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DPWH told to provide ingress, egress for residents

The City Council approved a resolution requesting the regional and district offices of the Department of Public works and Highways (DPWH) to include provisions for ingress and egress for residents affected or to be affected by any road widening projects implemented, being implemented or to be planned for the city.

The resolution authored by Councilor Peter Fianza stated that a number of road widening projects have been noted to be underway in several roads and streets in the city being implemented by the DPWH regional and district offices.

43 entries vie for best edible home, backyard garden

Some forty three edible home and backyard gardens in the different barangays of the city qualified for the 2018 Search for Edible and Backyard Farm, one of the flagship programs of the institutionalized celebration of Urban Farmers month.

Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr., chairman of the Committee on Market, Trade, Commerce and Agriculture, said that 43 entries this year for the Search is a significant improvement compared to the 30 entries that joined the initial staging of the contest last year.

Free legal assistance for Baguio cops pushed

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance providing free legal assistance to commissioned and non-commissioned officers of the Baguio City Police office (BCPO).

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated the local government shall assign any of its legal officers or lawyers contractually hired or on a job order basis, to attend to the cases of police officers.

Free legal assistance for Baguio cops pushed

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance providing free legal assistance to commissioned and non-commissioned officers of the Baguio City Police office (BCPO).

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated the local government shall assign any of its legal officers or lawyers contractually hired or on a job order basis, to attend to the cases of police officers.

Jeepneys told to service passengers up to 10 pm

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance amending Ordinance No. 66, series of 1995 which require all jeepney operators and drivers associations in the city to provide jeepney units for passengers until 9 pm to extend their services up to 10 pm.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Joel Alangsab stated that all jeepney operators and drivers associations in the city with 15 to 25 jeepney units shall main not less than 7 jeepney units available for passengers from 6 pm to 10 pm daily.

Sanitary pet waste edict proposed

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance known as the sanitary pet waste disposal measure in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. stated that pet refers to a domesticated animal kept for amusement or companionship while pet solid waste refers to a waste matter expelled from the bowels of the pet excrement.

Anti-no return no exchange policy measure crafted

The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance known as the anti-no return no exchange policy measure in the city.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Leandro B.  Yangot, Jr. stated that the provisions of the measure shall apply to all establishments registered and within the jurisdiction of the local government.

Public urged to attend hearing on P14 jeepney fare hike

The Cordillera office of the Department of transportation (DOTr-CAR) is inviting the public to attend the scheduled public hearing on May 15, 2018 on the proposed P14 jeepney fare increase in the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) area so they can directly raise their issues and concerns before the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) decides on a fare hike.

LTFRB urged to hold public hearings in city

The local legislative body urged the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board to conduct public hearings relative to the proposed reduction of the excessive taxi fare in the city for the members to be appraised on the prevailing situation and the issues that warrant the desired reduction on the approved taxi fare.

Preparation of Burnham lighting plan proposed

The City Council approved a resolution requesting the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) the City Engineering Office (CEO) and the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) to jointly prepare the lighting plan of the 34-hectare Burnham Park complex to guarantee the safety and security of park users and ensure the illumination of the public place at night for future recreational purposes.