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Go files measure in Congress congratulating Baguio for “creative city” status

Rep. Mark Go has filed a resolution in the House of Representatives expressing its warm and profound congratulations to the city of Baguio for being recently designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) creative city and inclusion in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) that gives pride and prestige to Baguio and the country.

The Summer Capital is now among just 15 countries in the world recognized in the field of folk arts and crafts.

City to unveil Smoke Free Baguio activities

City officials led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog will formally unveil the Smoke Free Baguio campaign list of activities on Monday, November 13, during City Hall flag-raising rites.

Councilor Joel Alangsab, Smoke Free Baguio Ordinance author, said the event aims to increase public awareness on the ill-effects of tobacco use.

City council accomplishments, bared

The city council has passed a total of 219 resolutions and 68 ordinances as of November 6, this year, and conducted various public consultations and summits to address issues and listen to the sentiments of residents during the same period.

This was reported by councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr. in Monday’s flag-raising rites at City Hall before local officials and employees led by Rep. Mark Go and Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog.

Children’s Month, launched

Rep. Mark Go and Vice Mayor Edison Bilog led other local officials in formally launching the city’s 25th National Children’s Month Celebration during flag-raising rites at City Hall.

Councilor Lilia Farinas, chair of the city council’s committee on social services, women and urban poor, said this year’s theme, “Bata: Iligtas Sa Droga”, is very proper since the city will also be observing Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week this month.

Local cultural council creation proposed

The creation of the Baguio City Culture and the Arts Council as proposed by Councilor Lilia Farinas was referred to the concerned committee during the session last Monday.

Spot inspection for spa and services proposed

Councilor Elaine Sembrano proposed through a resolution for the Health Services Office (HSO) to conduct regular spot checks on spa, massage parlors and nail cleaning services.

This ensures the sterilization and cleaning of materials directly applied or in contact with customers, councilor Sembrano said. After said services, it may be that body fluids find their way through shared materials to clients’ items; a breach of sanitation, of unknown consequences to their health.

64th ANMSEC week declared

With the theme, “Responsible Mining…in the Hearts and Minds of Filipinos,” November 21 to 24 was declared in a city council resolution as the 64th annual national mine safety and environment conference week.

The number coding scheme is also suspended for delegates and their families during said dates, Resolution 351, series of 2017 states.

Memorial for war heroes proposed

Through a resolution, Councilor Edgar Avila proposed for a granite memorial at the Rose Garden, Burnham Park for Cordilleran servicemen killed in action during the five-month Marawi siege.

The black stonewall memorial engraved with names of soldiers and policemen and a pair of combat shoes would be a”simple but meaningful tribute” to pay homage for their ultimate sacrifice, in the war against terrorism, Councilor Avila’s proposal read.

Mayor reports on sister-city travels

Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday reported on the outcome of the three sister city events abroad which he attended from Oct. 18 to Nov. 6.

The mayor said he and the delegations from the city were able to firm up exchange programs and activities with officials of Hangzhou, Baguio’s sister city in China, Vaughan in Ontario, Canada and Vallejo in California USA during the three-leg trip.

Baguio tourist arrivals up

The city enjoyed a 13 percent increase in tourist arrivals from January to September this year, according to the third quarter tourism statistics report of the City Tourism and Special Events Office.

According to the report released by City Administrator Carlos Canilao and acting city tourism and special events operations officer Jose Maria Rivera, a total of 1,013, 704 tourists have visited the city from January to September this year.

The figure is higher by 115,100 or a 12.81 percent increase of tourist arrivals as compared to the date for the same period in 2016.