Number coding suspended
BAGUIO CITY Mar. 27)— Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. last week approved Administrative Order 39 exempting private vehicles from the traffic number coding scheme from April 1 to May 30.
The suspension shall provide local and foreign tourists, for two months, “a comfortable and stress-free journey” to main attractions of the city, in the comfort of their personal vehicles.
As stated also in the AO, chartered Public Utility Vehicles of visitors/tourists/vacationers and participants of sanctioned activities such as conventions, conferences and assemblies are exempted from the number coding scheme. Appropriate identification that they are participants to said official functions, however, should be presented.
The mayor further directed the Traffic Management Branch (TMB) of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) to strictly enforce the AO issued. # Julie G. Fianza/PIO
Kennon road task force inspects highway
BAGUIO CITY (Mar. 30) — The city will have to resolve settlement issues on its way to having the whole stretch of the Kennon Road declared as a historical and heritage site.
A task force created by Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. to work on this inspected Thursday the zig-zag portion of the mountain road and was met by settlers seeking a dialogue on their claims and structures they had set up along the whole span of the road.
Councilor Antonio Tabora Jr. proposed that the area beside the Lion’s head be developed in such a way that visitors can take pictures opposite the figure and that provisions for vehicle parking be provided at the back of the building built by the city.
The creation of the task force was triggered by a Sangguniang Panlungsod resolution, for it to determine the process and agencies to be involved in declaring road as a heritage and historical site.
As per the mayor’s order, it is also tasked to determine whether the process of declaration should be a joint project with Tuba town and the province of Benguet which have jurisdiction over the lower portion of the same. # Ramon Dacawi/PIO
BTC unveils free “e-Burnham”
BAGUIO CITY (Mar. 27) — “The installation of free wireless technology at Burnham Park, making access to information anywhere in the world, is a realization of our city’s advocacy to merge our ‘One-Town-One-Product’ with Baguio’s lifeblood – tourism.”
Thus said Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr., March 27, during the inauguration of the newest tourist draw at Burnham Park and the Baguio Tourism Council’s (BTC) newest pet project – Wi-Fi (pronounced as wai- fai).
The project’s debut is upshot of MIMO Corporation and BTC’s vision of introducing alternative activities at Baguio’s Burnham Park.
Bautista for his part assured, “We are expecting more people to visit the park to enjoy free Wi-Fi services, as thus, we shall be placing additional security personnel in the area to ensure the park-goers’ safety and security.” # Isagani S. Liporada/PIO