts CAR foundation day
By PAUL SAMBAT
BAGUIO CITY — The city government of Baguio will host the celebration of the 25th founding anniversary of the creation of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) on July 15.
The said activity is participated by delegates from different parts of the region, private and government sectors through a civic-military parade around the city’s central business district ending up at the Baguio Convention Center.
As part of the said celebration, various roads of Baguio City including Lower and Upper Session Road, the right lane of Harrison Road, Gov. Pack Road and the University of the Philippines Baguio (UP) Drive will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic to pave the way for related activities.
July 16, Monday is declared as a special non-working day in the Cordillera Region through Proclamation No. 391 signed by Presidential Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. of the office of Malacañang. The proclamation stated that the chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC) Cordillera has requested that July 16 instead of 15 be declared as such.
It was on July 15, 1987 that former President Corazon Aquino signed Executive Order 220 hinting the formation of the Cordillera Region. CAR is composed by the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mt. Province and Apayao.
Meanwhile, the city will commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the killer earthquake on July 22. The said activity will be highlighted by a program to be conducted at the middle of Session Road. On July 16, 1990 at around 4:00 in the afternoon, 22 years ago, a powerful temblor that measured 7.7 on the Richter scale hit the city and killed over a thousand Baguio residents and visitors. # nordis.net